Faithjx's Review of Lamp Words For LifeReviewed on 9/21/18 9:26 PM
I love how this app has helped my son communicate and I love the amount of customization available.
Happy fan!'s Review of Lamp Words For LifeReviewed on 12/12/18 11:10 AM
We like this app. We've had it for about one month. I like the setup. It is user-friendly compared to other apps we've tried. I like that the buttons on the original page can't be changed/moved around like in other apps. It helps the child memorize the placement of the buttons, so less frustration. However, you do have the option of customizing. I appreciate that this app is intuitive and we've been able to use it across settings. There's a website you can subscribe to for supplemental lessons to help with learning and using the app. It's $84 for a year. The lessons aren't that helpful and the pictures are outdated. There are free resources on the AAC lab website though that support the app with tips and suggestive activities. Last year iTunes offered this app half off on Autism Awareness Day.
KristinColeman's Review of Lamp Words For LifeReviewed on 12/12/18 11:10 AM
My son is 4 1/2 and is non verbal, my friend recommended this app, I'm so glad that she did, it took a while to learn this app and set up the page but once we got it set up and figured how we used it, we r are very happy with this app. My son learned it fast, now he's telling me on what he wants. It just like the ACC device.... we call it his talker!!!! I'm very very happy!!!!
Mom the professional's Review of Lamp Words For LifeReviewed on 12/12/18 11:10 AM
My daughter was introduced to this app 8-10 months ago. With the exception of a few word approximations, she is nonverbal and communicates using sign language. While she still uses sign language, the range of her communication is expanding daily now that we are using LAMP. We are lucky to have a great team at school. Her SLP specializes in augmentative communication devices- she did research and trials before landing on LAMP. The LAMP system must be understood for it to be implemented with fidelity and for one to appreciate the research-based design that, in addition to being an AAC device, fosters language and vocabulary development.
USGGrad's Review of Lamp Words For LifeReviewed on 12/12/18 11:10 AM
I wrote a review several months ago re: the speed of the voice. The developer called me at home and several weeks later a fix was made. I am truly greatful for the fix! My daughter has been using the app for several months and we are really pleased with her progress.
firebrand's Review of Lamp Words For LifeReviewed on 12/12/18 11:10 AM
We currently have an Accent 1000 using full LAMP 84 words that our non verbal son has used to ask for basic request. We purchased this app as a temporary substitute while the Accent 1000 is out for maintenance. I found this app to be more intutitive to setup than the Accent but that might be due to the fact that I knew what to look for. My biggest concern for this app is that the volume is too low even with our iPad turned all the way up. With three other very verbal children, we can't hear our son make requests.
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Roses and Lace's Review of Lamp Words For LifeReviewed on 12/12/18 11:10 AM
This App is wonderfully constructed. I like its set up, ease of use, and the ability to personalize! However,the main draw back is that for a 12 year old, the app's vocabulary is severely lacking. There are not enough words. (For example the words blueberry and coyote are not in the vocabulary along with other words.) And even though you can program them into the App, there are often not appropriate pictures to go with the words. (For example the word "sun" has over 10 symbols while the word "blueberry" does not have a symbol.) As a busy family we often do not have the time to program the amount of words and pictures needed for our 12 year old into the device.
Blaze1596's Review of Lamp Words For LifeReviewed on 12/12/18 11:10 AM
Pros: My son uses it. It doesn't get better than that. Cons: 4. Icons. Some of the icons are different. My son hesitated at first with the new icons. He knew the sequence, but the icon threw off his confidence. I went back to change them to the same Vantage icons. 3. The blanks. On the Vantage Lite, the blank buttons take you back home. Nothing happens on the app. I need to go back and create blank buttons that navigate to the home page. Sounds weird, but my son is use to it like that. 2. Not all, but a lot of buttons are moved around in different places. Why? I thought I understood the concept of motor planning, but after going from a Vantage Lite to LAMP WFL... I'm confused. I went in and moved the buttons back to the Vantage Lite spots. 1. The volume. The voice output. This is huge to me as a parent. My son will be in the backseat of the car with his iPad and all of this motor planning is useless if I cannot hear him. The volume is fine in a quite room, but the real world is loud. My son's preference is LAMP, but if I don't hear him after two or three attempts, he goes back to his Proloquo2go. He can speak his mind through both apps, but the volume on Proloquo2go will get my attention every time which my son needs. My son does not need a AAC app with a low volume output. If he does start to verbally speak, he could mimic the same low volume output essentially whispering. I don't want my son to whisper, I want him to talk. Overall I had to make a lot of changes. I feel like the app was rushed. I've spent months making Proloquo2go work like a Vantage Lite. I got close, but not perfect. Options for speech rate and voice personalization would be useful so the user can learn to speak clearly and slowly. Proloquo2go has these options and that app costs less.
Joe Jo 14's Review of Lamp Words For LifeReviewed on 12/12/18 11:10 AM
My son is autistic and we love the App but he wanted to put it on his phone so he wouldn't have to take his iPad everywhere and it's not available to download for phones . Very disappointing since we paid so much money for the App !