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Communication Skills Games. Do2Learn: Educational Resources for Special Needs. Communication games to understand communication concepts. On this page we will be looking at communication games which are training games to understand non-verbal communication.

Communication games to understand communication concepts

The two training games that we will be looking at are: Catching the chicken Non-verbal Introduction (New - see below) Refer to the Training Games page for some basic rules on facilitation Let's now look at the first of the training games. Training Game Communication 1: 'Catching the chicken'. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Let's now look at the second communication game or training game. Communication Game 2: 'Non-verbal introduction'. In this training game the participants are sitting in a circle. The participants are made to pair up with the person sitting next to them. After everybody has done that, they are asked to introduce their partner to the group. There will be some very funny moments as well as shouts of triumph as participants guess correctly the interesting facts about the members of their group.

Sites for Communication. SchoolMessenger. HomeworkNOW.com - easily communicate school alerts, homework, and classroom information with parents and students via website, iphone, ipad, android apps, Facebook, Twitter, email, RSS, text messages and more! Hearing Aids. Technology for Hearing Impaired: Students Who are Hearing impaired Can Benefit from New Technologies. Technology has allowed students who are Deaf and Hearing Impaired to join the mainstreamed classroom much more easily than in the past.

Technology for Hearing Impaired: Students Who are Hearing impaired Can Benefit from New Technologies

Previously, an interpreter was necessary for a deaf child to function in the classroom, and a hearing aid was the only technology for those who were hard of hearing. The accommodation afforded to the student with a hearing impairment was to have him or her sit where he or she could see the teacher. Now, many of the technologies that are becoming increasingly available in the classroom are suitable for adaptation for hearing impaired (HI) students. Additionally, many newer technologies have become accessible and provided through the school that enhance an HI student’s educational program. Assistive Technologies One such technology that is now available is an Assistive Listening System. Another similar device is an FM transmitter, which works in conjunction with the student’s hearing aid.

Visualizing Texts. SMART Boards for Education Interactive Whiteboards for the Classroom. Videos - Complete SMART Board Tutorial. Virtual Worlds for Kids - Safe Kids Chat Rooms - Fun Games for Girls and Boys - Action Adventure Games for Kids - KidsCom.com. Speech synthesis. Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous people using speech synthesis to communicate Speech synthesis is the artificial production of human speech.

Speech synthesis

A computer system used for this purpose is called a speech synthesizer, and can be implemented in software or hardware products. A text-to-speech (TTS) system converts normal language text into speech; other systems render symbolic linguistic representations like phonetic transcriptions into speech.[1] The quality of a speech synthesizer is judged by its similarity to the human voice and by its ability to be understood clearly. Assistive Technology in Education/Autistic. Assistive Technologies for Non-communicative Students[edit] Introduction[edit] Bob Williams (2000) expressed, “The silence of speechlessness is never golden.

Assistive Technology in Education/Autistic

We all need to communicate and connect with each other….It is a basic human need, a basic human right” (Dell, Newton & Petroff, 2008, p. 88).[1] This page will provide guidance on how to build sustainable uses of assistive technologies in schools to assist the communication of students and adults with disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, developmental disabilities, or apraxia. With the recent advances in assistive technology, there are new possibilities available to enhance the quality of the lives of all students.

With the advent of speech generating devices (SGD) and an array of Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) approaches, educators and families now have new tools to enhance the learning of all students. When to Start? Happy child and AAC user. Accessibility in Windows 7. PlainTalk. PlainTalk is the collective name for several speech synthesis (MacInTalk) and speech recognition technologies developed by Apple Inc.

PlainTalk

Software[edit] Amazon Kindle. Naming and evolution[edit] The Kindle name was devised by branding consultant Michael Cronan who was asked by Lab 126 to name the product.

Amazon Kindle

Cronan and partner Karin Hibma suggested Kindle, meaning to light a fire.[3] They felt this was an apt metaphor for reading and intellectual excitement.[4] Kindle hardware has evolved from the original Kindle introduced in 2007 and a Kindle DX line (with a larger screen) introduced in 2009. The range now includes devices with a keyboard (Kindle Keyboard), devices with touch-sensitive screens (Kindle Paperwhite), a tablet computer with a reader app and a color display (Kindle Fire), and a low-priced model with an on-screen keyboard (Kindle). In the last three months of 2010, Amazon announced that in the United States, their e-book sales had surpassed sales of paperback books for the first time.[10]