Learn from yourself

InnerVoice is a thoroughly researched, award-winning communication app for children with autism that teaches social communication skills, using engaging animated 3-D avatars of themselves, characters, or favorite toys. The possibilities are endless.
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Learn from your photos through video modeling

Choose a picture of a face to create an animated 3D avatar. Watch the avatars capture your attention as they teach speech, language, and social communication skills.

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Share your feelings with others

Touching the emojis and typing a message makes the avatars express emotions through facial expressions and tone of voice. Use the avatars to help you learn emotions or to expand how you communicate...you choose!

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Forget about motionless icons and pictures: learn action words in the moment

Use Giphy’s GIFs, Apple’s Bounce and Loop videos, or the camera’s Slo-Mo footage as tools to demonstrate how the avatars’ words can describe movements and other concepts. See the relationships shared among words, movements, facial expressions, and speech -- making learning both captivating and understandable.

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What People Say

Love it

Just programming more into InnerVoice. Love it. My student has used this for years. I plan to teach her how to program it so she can create her own personal folders. Thank you for this amazing program.

Verna B.

2018-06-07T14:07:40+00:00

Verna B.

Just programming more into InnerVoice. Love it. My student has used this for years. I plan to teach her how to program it so she can create her own personal folders. Thank you for this amazing program.

It’s very much worth it!

Loving the app! I really like the combinations of words you can do with this app. It's very much worth it!

Mike A.

2018-06-07T14:10:12+00:00

Mike A.

Loving the app! I really like the combinations of words you can do with this app. It's very much worth it!

He’s flying with it!

Awesome app guys my lad 10 who's largely non verbal just told me "I am hungry" and typed "pancakes."   He's flying with it!

Vicky C.

2018-06-07T14:08:33+00:00

Vicky C.

Awesome app guys my lad 10 who's largely non verbal just told me "I am hungry" and typed "pancakes."   He's flying with it!

InnerVoice


InnerVoice is an easy-to-use, engaging iPad and iPhone communication tool that teaches speech, language, and social communication skills for people with autism.

Designed by speech-language pathologists, certified autism specialists, assistive technology specialists, and educators, InnerVoice is the most effective tool for non-verbal learners, parents, teachers, therapists — or people with no disabilities: InnerVoice makes communication available to anyone.

InnerVoice can work like a typical speech-generating communication device: letting your thoughts and feelings be heard and understood by others. Unlike traditional communication systems, though, InnerVoice combines facial expressions, emotions, written words, and actions with speech, providing a complete multi-sensory learning experience. You can even share your words with others by making videos of the avatars speaking your message: post your thoughts to social media, send a text message — it’s up to you!

Choose an avatar from a library of faces, use a photo of your student, or one of their favorite characters, and watch them come alive in the app! Avatars move, emote and, most importantly, speak! Watching a face that the learner connects with helps increase imitation and engagement, and it’s a lot of fun, too.

App Features

  • InnerVoice has full, native support for both English and Spanish.
  • SPEAK: tap the mouth or the speech bubble and hear the avatar say your words aloud.
  • SHARE: your avatar will deliver any message to friends, family or social media.
  • ACTION: add actions to any button to represent verbs, emotions, and concepts by using GIFs, powered by GIPHY, or Apple’s Bounce, Loop, or slow-motion videos.
  • SEE YOURSELF: take a photo of yourself, a toy, a drawing, and watch it come to life.
  • EMOTE: make facial expressions on your avatar’s face: happiness, sadness, or anger.
  • CUSTOMIZE: create new buttons and edit layouts with ease, using SmartySymbols, photos, videos, or GIFs: the simple button-editing system can add a pre-recorded or text-to-speech label to your buttons.
  • SAVE YOUR WORK: ensure that all customizations are safe from accidental deletions or crashes.
  • WATCH: the avatar’s words scroll across the screen in sync with its speech, allowing you to see the connection between written and spoken language.
  • WRITE: download MyScript Stylus keyboard, handwrite your message, and watch your writing appear as text, as the avatars read it aloud.

Background


A NewSchools Venture-funded, National Science Foundation SBIR-funded, Autism Speaks-funded and Mensa award-winning app, InnerVoice unlocks your ability to communicate through its unique, entertaining, and engaging combination of iTherapy, LLC research and design; NeoSpeech text-to-speech software; and MotionPortrait, Inc facial recognition and animation software.

InnerVoice is designed by iTherapy, LLC, a company of speech-language pathologists, certified autism specialists, and educators who work with people with autism, dyslexia, and other communication disorders.

InnerVoice teaches communication using a unique patent-pending process called Multi-Sensory Semiotics: which pairs sensory stimuli — anything from movements, touch, or sound — with auditory symbols (words), visual symbols (text), or gestural symbols (sign language).

About Us

Lois Jean Brady

M.A., CCC-SLP, CAS, AT

Chief Executive Officer, iTherapy

Lois Jean Brady has over 25 years of experience as a practicing speech-language pathologist, assistive technology specialist and Certified Autism Specialist (CAS). Lois is a proud board member for California Communications Access Foundation (CCAF) and Board of Advisors for International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES).

Matthew Guggemos

M.S. CCC-SLP, CAS,

Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Matthew Guggemos is the co-founder and chief technology officer of iTherapy. He is also a speech-language pathologist, certified autism specialist, researcher, and a drummer. Matthew’s design ideas are guided by his professional background as a speech-language pathologist and inspired by his own research into skill mastery.

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