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The iPad as Assistive Technology
 

The iPad as Assistive Technology

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PPT to accompany hands-on workshop provided for SPOT on DD in August 2011.

PPT to accompany hands-on workshop provided for SPOT on DD in August 2011.

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    The iPad as Assistive Technology The iPad as Assistive Technology Presentation Transcript

    • Using the iPad as Assistive Technology
    • Jane Farrall
      Speech Pathologist
      AAC Support Services Manager
    • Today
      Morning Tea 10:30 – 10:50
      Lunch 12:00 – 1:15
      Afternoon Tea 3:00 – 3:30
      Workshop finishes 5:00
    • iPad Basics
    • Licensing
      Individuals – apps can be installed on up to 5 devices for personal use
      Organisations/Companies – 1 copy of an app per device
    • Using the iPad as Assistive Technology
      The iPad is a fabulous learning tool.
      Consider using the SETT framework or another similar model when making these decisions.
      You might also want to consider using an evaluation rubric for sorting and sharing information about Apps eghttp://learninginhand.com/blog/evaluation-rubric-for-educational-apps.html.
    • SETT Framework
      Student
      Environment
      Tasks
      Tools
      http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/blog/tools-and-resources/sett/
    • Apps for Literacy Development/Support
      Digital Storybooks
      How the Grinch Stole Christmas
      Blue Hat, Green Hat
      Sir Charlie Stinky Socks
      Far to the North
      When I Grow Up
      iBooks
      Read2Go
    • Apps for Literacy Development/Support
      Writing
      SpeakIt!
      Typ-O HD
      Notability
      Say Text
      Dragon Dictation
      iWrite Words
      Working with Words
      Word Wall HD
    • Apps for Literacy Support
      http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/apps-for-literacy-support
    • Tips and Tricks
      Settings -> General -> Restrictions to look
      Also look at the settings within Apps. For example, look at TapSpeak Sequence and the Tap/Touch settings. 
      Working through the MacWorld iPad 2 Starter Guide will also give you some other helpful tips and tricks.
    • Accessibility and Access
      Settings -> General -> Accessibility
      Apple’s Accessibility documentation Luis Perez’s YouTube ChannelDavid Woodbridge’s MP3s on VoiceOver“Access Options and Accessories for iPads….Gathering Strength as They Grow
      Attainment Switch
    • Accessories
      Access Options and Accessories for iPads….Gathering Strength as They Grow”.
    • Apps for Language and Artic
      Speech Gadget Speech Therapy App Lists
      TherapyApp 411  
      www.geekslp.com
    • Apps for AAC
      http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/iphoneipad-apps-for-aac
    • Low Tech AAC
      Signing Apps
      Picture Card Apps
    • Visual Support Apps
      There are a large number of Apps which can be used as Visual Supports  
      Visual schedules
      Talking books and photo albums
      Rewards
      Visual Timers
      Other 
      http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/blog/tools-and-resources/visual-support-apps-for-ipodipad/
    • Organisational Apps
      Large number of Apps that can be used to assist with organizational skills.
      Calendar, appointment and to do list Apps
      Stay tuned for iOS 5
    • Organisational Apps
      http://www.inov8-ed.com/2010/10/theres-a-special-app-for-that-part-1-5-apps-to-improve-organizational-skills-for-students-with-learning-disabilities/
      Eric Sailer’s excellent list of Apps for Special Education at http://www.scribd.com/doc/24470331/iPhone-iPad-and-iPod-touch-Apps-for-Special-Education
    • OTher Apps
      There are Apps which can work on other skills such as fine motor skills, voice control or sensory apps.
      http://otswithapps.wordpress.com/category/apps-for-ots/
      http://www.inov8-ed.com/
    • Users with low vision
      http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/blog/web-links/iphone-ipad-and-itouch-apps-for-people-who-have-low-vision-and-teachers-of-students-who-have-a-vision-impairment/
    • Sources for Quality App Reviews
      Broxterman’s Bugle
      Therapy App 411
      SpedApps2
      Teach with Your iPad
      Inov8 Educational Consulting
      Apps for Children with Special Needs
      Special Needs Apps for Kids
      iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Apps for (Special) Education by Eric Sailers
    • Opinion and Research
      “Learning: Is there an App for that”
      App called Proloquo2Go whets appetite of non-verbal child
      Apple iPad2 launch videoiPads are not a miracle for Autism
      Mobile Devices and Communication Apps and AAC RERC White Paper
      Why the iPad should be in classrooms
    • And keep an eye on
      http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/blog/apple/
    • www.spectronicsinoz.com