I became involved with the BRIDGE Communication app in May 2021 when I was asked to help an 87 year old mom find an app to help her 54 year old nonverbal son to communicate. Her son was able to read, but due to a muscle/weakened bone condition, was unable to write or type. He uses some signs to communicate. After searching the internet and trying out some other apps, I stumbled upon the BRIDGE Communication app and ended up on a zoom meet with app creator Danielle Poletti. I think the app is exceptional. My first step was to remove all the pages and start with blank pages (beginning December 2021 a new app, the BRIDGE COMMUNICATION BUILDER APP has been made available, which comes with BLANK BOARDS). From there, I built a customized set of boards for the 54 year old. His boards included greetings and requests that he would routinely make at home, in the community at restaurants, stores, and other places he visits. His boards also included photos of his large family (he is the youngest of 7 children), their homes, and places they go to together. I also added some 2-STEP DAD JOKES that he could tell at family gatherings, as well as FUN WAYS TO SAY HI and FUN WAYS TO SAY BYE BOARDS (these boards can now be purchased in the BRIDGE COMMUNICATION APP’s IN-APP STORE).
BOARD SET MADE FOR THE COOL 54 YEAR OLD:
DAD JOKES AND FUN WAYS TO SAY HI/BYE:
BOARD SET MADE FOR A NONVERBAL
8-YEAR OLD WITH AUTISM
Using the HIDE/SHOW feature from the settings menu, tiles can be darkened to simplify a board. The field of 8 can be reduced to meet the needs of the user. In this student’s case, through talking with the father, this board set was created.
OTHER SAMPLE BOARDS … CREATE YOUR OWN…
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT!
Since December 2021 the price of the app was reduced to $2.99. By creating different usernames and passwords, you can create and have access (in the cloud) to an infinite number of boards.
If you are interested, and decide to download a BRIDGE Communication app, I recommend getting the BRIDGE Communication Builder app ($2.99!), which comes with blank boards. If you are interested, I would be happy to share with you a set of