Here is a great iPhone/iPad app that has an amazing back story (please read it!). But what does it do? It helps people with speech impairment (emerging communication skills and developmental delays) communicate with others.
Essentially, this app allows caregivers to take pictures, and associate phrases to go with them. Every picture becomes a button on the app. Whenever a person with speech impairment wants to convey a certain message (“I want to drink water”, “I want to go out and play”), they push a certain button on the app that goes with the action to be performed. Pushing the button plays the associated audio message, and informs the caregiver.
This app is available in the iTunes store for $6.99.