Languages

Spanish

Spanish Vocabulary files and voices are available at no additional charge in the TouchChat app! The Spanish files will be available in the vocabulary listing under "Spanish".  You will receive the following 8 Spanish Vocabulary files:

MultiChat 15 Spanish Bilingual

This vocabulary file is exactly the same as the MultiChat 15 Spanish file except that the label on the buttons has both the English and Spanish word.  Please note, when TouchChat speaks the word and/or phrases, it is only spoken in Spanish.

 

MultiChat 15 Spanish

This Spanish version is very similar to the English MultiChat 15 Student file. However, due to the differences in the two languages some changes have been made to accurately represent each language. For example, Spanish nouns have a gender (masculine or feminine) whereas English nouns do not. In addition, Spanish has a number of different ways to use articles such as “the” that are not consistent with English. The MulitChat 15 Spanish file is developed to be universal so that it is appropriate for many Spanish speakers. Therefore, definitely take advantage of the editing capability to make regional specifications.

 

sin sintaxis 4 x 4 English & Spanish

consists of categories of words with a symbol on each button.  This file is intended for children without the ability to construct sentences yet.

 

sintaxis 4 x 5 English & Spanish

intended for children that are beginning to create simple sentences.  Each page contains 20 buttons of words with a picture.  Words are organized into categories with some core words for creating beginning sentences.

Teclado

is a Spanish keyboard.

 

Vocab PC Spanish

a direct translation of the English version. VocabPC was designed by Gail Van Tatenhove, PA, MS, CCC-SLP, for adults and adolescents with developmental disabilities. Vocabulary in VocabPC is arranged as carrier phrases, interactive sentences, activity vocabulary and naming words. VocabPC uses a 12 location page layout.

The following 2 Spanish vocabulary files will be included ONLY if the WordPower add-on is purchased.

WordPower 48 Español

WordPower 48 Español is a new AAC vocabulary created for TouchChat. Designed to be intuitive and easy to use, WordPower Español meets the communication needs of a wide group of individuals in Spanish speaking cultures. The vocabulary includes easy to access basic communication for beginning communicators, as well as sophisticated language and grammar for individuals with advanced cognitive and linguistic abilities.

WordPower 48 Español Basico

WordPower48 Español Basico is a new addition to the WordPower Español vocabularies.  It was designed with early language learners in mind, providing ample picture support and novel structures to facilitate expressive language development.  Core vocabulary is embedded within the category and activity pages, allowing easy generation of language from the main core page as well as within tropic-based pages.  Core words remain consistent in terms of placement and access, providing a natural bridge between core and fringe words.  

There are 5 voices included (Antonio, Maria, Rodrigo, Ines & Rosa) and 2 child voices (Valeria & Emilio) available for puchase in the Upgrade Store.

 

Hebrew

Hebrew Vocabulary files are available as an add-on for the TouchChat app. The Hebrew files are available in the Upgrade Store for $149.99. After purchasing and downloading the language pack, you will receive 8 Hebrew Vocabulary files.

Communication board 12

The communication board is adapted for children from preschool to elementary school. Each page contains 12 symbols or photographs. Includes an everyday vocabulary and communicative utterances. Suitable for children at a basic linguistic level. The communication board enables a coherent dialog on a variety of topics taken from the everyday life of children of this age. The communication board is a basis for expansion and addition of pages and images tailored to a specific user.

 

Integrated Communication Board 15 for School children

The communication board generally comprises 15 symbols on a page. Most of the cells say a single message, with the goal of combining the words to form a structured sentence. Some cells say utterances or short and structured combinations. There are many cells where variable information by topic can be added and cells in which long messages can be recorded, such as experiences from home or school.  Tables are linked accordingly, providing a large vocabulary and the ability to conjugate a wide range of common verbs by tense, number, and gender. For younger children, beginners or others, there are pages of visual scenes containing a picture of the scene accompanied by an appropriate basic vocabulary. A personal vocabulary and pages can be added to each page.

 

Communication board 9 for children or adolescents

The communication board presents nine symbols on each page with a single message, expression or structured sentence. Each page contains a cell that is linked to a function board. The function board has cells enabling the user to delete, stop speaking, go to the next page (which is linked to the same subject), increase the volume of speech, conjugations and more. The functions sometimes vary according to the semantic and morphological needs of the page. The board contains a diverse vocabulary and makes use of basic conjugations based on masculine, feminine, singular and plural in simple discourse, and simple conjugations of emotions and basic descriptions. In addition, there is an option of selecting the use of conjugations of basic verbs, according to gender, number and tense.

 

Basic Communication board 4

Adapted for users at an early stage. Each page contains four photographs taken from everyday life. The communication board consists of initial communicative intentions and expanding them into a basic vocabulary. It allows the integration of symbols, photographs or video and audio clips. The board is a basis for expansion and addition of pages and images tailored to a specific user.

 

Hospitalization Communication board without symbols

A communication board with 16 squares including written utterances and words that are suitable for inpatient situations. Requires reading skills. The communication board is a basis that can be adapted for specific users.

 

Hospitalization Communication board with symbols

A communication board with 16 squares including adapted symbols and words and utterances that are suitable for inpatient situations. Requires reading skills. The communication board is a basis that can be adapted for specific users.

 

Adult Communication board

A communication board adapted for adult users. Each page contains 16 utterances – words or sentences. The vocabulary includes syntactic and morphological markers, enabling the user to build a precise sentence and message. Includes a keyboard, enabling the user to expand utterances with maximum flexibility. The communication board enables a dialogue on various topics, asking questions, and building immediate messages that are adapted to everyday situations.

 

Keyboard Communication board with extras

A communication board with a customized keyboard. The communication board includes common phrases and questions that aid in effective and fluent communication. This communication board is a basis for expansion according to the user’s needs.

There are 2 voices, Gilad (Male) and Sivan (Female) that available for the Hebrew Language pack.

 

Arabic

Arabic Vocabulary files are available as an add-on for the TouchChat app. The Arabic files are available in the Upgrade Store for $49.99. After purchasing and downloading the language pack, you will receive 8 Arabic Vocabulary files.

لوحة ٤

This board is adapted for users at an early stage. Each page contains four photographs taken from everyday life. The communication board consists of initial communicative intentions and expanding them into a basic vocabulary. The board is a basis for expansion and addition of pages and images tailored to a specific user.

 

لوحة ٩

The communication board presents nine symbols on each page with a single message, expression or structured sentence. Each page contains a cell that links to a function board. The function board has cells enabling the user to delete, stop speaking, go to the next page (which is linked to the same subject), and increase the volume of speech and more. The board contains a diverse vocabulary and makes use of basic conjugations based on masculine, feminine, singular and plural.

 

لوحة ١٢

This board is adapted for kindergarten generation until the primary stage. Each page contains 12 symbols or photographs. The board includes daily linguistic wealth and vocabulary for communication. It fits users with basic language level with the possibility of adding and expanding pages and symbols that fit the specific user. The board enables the user to manage a coherent and logical dialogue about life-related themes for his age.  

 

لوحة ١٥

Most pages in this board contains 15 symbols or photographs. Most cells utter the content of a word with a view to learning syntax sentences. Some cells have the potential to add variable information according to different subjects, and some cells have the potential to record contents and long verbal massages, such as life experiences from school or from home. Pages are interconnected and contain a wide linguistic wealth. Some pages contain visual scenes, which may help young users or AAC beginners.   It is possible to add pages and symbols that fit the specific user. 

 

لوحة البالغين

This board is adapted for adult users. Each page contains 16 expression of speech such as a word or sentence that enable the user to configure constructive and useful sentences. The board includes keyboard that easily enables the user to expand his vocabulary.

 

لوحة استشفاء

A communication board with 20 squares including adapted symbols and words and utterances that are suitable for inpatient situations.

 

لوحة حصة التركيز

The board contains pages that fit the morning class, while the teacher speaks about general topics and provides important information. This board is adapted for kindergarden generation till the primary stage, and enable the user to exchange verbal massages about general topics in a successful and easy way. 

 

لوحة المفاتيح مع إضافات

The board contains available keyboard, it also contains verbal expressions and questions that extensively used in the daily life, where it helps the user to communicate with others in a successful way. The board can be expanded according to the needs of every user.

 

There are 4 voices (Leila, Mehdi, Nizar, and Salma) available for puchase in the Upgrade Store.

 

Canadian French

Canadian French Vocabulary files are available as an add-on for the TouchChat app. The Canadian French files are available in the Upgrade Store for FREE. After purchasing and downloading the language pack, you will receive 4 Canadian French Vocabulary files.

MultiChat 15 French

MultiChat 15 French is a direct translation of the MultiChat 15 Student version with some grammar exceptions. There are multiple forms of communication available in this program; sentences, phrases, individual words, recordings for story-telling and visual scenes. Also included are interactive play and reading pages, social pages and a News-2-You starter page for the weekly newspaper's vocabulary. There are symbols on every button with the exclusion of several core words.

 

Épeler

Épeler is similar to the English Spelling vocabulary file. It is a QWERTY keyboard page set with four word prediction buttons and a few pre-stored phrases.

 

 

4 de base

4 de base is a French translation of the 4 Basic vocabulary file. It is a vocabulary option with 4 buttons per page for those needing minimal targets.

 

Communication Journey: Aphasie

Communication Journey: Aphasie is a French translation of the English Communication Journey: Aphasia. It is a vocabulary file containing features and vocabulary designed to support people with aphasia. It was developed by Lois Turner (SLP), Anne MacCallum (SLP) and Sarah Gauthier (SLP Assistant) in consultation with a group of speech-language pathologists who work exclusively with people with aphasia and brain injuries. All the participants work at CAYA (Communication Assistance for Youth and Adults) and the GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The framework of the file was derived from the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia from the Aphasia Institute in Toronto, Canada. The pages were created to facilitate participation in daily activities and to promote social links.

Aphasia, a disorder caused by damage to the parts of the brain where language is stored, may affect the ability to comprehend language, to express oneself, to read, or to spell and write. “Communication Journey: Aphasia” can easily be adapted for use by people with different types of aphasia and a range of cognitive levels and degrees of severity.

Symbols, photographs, visual scenes, videos or words can be used on the message, topic and script pages. Included are pages that facilitate supported communication techniques, self-advocacy, directing care, and repair of communication breakdowns. Information typically included in communication books; including pain and emotion scales, maps, templates for personal information and life stories, and schedules are also incorporated into the vocabulary file. Specialized features include variable “rate of speech” and “pause between words”.Grid size and vocabulary are easily customized to reflect and support the life experiences of the person with aphasia.

There are 4 voices (Antoine, Louise, Elise, Valentin) available for puchase in the Upgrade Store.