The iPad as Assistive TechnologyPresentation Transcript
Using the iPad as Assistive Technology
Jane Farrall Speech Pathologist AAC Support Services Manager
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/