AAC Device Guide

Children with severe speech or language disorders may benefit from an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. With so many different types of AAC devices available it can be confusing. Below is a list that will help you learn more. It is by no means exhaustive but will hopefully provide insight into what is available. Special thanks to Ashley Wortman, a Speech and Hearing student in Cleveland State University’s School of Health Sciences for compiling this information.

If you feel that your child may benefit from an AAC device, please consult an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist.

 

Speech Case with iPad

Company: TobiiDynavox

Description: An iOS based speech tablet designed for augmentative communication (AAC). This device is equipped with speakers, the communication application, 1 year of telephone support and more. The price for this device varies depending on the size of the iPad that is chosen as well as the iPad storage. Speech case can be bought separately.

Price: Range from $999-$2,000

https://www.tobiidynavox.com/en-US/devices/multi-access-devices/speech-case-ipad/

Specifications:

Operating System: iOS

Screen: 9.7”/12.9”

Weight: 2.28 lbs/3.3 lbs

Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.2 x 1.8″ (249 x 182 x 46mm)  /
4 x 9.2 x 1.8″ (316 x 234 x 46mm)

RAM: 2 GB RAM/ 4 GB RAM

Flash Storage: 32 or 128 GB eMMC/ 64, 356, or 512 eMMC

Battery Run Time: > 10 hours of normal usage

Charge Time < 4 hours

 

Indi with Snap + Core First

Company: TobiiDynavox

Description: An all in one AAC tablet. Includes speakers, pre-installed with the Snap + Core First application. Designed to be easy to use for early communicators.

Price: $999

https://www.tobiidynavox.com/en-US/devices/multi-access-devices/indi/

Specifications:

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10

Software: Snap+Core First or Communicatior 5

Screen: 10.1” (25.65 cm)

Weight: 1 lb 11 oz (756 g)

Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.9 x 1.4 in (24.4 x 17.6 x 3.5 cm)

RAM: 4 GB RAM

Flash Storage: 64 GB eMMC

Battery Run Time: > 8 hours of normal usage

Charge Time: < 4 hours

 

Indi with Communicator 5

Company: TobiiDynavox

Description: An all in one AAC tablet. Includes speakers, pre-installed with the Communicator 5 application. You are able to customize content through easy to use editing tools with text and symbols. Access to social media, email, and texting.

Price: $1,699

https://www.tobiidynavox.com/en-US/devices/multi-access-devices/indi-communicator-5/

Specifications:

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10

Software: Snap+Core First or Communicator 5

Screen: 10.1” (25.65 cm)

Weight: 1 lb 11 oz (756 g)

Dimensions: 9.6 x 6.9 x 1.4 in (24.4 x 17.6 x 3.5 cm)

RAM: 4 GB RAM

Flash Storage: 64 GB eMMC

Battery Run Time: > 8 hours of normal usage

Charge Time: < 4 hours

 

Indi 7

Company: TobiiDynavox

Description: An all in one AAC tablet made to be taken on the go. Includes speakers and your choice of communication software.

Price: $1,699

https://www.tobiidynavox.com/en-US/devices/multi-access-devices/indi-7/

Specifications:

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

Software: Snap+Core First or Communicator 5

Screen: 7” (17.8 cm)

Weight: 1.27 lbs (.57 kg)

Dimensions: 8 x 5.7 x 1.4 in
(20.3 x 14.5 x 3.65 cm)

RAM: 4 GB RAM

Flash Storage: 64 GB eMMC

Battery Run Time: > 8 hours of normal usage

Battery Charge Time: < 4 hours

 

SC Tablet

Company: TobiiDynavox

Description: An iPad based speech generating device designed for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Includes speakers, Snap + Core First communication application, and 1 year of Support360.

Price: Can be covered by Medicare/Medicaid and private insurance. Learn how to get funding at TobiiDynavox.com

https://www.tobiidynavox.com/en-US/devices/multi-access-devices/sc-tablet/

Specifications:

Operating System: iOS

Screen: 9.7”/12.9”

Weight: 2.28 lbs/3.3 lbs

Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.2 x 1.8″ (249 x 182 x 46mm)  /
4 x 9.2 x 1.8″ (316 x 234 x 46mm)

RAM: 2 GB RAM/ 4 GB RAM

Flash Storage: 128 GB eMMC / 512 GB eMMC

Battery Run Time: > 10 hours of normal usage

Battery Charge Time: < 4 hours

 

I-110

Company: TobiiDynavox

Description: A speech generating device for augmentative and alternative communication. Includes an IP54 classification, speakers, Gorilla glass, a durable case, and an integrated kick-stand.

Price: $5,999

https://www.tobiidynavox.com/en-US/devices/multi-access-devices/i-110-na/

Specifications:

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

Screen: 10.1”

Weight: 2.4 lb

Dimensions: 10.1 x 2.3 x 1.4 in (257 x 185 x 355 mm)

RAM: 4 GB RAM

Flash Storage: 128 GB eMMC

Battery Run Time: > 10 hours of normal usage

Battery Charge Time: < 4 hours

 

I-12+

Company: TobiiDynavox

Description: A touch and eye gaze device that enables effective communication. Includes an IP43 classification, speakers, Gorilla glass, and a solid state hard drive (SSD). Equipped with GEWA infared control transmitter windows that will allow you to control doors, lights, telephones, etc. Allows access to social media, phone calls, and texting.

Price: Price not available online, to purchase device contact Customer Service at 1-800-344-1778 extension 3.

https://www.tobiidynavox.com/en-US/devices/eye-gaze-devices/i-12/

Specifications:

Operating System: Microsoft 8.1 and Windows 10

Screen: 12.1”

Weight: 6.2 lbs

Dimensions: 12.1 x 10.8 x 4.1 inches (30.6 x 27.4 x 10.5 cm)

RAM: 4 GB DDR3

Hard disk drive: 2.5 “ SSD 2556 GB

SD-Card: Micro SD- Card 32 GB

Battery Run Time: >10.5 hours

Battery Charge Time: < 5.5 hours

 

I-15+

Company: TobiiDynavox

Description: A touch and eye gaze portable speech generating device that enables effective communication. Includes speakers, Gorilla glass, a solid state hard drive (SSD), swappable batteries, and built in auto brightness. Allows access to social media, texting, and phone calls.

Price: Price not available online, to purchase device contact Customer Service at 1-800-344-1778 extension 3.

https://www.tobiidynavox.com/en-US/devices/eye-gaze-devices/i-15/

Specifications:

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

Screen: 15.0”

Weight: 8.4 lbs

Dimensions: 14.5 x 12.8 x 4.4 inches (36.9 x 32.6 x 11.2 cm)

RAM: 4 GB DDR3

Hard Disk Drive: 2.5” SSD 256 GB

SD-Card: MicroSD-Card 32 GB

Battery Run Time: > 9.5 hours

Battery Charge Time: < 5.4 hours

 

PRiO-mini

Company: Prentke-Romich

Description: An iPad based communication tool using the iPad mini. Uses LAMP Words for Life, a communication app for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Locked from computer access and other non-communication functions.

Price: $3,995.00. Funding is available for this device under Medicare/Medicaid.

https://store.prentrom.com/communication-devices?product_id=340

Specifications:

Operating system: iOS 10

Screen 7.9”

Weight: 1.4 lbs

Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.1 x 1.7”

RAM: 2 GB

Flash Storage: 16 gB

Battery Run Time: > 10 hours of normal usage

Battery Charge Time: < 4 hours

PRiO

Company: Prentke-Romich

Description: An iPad based communication tool using the iPad. Uses LAMP Words for Life, a communication app for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Locked from computer access and other non-communication functions.

Price: $3,995.00. Funding is available for this device under Medicare/Medicaid.

https://store.prentrom.com/prio

Specifications:

Operating system: iOS 10

Screen 9.7”

Weight: 1.9 lbs

Dimensions: 6.9 x 9.6 x 1.7”

RAM: 2 GB

Flash Storage: 16 GB

Battery Run Time: > 10 hours of normal usage

Battery Charge Time: < 4 hours

 

Accent 800

Company: Prentke-Romich

Description: A communication device that has the option to use LAMP Words for Life, CoreScanner, and WordCore, communication apps for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Locked from computer access and other non-communication functions. Incudes chemically hardened glass, a high impact case, and a magnesium frame.

https://store.prentrom.com/communication-devices/accent-800

Price: $6,595. Funding is available for this device under Medicare/Medicaid.

Specifications:

Operating System: Windows

Screen: 8”

Weight: 2.4 lbs

Dimensions: 9 x 5.8 x 1.4 Inches

Battery Run Time: 11 to 13 hours

 

Accent 1000

Company: Prentke-Romich

Description: A communication device that has the option to use LAMP Words for Life, CoreScanner, and WordCore, communication apps for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Locked from computer access and other non-communication functions. Incudes chemically hardened glass, a high impact case, and a magnesium frame.

Price: $7,295. Funding is available for this device under Medicare/Medicaid.

https://store.prentrom.com/communication-devices/accent-1000

Specifications:

Operating System: Windows

Screen: 10.1”

Weight: 3.0 lbs

Dimensions: 10.3 x 6.95 x 1.4 inches

Battery Run Time: 8 to 10 hours

 

Accent 1400

Company: Prentke-Romich

Description: A communication device that is perfect for individuals with complex needs or those who want larger icons. Includes a 14” screen, stylus, built in wire stand, Speakers, USB flash drive, Dual cameras, Mounting plate, and a device frame with different color options. Also includes chemically hardened glass, a high impact case, and a magnesium frame. This device offers different vocabulary options using LAMP words for Life, CoreScanner, and Wordcore. Eyegaze and Head-tracking are also available on this device using NuEye Tracking System and NuPoint Tracking System.

Price: $7,595. Funding is available for this device under Medicare/Medicaid.

https://store.prentrom.com/communication-devices/accent-1400

Specifications:

Operating System: Windows operating system powered by Intel Haswell processor

Screen: 14”

Weight: 5.9 lbs

Dimensions: 14.1 x 8.9 x 1.8 inches

RAM: 4GB

Flash Storage: 128 GB

Battery Run Time: 18-20 hours

Battery Life with NuEye: 10-12 hours

 

GoTalk Dynamic

Company: Attainment Company

Description: An iPad based communication device that uses the GoTalk NOW Plus App. App includes the SymbolStic library, 7 Acapela text to speech English voices, and Ready Set Communication in app communication book. Includes a case with a built in handle and grip lining, high impact exterior and rubber edging that makes the iPad louder.

Price: $899

https://www.attainmentcompany.com/gotalk-dynamic

 

GoTalk 9+ Lite Touch

Company: Attainment Company

Description: An AAC device with extra touch sensitivity that can record and store up to 45 messages in five levels. 9 minutes of recording time. Nine programmable buttons to be used at a time with three core buttons for frequently used words or phrases.

Price: $229

https://www.attainmentcompany.com/gotalk-9-lite-touch

Specifications:

Dimensions: 9 x 12 x 1.2 inches

Weight: 20 oz

Battery: Uses two AA batteries

Recording Time: 15 seconds per core message, 10 seconds per button for 5 levels, a total of 9 minutes of recording time.

 

GoTalk 4+

Company: Attainment Company

Description: An AAC device that records up to 20 messages in five levels. 4.25 minutes of recording time. Four programmable buttons allow the user to personalize each button with pictures and recordings. Includes 2 core buttons for frequently used words or phrases.

Price: $179

https://www.attainmentcompany.com/gotalk-4

Specifications:

Dimensions: 9 x 12 x 1 1/8 inches

Weight: 23 oz

Battery: Uses two AA batteries

Recording Time: 17 seconds per core message, 10 seconds per main message buttons for levels 1-4, 20 seconds per main message button for level 5, a total of 4.6 minutes of recording time.

 

GoTalk 9+

Company: Attainment Company

Description: An AAC device that records up to 45 messages in five levels. 8.25 minutes in total recording time. Nine programmable buttons allow the user to personalize each button with pictures and recordings. Includes 3 core buttons for frequently used words or phrases.

Price: Starts at $199

https://www.attainmentcompany.com/gotalk-9

Specifications:

Dimensions: 9 x 12 x 1 1/8 inches

Weight: 23 oz

Battery: Uses two AA batteries

Recording Time: 12 seconds per core message, 8 seconds per main message for 5 levels, a total of 8.5 minutes of recording time.

 

GoTalk 20+

Company: Attainment Company

Description: An AAC device that records up to 100 messages in five levels, 15 minutes in total recording time. 20 programmable buttons allow the user to personalize each button with pictures and recordings. Includes 5 core buttons for frequently used words or phrases.

Price: Starts at $229

https://www.attainmentcompany.com/gotalk-20

Specifications:

Dimensions: 9 x 12 x 1 1/8 inches

Weight: 23 oz

Battery: Uses two AA batteries

Recording Time: 12 seconds per core message, 8 seconds per main message, a total of 15 minutes of recording time.

 

GoTalk 32+

Company: Attainment Company

Description: An AAC device that records up to 160 messages in five levels. 19.5 minutes in total of recording time. 32 programmable buttons allow the user to personalize each button with pictures and recordings. Includes 3 core buttons for frequently used words or phrases. Includes a shoulder strap for transport.

Price: Starts at $259

https://www.attainmentcompany.com/gotalk-32

Specifications:

Dimensions: 14 ¼ x 10 x 1 5/8 inches

Weight: 2 lbs

Battery: Uses two AA batteries

Recording Time: 17 seconds per core message, 10 seconds per main message, a total of 19.5 minutes of recording time.

 

GoTalk Express 32

Company: Attainment Company

Description: Description: An AAC device that records up to 160 messages in five levels. 19.5 minutes in total of recording time. 32 programmable buttons allow the user to personalize each button with pictures and recordings. Includes 3 core buttons for frequently used words or phrases. Includes a shoulder strap for transport. Includes a 1 ½ second auditory cue to any message in sequence. Multiple messages can be played in sequence. Pairs with GoTalk Overlay Software.

Price: Starts at $599

https://www.attainmentcompany.com/gotalk-shoulder-strap

Specifications:

Dimensions: 14 ¼ x 10 x 1 ¾ inches

Weight: 2 ¼ lbs

Battery: Uses two AA batteries

Recording Time: 9 seconds per message. A total of 28 minutes of recording time.

 

Application: GoTalk Now Plus

Company: Attainment Company

Description: An app available to purchase in the Apple app store; must be used with an iPad. Includes 15,000 images, a premade communication book for children ages 3-10, 7 English text to speech voices, including 2 children’s voices. Includes three styles of communication: standard, express, and scenes. Able to change the images for each word by taking your own picture or finding one on the internet, can record your own voice or buy additional voices.

Price: Starting at $150

https://www.attainmentcompany.com/gotalk-now-plus

Specifications:

Operating System: Requires iOS 8.1 or later, must be used on an iPad.