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Why I created APP2Speak speaking app.

My Background

I am a Speech Language Pathologist certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA). For more than 39 years, I’ve enjoyed helping people connect with the world through speech and communication.

Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to work with many clients in a variety of environments. It has been my pleasure to assist them in returning to their daily routines as quickly as possible.

How APP2Speak Was Born

Throughout my career, I’ve created hundreds of speech boards and have used numerous technological devices and apps, all designed to help people who are living with speech and communication impairments communicate more effectively. While each of these products individually had merit, they each also had their barriers. The speech boards were helpful but limited. Many of  the devices and apps were too complicated to use and cost prohibitive. Others provided symbols based or icons which my clients did not understand. After an exhaustive search, I realized such a product did not exist.

My brother and I were having a simple smart phone app developed as a tribute to our father. This was when I had my “aha moment”. I needed to be the one to take on the challenge of developing an intuitive, photo-based, and reasonably priced speaking app/Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) application that my clients could use. APP2Speak was born!

What Makes APP2Speak Different

I drew on my vast experience to design and create APP2Speak app to ensure it would be the best AAC app available. It is photo-based, easy-to-use and cost effective. APP2Speak is fully customizable. You can easily integrate your own photos, take a photo within the app and record a familiar voice for personalization. The simple act of touching a photo allows users to convey a short phrase, sentence, or even a complex story. The preset photo pages and text-to-speech feature enables immediate speech and communication.

Thank You to Everyone Who Made This Fantastic Adventure Possible

To my husband, son, software developer, and all of my clients, I would like to express my “Millions of Thank Yous.” To my wonderful family, it is your support that has given me the determination and perseverance to continue on this journey. To my developer, your guidance and passion for this project has truly been invaluable. To my clients, I thank all of you for allowing me the opportunity to come into your lives and share in your journey to enhance your connection with the world.

I Welcome Your Feedback

It is my hope that someone you know can find their voice with APP2Speak. I believe APP2Speak  is the best AAC app (speaking app) for enabling people living with speech and communication impairments to become more independent and better connected with their world.

I welcome any feedback or comments you may have. We are continually working to improve and refine APP2Speak. Your input helps to make APP2Speak the best it can be.

Thank you,

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Gina Baldwin, M.S., CCC-SLP

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