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Tom Taps Speak

By Vicki Windman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Simple way to help nonverbal kids express themselves.

App iPad Free Education
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Tom Tap Speaks is a beginner's app in the world of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) apps, and it's much simpler than pricier apps such as Go Talk Now or AVAZ Pro. The free version doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles, but it does allow kids to choose from more than 500 cards that identify quick phrases, places, food, pain, and emotions. If you're looking to try an AAC app, this would be a good start. It's easy to learn to use for parents and kids and easy to upgrade if it works for your child.

App Details

  • Device: iPad
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : letter or word recognition, naming, speaking
  • Skills: Emotional Development : identifying emotions, labeling feelings, Communication : conveying messages effectively, multiple forms of expression, Tech Skills : using and applying technology
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: November 21, 2014
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Seer Technologies
  • Version: 2.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later
  • Last updated: February 18, 2020

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