Updated April 13 2021: TouchChat sale dates added.
Many AAC companies put their apps on sale for half price for some time in April. April is Autism Acceptance Month. It is a great time to save money and get communication into the hands of someone who needs it. Each app is different, so see below for the exact dates.
Symbol Based Apps
TouchChat HD with WordPower – May 3rd to May 9th
Saltillo is the company that producing TouchChat products. We have found out that they will put the app on sale from May 3rd – May 9th.
Speak For Yourself! – April 1st to April 8th
This is a symbol-based app. The home screen has 119 high frequency words (core vocabulary). Fringe vocabulary is organized by word association. You only need two button presses to reach any individual word.
Proloquo2Go – March 30th to April 6th
Proloquo2Go is symbol-based. You choose the number of buttons on the screen. Fringe vocabulary is organized by category-based folders.
LAMP Words For Life – April 2nd to April 8th
LAMP Words For Life is based on the Unity language system. The home screen has 83 high frequency words (core vocabulary). LAMP has a consistent layout, promoting efficient motor planning for communication.
CoughDrop – April 5th to April 9th
CoughDrop is an app that works on iOS, Android, and Windows. It is symbol-based with fringe vocabulary organized by folder. You choose from a variety of layouts. Remote editing and data collection possible.
Elements AAC – April 2nd to April 5th
Alexicom Pro is a symbol-based AAC app with a choice of pre-made page sets. It can be used across platforms and contains both symbols and photos.
Avaz – April 1st to April 15th
Avaz is a symbol-based AAC app. You choose the number of buttons on the screen. The app is available in multiple languages, including six Indian languages and Tamil.
Text Based Apps
Predictable – March 30th to April 6th
Predictable is a text-to-speech app. Categories allow you to save your frequently used phrases or sentences. It includes an emoji keyboard.
Proloquo4Text – March 30th to April 6th
Proloquo4Text is a text-to-speech app that allows you to save frequently used sentences in folders. The Quick Talk folder allows for rapid social communication. Word prediction learns how you write and gives you suggestions of things to say.
Are you in Pennsylvania? Borrow an iPad with AAC apps at the AT Lending Library.
If you have any questions about which app to choose, you can contact TechOWL. We can set up a virtual app demo!