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InnerVoice is the simplest and most engaging way to learn communication skills


our mission


We at InnerVoice are dedicated to improving quality of life for people who struggle with communication challenges. We believe that the current technology is ready but underutilized and that communication can be mastered if people are provided with the right tools.

We make those tools.


unbelievable engagement


InnerVoice Unreal is the only tool on the market that uses highly researched facial expression technology and cutting-edge speech animation to teach speech, language, literacy, and social communication skills -- and it can also be used as an augmentative and assistive communication (AAC) device!

learn through video modeling

Choose an animated 3D avatar and customize its numerous features so that it meets your unique needs. Watch the avatars capture your attention as they teach speech, language, literacy, and social communication skills.

share your feelings with others


Touching the emojis and typing a message makes the avatars express emotions, using highly realistic facial expressions and speech articulation. Use the avatars to help you learn emotions or to expand how you communicate…you choose!

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


Use pictures and videos from your device's camera 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.

practice literacy skills 


InnerVoice features a variety of key phonics concepts. You can also practice fluency by reading along with an avatar. Video stories can also help with comprehension by displaying text, read aloud by an avatar, while a video demonstrates abstract concepts.

imitate precise articulation movements


InnerVoice teaches through demonstration: motor planning skills can be improved through observation,  imitation, and repetition. By zooming into the articulators, your child can learn how to say words and phrases for themselves.



Strengthen the connection between written and spoken words — watch the avatar’s words scroll across the screen in sync with its speech, allowing you to see the connection between written...


Color Coding


Use color to help organize vocabulary so that users can locate specific messages quickly and efficiently. Research has shown that the use of color can have a positive effect on...


Data Collection


How do you know if your child is making progress from a specific therapy? The only way to really know is by collecting data. Data collection should occur on a...


Backup and Restore


Save your work — ensure that all customizations are safe from accidental deletions or crashes.



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InnerVoice: Smart Education


We've just released a new, FERPA-compliant version of InnerVoice for classrooms, clinics, and other protected settings. 

Sharing Locked


For the FERPA-compliant version of InnerVoice, we have locked out the sharing feature to protect student and patient privacy.

Easy Delete


All user data can be easily deleted via the settings menu. No pictures, audio, or settings will be stored locally.

Updated Privacy Policy


Privacy policies have been updated to show data usage and storage protocols.

Available for individual sale and through the Volume Purchase Program. Get it on the App Store today.



Neuro-Typical Development


From a very young age, neurotypical children learn social, cognitive, and communicative abilities from their primary caregivers by listening to speech and looking at faces. Recognizing, interpreting, and mimicking their...


Display of Affect


According to current research, children with ASD tend to display different neuro-anatomical characteristics such as slow-developing mirror neuron activity and hypostimulation of the fusiform gyrus (Kanvvisher et al., 1999; Pierce...


Joint Attention


First, joint attention occurs when two separate individuals share focus on an object, activity, or event — but it involves initiating and responding to bids to share attention. To initiate...




Eye Gaze


Baron-Cohen (1991) speculates that the innate ability to spontaneously reference an interesting object, event, or person in the world — using proto-declarative pointing (think of a one-year-old pointing at a...


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Our Promise

To our users, students, their parents, and their teachers, InnerVoice is a powerful, researched and engaging learning tool for developing communication and speech. Our years of direct interaction and scientific expertise allows us to harness the familiar technology of mobile devices and channel it into a fun and creative learning experience.

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the kids only responded to innervoice

We used TouchChat and Proloquo2go — but the kids wouldn’t touch them.

– Teacher User

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Lois Jean Brady


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).

Career accomplishments include winner of three Autism Hackathons, Benjamin Franklin Award for Apps for Autism, and an Ursula Award for Autism Today TV. In addition to Apps for Autism, she has co-authored Speech in Action and Speak, Move, Play and Learn with Children on the Autism Spectrum. She has authored two professional development courses on the topics of technology and animal-assisted therapy. Lois gives international presentations to both family members and fellow professionals at conventions and seminars on autism and technology. She is currently researching and developing engaging, multi-sensory products to enhance communication, attention, social cognition, and quality of life for individuals with autism.


Matthew Guggemos


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.

Notably, Matthew received the 2013 Mensa Intellectual Benefits to Society Award for his design contributions to InnerVoice. He was director of research on a 2015 National Science Foundation Small Business Innovative Research Grant , which provided the emotional communication technology for InnerVoice.




Why InnerVoice is Replacing Pictures with Universal Symbols: Emojis and Text


Most communication systems for people with autism use visual symbols. When learning how to use words, pictures are vital supports.


Cognitive Dissonance and Excessive Screen Time’s Negative Effects on Language Development


In 1957, social psychologist, Leon Festinger, described a phenomenon known as cognitive dissonance. This theory suggests that we have an...

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