Grace - Picture Exchange for Non-Verbal People


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Grace - Picture Exchange for Non-Verbal People

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Supported languages:

English

Cost:

£22.99 [approximately €33.12, $35.90]

Non-speaking, simple, picture-exchange system that can allow people with autism to express their needs independently.

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Languages

English

Countries of use

Any in which the user is familiar with English

Cost

£22.99 [approximately €33.12, $35.90]

Developer

High Caffeine Content, Ireland
(Based in Ireland)
http://www.steventroughtonsmith.com

Funder

O2 Telefónica [UK-based telecommunications company]

Medical Adviser

Lisa Domican [Ireland-based parent of a child with autism]

Features

Improving communication Improving communication
Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities Support to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Summary

Non-speaking, simple, picture-exchange system that can allow people with autism to express their needs independently. Contains a basic vocabulary of pictures, which users select to form a sentence, communicating that by pointing at each picture card. A ‘Category sort’ facility permits images to be added (taken with the phone’s camera, or stored photographs, or images saved from the Internet), deleted, or restored later. A ‘Look’ card encourages shared attention.


Tags: Disability

Reviews

Reviewer: Group specialising in carers, family and friends, UK
Review: “Simple to use, and useful for those with autism. But you cannot create own categories. [Editor: Note that the app's latest update may have solved this deficiency.] ”
Source: PatientView survey, July-August 2012
Usage: Between 6-10%
Weblink of reviewer: -
Reviewer: Irish Autism Action, Ireland
Review: “A new app can now offer hope to autistic children who have difficulties with speech. The ‘Grace’ app was developed by Australian-born Lisa Domican to help her ten-year-old autistic daughter Grace communicate. A simple picture-exchange system, developed by and for non-verbal people, allows the user to communicate their needs by building sentences from relevant images. It can be customised by the individual, using their picture and photo vocabulary.”
Source: http://bit.ly/MGzYK4
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://www.autismireland.ie
Reviewer: Candy
Review: “For around a month now, I have been using the ‘Grace’ app. What the app is (in my own words): simply an electronic picture-communication board, or a sentence constructor. You use the app in the same way you would picture-communication folders or boards; the child looks at the set of pictures, and constructs a ‘sentence’ by tapping each picture they need, and it appears on the sentence strip at the bottom of the screen. So far, we’re loving it. Here’s why: my kids were able to use it, first go; very easy to use; extra pictures can be easily added without having to print, laminate and velcro new pictures; you can use your own pictures, for familiarity; it is encouraging fine motor skill practice for my son.”
Source: http://bit.ly/NhKaIx
Usage: Not specified
Weblink of reviewer: http://candysfamily.com

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