AAC App Support on YouTube

Antique looking image of TechOWL’s YOuTube channel

Whether you are borrowing an iPad with AAC apps, or you now have your new speech generating device, you will most likely need to edit some buttons to personalize the app. You may want to add family photos, favorite places, or even slang.  You may also need to set some restrictions, so that the AAC user doesn’t accidentally delete or change their vocabulary.

App vendors and device companies do have videos on their websites and YouTube channels.  These are great, but tend to be fairly long. Here at AAC Community, we are building a library of short video clips.  Each is around a minute long. We have broken down the skills, such as how to edit a button or how to choose a vocabulary set.

Short videos like these can be helpful for “on the spot” programming, when you just need a little knowledge right away.  And we are adding more videos to our YouTube channel every week! Click on the images below to go to the YouTube videos.

TouchChat HD with WordPower

Image of a TechOWL video for the TouchChat app



Introductory Proloquo2Go app video


Speak For Yourself!

Introductory SFY app video

We have other videos as well.  Check out our new AAC book reading series!

Woman reading ABCs Yoga and modeling in AAC device.

Click here to go the the TechOWL YouTube homepage.

TechOWL has worked hard to get our Lending Library up and running again. To borrow iPads and app, check out https://techowlpa.org/

Do you know a senior or someone with a disability who needs tech to communicate with friends and family during social distancing?  Check out Connect with Tech

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Kathryn Helland

Kathryn is a certified speech-language pathologist and works with children and adults with complex communication needs. She has been with the TechOWL team since 2015 and is currently working on her doctorate. She would like to examine how to best support AAC users in higher education.

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