CoughDrop is designed to be a user-friendly augmentative and alternative communication app. When you first create an account you will be prompted to progress through the CoughDrop Getting Started Tool which will help you adjust settings and preferences in your account to fit your needs. The Getting Started Tool will also give you some brief instructions on how CoughDrop works and what you can do to get to know the program.
You can reach the Getting Started Tool at any time through this link or by navigating to your CoughDrop dashboard page. Just hit "extras" option from the menu on the screen.
Select "learn and setup" to launch the getting started wizard for your account.
You can go through the getting started tutorial for your own account or choose to get started with the account of someone you supervise.
If you are a CoughDrop organization manager, you can use the getting started tutorial on behalf of anyone within your organization.
Quick Start Walk Through
This Quick Start walkthrough will highlight many of the primary functions in CoughDrop to help you get to know some program basics. Click through the guide to find what you need and you can tap on the support article link for more information on that topics.
Getting started with CoughDrop AAC video tutorial
CoughDrop has a couple of implementation videos that may help as you start to get to know the program. One is a shorter video (about 10 minutes) designed for parents working with a school SLP which gives some basic information about getting started with the program. You can find that here:
Getting Started with CoughDrop AAC for Parents & Schools
The second video is a longer and more in-depth introduction to CoughDrop with a deeper look into features and options to support communicators and teams.
New to AAC?
Not sure how to support a new or budding AAC user? It's normal to be unsure at first. This document will walk you through some basic steps that anyone can take to encourage and engage AAC users. This is a GREAT place to start.
Pair CoughDrop with a dedicated device
CoughDrop pairs beautifully with a dedicated speech device like those available through Forbes AAC. Forbes also has a quick start guide available for those using CoughDrop. You can find that option here.
Quickstart Guide for CoughDrop