Following a request on Linked In for suitable apps to help autistic children communicate, I thought I would gather together some of the suggestions here.
I suggested speechbox which I haven’t had the chance to use but it certainly looks interesting
http://www.speechboxapp.com/ I must say, it does look good value in comparison to some of the recommendations.
Bitsboard https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/bitsboard-education-games/id516842210?mt=8 and apparently it is free.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jmitchell/social-blindness-app-for-aspergers-and-autism this is an app to help ‘social blindness’
This app was highly recommended by a parent but it’s rather expensive http://myvoiceaac.com/app/talkrocketgo/
http://www.speakforyourself.org/#iPad This is one of the more expensive apps!
Talking tiles also works on computer. The app appears to be free. There is also a subscription service which provides extra resources. This can be tried out on a 15 day free subscription. http://mozzaz.com/index.php/products/talkingtiles#gkTaba-5
This will open up a pdf document which contains a list of suitable apps for children with autism http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/styles/iidc/defiles/IRCA/Apps%20Handout.pdf
This will bring you to Jane Farrell who has reviewed apps to support communication. They are listed alphabetically and are given up to a 3 star rating. http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/iphoneipad-apps-for-aac
There is quite a lot out there, good luck with your search and I hope this has been of some use.