Tobii Dynavox Compass by Tobii Dynavox LLC (iPad)
Released: Sep 3, 2014
Version: 2.7.5
Size: 956 MB
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Ranking - Medical (iPad)

Tobii Dynavox Compass

Tobii Dynavox LLC
The Compass app is created by Tobii Dynavox, the industry leader in helping connect lives through communication. Compass provides a research-based communication solution for individuals of all ages and abilities who cannot use their natural voice to participate in their everyday lives. Compass was built by our team of leading clinicians, providing you with confidence that you have chosen a reliable pathway to communication success.

With the ability to quickly customize your communication pages, Compass provides all individuals, no matter their age or communication level, the power to communicate with everyone who is important in their life. Containing the largest variety of communication content available in any AAC solution, Compass provides pagesets structured to address the unique needs of individuals with autism, cerebral palsy, aphasia, apraxia, Down syndrome, developmental disabilities, ALS, Stroke, and Traumatic Brain Injury, as well as other communication challenges.

In addition to the exciting and dynamic communication options available at your fingertips, the Compass app uses the power of cloud technology to manage and update your communication pages anytime and anywhere. Compass seamlessly connects with your free, personal “myDynaVox” account which gives you access to teaching and therapy supports, the ability to share content between family, therapist, other users, and other members of the support team, as well as backup and restore your communication files.

Features of Compass include:

Clinician-Developed Communication Pagesets:

Multiple communication pageset options are designed to provide a starting place based on age, interest, ability level, and prior experience with communication apps.
All the tools needed for successful communication are included with the support of pre-stored messages, keyboards, core word strategies, whiteboards, and behavior supports.
For literate users, a large collection of rate enhancement methods are provided, including SwiftKey word prediction, phrase prediction, character prediction, slots and fillers, and rapid retrieval of previously spoken messages.
Our integrated core word strategy delivers the vocabulary needed to meet Common Core standards and is structured to build language and literacy skills.
Multiple access methods are supported, including: direct touch, switch scanning, and keyboard.
Designed through extensive research, field-testing, our Stroke & Brain Injury Pageset provides the first comprehensive communication solution designed to address the unique language needs of individuals with aphasia.

Intuitive Setup and Supports:

Setup Wizard quickly guides you to the most appropriate communication pageset that meets your specific needs.
Video supports are available throughout Compass.
Planning guides, lesson and therapy activities, and training materials are available with your myDynaVox account.
myDynaVox connects you directly with a community of clinicians, technical experts, and peers for help and support.

Symbols, Multi-media, and Voices:

Symbol-based communication support utilizes PCS™ symbols, the industry's most widely-used symbol set.
Digital photos and images can be added to personalize communication through the use of the built-in camera on your iPad.
Compass supports male and female TTS voices from IVONA.

Connectivity and Content Storage:

Free cloud based technology support, myDynaVox, comes with our app, providing access to back-up, restore, and share customized pages between the entire support team, through an internet connection.

*Does not include WordPower*

*iPad 1 currently not supported*

What's new in version 2.7.5
Scanning and bug fixes.
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Tobii Dynavox Compass is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • The app is pricier than similar apps available on the App Store.
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