This month, we’ve added more, free to download cause and effect activities for your early switch or touch-screen users. Choose from Formula One Racing, Trains, France and Spain. Although made with Inclusive...
During Autism Awareness Month, an exploratory survey on Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and iPads, iPod touches and iPhones was distributed as part of research collaboration between AssistiveWare and professors from the University of San Diego and the California State University at San Marcos.
In this blog post we provide an overview of the key facts and findings of the survey that among others revealed that in the opinion of respondents, Proloquo2Go and other full-featured AAC Apps together with Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod touch can deliver an AAC solution that supports considerable improvements in key areas such as independence, behavior, interaction with others and learning.
Last week a large, profitable company sued a small start-up business for patent infringement. As a non-legal person, I can only guess that this sort of thing must happen fairly often. I would also guess that the large companies, which have the means to hire crackerjack legal teams and drag cases out, must often win. And while I guess I feel bad for the small businesses, I’ve never really cared before now.
Because this time, the stakes are high. This time, it’s my daughter’s voice on the line. Literally.
Welcome to this comprehensive collection of “All-things-Apple-and-App-Related” compiled by Spectronics’ clever team of speech pathologists, teachers and occupational therapists! We hope you find these resources helpful as you implement use of iPads, iPhones or iPod touches in special education classrooms or therapy settings. Also helpful in regular ed settings for support of students struggling with reading, writing or organisational skills.
5 Ways SLPs Can Support Friendships for People who Use AAC 1. Make friendship skills a priority: Are there friendship goals in the IEP? There could be. If you're thinking about working on a social skill, take a step back and ...
Speakbook is an easy to use, easy to learn, communication tool for people who can’t speak and can’t use their hands. With Speakbook you can talk using only your eyes. Find out where to get a Speakbook, or download the PDF for FREE here and have it printed cheaply at your local copy shop – or print it yourself at home.
Speakbook was developed by Patrick Joyce, who has motor neuron disease, also known as MND or ALS. People with MND usually lose the ability to talk and use their hands, and Patrick realized that there was a need for a cheap, easy to use, communication tool for people who only have their eyes left. Even people with hi-tech communication equipment often have times when they can’t use it. This may be in the car, or if it is raining or in the bathroom when a hi-tech device might get wet. Its not just MND either. People with Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, and various neurological disorders may benefit from speakbook.
Speakbook.org is a non profit organisation determined to help as many people as possible to keep talking – because communication is everything.
Then I went to Linda Burkhart's workshop at the ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association) Conference in January. Wow! First of all if you ever get the chance to attend a workshop Linda Burkhart presents you should go.