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DAESSY - Wheelchair Mounting Systems. BJLive! 6 Non-QWERTY Keyboard Layouts. How did the keys on your keyboard wind up in the QWERTY configuration?

6 Non-QWERTY Keyboard Layouts

You can thank Christopher Latham Sholes. He was a typewriter inventor who used a top row layout of letters eerily similar to today’s QWERTY set-up for his Sholes & Gilden Typewriter. That design was sold to the Remington Typewriter company in 1873, which tweaked the design slightly to one we largely see today. But not everyone uses QWERTY keyboards! Here are six alternative layouts. Wikimedia Commons There are some quirky QWERTY layouts that use largely the same base as Sholes’ original keyboard adapted by Remington, but switch a few keys.

As its name suggests, it switches Q for A and W for Z in the top line. Wikimedia Commons QWERTZ is another slight tweak on the tried-and-tested QWERTY layout. 3. Wikimedia Commons Though Dvorak may sound like another string of letters, it’s in fact the surname of this keyboard layout’s inventor, August Dvorak. Welcome to the AAC Institute Website. Www.aacinstitute.org/Resources/ProductsandServices/PeRT/040615GeneralCoreVocabulary.txt. Lesson Plans. Core-word-lesson-plans.pdf. Evaluation-ideas-dynavox-compass-navbar-master-page-pagesets-young-child-child-ages.pdf. Strategies for Teaching Yes and No - Speech Buddy - Speech Therapy. By Holly F.

Strategies for Teaching Yes and No - Speech Buddy - Speech Therapy

Source: mommykatandkids.com Though it might seem as though your child communicates “no” all the time (maybe he protests, maybe she runs away, he might sign “all done”), teaching children with language impairments to express the words, “yes” and “no” can sometimes be a challenge in speech therapy. These two simple words can carry a conversation. By being able to answer these questions a child can describe preferences, answer questions, and clearly express their wants and needs.

It is an important part of development and often challenging in the toddler years when everything seems like a “nooo!” Different Types of Yes/No Questions There are many different types of yes/no questions, and knowing the difference between them is essential for teaching. 1.) These are questions that ask you to confirm or reject something being offered using yes/no. 2.)

These are questions that ask you to confirm or reject a statement about something. Response Types. Firefly - Posturally supportive and clinically focused products. Supports for language learning. As clinicians, we frequently ask ourselves how we can help AAC learners become fluent with their core vocabulary words.

Supports for language learning

A big part of the answer can be summed up in a word: Focus. The more we focus on those words, the more we can impact learning. There are lots of things competing for our attention, though, and sometimes we get distracted. Then it came to us: Visual supports work for SLP’s, too! When we saw another blogger post visual supports for sight word reading, we knew the idea had prAACtical application. Then, post the grid of the month where you will see it as a way to remind yourself to: Use aided language input and model these words for the learners using their AAC systems.Elicit these 12 words in everyday routines.Develop practice activities, like hiding the symbols in a sensory tub or playing LottoLook for them in songs and chants.

Hope you enjoy your ‘Year of Core Words.” Be Sociable, Share! Tags: core vocabulary, download About the Author. Patented system of Dynamic Head Support for people with loss of head control. iPhone and iPad Apps For Speech Development. As we all know, technology has become a part of our daily lives. iPad and iPhone application developers have created both motivating and meaningful applications that target many of the areas within the speech and language discipline.

iPhone and iPad Apps For Speech Development

The apps are multisensory; they tap into the senses of sight, sound and touch. The high resolution graphics used in the apps are visually appealing to all children. While there are TONS of applications out there, here are a few apps that can be used to improve and/or maintain vocabulary, articulation, pragmatic and language skills. Autism, Parenting and Being. Online Switch Activities (for Special Needs) HelpKidzLearn. New device makes wheelchairs obsolete. Матрица общения. Www.abilitynet.org.uk/playni/documents/Freedownloadableswitchaccesssoftware.pdf. Partner Augmented Input - Instructional Video. Classroom Suite Activity Exchange. Start-to-Finish Start. KidsClick! Web Search. Free Online OCR - convert scanned PDF and images to Word, JPEG to Word. Don Johnston Assistive Technology.

Accessible Books and Periodicals for Readers with Print Disabilities - Bookshare - Accessible Books for Individuals with Print Disabilities. Course: Echo Smartpen 101. Inclusive TLC - APPlicator - switch interface. InclusiveTLC is a major educational supplier of assistive technology products.

Inclusive TLC - APPlicator - switch interface

Our extensive worldwide knowledge and experience in the special needs arena has brought together an excellent range of assistive technology solutions. Latest Products. SEN Switcher. SENSwitcher is a suite of programs designed to help teach early ICT skills to people with profound and multiple learning difficulties, those who need to develop skills with assistive input devices and very young children new to computers.

SEN Switcher

SEN Switcher is an online switch enabled application which targets ICT skills from purely experiential through cause and effect, switch building, timed activation, targeting and row scanning. SENSwitcher has been designed as a progressive teaching and assessment tool and is accompanied by an 18 page set of teachers notes together with assessment records, developmental skills progression models and small step checklists linked to the QCA P Levels for ICT.

The program is available FREE to teachers, parents, care workers, if fact anyone who wants to use it. Camera Mouse. "Augmentative and alternative communication in autism: A comparison of " by Miriam Chacon Boesch. iPhone/iPad Apps for AAC. iPad for Teaching & Learning. Annual Conference. The most practical, practitioner-driven AT conference in North America!

Annual Conference

This year's conference builds on a tradition of providing a comprehensive examination of the most current uses of technology by persons with disabilities and the professionals who work with them. Topics will cover a broad spectrum of technology as it is being applied to all disabilities and age groups in education, rehabilitation, vocation, and independent living. Come and learn, first-hand, about the products and best AT practices and strategies by and for teachers, therapists, clinicians, parents and end users alike. 32nd Annual Closing The Gap Conference Minneapolis, MN.

Best iPhone Apps: Favorite Apps 4 Children w/ Special Needs (June2011) by ThumbArcade. Check out appoLearning.com, because your kids deserve the very best educational apps!

Best iPhone Apps: Favorite Apps 4 Children w/ Special Needs (June2011) by ThumbArcade

ThumbArcade says: These are the Top 10 Apps as voted on by the passionate and very loyal Facebook community of Gary James from www.A4CWSN.com. ThumbArcade's picks. Implementation Toolkit. AAC and Speech Devices from PRC. Read&Write GOLD Features for Mac. Recorded Online Training. TalkItt. Educreations.