Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Huge Discount on Grace - Picture Exchange for Non-Verbal People is 75% off

Grace - Picture Exchange for Non-Verbal People by Steven Troughton-Smith has been discounted from $37.99 to an amazingly low $9.99 for a limited time! Grace is a simple picture exchange system developed specifically to help people with Autism have a tool to communicate. This app can be used as is but also allows users to customize with additional pictures and remove unnecessary items as needed.

It received 4 Stars from Jenni.  Read the full review.

If you would like to download Grace - Picture Exchange for Non-Verbal People ($9.99 discounted from $37.99, iPad/iPhone), please show your support by using our link:

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The Grace app is more than just a line of cards. These are well thought out and categorized items to help people express their needs. With categories such as sentence makers, things I need and my body, it is easy to create sentences as simple or elaborate as needed.

Grace comes with a library of existing vocabulary. However, if a needed item is not listed, there is the ability to easily add new cards using the device's camera, web search or existing photos. Users can also remove unneeded cards to help simplify choices for beginning users. 

The Guide to the Grace app is available to download on their website. This is a comprehensive guide that I highly suggest reading before using the app. Although the app is straight forward, there is invaluable tips and guides on how to use Grace. It goes beyond simply explaining features within the app and outlines ways to use the app at home or in therapy sessions.

This is a highly useful app for anyone looking for an AAC tool. With the temporary cost of $9.99, it is well worth grabbing before it returns to full price. 

From iTunes:
Grace App is a non-speaking, simple picture exchange system developed for people with Autism to communicate their needs independently. Users can select pictures to form a semantic sentence which they can then share, by tilting the iPhone or iPod touch to create a full screen view, and pointing at each card to hear the listener read each word. The cards are large enough on iPad not to need the full screen view.

With practice, the user learns to attempt their own vocalisations with the pictures serving as a back-up or prompt. The goal of the Grace App is to encourage independent social interaction with the user taking control of what they want to say. 

Grace App comes with a basic vocabulary of pictures, but it can be fully customized using the device camera, stored photographs or images saved from the internet and added to your device album. 

Our latest update includes the much asked for category sorting, allowing you to add images to each folder, delete any you don’t need, and restore later if you like. There is also an edit lock in your device settings menu. (to prevent little fingers from deleting images!)

We have also added a landscape view for iPad and a double tap on all devices to remove cards from the sentence strip; this enables the user to point at each card without it disappearing under their touch on the iPad view.

We have added some new vocabulary such as the “Look” card to encourage shared attention and really cleaned up the graphics.

Grace has been improved with the feedback of users world wide - if you have any suggestions or need support, please contact us at www.graceapp.com or visit our facebook page.

The Grace App Manual, a guide for introducing an augmentative communication system is also available free on the site.

Grace App Communication is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.

Recommended Ages: all, parents.
Categories: Special Needs

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Rachel H is ready for springtime after having the kids home from school today due to icy conditions.

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