At the CARD 2015 conference earlier this month, I had some great conversations with professionals who wanted to integrate more AAC into their work with beginning communicators. One of the issues that came up was this: What about kids who keep using their AAC to say the same thing over and over? Here are some…
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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"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."
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.
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).
CLASS, Inc.'s insight:
The earlier that AAC is introduced, the more effective and efficient it will become.
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.
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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