What is TouchChat?
TouchChat is a full-featured communication application for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice. It is designed for individuals with autism, Down syndrome, ALS, apraxia, stroke, or other conditions that affect a person's ability to communicate. The app is designed to be simple and intuitive, so even young children can use it.
TouchChat is available for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It provides English, Spanish, and French options in one app. Additional languages can be purchased in the Upgrade Store.
TouchChat features a variety of customizable options, including:
Vocabulary: There are over 1,000 pre-loaded vocabularies to choose from, or you can create your own.
Symbols: You can choose from a variety of symbol sets, including Pictograph, PCS, and Bliss.
Layout: You can customize the layout of the pages to fit your child's needs.
Voice: There are a variety of voices to choose from, including male, female, and child voices.
Learn more about the app at https://touchchatapp.com/.
Webinar: Start Your Engines
Looking for help with getting started with your TouchChat app? This video will walk you through the basics of copying a vocabulary file, picking a voice, editing a button, backing up your vocabulary file, updating your app, and sharing some great online resources.
Handout for the webinar
Find a word
Edit a word
At a Glance
WordPower 60 Basic
WordPower60 Basic was designed with early language learners in mind, providing ample picture support and novel structures to facilitate expressive language development. Core vocabulary is embedded within category and activity pages, allowing easy generation of language from the main core page as well as within specific topic-based pages. Core words remain consistent in terms of placement and access, providing a natural bridge between core and fringe words. Early literacy is enhanced by providing pages designed to teach language and core through children’s books.
Using an AAC device in the home
Sample home starter schedule
Animal Sounds in WordPower
Activities, PDF Books, and Icon Sequences for Specific Books (request access)
Alternative Option for Core/Fringe book
Small core lanyard
Miscellaneous Visuals for Students, Families, and Staff
Icon for visual schedules
Getting to know you - Words to model
I CAN COMMUNICATE
Do's and Don'ts