By the Digital Diva
One of the biggest moments of our kid’s lives is that moment they say “mama” or “dada”. Every parent’s dream is for your kid to grow up happy and live their life like other children their age. But what happens when that day doesn’t seem to come?
One of 68 kids has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) which is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. Rob Laffan, CEO of TippyTalk, is a loving father of a nonverbal child, and just like all parents, he wants to give his child a better quality of life. It was this love for his daughter that inspired the creation of TippyTalk, and now it’s his passion to share it with other families throughout the world.
The TippyTalk app is the first of it’s kind; it’s the first communication tool that removes the person living with the verbal disability from the limitations of same room communication and opens the door to the world all around them.
How it works:
The App allows a person living with a verbal disability to communicate by translating pictures into text messages which are sent to a family member or care givers phone or tablet. The app allows you the parent or caregiver to capture images that are uniquely identifiable and familiar to the person living with the verbal disability. You simply take a picture of an object, place, or person and apply the appropriate text. You can also reinforce language development by recording your voice over each picture insuring the person living with the disability will recognize and understand the message.
This communication is not restricted by distance the person living with the verbal disability can communicate with whomever they chose no matter where they may be in the world. TippyTalk is unique in that it removes the person with the verbal disability from the limitations of same room communication and by doing so increases and promotes Communication, Independent choice, and Social inclusion, while also reducing the frustration for the person and the family living with the verbal disability.
It is available on the Amazon Kindle Fire, Apple App Store and for Android on Google Play. A Subscription is required to use TippyTalk. A one month trial is available. Then after that it’s $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year.
There are so many apps out there that we never hear of and can be life changing to us or our families. If you hear about any please let us know. We would love to hear about any apps that you think are life changing but just don’t get the recognition that they need. You can email them to Jamie@thepostnewspaper.net. We look forward to your feedback.