Go Talk Now

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Vicki Windman, Common Sense Media
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Customizable speech app gives nonverbal kids a voice.

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Educational Value

Kids can learn how to effectively communicate using the Go Talk Now app using a tap or typing. They can design communication stories using the built-in voice, a parent's voice, or a purchased voice. Though there is no explicitly instructional content in Go Talk Now, kids can learn how to communicate their ideas, needs, and dreams.

Ease of Play

Once communication books are set up, the app is easy to use. Books can be edited as kids increase their vocabulary.

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Purchase additional voices for $0.99 (the built-in voice for text-to-speech is robotic).

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Go Talk Now is a customizable augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tool that can be used with kids as young as 5 who have difficulty speaking. Within a communication book, parents can make pages with up to 25 words, customizing with their own videos and images or those from the in-app library. In-app tutorials demonstrate the many features that can be customized based on kids' specific needs. After they're created, books can be saved to Dropbox and shared with others who have the app. Parents can record themselves saying words or use the text-to-speech options; different recorded voices require an in-app purchase. 

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Parent Written byAndrea K. November 1, 2016

Great basic communication device

This is a great communication device for the iPad for basic communication. You can use a switch with it so students/children that can physically not touch an iP... Continue reading

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What's it about?

GO TALK NOW is an easy-to-use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app that allows kids to communicate by tapping images representing words on the device. Communication books can be customized using photos, text, voice, and video. Parents or kids can create books of words and images to communicate stories, or kids can tap individual words to communicate. Parents will need to set up the library of words before kids can start communicating.

Is it any good?

The customizable features in Go Talk Now make it really easy to individualize for your kid. The built-in user's guide and video tutorials are easy to follow, making this an extremely versatile app that can grow with kids as their communication becomes more sophisticated. The number of image boards and books that can be created is limitless. Being able to save your books to Dropbox and share with others who have the app make this a comprehensive resource.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how to use the customizable features to individualize each communication book. Are your kids motivated by videos? Pictures?

  • Discuss creative ways to use Go Talk Now. Which stories and experiences do your kids want to share?

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