Communicate Easy - Autism App for iPad for Special Needs Communication by Pluja Apps Limited (iPad)
Released: Jul 17, 2012
Version: 4.2.0
Size: 103 MB
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Communicate Easy - Autism App for iPad for Special Needs Communication

Pluja Apps Limited
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Communicate Easy - An inexpensive but high quality app with lots of functionality designed to aid communication with non-verbal individuals using customizable visual prompts, picture / sound / video cards for choice making ,schedules and stories. The app is a picture communication system targeted to helping individuals with Autism / ASD, Aspergers, ADHD, ADD, FG syndrome and other special needs conditions. The app is also beneficial to other young children.

*** ALL profits from sales made in New Zealand go to Autism NZ.
10% of profits from other parts of the world are also donated to Autism NZ. ***

Communicate Easy has appeared on national TV3 News and has featured in the "Computer World" magazine.

"The Communicate Easy app is an excellent programme for those with autism and significant language problems and I urge parents and teachers to seriously consider downloading the app for the children they love and support."
- Professor Tony Attwood


- Create cards with pictures, sound and sound effects or videos or books.
- Create folders to contain a group of cards and more folders.
- Create multiple libraries for more individuals.
- Change the order of cards as desired.
- Ability to bulk move cards and folders.

- Ability to create a list of tasks you want an individual to complete.
- Ability to hide tasks when not applicable for a particular instance.
- Ability to tick the items on completion.

- Use the library to show visual prompts to indicate "what is happening next".
- Present a selection of items to an individual to choose from - with the ability to hide or make items visibly unavailable.
- Change card states to quickly restrict choices.

- Find cards using the search function
- Add cards to an ad-hoc First Then board, choice board, or schedule.

- Add books to help teach skills, processes and to help overcome challenging situations.
- Add multiple pages with images, descriptive text and sounds.
- User can flip backwards and forwards through the pages.

- Add another dimension to cards by using video.
- Load video files onto the iPad using iTunes or transferring from camera.
- Use inbuilt camera to make videos from within the app.

- Easy to use interface for the targeted individuals and tested with my own autistic son.
- Simple to customize.
- Backup and restore functionality.
- Modes to minimize risk of data getting overwritten mistakenly.
- Comprehensive inbuilt help.
- Alternative color themes.

- Built in voice synthesizer
- Card state manager to quickly apply restrict choices / hide cards.
- Lock down options and hidden gestures to prevent individuals from navigating away from making a choice or following a schedule.

The app comes with some example libraries, including numbers, letters, colors + 3 schedules - getting dressed (boys), getting dressed (girls) and toilet training.

FREE version now available to try - 1 on 1: Communicate Easy

More information can be found on the websites:

What's new in version 4.2.0
- IOS 9/8 Compatibility
- Search available in all modes
- New folder images
- Back button issue fixed (apologies to everyone for this!)
Our verdict: Good
  • + Communicate Easy - Autism App for iPad for Special Needs Communication is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • + It is currently 25% off its regular price.
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