A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
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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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.
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- Device: iPad
- Subjects: Language & Reading: naming, speaking, vocabulary
- Skills: Self-Direction: academic development, personal growth
Emotional Development: labeling feelings, moving beyond obstacles
Communication: conveying messages effectively, multiple forms of expression
Tech Skills: using and applying technology
- Price: $79.99
- Pricing structure: Paid
- Release date: January 21, 2015
- Category: Education
- Size: 56.70 MB
- Publisher: Attainment Company, Inc
- Version: 4.8.5
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 6.0 or later