Thursday, April 24, 2014

One Day Only Sale: Speak For Yourself app discounted 50%

We are always on the look out for great deals to pass along to our readers. Speak For Yourself is an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app designed by two speech-language pathologists. Normally $199.99, it is being offered at a 50% discount for one day only.  The sale begins at 12:00 AM EST and runs through 11:59 EST on April 25th. Speak For Yourself allows access to over 13,000 words. If you know someone who could benefit from a detailed AAC app, take advantage of this limited time discount before it's too late!

Free App Friday 4/25 — 33 apps (29 completely free with no in-app purchases) Save $75!

FREE APP FRIDAY is sponsored by The Animals of Mossy Forest.

Today we have 33 apps (29 completely free with no in-app purchases) on our list!  Titles include Rocket Speller PLUS, Gorilla Band, First Words International Home, TeachMe: Math Facts, Sneak a Snack, Toy Repair Workshop and Peter Rabbit's Garden

Download them all and save $75 - FREE for a limited time only!

Tiggly Shape Giveaway - connect with the tablet in a tangible way

I have written about the Tiggly Shapes two times already because I really do enjoy working with them. My children all like the Tiggly apps and the Tiggly shapes, but I have seen them work incredible things with my youngest. Baby-Z is not quite two, but she is regularly identifying the four Tiggly shapes both in the context of the app and outside. The Tiggly shapes retail for $29.95 and are available from their website, but one lucky follower will win a set of their own.

Review: Ola Mundo Messenger: Remote AAC device for non-verbal children

Purpose of the app:  Ola Mundo is a symbol-based communication system that allows non-verbal children to communicate with family and friends whether close or far away. It's the first AAC app with remote messaging.

Strengths: Wonderful and original concept that provides a way for AAC users to communicate with friends and family anywhere.  Great customization features enable you to tailor this app to the needs or your child and family. The app can be downloaded on multiple devices under one account.

Weaknesses:  Children already using an AAC system might find it difficult to learn a new set of symbols. The symbols are very similar to each other which might make it difficult for younger children to use. Requires a pricey subscription service to use past the first 55 messages.

Suggested Audience:  Designed for non-verbal children with autism and their families, but can be used with any child who could benefit from symbol based communication. This app could be used for side-by-side communication or remote messaging.