Here’s a video review of Avaz that the good folks at A4CWSN did.
Courtesy: Gary James, a4swsn.com
Reviews of Avaz from Speech therapists, AAC experts and parents
Great customization options. I was impressed that the developer included things that I haven’t seen on a lot of AAC apps so far, but that are usually included on devoted devices: pronunciation, speech rate, type of keyboard, etc. I love, love, love the ability to easily enable/disable words or categories. This is phenomenal for children fast fingers who are busy touching 20 other buttons while you’re trying to teach them one particular carrier phrase! Read more…
– Aubrey Taylor Klingensmith Speechie Apps
The code behind Avaz is solid. I tried to crash it, but it remained stable throughout. That’s of utmost importance with any app, and especially with a top-level app.
Avaz for Autism is in elite company in my opinion. Four and a half stars is not something I hand out regularly in the AAC apps category because creating an app that will become someone’s voice is not an easy task. Avaz proves to be worthy, and then some. Read more…
– Shane Nurnberg Autism Epicenter
Avaz is a great AAC option for many reasons, but we especially love the dedication to continued improvements and innovation. Read more…
– Dr. Robin Parker, Consulting Director, UM-NSU Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD), PrAACtical AAC
Avaz App has a very clean presentation and is very intuitive to use -3 stars/3 stars. Read more…
– Jane Farrall, Speech Pathologist, Spectronicsinoz
Overall, Avaz is an extremely customizable and user friendly application that can be quickly programmed by a familiar programmer. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
When we started Avaz for Autism for the first time, we felt like it was a special app. Our instincts were right. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Wonderful wonderful wonderful. The product is amazing. It is simple, user friendly- both adults to customize and students to use and importantly the way the messages are organized follows logical order of oral communication. This smart organization allows adults to model messages on Avaz along with oral communication with least effort. The exhaustive vocabulary library on Avaz is designed for adults to communicate any message. The icon highlighting feature is a added bonus for students with slow processing and visual challenges.
–Ram Gangisetty, M.S., CCC-SLP (Bay Area, California).
After Dharunika has started using Avaz, she has started communicating a lot more– and she also wants to communicate lot more now. She also spoke to complete strangers using Avaz, which she had never done before.
– Dharunika’s mother, a happy parent
As an AAC Consultant, I am abreast of several Apps currently available in market which focuses on Augmentative and Alternative communication. I feel, Avaz has tried to capture many of the features which I look for during my assessments, device trials and therapy. One of the best features of Avaz is to use appropriate conversation starters on each category focusing on core and topic vocabulary. It is also very easy to program and customize to individual needs. In addition, I like the text to speech keyboard with word predictions and feature of saving the frequently used words, phrases and sentences. I would totally recommend this App to people who will benefit from this program considering the features available on Avaz.
– Suhasini Shome, Speech Therapist/AAC Consultant LA Unified School District.
I think the improvements look really great! I like the on screen directions that show up initially indicating the tools options. The settings are so easy to access and alter. I think the layout looks better/more intuitive as well. I like that you can easily assign a home page from the settings menu. Thanks!
– Mary-Kelsey Coletto, M.A. CCC-SLP/L Speech Language Pathologist NSSED Educational & Life Skills Program.
It’s one of the AAC apps that I find particularly easy to use and set up and make work. The way it is laid out and the simplicity of it makes it really good. I think this would be very useful for a lot of
people, so check this app out!
– Gary James, Founder, a4cwsn.com
As a special education teacher and a parent of a child with a significant disability, I have been beyond excited about the explosion of affordable AAC apps that have been created the last few years. It’s amazing to think that just a few years ago, dynamic display AAC cost thousands of dollars. There are several excellent AAC apps currently available. Avaz definitely adds another excellent and affordable option. Many of the comparable apps are twice the price. What stood out for me was how easy it was to learn to use it, primarily how to make individualized boards. I found it to be the most intuitive of the similar apps. When experimenting with different apps with my students, Avaz was the favorite. They LOVED the feature where the selected icon zooms out. Although it may seem to be a small difference when comparing features, for children learning basic language skills, I think it reinforces vocabulary. Plus, it is just outright FUN!
– Loren Spina, Special education teacher at Hayward Unified School District
Avaz is a well thought out AAC App. The developers really listened to the ideas of the AAC community so it would work well for users.
– Diane Tom, OTR, ATP.