The readers of my blog are very familiar with our iPad App named Quick Talk AAC. We developed Quick Talk AAC in the spirit of Hacking Autism, to help Autistic children who are verbally challenged (it is now being used by people with a variety of speech and language challenges).
We believe technology is meant to help those with disabilities overcome their human limits, which is exactly what Quick Talk AAC has been able to do.
We are excited about a recent review we received from the folks at Technology in Special Education. They selected a professor of speech and language pathology to write the review. Here is a sample of the review:
Quick Talk AAC teaches communication and language through a functional language approach. Quick Talk AAC allows for single word or single message communication. Even when a phrase is on 1 button/cell, it serves as a 1 word sentence because the learner is chunking the message into a 1 hit message. There are teaching strategies that can help teach some sentence building with this app but that is not the main intention of Quick Talk AAC. Instead, Quick Talk AAC is meant to help the user access high impact messages for quick and efficient communication. It is most helpful for users that need to communicate a message quickly so that they see the ‘power’ of acceptable communication. Often, challenging behavior can accomplish this but challenging behavior does not teach acceptable communication or language (and most teachers, parents, and peers do not like disruptive or dangerous behavior). Quick Talk AAC allows for fast communication in very acceptable and appropriate ways.
You can read the entire review here.