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iPad Apps for Complex Communication Support Needs

iPad Apps for Complex Communication Support Needs | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
CALL Scotland - Provides specialist expertise in technology for children who have speech, communication and/or writing difficulties, in schools across Scotland.

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This 'wheel' of AAC Apps by Sally Millar and Gillian McNeill of CALL Scotland, provides a categorised guide to iPad Apps for people with complex communication support needs, who may need to use some form(s) of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

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49 Free or Lite Versions of AAC Apps

49 Free or Lite Versions of AAC Apps | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

From Carole Zangari of PrAACtical AAC, here is a list of 49 Free or Lite Versions of AAC Apps.

 

 

> Core word approach or functional language approach or visual scene approach

> Pre-made communication displays or create your own

> Sentence building options

> Options for morphological learning

> Allows for full communication including requests, saying no, greetings, ventings, and sharing of information

 

            


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Cerebral Palsy Family Network's comment, September 7, 2012 11:48 AM
Awesome article and a great resource to the disabled community. To learn even more about how Assistive Technology and Apps work for the disabled please visit our site!

<a href="http://www.cpfamilynetwork.org/"; />Cerebral Palsy Family Network</a>.
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49 Free or Lite Versions of AAC Apps

49 Free or Lite Versions of AAC Apps | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

From Carole Zangari of PrAACtical AAC, here is a list of 49 Free or Lite Versions of AAC Apps. Here are some considerations when selecting these apps.

 

AAC App Considerations
Language Features

 

> Core word approach or functional language approach or visual scene approach

> Pre-made communication displays or create your own

> Sentence building options

> Options for morphological learning

> Allows for full communication including requests, saying no, greetings, ventings, and sharing of information

 

                  - from Technology in (SPL) Education


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Cerebral Palsy Family Network's comment, September 7, 2012 11:48 AM
Awesome article and a great resource to the disabled community. To learn even more about how Assistive Technology and Apps work for the disabled please visit our site!

<a href="http://www.cpfamilynetwork.org/"; />Cerebral Palsy Family Network</a>.
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Predictable App-Customizable AAC Functions with Social Media Integration

Predictable App-Customizable AAC Functions with Social Media Integration | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

"Predictable is an exciting text-to-speech application for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Offering customisable AAC functions with the latest social media integration, Predictable sets a new benchmark."

 

Using a word prediction engine and switch access, Predictable meets the needs of a wide range of people using AAC including those with MND/ ALS, Cerebral Palsy and people with communication difficulties after a stroke or head injury.

 

Predictable comes in several languages and features:

• "Easy to use category folders to store quick phrases or prepared messages
• History view with access to last used phrases
• Ability to compose and send emails
• Ability to update Facebook status or send a Tweet
• Ability to send an SMS
• Note pad option – hand write on the screen
• Emoticons – to add laughter, crying or whistling to your message."


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