Personalize TalkingTILES – make it just the way you like it!

When you download the TalkingTILES app you are automatically provided with three speech pages: Home, Feelings, and School.  You can edit these pages and add more speech pages simply by clicking on the edit icon in the top right corner three times until you are in “Run Mode.”

By using the Edit, Swap, Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, and Help buttons along the top you can move around the tiles, change their pictures and words, and add new tiles.  While the symbol library is quite extensive, it doesn’t always have exactly what you want – like a picture of your Aunt Milly or a picture of your dog Gus.  TalkingTILES allows for you to download photos from your computer so that you can have the images that are personal to you appear.  

Other custom touches that you can add to your TalkingTILES app are the ability to connect a tile to a website, upload a video, and record your own voice.  With the touch of a tile, you can link right from your app to educational games.  

Just like pictures, videos can also be uploaded.  Having an audio-visual reminder of something can be quite effective.  Recordings of speech or physical exercises can help the user see and hear exactly what they are to be doing rather than following a long list of written instructions that can be misinterpreted.

The voice of a familiar person can also be recorded, putting a final personalized touch on your TalkingTILES app.  When editing a tile, simply hitting the “Record” option will allow you to do this.

Now that you have all these ways to customize tiles, you can implement them into personalized speech pages. Create pages specific to your needs.  For example, you could create a page called “About Me” that provides such information as the user’s name, address, phone number, family members, and doctor’s name as shown in the image below. 

Other ideas of pages you could create are Food, Things at Home, Things at School, Things you want to do or places you want to go. Speech pages can also be made in routines for a child such as brushing teeth or bedtime.  The options really are endless!!

We always enjoy learning about the ways our customers are using TalkingTILES.  Share your story on how you’ve been able to personalize your TalkingTILES apps by sending us an email at

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