Promising New App Can Help ASD Kids Communicate Better
Aut2Speak, an app that bridges the communication gap for those with pre-verbal or non-verbal autism, has announced its anticipated iOS release.
Autism spectrum speech disorders can be difficult and even frustrating. Approximately half a million people in the United States suffer from autism-related speech disorders. Almost 10 million people have trouble with speech from other causes such as stroke or injury. Unfortunately, as they go about their daily lives, they may find that only limited assistance is available.
Aut2Speak is an app that transforms any Smartphone or tablet into a powerful communication tool for those with autism and those who care for them. Aut2Speak uses an easy, intuitive combination of pre-loaded names, words, and phrases to help those with pre-verbal or non-verbal autism to communicate with anyone, anywhere, at any time. The questions and ideas of the user are translated quickly and easily into clear spoken speech, enabling communication between the user and those they encounter as they go about their day-to-day activities.
Tiffany Khoshaba, the 25-year-old entrepreneur behind Aut2Speak, is a Chicago native who wants to make a difference in the lives of those with autism. After her Kickstarter campaign did not get fully funded in early 2014, she set out on her own undeterred.
Aut2Speak is currently available on Android and has received rave reviews from its users. The iOS app will be released in September. A portion of all sales proceeds are donated to speech-related nonprofit organizations every month.
Everybody has stories to tell, and everyone has a life to share. Aut2Speak reduces the difficulty of communicating. For more information, visit them on twitter @Aut2speak or download the app from Google Play today.
This article was featured in Issue 38 – Keeping ASD Kids Healthy