Both can be checked out from UATP libraryUATP has added five augmentative and alternative communication apps to the devices in our demonstration and loan libraries in Logan and the Uintah Basin. These devices are available for checkout to families who want a little more background on the technology. These apps range from $100 to $300, so this is a good way to get more information before making a purchase.
We have also added two videos that give a quick introduction into two specific apps: TouchChat + WordPower and LAMP Words for Life.
TouchChat with WordPower is an AAC app that includes options for people who already have communication skills, those who are just beginning to talk, and those with aphasia.
One of LAMP (Language Acquisition through Motor Planning) Words for Life's main features is semantic compaction, or the use of multiple-meaning symbols to help the user access a lot of language on a single page, and to quickly access related words. It also helps the user by making words available in only one location in the app, so they know exactly where and how to find it.
In addition to these two apps, the UATP demo and loan library has added Snap + Core, Predictable and ProLoQuo to Go.
For more information on checking out the iPads with these programs, contact Cameron Cressall in the Uintah Basin and Dan O'Crowley in Logan.