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Google Forms and Spreadsheets—Fun Times with Data Collection! | ASHAsphere

Google Forms and Spreadsheets—Fun Times with Data Collection! | ASHAsphere | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

Great examples of how to use Google Forms to collect data for therapists and teachers.

 

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iWordQ : goQ Software, WordQ and SpeakQ

iWordQ : goQ Software, WordQ and SpeakQ | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it
goQ Software: WordQ and SpeakQ for reading, writing and learning with word prediction and speech recognition.
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SimplyWorks for iPad Part 1: Switch Access | Jane's Blog

SimplyWorks for iPad Part 1: Switch Access | Jane's Blog | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

Jane Farrall offers her expertise on another switch access device for the iPad and explicit instructions for it's use (I find this type of information hard to come by and Jane does a fabulous job!). As accessibility continues to emerge for mobile devices, Jane helps us all sift and winnow through the possibilties!

Don't miss the opportunity to glean from Jane!

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50 Must-See Blogs For Special Education Teachers | Edudemic

50 Must-See Blogs For Special Education Teachers | Edudemic | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

Great web-based resources fro anyone support special education students.

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Give Speech Foundation - FreeSpeech for iPad

Give Speech Foundation - FreeSpeech for iPad | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

FreeSpeech is a new free AAC tool for the iPad that allows you to add your own photos, group them, and collaborate with other FreeSpeech users to share content!

 

"FreeSpeech is a communication tool based upon research in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and human-computer interaction, as well clinical insight and expertise in speech and communication disorders."


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The Top Ten Apps for Dyslexic and LD Students

The Top Ten Apps for Dyslexic and LD Students | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

A new day has arrived for dyslexic and LD students where apps have been created to support the challenges that they have on a daily basis in school. Here is the "Top Ten apps" (with links to iTunes) for them to get started.


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Versatile Kids Apps – Perfect for the Classroom – Kindertown

Versatile Kids Apps – Perfect for the Classroom – Kindertown | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

"The KinderTown app helps busy parents find the best educational apps for kids ages 3-6 years old. Download it on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch and teach your little one something new today."

Caroline Nugent, Education Director  at Kindertown, provides great app reviews as well as suggestions for integration of apps into daily instruction of early childhood classrooms. She has real life experience on what it takes to balance hands on activities, technology and learning in the lives of young learners in the classroom. Here reviews and educational blog provides a wonderful perspective of early learning for staff and families.

Enjoy her review and suggestions of project based, versatile learning apps for the classroom in her recent education blog post, "Versatile Kids Apps - Perfect for the Classoom". Her suggested apps will support everyone in and out of the classroom  - kids, teachers, therapists, parents and yes your budget too!

 

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AAC Apps for Android | AppsForAAC

AAC Apps for Android | AppsForAAC | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

Patrick Black on QIAT list serv recently supplied this AAC Apps for Android resource developed by Will Wade, OT from the Ace Centre in Oxford, GB. Will Wades lists not only provides AAC apps but also some supports for dyslexic or learning disabilities. A comparison tool is provided in the Full List tab that appears updated. The About tab provides a Android and iOS list by category. I found the information regarding mobile 112 interesting definitely worth checking out!

 

If you are looking for Android apps for communication or LD support, this would be a wiki to peruse.

 

 

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Top Apps – Social Skills and Non Verbal Communication by Body Language

"This is a list of Social Skills and Non Verbal Communication by Body Language Apps compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Two of the three core symptoms for an autism spectrum disorder are communication deficit and social impairment."

 

Autism Spectrum Directory provides a link, description and cost for each app.

 

> Face Cards C (free)

> Expressionist

> Micro-Expression Trainer

> emotion x

> Autism Xpress (free)

> FaceReader

> iVenting

> ExpertVideo:  Body Language Decoded

> Express Voice Culture

> Body Language by VK

> iGuides - Basics of Reading Body Language

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Appealing Apps for Educators: Workflow Apps to Manage Student Work

Appealing Apps for Educators: Workflow Apps to Manage Student Work | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it
Many educators are realizing that the most powerful apps are those that allow for student creation. Some apps, for example Pages, Explain Everything and Popplet, push students to demonstrate, apply and synthesize their learning.
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SimplyWorks for iPad Part 2: Joystick and Keyboard Access | Jane's Blog

SimplyWorks for iPad Part 2: Joystick and Keyboard Access | Jane's Blog | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

More of Jane's expertise on alternative access methods to the iPad. Again, my gratitude to Jane for your her time and willingness to share. Your information is so important to help sift and winnow what access choices are available for mobile devices!

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50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities - Online College Courses

50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities  - Online College Courses | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills.

 

Do you work with student with learning disabiities? How many of these apps are in your OT iTool Kit

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iStimulation: Research on iPad Apps for Children with Visual Impairments

iStimulation: Research on iPad Apps for Children with Visual Impairments | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

This presentation by Laura Campaña, Director of Infant & Early Childhood Program at Junior Blind of America, was given in March 2012.

 

"It introduces multiple applications on the iPad iOS platform that have been tested on children with visual impairment. It includes cumulative data collected on iPad use compared to APH Lightbox use with children with visual impairment during a study done by the Junior Blind. The purpose of the study was to investigate the use of the Apple iPad as a means to strengthen or initiate visual engagement, parental interaction, communication, visual attentiveness, reaching adn/or activation among children with visual impairments and/or multiple disabilities."

 

http://www.juniorblind.org/site/iecp-test-presentation

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Super Website Resources.pdf - Google Docs

Extensive listing of instructional technology websites, many which may be familiar but compiled in one location.

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Teaching Table

This is a great program for special education instructors and interventionists. Teaching Table is an iPad application that allows teachers to create interactive math lessons for their students to help them visualize new math concepts. The app lets students learn and solve problems by interacting with digital manipulatives.

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Tiny Tap App in the Foreign Language Classroom | Langwitches Blog

Tiny Tap App in the Foreign Language Classroom | Langwitches Blog | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it
TinyTap is a new app that caught my eye for its potential to make students creators and designers of games on the iPad.
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carmen campos's curator insight, January 24, 2013 10:16 AM

Great app for the foreign language classroom.  Have students create their own games to share!  So easy and has them speaking as well!  So much potential! 

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Top 10 Apps for the Visually Impaired

Top 10 Apps for the Visually Impaired | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

This article presents 10 apps specifically designed to make Apple's iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch more accessible to users who are blind or visually impaired. 

 

Just 10 ways that apps are leveling the playing field for the blind and visually impaired!


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