Our Team

Since 2013 Appropo Software, LLC has been on the tip of the iceberg developing Speech Recognition for Early Language Learners and children with autism.

Nea Hanscomb, CEO & Founder, produced a game app called Sayin’ It Sam for children like her son with speech disorders to supplement the existing therapies available to treat Apraxia.

Nea graduated from the University of CA, San Diego with a B.A. in Communications/Visual Arts. She has over 35 years’ experience in graphic design and 15 years in ABA research. She is not only a producer but a consumer of apps for her son with severe autism.

Nea met Zachary Rubin, Ph.D. while searching for a software solution to protect children’s privacy. He earned his thesis working on an app very similar to hers, at the Assistive Technology Lab at UC Santa Cruz.

Zach is currently teaching at Renton Technical College in Washington State. He has 16 years’ experience in Games, 12 years in Speech Recognition and 9 years in Assistive Technology.

Jose Miranda is from San Salvador, El Salvador, where he works as an software developer. He has 8 years of experience in apps, games and web development. He graduated from the Universidad Don Bosco with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science. He has worked with Beyond Games in San Francisco and Portico in California.

Together Nea, Zach and Jose are delivering COPPA compliant Speech Recognition to children who need it.


Nea Hanscomb
CEO & Founder
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Zachary Rubin, Ph.D.
Director of Speech Development
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Jose Miranda

Jose Miranda
Software Developer
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