What if my child is not using Avaz even after repeated attempts?


Have you done the following?

1. Personalize Avaz for the child's favourites and needs. What items to add to personalize it for my child?

2. Tweak the Settings to adapt to the child's support needs:

Once you login, you can set up some of the important settings based on the child's support needs: 

How to set up some of the important Settings to begin with:  (2.15 mins video) - Pictures /screen, Home Screen and how to Search vocabulary. 


If the user has vision difficulties:

What are the settings to set up for Vision difficulties?


If the user has fine motor difficulties:

How do I set up Avaz for users with fine motor difficulties (e.g. users with CP)

Click here to see more settings options:   

Click here to see more Settings options:

What are the common Settings I can use for my child

3. Set up environment to motivate the child to communicate

Contrive situations that tempt the child into communication. Motivate your child to communicate more often, by contriving situations that provoke them to communicate. Read about Ideas to motivate communication.

TRY DIFFERENT STRATEGIES to get your child to use Avaz

If the above are done and the child is still not responding, you can try the following strategies:

1. Prompting

Try prompting the child to guide the child to the correct response - How do I prompt ? Prompting techniques

1. Modeling

Make sure you are modelling the use of Avaz that will help the child learn by observation. 

Continue to model, model, model everyday. 

2. Prompting

               Try prompting the child to guide the child to the correct response. This is not the preferred strategy; try                 to model as much as possible.                How do I prompt ? Prompting techniques    
3. Try using Low-tech version of Avaz 

You can use Avaz to create communication board that can be printed and laminated for use by the child.  How to get a low-tech version of Avaz printed?

You can use pictures in the low-tech form by creating a chart of pictures and sticking them in your rooms around the house, at a height where the child can see and touch. This will motivate them to start using pictures for communication and will make it easier to transition to the high-tech version of the same pictures. 

Using Low-tech Picture boards at home

Stuck on the door - to choose place to go to     

Food options near the dining table

Note that the above boards have only nouns. Use them with core words too.

Low tech board for Reading

Here's a sample low-tech board that you can use during story time activity, while reading stories wit  

4. Use visual schedules

Click here to know more about Visual schedules and how to use them.