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Predictable is a text based Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app designed to give a voice to someone who is unable to use their own.  The app is most useful for people who have good cognitive abilities but have lost the ability to speak due to a variety of reasons such as Motor Neurone Disease, ALS, Cerebral Palsy, a head injury or a stroke.

Predictable is now better than ever with the release of Predictable 4, which comes with a range of new features and a brand new look. Predictable will be the first iOS application in the world to contain Model Talker voices, which allow a user to create their own synthetic voice – for free – with their own accent, pitch and cadence! You can use model talker to bank your own voice, or have a friend or relative give their voice for you to use; model talker voices let you sound like yourself again .

Predictable is incredibly useful, functional and largely word oriented. The app predicts everything but the weather!

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Predictable 4 Features:  

ModelTalker
Use your own synthesised voice to communicate .

Nuance Voices
A new range of high quality voices available in a variety of different accents

Skype
Access to your Skype contacts allows you to make quick and easy calls from Predictable using your Predictable voice .

News Feed
Stay up to date with the latest news from around the world.

Multimedia Integration
Link a phrase with multimedia (Youtube videos, iTunes songs and websites)

Thematic Dictionaries
Choose between a variety of new dictionaries including: sociology, maths, physics, engineering, history, chemistry and biology

Dropbox Backup
Import and export your backups to your Dropbox account.

Dyslexia support
Turn on the dyslexia support to show the correct predictions even when spelling phonetically.

Selection of Keyboards
Choose between QWERTY, ABC and High Frequency Keyboards.

Switch Access with
iOS Compatibility

For those who have physical impairments, switch access makes it possible to communicate using Predictable without touching the screen

Word Prediction
Sophisticated word prediction engine that learns your vocabulary and predicts words for you

Social Media/E-mail
Update your social media or send an e-mail with your words and phrases

and many more...
Videos are a great way to get a feel of Predictable before purchase. From an overview of the app down to details like how to back up or send a message via email, this page will give you all you need to know about Predictable. Therapy Box will be showcasing Predictable 3 over the coming months so keep an eye on this page for new videos which will be uploaded regularly. If you want to check out all the great videos from us here at Therapy Box, head to our YouTube Channel



Predictable 4


Predictable 4 - New Features


Pairing Therapy Box Switch Box to iDevice


iOS7 Switch Access


If you would like to share your story with us contact us at info@therapy-box.co.uk or click here to fill in the form
 

Reviews

I have trialed this app with several people with physical challenges and would like to provide the following feedback:
  • Clean, visually simple layout – seems easier to visually access for many individuals compared with the iPad keyboard
  • Good variety of options to save messages such as favourites, phrases etc. which can be easily customized. Ideal for people who mainly use text to speech but want to save a limited number of messages.
  • Very simple interface to use, including the settings
  • Writing pad is a nice option for individuals with some preserved handwriting ability giving them 2 options for text input depending on situation, energy levels etc.
  • Good clear voice quality
  • Easy to use switch access
Roslyn
Speech-Language Pathologist, Torontot
 


Wow, the handwriting feature is wonderful for those who have fine motor skills but are apraxic etc. - I have been testing Predictable out and really love this feature- I can't wait until the loan iPad comes back for me to download Predictable on to it. My own 9 year old son has high functioning autism and has fine motor- he struggles with handwriting, and also breaks down verbally when frustrated/ in melt down mode- I am going to introduce this app to the special education team- I am going to see if he can use this app and primarily use the word prediction, while strengthening his fine motor skills via the handwriting feature occasionally. He can write fairly legibly, it is just very tiresome- to have the option of both text to speech and handwriting to speech is very flexible. (Will it remember my son's strange letter formations over time and get better at predicting?) Will keep exploring Predictable, I just wanted to share my initial thoughts. I love the easy to access "Emote" feature for adding expression to a comment- another very unique feature. Another huge plus- the adjustable font size. Facebook and Twitter integration- wow! I have had people asking me which apps provide this integration, lovely for the tween & adult crowd. The ability to have picture support is much appreciated also. Thanks again, a very valuable addition to both my family and the Loan Library program..
Amy Vinson Taylor
SASK Loan Device Library in San Diego
 


We are using this app with a Hearing-Impaired Student and they are already making progress and are able to better communicate with peers and adults.This is a great app for individuals with disabilities who need communication support. The emoticons are especially hilarious, and they allow the user to inject humor into synthesized speech. The interface is very easy to use and the word prediction is excellent. Thank you for offering us this product that will change the life of our student.
Karen Parris
M.S. ED. CCC-SLP,
The Pediatric Therapy Clinic in Georgia
 


The iPad has become a viable force in the world of AAC devices. It’s versatility lends itself to satisfying many communication needs to users of a variety of levels. I often recommend the TBox apps, “Predictable” and “Scene&Heard” as viable components to a comprehensive communication system. “Predictable” provides an easy to use text-based system with excellent word/grammar prediction. “Scene&Heard” supports the client in using photo journaling to set context. Families are up and running quickly, and are reporting great satisfaction with these apps.
Laurel Buell
MAEd, OTR/L
Assistive Technology Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
 

PREDICTABLE  
Please find the user guide, switch guide & FAQs to help you with most if not all of your problems.
Brochure - Download Predictable Brochure Description: images/download.gif
Switches on iOS7 - With iOS7 Switch Access you can use your switch to navigate through your entire iPad and change between apps without direct touch. Here's a guide to show you how. Description: images/download.gif
User Guide - This is where you will find from start to finish a step by step guide in using Predictable and the Predictable functions. Description: images/download.gif
Switch Guide - This guide is a step by step guide on how to use the Switch Box Interface with the Predictable app. The guide shows you from pairing the iDevice to the Switch Box, to Charging the Switch Box. Description: images/download.gif

Compatibility

Specifications

  • ModelTalker allows you to use your own synthesised voice to communicate *NEW*
  • High quality Nuanace Voices (14 new voices in total) with a range of accents *NEW*
  • News Feed to keep up with the latest news from around the world *NEW*
  • Access to your Skype contacts allows you to make quick and easy calls from Predictable using your Predictable voice*NEW*
  • Accessible via Bluetooth Switch Box, and up to 2 switches (compatible with Therapy Box Switch Box and RJ Cooper Switch Interface)
  • Sophisticated word prediction engine that learns your vocabulary to influence the prediction options
  • Saves your frequently used phrases in category folders
  • Use the whole screen as a Switch during "scanning" mode ("Touch Anywhere" mode)
  • Adjustable scanning settings for Auto Scan or User Scan.
  • Choice of voices (including US English, British English, Australian English, Spanish, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian)
  • View your recently used phrases in "History" view
  • Input via handwriting
  • Update Facebook (direct access mode only)
  • Update Twitter (directly access mode only)
  • Compose and send E-mails
  • Compose and send SMS (available on iPhones or iPad’s with 3G capability)
  • Import your e-mail contacts via iTunes
  • Add Emoticons to add laughter, crying or whistling to your message
  • Choose to Publish option for 1:1 discrete conversations
  • Backup your phrases to your computer
  • Adjust the pronunciation of the words to suit your needs/accent.
  • Option of auditory feedback for all keys and buttons in Predictable, (this is useful for those who need audio confirmation e.g. visually impaired or those with dyslexia)
  • Use the "Clear" button to delete the last letter, the last word or the entire message.
  • Hide/Show WritePad or Favourites Button
  • Keyboard CAPS ON/OFF  
  • Favourites Folder  
  • Custom Bell Alert Option  
  • Disable access for Emote  
  • Save History for Privacy control  
  • Alert Message Delay  
  • Quick Exit for Scanning  
  • Speak and Pause Speech Output  
  • Highlight Opacity  
  • Cursor
  • Copy & Paste Function
  • The ability to record your own or others voices
  • Option to hide the settings button
  • Multi-tasking enabled  
  • Clear after speak
  • Key Hold Time Delay
  • Speak when highlighted
  • Double Tap to Select
  • Dictionary
  • Increase or decrease font size
  • integration of iOS7 voices for even more choice
  • iOS 7 switch scanning compatible
  • AirPrint enabled
  • Dyslexia spelling support in word prediction 
  • Choice of theme colours for the text box for personalisation
  • Ability to delete multiple phrases in your phrase bank at one time
  • Speak each word after pressing the space bar or when choosing it from the word prediction strip for auditory reinforcement
  • Speak after cursor to adjust what part of the message is to be spoken
  • Dropbox backup
  • Hide alert bell option
  • Record your own bell or alert
  • Record your own emoticons 
  • Highlight each word as spoken for visual feedback
  • CE Certified

User Interface:

  • Large spaces between Speak and Clear buttons, reducing the risk of accidental clearing of messages
  • High Contrast background in the "Categories" section for improved ease of use
  • Scrollable phrases in each category
  • One touch voice output for phrases stored in "Categories", "Phrase Bank" or "History"
  • Choose the order of phrases saved in your "Categories", "Phrase bank" and "History"
  • This Application is also included in our Bundles, click here to see our bundles.

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"We are using this app with a Hearing-Impaired Student and they are already making progress and are able to better communicate with peers and adults.This is a great app for individuals with disabilities who need communication support. The emoticons are especially hilarious, and they allow the user to inject humor into synthesized speech. The interface is very easy to use and the word prediction is excellent. Thank you for offering us this product that will change the life of our student."

Karen Parris
M.S. ED. CCC-SLP,
The Pediatric Therapy Clinic in Georgia

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