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Profiles in Geekdom: Alex Plank of Wrong Planet

Profiles in Geekdom: Alex Plank of Wrong Planet | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
We speak with Alex Plank, creator or autism community Wrong Planet, on how tech has helped those with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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Don't Miss These Visual Supports & the Chance to ... - PrAACtical AAC

Don't Miss These Visual Supports & the Chance to ... - PrAACtical AAC | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
We have to commend and thank a classroom teacher who made it her priority to learn and share information about visual supports and communication. She developed a great wiki with many awesome visual support ...
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Inclusive Design Toolkit Home

Inclusive Design Toolkit Home | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

Welcome to the inclusive design toolkit, which aims to answer three critical questions:

 

1. What is inclusive design?
Inclusive design applies an understanding of customer diversity to the design of mainstream products to better satisfy the needs of more people.


2. Why do inclusive design?
Products that are more inclusive can reach a wider market, improve customer satisfaction and drive business success, especially given the ageing population.


3. How to get started?
Getting started involves understanding what is different about an inclusive design process and then working out what changes are needed to actually do it.


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iOS App Offers Access for People with Print Disabilities

iOS App Offers Access for People with Print Disabilities | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
NFB-NEWSLINE(R), a free audible newspaper service for people with print disabilities, announced the launch of an exciting new access method. NFB-NEWSLINE(R) Mobile, a free iOS application now available in the Apple App Store, features the text of...
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Kinect cameras watch for autism - tech - 08 May 2012 - New Scientist

Kinect cameras watch for autism - tech - 08 May 2012 - New Scientist | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
An automated system that keeps watch over children could spot the telltale signs of autism and lead to earlier diagnoses...
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QSAC Blog: THE SAGE COLLEGES TO OFFER DEGREE DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM

QSAC Blog: THE SAGE COLLEGES TO OFFER DEGREE DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS WITH AUTISM | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

An on-line college program for students with autism spectrum disorder. 

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Top 5 Free iPad Education Apps - HOME - Edgalaxy: Where Education and Technology Meet.

Top 5 Free iPad Education Apps - HOME - Edgalaxy:  Where Education and Technology Meet. | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
I know we regularly take a look at great educational apps at Edgalaxy but the vast majority of tho...
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Investigating the Apps Series | KiDA

Investigating the Apps Series | KiDA | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
And the apps that run on these touch-screen devices are becoming more and more sophisticated tools to train and teach children with autism language, sociability, communication and many other important life skills.
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Safety Matters: 5 Resources for People who Use AAC

Safety Matters: 5 Resources for People who Use AAC | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

Safety Matters: 5 Resources for People Who Use AAC

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Quick Talk AAC is an app – Great for quick communication for ...

Quick Talk AAC is an app – Great for quick communication for ... | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Quick Talk AAC is an app that helps with quick communication for functional communication messages. It is visually clear and easy to navigate. Quick Talk AAC is set up through a choice making format that displays 2 ...
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The Jellybean Tunes App Report 31 – Check out the latest apps ...

The Jellybean Tunes App Report 31 – Check out the latest apps ... | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Visual Supports are recognized as Evidence-Based Practices for educating children with Autism. “My Visual Timer” is perfect for students who struggle with concept of time, and transitioning between activities.
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Making the Most of Summer Fun: Language-Based Activities for ...

Making the Most of Summer Fun: Language-Based Activities for ... | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Lisa especially enjoys working with students on the Autism spectrum and with students using low-tech communication supports and/or AAC/AT devices. With personal interests in the application of technology and in the ...
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Let Kids Play!!: Choosing games and play for children with autism

Let Kids Play!!: Choosing games and play for children with autism | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

Ideas for inclusice play focusing on strengths

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Ways Universal Design for Learning Can Benefit All Types of Learners - Five UDL Tips for Teachers

Ways Universal Design for Learning Can Benefit All Types of Learners - Five UDL Tips for Teachers | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

The authors of this excellent article on how UDL can benefit all types of learners present a universal design lesson for educators: 

 

"If we think about and plan the best way to deliver the information for all students, not only will our instruction improve but it will also be accessible to everyone in the classroom.

 

For UDL to be both effective and properly implemented, the practitioner needs to know the difference between accommodating and modifying learning."  They illustrate this distinction through a fishing tale. 

 

They go on to describe 5 effective UDL Tips for Teachers that when used effectively as accomodations will cultivate a group of learners capable of experienceing success beyond the classroom.

 

1. Provide digital notes

2. Use screen readers/audio books

3. Allow extra time

4. Use noise-reducing technology

5. Differentiate assessments

 


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Summer Learning Guide - Over 50 rated apps and resources for students to explore this summer

Summer Learning Guide - Over 50 rated apps and resources for students to explore this summer | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

Great summer resources!


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Every App Has A Story: TapSpeak « Every App Has a Story

Every App Has A Story: TapSpeak « Every App Has a Story | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

Great set of AAC apps with many different options

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SpokenLayer Adds Voice to Online Content

SpokenLayer is a new iTunes app that allows users to hear published content via speech synthesis or human narration. According to their site,  "SpokenLayer lets you read with your ears.
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Extreme Sports Camp: Learning in Action

Extreme Sports Camp: Learning in Action | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Extreme Sports Camp: Learning in Action...

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Kinect helps autistic kids in the classroom - Next at Microsoft - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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Symbolising the environment: Using symbols to aid communication - Sharing Practice

Symbolising the environment: Using symbols to aid communication - Sharing Practice | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
This case study looks at a project in Fife which explored how the use of symbols supported children with a learning disability to communicate more effectively, and also met the needs of many children who had no recognised learning or communication...
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AT and AAC: Practical Tips and Strategies : Toca Monsters

AT and AAC: Practical Tips and Strategies : Toca Monsters | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

An amazing free app for the iPhone, iPod and iPad called Toca Monsters . How it works: Begin by selecting your monster. Gomez is the brown monster, and Nebula is the blue monster.

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There's a special app for that – Part 11: Creative apps for digital ...

There's a special app for that – Part 11: Creative apps for digital ... | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Welcome to Creative apps for digital storytelling, Part 11 of “There's A Special App For That” series on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps for students with special needs. Have a look ...
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Picture Card Communication App: Helps Kids ... - Autism Plugged In

Picture Card Communication App: Helps Kids ... - Autism Plugged In | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Category: AAC App. Picture Card Communication is an app that can help children on the autism spectrum with their language and communication development. By using this app, you can create sentences with picture cards, enhancing ...
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