It’s a very large app so make sure you have plenty of free space and a strong Wi Fi connection before downloading: Pathways for Core First by Tobii Dynavox LLC, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pathways-for-core-first/id1187433636? Tobii Dynavox has finally started an official Facebook group for users and several of their staff are quick to answer questions & troubleshoot issues: https://
fref=ts How to sync between the Indi & an i Pad: https://m.facebook.com/groups/127748650590859? If you are a SLP that frequently does AAC evals and makes purchasing recommendations, then many other AAC app developers will provide you with a free promo code for their app so you would be able to trial it with patients.
I put quite a bit of time and effort into liking and sharing posts from app developers pages, announcing when they have app sales and even doing reviews and hosting giveaways for them on my blog and social media sites.
Some app developers may require proof of you being a SLP (keep in mind that they may have received numerous requests for a free app from parents or AAC users).
Feel pretty tech-geeky spending evenings and weekends doing this but it’s worth it to have access to lots of AAC options that then result in good AAC matches for the kids I serve. Here is an alphabetical list of AAC apps that I have gotten by going through this process and the way(s) I contacted those app developers. Most AAC apps are very large so I always suggest that SLPs get an i Pad with the largest memory you can afford.
The upside is you have access to premium page sets too.
The downside is it’s annoying that it only allows you to have one i Pad logged on at a time.
How can you do a true feature-match when you don’t have all the features?
Many SLPs see the prices in the App Store and assume they would have to personally purchase apps or try to get their facility or school to do so.