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iPhone/iPad Apps for AAC

iPhone/iPad Apps for AAC
Home Support Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) Looking for the Apps for AAC list by Jane Farrall? It is now hosted on the Jane Farrall Consulting website What is AAC? AAC stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication and it relates to all the tools and strategies that we use with people who have little or no speech. AAC tools can be low-tech options, such as symbol boards and communication books, as well as no-tech options such as Key Word Signing. With so many AAC apps available through the App Store, the Spectronics Consultancy Team would like to provide you with some tips and tools to help you find the right app. Top tips for successful AAC implementation: Choosing the right AAC app When considering AAC apps, you may want to consider: For more information and tools to help you match the right features for AAC apps, check out this blogpost App feature matching: an essential step. Spectronics APPraised AAC Apps Proloquo2Go Top 5 Features: Website links: Touch Chat Sonoflex TapSpeak Sequence

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Apps for Autism Everyone working with Individuals with Autism can see the amazing potential, and opportunities that successful use of an iPad can bring. And I am sure we are facing some of the same challenges. Finding the time to set the iPad up properly and integrate it across environments. And how can we make sure that our team can access the right training, so it is being used, modeled and integrated effectively? How do we balance it with the other effective learning and communication strategies and technologies already being used? 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! 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

50 really useful iPad tips and tricks With great new features like two video cameras, a faster processor and a Retina display, the new iPad is the world's best tablet device. It's also fully capable of running the latest version of Apple's iOS operating system and great apps like iMovie and GarageBand. Here we present 50 really useful iPad tips. How to Create Courses with Learnist + other open Learning- & Collaboration Tools Social bookmarking websites enhance and improve the learning experience by encouraging group collaboration and making organizing and saving web resources faster and easier for students. Social bookmarking services offer greater scope for research, integration, and collaboration compared to the more traditional bookmarking applications such as browsers, which offer limited functionality. Among social bookmarking services, Diigo has features and functions that make it useful for the classroom, giving instructors tools for setting up groups of students, highlighting key information, and commenting. Classroom collaboration is an area that benefits directly from today’s Internet experience in that students can develop their potential for learning by becoming more actively involved. Indeed, they can learn to approach and solve problems by collaborating with other students and their teachers. Social bookmarking websites give them opportunities to discover and organize information.

Books and Products // Paula Kluth: Toward Inclusive Classrooms and Communities We Thought You'd Never Ask: Voices of People With Autism (DVD) In this revealing documentary, you will meet Barbara, Stephen, Kathy, Jamie, Sue, & Jenn, six adults with autism labels. They address questions such as “What is autism?”; “What is good about autism?”

Riverwalk School iPad Resources There are many reasons for using an iPad. We have found that an iPad - Encourages and promotes active personalised learning It stimulates pupil engagement, attention and interaction It encourages active communication Ease of access – it is good for pupils with poor fine motor control as they are still able to activate the screen, it is portable and can be placed in the correct position for individual pupils to use The back lit screen is very important for pupils who have visual impairment It is flexible as it does not need too be plugged into the mains It allows instant feedback via video and photos It is very motivating and fun to use Apps range from basic to complex enabling pupils of all levels.

Annual Conference The most practical, practitioner-driven AT conference in North America! 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.

50 really useful iPad 2 tips and tricks An absolute gem of an article by John Brandon and Graham Barlow from MacLife on 30th March over at TechRadar. This is going to become my iPad manual from here on in. Customised iPads for all iPad 2 tips and original iPad tips - get 'em here! With great new features like two video cameras, a faster processor and a thinner design, the iPad 2 is the world's best tablet device. 46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students We try our best to keep our thumb on the pulse of the best education apps and web tools. In fact, we have probably spent way too much time attempting to offer up as many useful product reviews and helpful lists over the past several years. But we’re just two people. Katie and I can’t cover the entire education app industry by ourselves. Luckily, there are dozens of other sites specifically devoted to education app reviews for teachers and students.

A list of All The Best iPad Apps Teachers Need Coming to you from the Canadian Maritimes ( Halifax), Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is an educational blog dedicated to curating, reviewing and sharing EdTech tools and mobile apps. The purpose is to help teachers and educators effectively integrate digital technologies into their day-to-day teaching, learning and professional development. For any questions regarding our website or the content we publish, please contact EdTech admin, editor and blog owner, Med Kharbach at: info@educatorstechnology.com. Med Kharbach is a doctoral researcher and a former teacher with 10 years of classroom teaching experience. Med's research interests include: language learning, linguistics, Internet linguistics, critical linguistics, discourse analysis, new (emerging) literacies, and educational technology.

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 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. We hope you and your children enjoy it.

Managing iOS Devices in the Classroom #tatc11 These are my notes from Maria Henderson’s presentation on using iOS devices (specifically the iPad) at the TCEA Area 7 Technology Conference on 10 June 2011: It is so important to talk about more than apps, managing devices in the classroom is critical Bretford cart only certifies that a Mac / Apple computer (not a Windows machine) to charge and sync multiple iOS devices The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning By Justin Reich Imagine walking up to a stream. On the far side lies our ideal learning environment — student-centric, inquiry-based, resource-rich — our Someday. A series of stepping stones indicates a way across.

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