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Debbie Dacey discusses options for augmentative communication using the iPad.

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  • 1. Using iPads and iPodsasCommunication Devices
    Deborah Dacey, MA/CCC-SLP; ATP
    Special Ed Coordinator
    Boone Co. Schools
    debbie.dacey@boone.kyschools.us
  • 2. Augmentative Communication
    iPod touch
    iPad
    Just think…last year at this time, the iPad was just introduced –
    now we’re on version 2!
  • 3. Features of the iPad as an SGD
    Portable and Lightweight
    Dynamic Display
    Multiple Apps
    Direct Selection and Scanning Access
    High Quality Voice Output
    Synthetic and Digitized Text
    Chargeable
    Allows use of other applications
  • 4. Communication Applications
    Considerations:
    Cost
    Programmability
    Digitized and Synthetic Voice Options
    Graphics Options
    Symbol Array
  • 5. Proloquo2go
  • 6. Proloquo2go
    FEATURES:
    • a full-featured augmentative communication device
    • 7. a default vocabulary of over 7000 items
    • 8. high resolution symbols: Symbol Stix
  • Symbol Stix
    Designed and developed by N2Y for use in the on-line weekly newspaper, News2You and the online curriculum, Unique Learning System.
    Generic activities and persons are depicted as lively stick figures- stick figures with "an attitude".
  • 9. Proloquo2go
    FEATURES cont.
    • natural sounding text-to-speech voices
    • 10. advanced word prediction
    • 11. fully programmable and easy to use
    • 12. reasonably priced at $189.99
  • Device Requirements:
    * iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
    * iOS 4.2 or later
    * 273 MB of free space
  • 13. Sample Pages on iPod Touch
  • 14. Proloquo2go Video
    http://www.proloquo2go.com/resources/article/introductory-videos
  • 15. TouchChatHD
  • 16. TouchChatHD
    TouchChatHD
    FEATURES:
    is a full featured communication application
    Over 10,000 symbols are included
    Reasonably priced at $149
    Five synthesized voices
  • 17. FEATURES cont.
    VocabPC: for adults and adolescents uses a 12 location page layout
    MultiChat15: created for school-aged individuals with emerging language skills
    Spelling:a keyboard page set with four word prediction
    Primary: designed for children; offers vocabulary for home, school and general communication.
    TouchChatHD
  • 18. FEATURES:
    Minimum Requirements
    iPod Touch 2nd generation running iOS 4.0 or higher
    iPhone 3G running iOS 4.0 or higher
    iPad running iOS 3.2 or higher
    iPad 2
    TouchChatHD
  • 19. TapToTalk
    Free! (Editing version $99)
  • 20. TapToTalk
    Features
    Plays TapToTalk albums on an iPhone®, iPad™ or iPod touch®.
    You can download the player application from the App StoreSM for free.
    New version has scanning
  • 21. TapToTalk Designer
    Design and organize “albums” with a library of over 2,500 pictures
    You can add your own pictures
    Record your voicee or use text-to-speech
    “Publish" your albums to one or more of our supported devices.
    Free apps play your albums on each device.
    Web based for use on either Mac or PC.
  • 22. TapToTalk
    http://www.taptotalk.com/
  • 23. TapSpeak, LLC
    TapSpeakButton – Single message
    TapSpeakSequence – Sequential recording
    TapSpeakChoice – Allows quick and easy creation of communicator grids.
  • 24. TapSpeakChoice for iPad
  • 25. TapSpeakChoice for iPad
    FEATURES:
    • Reasonably priced at $99.99
    • 26. Multiple symbol options
    • 27. photos and Mayer-Johnson PCS core library of 4500 symbols
    • 28. One to 56 messages on a board
    • 29. Drag and drop creation and editing
  • TapSpeakChoice for iPad
    FEATURES:
    • Digitized voice including sample libraries.
    • 30. Tap/touch configurable for a student’s motor skill capability.
    • 31. Direct access
    • 32. Scanning modes using the entire iPad screen as a switch or use RJ Cooper’s iPad Super-Switch and iPad Switch Interface.
  • TapSpeakSequence
    FEATURES:
    $29.99
    Unlimited number of messages and sequence length and phrase recording length
    A number of geometric symbols and colors
    Use your own photographs or drawings
    Tap response is configurable
    Basic usage tracking
    Reorder phrases in a sequence, modify existing phrases
  • 33. TapSpeak Button
  • 34. Features:
    Unlimited number of messages
    Unlimited message length
    Configurable button color
    Configurable button feedback
    Editing of existing messages
    Full editing of the message list
    TapSpeak Button
  • 35. TapSpeak Button
    Requirements:
    Version 1.0 $19.99
    Apple iPhone with at least OS 3.1
    iPod Touch 2G with any attached microphone and OS 3.1.
    Version 2.0 $49.99
    Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.
  • 36. TapSpeak video
    http://conleysolutions.com/wordpress
  • 37. SoundingBoard
  • 38. SoundingBoard™ Version 2.0 Update
    Linked Boards: choose to link one board to another on any message location
    Single and Dual Switch Access: Using AbleNet's bluetooth access switch
    Pre-Loaded Communication Boards: 14 pre-loaded communication boards
    SoundingBoard
  • 39. FEATURES:
    Create boards with up to 9 message locations
    Virtually unlimited capacity; create boards for any situation
    Use the built-in AbleNet symbol library for instant access to hundreds of symbols
    Record messages of virtually any length for each symbol
    SoundingBoard
  • 40. Use your own photo library for even greater flexibility and options
    Take your own photos using your iPhone and use them in a board immediately*
    Increase the physical size of the boards by using iPad
    SoundingBoard
  • 41. Requirements:
    $59.99
    SoundingBoard™ is designed to work with:
    iPhone 3GS and
    iPhone 4,
    iPod Touch 3rd and 4th Generation
    iPad1 and 2
    SoundingBoard
  • 42. http://www.ablenetinc.com/AssistiveTechnology/Communication/SoundingBoard/tabid/632/Default.aspx
    SoundingBoard
  • 43. http://mypad.lazyriver.on-rev.com/ $29.99
    http://www.xcellentcreations.com/iphone-application-development/iconverse/
    $9.99
    iConverse
  • 44. MYTALKTOOLS MOBILE AAC
    Use simple grids or boards with bold images to play recorded sounds when you touch a cell. The sequences can even form complete sentences.
  • 45. MYTALKTOOLS WORKSPACEFAST, FLEXIBLE AUTHORING
    MyTalkTools Workspace is a Web application to personalize MyTalkTools Mobile or Lite quickly and easily.
    It's a drag-and-drop tool that simplifies design and backs up your MyTalkTools content when you sync.
  • 46. Voice4u
    Create Your Original Icons & Categories
    Create as many icons & categories as you need. Customize pre-loaded icons & categories with your own photos and sound.
  • 47. Features
    Over 150 Pre-loaded Icons
    Charming icons with easy-to-listen, clear voice in nine categories that helps user’s self expression. Organized in 11 categories.
    Just Too Easy!
    Our user-friendly interface that is tested with autistic individuals assures zero learning cost. Use Voice4u right after installation.
    Affordable Price: ONLY $29.99
    Voice4u is totally affordable out of your pocket. More than 100X cheaper than conventional AAC devices.
  • 48. What is required to have switch access to an I-Pad app?
    1. A Connection
    2. A Switch Interface
    3. Switch(es)
    4. An Application that includes logic to make it “switch aware”
    • Make elements on the screen “accessible”
    • Receive, interpret and act upon switch events
  • 49. iPad Switch Access
    iPad Cordless Switch Interface (RJ Cooper) $99
    iPad Cordless Super-Switch (RJ Cooper) $149
    TapSpeak Choice ($99)
  • 50. iPad/iPod Cases
  • 51. iPad Accessory Package
    • iAdapter
    • 52. rubberized corners and handle
    • 53. A small slide cover on the front of the housing will hide the home button
    • 54. an amplifier with dual speakers
    • 55. A rechargeable Lithium-Polymer battery
    • 56. shoulder strap for portability
    • 57. plastic stand for table top use.
    http://www.amdi.net/iadapter/
  • 58. Lessons learned
    Work with your IT techs and your purchasing people prior to doing anything.
    Set up I-tunes account with a “generic” email that can be transferred between teachers and schools. DO NOT SET UP AN ACCOUNT UNDER YOUR NAME OR CREDIT CARD!
    Set up a purchasing system for purchasing apps. (ie. Vouchers, giftcards, free only, etc.)
  • 59. Lessons learned (cont.)
    Determine who will manage the account and if you are going to have a centralized computer to “sync”.
    Download “lite” or free versions of apps, when possible to determine if it’s worth the money.
    Read the reviews.
    • www.docstoc.com/docs/60454355/iPhone-iPad-and-iPod-touch-Apps-for-(Special)-Education
  • Riding the wave of a technology revolution…
    Apps are CONSTANTLY changing
    Be aware of system requirements
    Keep searching for the latest and greatest!
    Thanks for your attendance!