misshollyjean's Review of Speak For YourselfReviewed on 9/16/19 1:47 PM
I was just looking through different apps for communication. I went to download the lite version, bumped the wrong key, it just downloaded without my password! Three hundred, I cannot afford. I wanted to try the lite version and if I liked it, insurance would cover it. I need an app but cannot afford this. Help! Please help!
Liz3033's Review of Speak For YourselfReviewed on 9/16/19 1:47 PM
I bought this for my son who was 3 at the time. I had heard that these kinds of apps and augmentive tools would help increase his speech. I didn’t really believe it and bought the app for the whole reason of him being able to “say” what was in his head. Within months he had a language explosion for the first time ever! He was attempting words and sounds he never had before. And it was easy to find which words would be motivating for him because he could tell us!
Jessie'sMom's Review of Speak For YourselfReviewed on 9/16/19 1:47 PM
The first 5 months: Within the first week, she was able to tell us a complete thought. She commented on a movie and was excited that she could find the words! Our daughter had a Dynavox for about 10 years. She used it less and less over time. Therapists thought that she just didn't have much to say. What they didn't realize is that the multi layers to access the words made using the device too complicated and slow. What we love about SFY is that it isn't pre-programmed speech (even though you can do that), but due to the babble feature, she can find the word she wants to use. She likes to emphasize with words like "exceptional" or "annoying". She found these words on her own and added them to her vocabulary. What makes this most remarkable is that she didn't get this device till she was 21. We are seeing a transformation in her. She is no longer isolated and forced to have one way conversations. As a parent, to hear "Mom, I love you" was pretty awesome. Finally, someone thought outside of the box and created something that user friendly, actually grows with a person and is affordable. Jess is now 25 she has not stopped talking!
S.Nielsen's Review of Speak For YourselfReviewed on 9/16/19 1:47 PM
I LOVE this app. I love how it is set up, how it only takes two taps to say anything, how it bounces you back to the main screen after you tap a button, I love the thought that was put into the organization. I adore the babble button and the search button is so handy. However, if I could change three things, it would be the voices, the rigidity, and the grammar. My boy is 4yo and while I can change the pitch and speed of the voice, it just doesn't do it for me like proloquo2go's "josh" voice does. It seems like a small deal, but when it's his VOICE that people will recognize him by, it makes a big difference. As for the rigidity, I understand the concept behind core words and how important they are, but (and I will be specific to our story here) when I get into the family folder, too much real estate is taken up by all the different relationship types and verbs that we have no place to put actual buttons for family members. I agree with keeping the core words on the first page locked, but I wish once we got into the second page we could have more freedom. I love how each verb has all the different tenses available. I have to say, though, that P2Go's feature of holding the button and having the tenses pop up is a huge real estate saver. Huge. In the end, it was worth it to me to pay for the app to get the template. The voice and the flexibility of the sub-pages were more important to me than the babble and search button, so I have set up P2Go to mimic SFY. If you ever change these things, I would use SFY exclusively.
athurman's Review of Speak For YourselfReviewed on 9/16/19 1:47 PM
From the easy search functionality to the robust vocabulary to the incredible app support from SFY leadership, we LOVE this app!
Mrs. Tempered Sunshine's Review of Speak For YourselfReviewed on 9/16/19 1:47 PM
My 7 year old son with autism uses this app as his talker. It takes only 2 touches to get to any word. I can easily add words that are not preprogrammed, like favorite toys and TV characters. It has an easy search feature if a word needs to be found. This app has done amazing things for my son and I can't praise it enough!
Jonahmcd's Review of Speak For YourselfReviewed on 9/16/19 1:47 PM
This app changed our family's life. Love it!
specialappssk's Review of Speak For YourselfReviewed on 9/16/19 1:47 PM
I still think this is the very best app for effective communication for so many users.
Themamasblessings's Review of Speak For YourselfReviewed on 12/17/18 1:05 PM
This is a great aac app. The motor planning itself is worth it. Thank you'
gabbyh2's Review of Speak For YourselfReviewed on 12/17/18 1:05 PM
As an Educator who has the honor of working with 100's of special youngsters, it is a responsibility of mine to see that non-verbal students are given an opportunity to verbalize their wants and needs. Last year I was introduced to the Speak for Yourself Application for possible use as a communication tool for our students. With the assistance of an OUTSTANDING technical support department I was able to successfully download and utilize SfY for use in my Speech Department. In turn, many of our students are now able to communicate more effectively. I would highly recommend this tool to anyone who strives for better and more efficient communication. Give it a try and you too can be a witness to success....