Hearty SPIN - Solutions for People In Need, is a social enterprise that designs and develops assistive technology software that helps individuals with special needs and their families cope with their daily challenges.
Hearty SPIN uses new, affordable technologies to provide high quality learning and communication assistive technology solutions to benefit people with disabilities.
Hearty SPIN’s Picture AAC TM app, is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app that is available for Apple’s iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch devices, offering an intuitive form of visual communication using pictures.
Picture AAC app helps non-verbal, speech impaired/delayed individuals learn to express their needs and thoughts effectively with the use of picture communication. Picture AAC app can be used by children and adults with conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, intellectual disability, developmental delay, dysarthria, aphasia, apraxia, complex communication needs and other special needs.
Picture AAC was designed and developed in collaboration with several speech language pathologists, special needs educators, assistive technology experts, parents and individuals with special needs. Several doctors have recommended Picture AAC based on its quality, reliability, and helpfulness.
How it Works
Teaching communication with Picture AAC app (permission and courtesy of Montano Assistive Technology Center)
Picture AAC app is now in-use by parents, caregivers, special education teachers, speech language therapists/pathologists in 35+ countries worldwide to help individuals with speech impairment communicate effectively their daily needs, wants and thoughts. Find out more on Picture AAC app on our website or on Apple’s App Store.