Today we are reviewing a very useful and affordable expressive language application named Tom Taps Speaks Version 2. The app was created by a father who has a son with autism. When he saw that his son was having difficulty expressing his wants and his needs, he was inspired to create this application.
The most recent update of the app includes very appealing graphics, ability to customize, a letter board, a whiteboard and improved voice output.
Tom Taps Speak can be downloaded for free at iTunes. Extendable features such as the whiteboard ($.99), Action set ($3.99), Bedroom set ($.99) for example are downloadable. For a limited time they are offering the customization feature for only $4.99 instead of its regular price of $49.99 which also includes the keyboard feature for free in honor of their recent 2.0 version update.
At the Tom Taps store you can unlock useful features and get more pictures. When you download the customization feature you will be able to use your voice and photos to make the board more personalized. If you download the whiteboard there is the option for drawing a picture to try to express thoughts when a word isn’t applicable. The keyboard feature is very useful when it’s desirable to write out a word, phrase and/or sentence to be spoken back.
We would highly recommend this application. Try it out! Thank you for stopping by our blog today and for reading about this helpful app. Feel free to comment if you have any additional questions on the Tom Taps Speak App.
Shanda Gaunt & Manda Riebel SLPs