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A Little Control Goes a Long Way: Why and How to Use Forced Choice With Your Child

A Little Control Goes a Long Way:  Why and How to Use Forced Choice With Your Child | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

Forced Choices, not necessarily a good name but can be re-thought of like choice boards, just add some visual support (especially if reading level below 4th grade but ok for ALL). Interesting article with examples of choice options/examples

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District sees increased math scores with visual math program

District sees increased math scores with visual math program | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

Visual math education software program to K-5 elementary grades district-wide shows increased math achievement.- MIND Research Institute. 

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AssistiveWare: Accessibility and Assistive Technology for Mac, iPhone, iPod and iPad

AssistiveWare: Accessibility and Assistive Technology for Mac, iPhone, iPod and iPad | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

Check out the current Pictello and Proloquo2go

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My Word! Reader – Are Whales Smart, or What?- An awesome app for vocab/reading comprehension (already on Nancy’s list)

My Word! Reader – Are Whales Smart, or What?- An awesome app for vocab/reading comprehension (already on Nancy’s list) | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Overview:  This app is very engaging, especially for students who may struggle with reading the written word, as this app allows the student to press on a word to hear it.
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How Do You Reinvent Something as Common as the Padlock? | Co. Design

Universal Design at it's best.

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Stickery

Stickery | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

FREE- Mermaid Waters - learn language and math through game with positive teaching strategies Stickery - Mobile learning game platform for preschool kids and parents...

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Ten Books for Halloween Booklist | Books by Theme | Children's Books and Authors | Reading Rockets

Ten Books for Halloween Booklist | Books by Theme | Children's Books and Authors | Reading Rockets | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Halloween was made for ghost stories...and pumpkin stories...and witch stories...and more! From the slightly spooky to the simply silly, here are ten recommended books for kids ages 0-9 that are guaranteed Halloween hits.
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Teacher Reboot Camp » Blog Archive » 18 Educational Apps for Halloween

Teacher Reboot Camp » Blog Archive » 18 Educational Apps for Halloween | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

Halloween is one of the most fun holidays. Kids love the spooky monsters, sounds, music, dances, treats, traditions, haunted houses, and costumes that surround the holiday. As an educator or parent that has an iPad, iPhone, or iPod you can capitalize on this time to help kids learn while celebrating the holiday. Here are free apps to help encourage math, literacy, and problem-solving skills. Some of the apps are just fun!

 


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Toca Store – Are you trying to teach Life Skills, pretend play to ASD kids, then this is the app for you

Toca Store – Are you trying to teach Life Skills, pretend play to ASD kids, then this is the app for you | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Toca Store review by Dr. Robin Parker, Speech-Language Pathologist along with Technology in Education Overview: Toca Store is a fun and interactive shopping pretend play app that can help a child learn about many concepts involved in shopping at...
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WebAIM: Web Accessibility In Mind

I wonder...Are our websites accessible?  New project, will have to make time because if we do not model appropriate accessibility how can we expect others to do it?

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Going Mobile - Apps for Life » Visual Cue

As described by the developer, the app includes the following visual tools: 1. Visual Cue: prompt using pictures. Show the picture of a destination rather than repeatedly saying “We are going to go to the school.” The app also supports playing ...
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Technology in (Spl) Education » How to use AAC in the Classroom to integrate non-verbal students in to daily classroom routines

Technology in (Spl) Education » How to use AAC in the Classroom to integrate non-verbal students in to daily classroom routines | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

Expectations can be great!

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Vocabulary Flash Cards with Photographs - InsideStory Flashcards

Vocabulary Flash Cards with Photographs - InsideStory Flashcards | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Unique vocabulary flashcards for kids and teens. FREE printable flash cards with photos for kids’, ESL, SAT, and GRE vocabulary words.

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Going Mobile - Apps for Life » First Then Visual Schedule

This app , a product from Good Karma Applications, is a tool to support interventions that use visual supports to communicate abstract concepts such as time and sequencing of events (e.g., this comes first, this comes next).
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Vlad’s Vampire Bats is an enchanting interactive story for children.

Vlad’s Vampire Bats is an enchanting interactive story for children. | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Vlad is a lonely vampire with a problem: he can’t help turning things into bats! Vlad longs for a vampire wife, and finally one day, on a journey to Draco forest, he meets Vera, who accepts him for who he is.
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Autism Society: Halloween Tips

Autism Society: Halloween Tips | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

Halloween Tips include: social narratives, visual schedules, choice boards, & practice

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The Innovative Educator: iPad Literacy Program Increases Reading & Writing Ability

The Innovative Educator: iPad Literacy Program Increases Reading & Writing Ability | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
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Highlighter

Highlighter | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Highlighter gives your readers the power to save, share and comment, any word, sentence or paragraph on your website. Engage with Highlighter!

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Middle School – Reading Comprehension Apps for special needs children by Nancy Barth

Middle School – Reading Comprehension Apps for special needs children by Nancy Barth | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it
Note to the users: This Part#2 of the list (Part#1 link)is generated by Nancy in response to the requests from our FB users for apps that are for older kids who are in developmental level of the younger kids.
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Apps in Education: Apps for Handwritten Notes

Apps in Education: Apps for Handwritten Notes | Communication and Autism | Scoop.it

Be a Great Note Taker, you will pay more attention for sure.

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