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Using Aided Language to Develop Skills with Augmentative Communication Displays

Using Aided Language to Develop Skills with Augmentative Communication Displays | AAC & Language | Scoop.it
Learning to effectively communicate via an augmentative communication display or device can be challenging for any student who is nonverbal, minimally verbal, or a struggling but emerging verbal communicator.

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Aided Language Input 

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AAC assists people in learning and using language to express themselves, their hopes, dreams, wants and needs. At CLASS, Inc., we help provide a voice for those who can not speak.
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The Love of Learning : What is Augmentative Communication?

The Love of Learning : What is Augmentative Communication? | AAC & Language | Scoop.it
According to Dell, Newton, and Petroff, authors of Assistive Technology in the Classroom, "augmentative communication is a way to supplement an individual's method of communication to assist comprehension" (2012).
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The earlier that AAC is introduced, the more effective and efficient it will become.

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Wales | Joe Reddington

Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Wales | Joe Reddington | AAC & Language | Scoop.it
RT @joereddington: Blog archive: Augmentative and Alternative Communication in Wales http://t.co/95x9IvVZMz
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Using Aided Language to Develop Skills with Augmentative Communication Displays

Using Aided Language to Develop Skills with Augmentative Communication Displays | AAC & Language | Scoop.it
Learning to effectively communicate via an augmentative communication display or device can be challenging for any student who is nonverbal, minimally verbal, or a struggling but emerging verbal communicator.

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Aided Language Input 

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Build your own educational app with Therapy Box

Build your own educational app with Therapy Box | AAC & Language | Scoop.it
Therapy Box, the creator of TBoxApps®, a leader in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technologies, have announced the launch of their customised app development service for speech and language therapists, teachers and organisations.

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Can't wait to see what everyone develops!

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AAC-App-Matrix-IPAT-Oct13.pdf

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Awesome updated APP comparrison chart

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This Glove Could Help Deaf-Blind People Communicate With Anyone, Anywhere

This Glove Could Help Deaf-Blind People Communicate With Anyone, Anywhere | AAC & Language | Scoop.it

And the research behind it could change how we all interact with computers, technology, and with each other.


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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, June 26, 2013 6:07 PM

This is phenomenal technology with SO much potential for individuals who are deaf-blind and other uses and users, including those who need AAC. Currently deaf-blind users can also communicate with anyone, anytime using certain refreshable braille displays, if they know braille, and the person communicating with them does not need to know braille, and they work with laptops, iPads, iphones, etc, such as this one:

http://www.hims-inc.com/products/braille-sense-u2-communicator/

 

Tom Beiling is a genius and his article can be clicked on above or seen here:http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/06/this-glove-could-help-deaf-blind-people-communicate-with-anyone-anywhere/277240/

Diana Petschauer's comment, June 26, 2013 6:12 PM
The link for that Braille display is here:http://www.hims-inc.com/products/braille-sense-u2-communicator/
Karen Jackson Stindt's curator insight, June 30, 2013 12:39 PM

One can only dream!

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TacType — Touch-type on your iPad Keyboard

TacType — Touch-type on your iPad Keyboard | AAC & Language | Scoop.it
The TacType Keyboard turns the iPad virtual keyboard into a real keyboard with tactile feedback—without the drawbacks of a Bluetooth keyboard.

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, November 1, 2013 11:24 AM

Excellent For students and individuals who need the tactile feedback and guidance, and/ or those who have difficulty with resting their hands on the ipad screen.

John A. Morris's curator insight, November 3, 2013 10:38 AM

Now Low Vision patients can have an additional communication tool  that doesn't require additional hardware.  Not bad for the rest of us too - one more thing we don't have to carry - keyboards.

Heather Peretz's curator insight, February 3, 3:45 PM

Great for individuals that need the tactile input of a keyboard when typing. 

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Beyond Requesting: Thoughts on Teaching Interrogatives

Beyond Requesting: Thoughts on Teaching Interrogatives | AAC & Language | Scoop.it
. A few weeks ago we talked about AAC intervention to teach someone how to convey information that others want or need. Giving instructions, answering comprehension questions, and retelling a story...

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AT Bootcamp - AAC

AAC OverviewAT BootcampATIA 2013Behnke, Marotta and Wojcik
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AAC Augmentative And Alternative Communication Bonnie Young Wendy Homlish AT Consultants – CLIU 21
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Amazon.com: Daring to Dream: Turning Dreams into Future Realities eBook: Diane Bryen: Kindle Store

Daring to Dream: Turning Dreams into Future Realities - Kindle edition by Diane Bryen. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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Let's be Social 1.1 released for iPad – Social Skills for Special ...

Let's be Social 1.1 released for iPad – Social Skills for Special ... | AAC & Language | Scoop.it
Quincy, Massachusetts – Everyday Speech today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Let's be Social 1.1 for iPad, an update to its popular app focused on helping model and teach social skills to ...
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RoboDesk motorized wheelchair tray puts mobile devices front and center

RoboDesk motorized wheelchair tray puts mobile devices front and center | AAC & Language | Scoop.it

A researcher at Purdue University has developed a motorized wheelchair tray that is designed to make it easier for wheelchair users to

access mobile devices...


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Fantastic!  So many times device access and mobility are at odds.

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, August 17, 2013 7:34 PM

"The RoboDesk was developed by Brad Duerstock, an associate professor of engineering practice in Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and School of Industrial Engineering, who hopes it will make it easier for wheelchair users to study so as to increase their employment opportunities."

Assistive Technology-Leveling the Playing Field and providing equal opportunities! The video shows the tray in action.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GehfR-exObc

CLASS, Inc.'s curator insight, November 10, 2013 10:58 AM

Great for AAC use!

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ALS Assistive Technology|iPads open up new world for people with disabilities

ALS Assistive Technology|iPads open up new world for people with disabilities | AAC & Language | Scoop.it

ALS Assistive Technology Blog by Alisa Brownlee, ATP.

Email abrownlee@alsa-national.org.

 

This blog offers recent articles and web information on assistive technology--augmentative/alternative communication (AAC), computer access, and other electronic devices that can impact and improve the quality of life for people with ALS.

 

*Follow me on Twitter @alsassistivetec #AAC, #augcomm, #assistivetech #als #mnd #lougehrig's disease 


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sophie leake's curator insight, March 8, 2013 5:44 AM

I think this is amazing people with disabilities can use ipads to help them learn and much more

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A Wonderful Wheel featuring iPad Apps for Autistic Students

A Wonderful Wheel featuring iPad Apps for Autistic Students | AAC & Language | Scoop.it

"I must admit that apps for autistic learners are really scarce and hard to find. A few months ago I posted here a list some powerful apps for autism and today while I was looking for new apps that might have been created since the publication of that list I came across this wonderful wheel.

I know that the first thing that comes to mind when you see this wheel is the popular pedagogy Wheel created by Allan Carrington in which he provided suggestions for 62 apps based on Bloom's Taxonomy. The present wheel is developed by Mark Coppin in which he featured a wide variety of apps for autistic students."


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 15, 2013 8:41 PM

Thank you allen for sharing this resource.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 16, 2013 12:29 PM

Useful tool for parents with Autistic students!

Tahnee Cunico's curator insight, February 10, 6:28 PM

Great wheel of apps for students with autism 

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Tablet Stand with Storage

Tablet Stand with Storage | AAC & Language | Scoop.it

Designed for the classroom, the Belkin Tablet Stand with Storage keeps technology within reach and at comfortable positions for viewing or typing. Tablet stand with attached storage box keeps headphones, pencils, and other school supplies organized and accessible.


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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, May 23, 2013 1:05 PM

What an excellent idea!

Karen Jackson Stindt's curator insight, May 29, 2013 8:54 AM

great idea!

Willemien's curator insight, October 30, 2013 11:26 AM

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RoboDesk motorized wheelchair tray puts mobile devices front and center

RoboDesk motorized wheelchair tray puts mobile devices front and center | AAC & Language | Scoop.it

A researcher at Purdue University has developed a motorized wheelchair tray that is designed to make it easier for wheelchair users to

access mobile devices...


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Great for AAC use!

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, August 17, 2013 7:34 PM

"The RoboDesk was developed by Brad Duerstock, an associate professor of engineering practice in Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and School of Industrial Engineering, who hopes it will make it easier for wheelchair users to study so as to increase their employment opportunities."

Assistive Technology-Leveling the Playing Field and providing equal opportunities! The video shows the tray in action.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GehfR-exObc

CLASS, Inc.'s curator insight, February 19, 8:33 PM

Fantastic!  So many times device access and mobility are at odds.

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Disney invents touchscreen that lets you feel textures

Disney invents touchscreen that lets you feel textures | AAC & Language | Scoop.it
It paves the way for phones and tablets that transmit not only audio and visual information, but touch signals, as well.

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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, November 1, 2013 11:37 AM

"The technology is called “tactile rendering of 3D features,” and an early version of a rendering algorithm has already been developed by engineers at Disney Research in Pittsburgh. The process behind it is, predictably, both technical and confusing, but the basic premise is that small, electronic pulses can trick your fingers into perceiving bumps and texture, even if the surface is actually flat."

 

This research and technology is going to be phenomenal for offering further access to those who are blind/ low vision and others who benefit from the tactile feedback.

Rebecca Durante McMillan's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:11 PM

Love this!  How cool is that!

Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, January 30, 1:58 PM

What's next? Taste and smell through a screen?

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Apps for AAC - Adding iPads to your AAC Toolkit Part 3

Preconference workshop for AGOSCI 2013
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iPad AAC

Apps for AACKate Ahern, M.S.Ed.Easter SealsMassachusetts
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Pecs Picture Exchange Communication System

Helps describe what PECS is and what it can do
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Do It My Way: Personalizing Communication Books

Do It My Way: Personalizing Communication Books | AAC & Language | Scoop.it
The topic of communication books was introduced this month.  We will continue to think about the multitude of decisions to make as we design individual communication books. Obviously, content is th...

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