SoundingBoard app FREE??? Sounding GREAT to me!

The SoundingBoard app from Ablenet is one of my favourites – I love an app that is easy to use and program. It allows you to quickly set up communication boards that can be linked to other boards to create a multilevel communication system on your iPad or iPod touch.

It provides templates in a range of configurations (1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 9 cell) and you can select from the hundreds of Ablenet symbols or use your own photos. This feature is great when you are out and about and can use the camera on your device to create a situation specific board in minutes with individualised content! You can record your own speech for each cell AND it can be accessed either directly or using 1 or 2 switch visual or auditory scanning.

In the latest update it also has an edit lock to stop accidental edits, inbuilt data collection features and a range of pre-made boards that are available as in-app purchases.

A video demonstration of this app can be viewed here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9o3Nc4Cc2M

For more information about this and many other apps for AAC, you can see our Apple and apps related Blog pages.

Usually costing around $50 in the iTunes store, the great news is that it is FREE for a limited time!

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About Katie Lyon

Katie is a speech pathologist and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) consultant who has been working with young children and adults with complex communication needs for the past 13 years. She has had worked in various roles including Coordinator of the Non-electronic Communication Aid Scheme and Regional Communication Service in Victoria as part of the state-wide Communication Access Network. She has a keen interest in supporting families, teachers, direct support workers and therapists to access information about AAC and assistive technology through education and training. She currently works part-time with Spectronics and part-time with the Communication Resource Centre at Scope in Victoria.

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