See Me Talk by Kevin Hanasyk (AAC App) – Giveaway

See Me Talk by Kevin Hanasyk (AAC App) – Giveaway



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Thanks to Kevin Hanasyk we have promo codes to give away for See Me Talk an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC app) using a picture exchange system.  The app was developed by a special education teacher .

 

See Me Talk


by Kevin Hanasyk

9.99 USD


See Me Talk

Customer ratings: (13 ratings)
Category: Education
Languages: English
Rated: 4+

Updated: 21.03.2013
Version: 1.3
Size: 27.59 MB
Requirements: iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74

Description See Me Talk

Customer feedback:
"I can't think of anything I would want different. It's easy to use and we LOVE it. His speech therapist at the school has tried several apps and she recommended this one above all others. I love how easy it is to customize, too." - Kim, North Carolina

"See Me Talk is a brilliant communication app for individuals with limited communication but also has application for early literacy development. It has ease of search function and is visually delightful. Sentence assembly is quick and loads of pics are available to choose from." - Jordan Speech Therapy

Thanks to everyone who has been sending in such wonderful feedback! I will continue to work hard to make See Me Talk even better!

See Me Talk is a beautiful easy to use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app for those who have difficulty communicating effectively. It is based on a picture exchange system developed specifically for children with speech delays.

See Me Talk was developed by a Special Education Teacher with over 14 years experience, in consultation with Speech Pathologists and parents of children with speech delays, who saw a need for an app that was visually pleasing and easy to navigate. Additionally, the app was professionally designed by Robots & Pencils, an award winning company specializing in creating iOS apps and whose owner has a child with a speech delay. Through this collaborative team we have come up with a gorgeous app that is easy to use!

Making See Me Talk gorgeous was one goal, but more importantly See Me Talk had to be easy to use. I think we succeeded! No more searching folders within folders to find that one infrequently used symbol. Now, all the categories conveniently scroll across the top of the screen and the user can see 9 categories at once! No longer will the user have to back up to the previous category to add another symbol to their sentence strip.

Also, to make it even easier, we added a Favourites category. This keeps track of the most regularly used symbols and automatically adds them to the Favourites category. Each time See Me Talk is launched it automatically displays the contents of the Favourites category.

Additionally, we even added a search function to find symbols fast! Our search ability will allow you to quickly type and find any symbol. No more swiping and tapping different categories to find those infrequently used symbols. It's all there when you need it!

See Me Talk comes with a basic vocabulary of symbols but can be easily customized by importing pictures taken with the iPad camera, photos from your iPad photo library, or images downloaded from the internet.

See Me Talk uses leading edge voice technology for a more natural communicative experience. The user can choose a male or female voice or no voice at all if you want the user to practice developing their own speech.

Other key features of See Me Talk include:
- No distractions! The settings menu is hidden under the main screen to keep the user focused on communicating rather than playing;
- Easily to customize!  Simple to add, delete, reorder or edit cards.  You can even pinch to adjust the size or adjust the composition of a picture;
- Convenient!  Print the sentence strip for schedule strips or social scripts used on the fridge, bathroom mirror at home or the locker or note book at school;
- Easy support!  Contact us for support or when you have feedback for us;
- Easy to use!  See Me Talk automatically displays the top 8 used cards when the app is launched. Drag and drop or tap to add a symbol to the sentence strip;
- Easy to delete! Swipe up to remove an individual symbol or tap the trash can to remove all the cards from the sentence strip.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns!


What's new in Version 1.3

We've updated the app for the coming iOS 11. We've also improved the way the app reads out words for legibility.


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Giveaway

If you would like to win a promo code for this app, please enter via the widget below. Winners will be emailed and must contact The iMums within 48 hours to claim their prize. This giveaway is open to everyone, worldwide, and an iTunes account is required to claim the prize. Please ensure you have read and understand our Terms & Conditions. Good luck!
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 Speech Sounds on Cue for iPad – Today’s Featured Free App

Speech Sounds on Cue for iPad – Today’s Featured Free App



What are Featured Free Apps? The iMums showcase a quality free app that we have installed, tested and recommend. Featured Free Apps are not lite versions, they are full versions that are free for a limited time only so you’ll need to be quick to grab them at the reduced price. Be sure to sign up to The iMums Daily Digest so you never miss a free app. Enjoy!

Speech Sounds on Cue for iPad was designed by a Australian Speech Pathologist at Multimedia Speech Pathology to help her clients with severe speech difficulties to practice independently  It follows the “Integral Stimulation” method of Apraxia treatment – “Listen, watch and Imitate” but adds automatic recording and playback. It contains 550 videos to teach the production of 20 consonants and words arranged by initial sound.  It is available in US and Australian English.

This is a great app that targets phrases and sentences and provides video and auditory presentations and allows for recording of student production. Read more in our review.

Speech Sounds on Cue for iPad is free for the first Apraxia Awareness Day.

Speech Sounds on Cue for iPad (US English)

by Mulitmedia Speech Pathology
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$12.99 USD
iTunes Ratings: (27 ratings)
AppStore Category: Medical, Health & Fitness
Languages: English
Rated 4+
Size: 145.67 MB
Requirements: iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Brief Description

US English voice version of Speech Sounds on Cue!

Speech therapy treatment software for articulation difficulty caused by apraxia of speech or other speech difficulties. The aim of this app is to increase the intensity of treatment for people ... [Read More]

Speech Sounds on Cue for iPad (Australian English)

by Mulitmedia Speech Pathology
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$12.99 USD
iTunes Ratings: ( ratings)
AppStore Category: Medical, Health & Fitness
Languages: English
Rated 4+
Size: 153.15 MB
Requirements: iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Brief Description

Speech therapy treatment software for articulation difficulty caused by apraxia of speech or other speech difficulties. The aim of this app is to increase the intensity of treatment for people with apraxia, combining J. Rosenbek's integral stimulation... [Read More]

 

 

Grace was working in the fields of early childhood education and staff training before quitting to attend to her 4 children full time. She and her family live in Singapore, which is well known for her highly competitive education system.
The iMums’ Go Mini 4! Win an iPad Mini + Cygnett Enigma Case

The iMums’ Go Mini 4! Win an iPad Mini + Cygnett Enigma Case

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The iMums are very pleased announce The iMums Go Mini 4 – our 4th iPad Mini giveaway of 2013 (and our 17th overall). The iMums is a global website with mums from all over the world and for this giveaway we have a global group of sponsors. Our sponsors are Everythink (from Israel), Human Body Detectives (from the United States), Shoe the Goose (from the United States), Treasure Kai (from Australia/ United States) , Cygnett (from Australia) and The iMums (from the USA, Australia, Singapore and the UK). In keeping with our global theme the giveaway is open worldwide.

When Apple brought out the iPad they revolutionized the tablet industry and they have done it again with The iPad Mini. It retains all the advantages of the iPad- its great catalog of apps, ease of use, and Apple style, but does it in a smaller, lighter, easier to carry package. It is a great choice for children, as it’s size and weight make it easier for them to handle, but many adults prefer it too. It’s really nice having all the capability of an iPad but being able to slip in into your handbag (purse) and bring it anywhere. This prize package, valued at almost  $400, includes:

 

Introducing our sponsors:

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treasure_kaiTreasure Kai When children’s author, Karen Robertson’s dyslexic son picked up the iPad for the first time and chose story book apps over games, she knew her book, “Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island” could be a book app like no other. “Treasure Kai” book apps combine imaginative treasure hunt adventure with unique interactivity that brings the reader into the story. Winner of Best in Category at the New Media Film Festival, “Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island” is a twist on the choose-your-adventure format and is designed to motivate kids to finish the story. The newly-launched sequel, “Treasure and the Seven Cities of Gold” has already been awarded 5 Stars by The iMums and Digital Storytime and is designed to make remembering the story they’ve read, fun for kids. The iMums have reviewed Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island and Treasure and the Seven Cities of Gold and highly recommend them both. Both apps are on sale this weekend to celebrate Treasure Kai’s Birthday. You can see them on the app store here Treasure Bound Books To learn more about the journey to create Treasure Kai  read our  guest article by Karen Robertson.

 

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Don’t forget to also visit our  Giveaways Page where you will find links to our other great giveaways including another iPad mini plus  more great prizes.

Giveaway

Please enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. The giveaway is open worldwide, you must be over 18 years old to enter. The winners must contact The iMums within 48 hours of being announced to claim their prize and must have a valid postal address. We notify winners by email as well as announcing on our website, so make sure info(at)theimum.com is on your safe senders list so the email doesn’t get caught in your spam filter or junk mail folder.

There is no charge to enter this giveaway – you just need to give some social media love and help us spread the word about the giveaways. There is one mandatory step to complete- the blog post comment, in addition you must either like all 5 sponsors on Facebook or follow all 5 sponsors on Twitter (you can do both for more entries). If you do any FB steps you must  FB like all the sponsors, if you do any Twitter steps you must follow all the sponsors. The more steps you complete, the more entries you will have in the giveaway. If you complete any FB steps please friend request alisontheimum so we can verify your entries. When the winners name is drawn their entry will be verified and they will be disqualified if they have not done the steps they claim to have done. Please ensure you have read and understand our Terms & Conditions. Good luck! If the winner is outside the USA or Australia we reserve the right to mail the prizes from the USA and the winner will be responsible for any import fees, taxes or duty. If it is not possible to mail an iPad Mini to the winners country The iMums reserve the right to substitute the iPad Mini portion of the prize with US$350 paid via Paypal.

Don’t forget to visit our giveaways so see all other other current giveaways – we have lots of great apps and accessories !

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 Meebie® by Orkid Toys – Review

Meebie® by Orkid Toys – Review



What we love…

ability to design Meebie based on how you are feeling, easy to use for the youngest of children

What we’d love to see…

more emotions available for Meebie including frustration, anger, happiness as well as the ability for children to add in their own

Summary

This app would be great for a school based setting or with parents at home who had a child who was feeling frustrated our couldn’t label their emotions

Our Rating

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MeebieMeebie® by Orkid Toys(R) is an iPad only App that helps children express feelings as well as assists with social/emotional development by helping children to put images around feelings, understanding, identification of how one is feeling as well as compassion.  The app was designed after Orkid Toys decided to take the original Meebie, a soft doll which was used in therapy settings and convert it to an app to help increase access for more individuals.  The original doll as well as the app are used in play therapy, developmental therapy, speech/language therapy as well is in a traditional education setting to help explain feelings to children using a concrete example.  This app works on expressive and receptive speech as well as descriptors, emotions, social skills and creative play.

I love that children can design their own Meebie on an iPad  and then use a variety of facial expressions as well as other emotions like band aids, tears and smiles and design how Meebie is feeling.  When they are done, they can label how their Meebie is feeling as well as providing a word to describe Meebie’s emotions.  I also really liked that children could design Meebie without any “restrictions” and put things where kids wanted to put them rather than be constrained to a typical location for eyes, nose, ears or eyebrows.  I also liked that you can save and print your creations.  This is also an app which is easiest to use for the youngest of children.

In terms of enhancements – I would like to see more emotions available for Meebie such as frustration, anger, happiness among others.  There are a number of emotions now, but when I asked my son to explain why he couldn’t find what he want he ended up drawing out what he wanted.  It would also be fun if children could take photos of their own faces via a device and somehow lay them into the app to show how they felt with Meebie.

This app would be great for a school based setting or with parents at home who had a child who was feeling frustrated our couldn’t label their emotions.  The app allows them to make a picture electronically which will help them explain their feelings and helps them to ensure that everyone understands each other.  The language component and social skills make this a great addition to your iTunes library.

Meebie
Meebie
by Gramercy Consultants

Category: Games, Education, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 49.94 MB

$0.99USD

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Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. They have a variety of devices including an iPad, iPhone, and an iPod and is often found with a device! My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.

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