VAST: Autism and Apraxia - CAS 4+

Video-Assisted Speech Therapy


Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 1 Rating
    • $2.99



The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is currently funding research into the effectiveness of using VAST with VR goggles and mobile technology.

"Simply effective!"

Empower through Visual Strengths — VAST-Autism: A Pioneering Approach to Speech Therapy.

Breaking through barriers, VAST-Autism revolutionizes spoken language support for autism and apraxia by fusing evidence-based best practices, advanced technology, and an understanding of individual strengths. Harnessing video modeling, written cues, and auditory prompts, VAST-Autism guides users to verbal expression.

At its core, the app ingeniously combines the potency of video modeling with the clarity of written words and auditory cues, offering users a roadmap to acquire meaningful words, phrases, and sentences — unlocking their ability to express verbally.

• Adopt the powerful blend of video modeling, written words, and auditory cues.
• Progress from syllables to sentences with a structured hierarchy.
• Use the mirror feature to improve oral motor sequencing and self-monitoring.
• Benefit from an approach validated by speech-language pathologists worldwide.


• For those with potent visual skills, VAST-Autism becomes an indispensable tool. Using visual aids not just as a crutch, but as a foundation, leverages this strength to foster speech development.


• Videos span a range from syllable repetition to full sentences. Ensure clarity and prevent misconceptions with written word cues, eliminating misunderstandings like confusing a frog jumping for "go."


• Research confirms that video modeling is not just rapid but also highly effective in instilling new behaviors and ensuring their generalization and maintenance. With VAST-Autism, users get a method that's scientifically backed.


• Beyond just speech, VAST-Autism recognizes the importance of reading and spelling. By facilitating literacy, it amplifies functional communication, ensuring that users don't just speak, but also understand and engage.


• The unique mirror function aids in providing visual feedback, which is pivotal in conditions like developmental apraxia of speech. This self-monitoring tool enhances muscle coordination and sequence learning for speech.


• This groundbreaking tool is the result of extensive collaboration and research. Initial studies reveal the app's efficacy, with many previously non-speaking individuals beginning word approximations after just a few short weeks.


• As the "Core" app, VAST-Autism is just the beginning. With plans for expansion and ongoing research, it's a dynamic toolset to revolutionize speech therapy for autism and apraxia.

For more information, guidance, and research updates, visit our official sites: and

What’s New

Version 2.0.1

• Improved user interface.
• Captions for visual prompts.
• Long playing videos or choose your playlist.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

DJiggly ,


I was lucky enough to be able to receive this app as a gift and as I was looking through the videos and starting to decide maybe it wasn't all it was cracked up to be my non-verbal three year old crawled over to where I was and started imitating the sounds! Instant change of opinion. My compliments and many thanks to the developer. I would have bought this app myself already if I had known that I would see such instant results.

Developer Response ,

VAST has been updated! Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

Brigittehar ,


My child is non-verbal but when we both initally sat down to review the app I was surprised to hear her either pronouncing all the words or attempting to pronounce words in one session. I have never seen this before. I have noticed a difference in her outside of our sessions where she is pronouncing or making the attempt to say words that are not associated with this app. Thanks SpeakinMotion for showing me the potential in my child.

Developer Response ,

VAST has been updated! Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

specialappssk ,

I've ended up using this a lot!

The kids I have used this with are very intrigued! The number of videos is small. Please add more content, especially to the multisyllabic words section.

I have ended up using this often with students and am finding it to be a great tool,and one I go back to often. I use this primarily with students with severe articulation difficulties. By the way they all LOVE the mirror. I think a record feature would be a hit with them too! I like the update for the customized playlists.

Developer Response ,

VAST has been updated! Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.
New record feature added for video self modeling, thank you for the suggestion.

App Privacy

The developer, iTherapy, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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