Platforms: iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, & iPod touch
Goal Areas: Verbal Expression, Verbal Reasoning, Describing, Inferencing, Predicting, Generative Naming, Defining, Discussing Opinions, Oral and Written Narrative, Making Decisions, Pragmatics, Comparison, Safety Awareness, Fluency, Apraxia, Conversation-Level Articulation, Eye Contact, Strategy Use
Helps: Stroke, Cognitive-Communication Disorders, Autism & Asperger Syndrome (ASD/PPD), Aphasia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Alzheimer’s and other early Dementia, SLI, AAC users, ADHD, Special Educational, Stuttering, Apraxia, Learning Disability, Typical Learners, ESL
Contains: 300+ photos (in Adult mode, 275 in Teen, 225 in Child), 10 question types, 3000+ question prompts, 12 categories of subjects
Features: Individual & Group Modes, User Profiles, Data Tracking, Score Reports & Graphs
Languages: English with tracks in Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Italian, Filipino & Zulu
Age: 9+ (this app should always be used with a responsible adult present)
Price: $24.99 USD
Bundled in: Tactus Complete Therapy Toolkit 3.0, Tactus Aphasia Therapy Toolkit 3.0, Tactus School Therapy Toolkit
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Jan 19, 2015 Version 1.04
Jun 16, 2014 Version 1.03
- Added Spanish, Dutch, German, and Filipino
- Ability to select text to be read aloud added
- Mute-lock detection added
Sep 6, 2013 Version 1.02
- Added French and Portuguese
Jul 19, 2013 Version 1.01
- Added Zulu in honor of Mandela Day
- Improved user selection tab functionality
May 26, 2013 Conversation Therapy Initial Release