Monday, July 8, 2013

App Review: SoMuch2Say




Description:  A picture communication AAC iPad app that is designed specifically for individuals with cognitive and language impairment.

Therapy Use: Therapists can use this app to target the following skills: receptive vocabulary, expressive vocabulary, single word expression, sentence expression, introduction to use of AAC.


App Benefits/Likes: 
Flexible page layout includes 1-6 cards per page and sentence strip lay out
Cards can be grouped by category
In app library of SymbolStix© symbols
In app photo library that can be easily expanded
Ability to add photos to in app library from iPad photo library
Ability to add photos to in app library by using iPad camera
Voice recording
Fast card creation
Easy to use
Drag and drop card sharing between iPads
Selected card visually enlarges
App tutorials on website

My Wish List:
Google image search right in app
Ability to easily switch out cards all cards in sentence strip
Pre-made core vocabulary pages

App Tutorial Video:
So Much 2 Say Video Tutorial

App Summary
Skill(s) Targeted
Receptive Vocabulary
Expressive Vocabulary
Early sentence formulation
Early AAC skills

Age/Grade Levels Targeted
Preschool through Adult

How to Activate
Touch
Hold and drag

Type of Device
iPad, iOS 4 or greater

Cost
$24.99

Would you recommend this app?
Yes

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Final Thoughts:  SoMuch2Say is my go to intro to AAC app for my Pre-K students. The app is easy to use, features a nice library of symbols and the ability to create cards “on the fly” with my iPad’s camera.  I have been able to quickly create cards within a therapy session.  The developers are continuing to develop and add features to the app.  Two added features are the SymbolStix© library and the ability to create sentence strips. I appreciate that the developers appear to be interested in educating the app purchaser regarding AAC principals. To that end, they have including links to AAC resources on their “Getting Started” page within the app.  

Reviewed by
Deb Tomarakos, M.A. CCC/SLP-- I purchased this app and was not asked to write this review, nor was I compensated in any way for my review.  The opinions expressed with this review are exclusively my own. 

Review Date
7/8/2013

Do you have a "go to AAC" app?  If so, we would love to hear from you.  That’s all from me for today.

Until next time…

Deb J

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