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  • ©2008 AbleNet, Inc. AbleNet’s training presentation will introduce you to curriculums, tools and technology for a 21 st Century World. With a focus on “learning together in real-life contexts,” AbleNet provides educational solutions that are comprehensive yet easy-to-implement. Their curriculum, tools and easy technology are designed to facilitate effective teaching for staff and learning for children with disabilities. During this presentation you will see many real life examples of students with disabilities engaged in meaningful experiences throughout their school day with the help of assistive technology. At the end of this training experience, you will have a greater awareness of AbleNet technology materials and how you might use them in your own settings. As you listen to the stories in this presentation, think about your own students that might benefit from a similar experience and/or how you might adapt the activity to meet their particular needs.
  • TecnologíA Asistida Ablenet 2008

    1. 1. Welcome… to AbleNet’s Training Presentation <ul><li>A self-guided, training program which provides an overview of our curriculum programs, easy-to-use technology, and best practice application. Not only that, but real-life stories are included to help you to make your training a real success. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Curriculums, Tools and Technology for a 21 st Century World
    2. 2. About AbleNet <ul><li>Since 1985, AbleNet’s goal is to inspire fun and meaningful learning experiences for teachers and students alike while meeting the requirements of federal, state and local mandates. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    3. 3. AbleNet Product Training <ul><li>This is an interactive linked menu. Which will allow you to jump to whichever topic you wish, in the order you wish. </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction and Research </li></ul><ul><li> Curricular Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Switches </li></ul><ul><li>Mounting </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Aids for Daily Living (EADL) </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Aids </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Resources </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    4. 4. The 21 st Century Classroom uses Technology and Other Means to Reach Students with Different Learning Styles ©2008 AbleNet Inc. The “universal design for learning” philosophy advocates creating lessons and classroom materials that are flexible enough to accommodate different learning styles. This educational framework helps guide teachers as they work with these students. AbleNet’s research based curricula and assistive technology prepares students for a 21 st Century World, not only in the classroom, but in their daily lives as well. Example of Weekly Reader AbleNet Edition
    5. 5. <ul><li>This is Lori. Lori is able to be actively engaged in a class lesson with the support of Assistive Technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Lori chooses her answer to a question using a voice output device. </li></ul>Classroom Example ©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    6. 6. How do we teach our students? <ul><li>AbleNet research-based curricula with classroom-ready technologies: </li></ul><ul><li>Build capacity in staff with quality program indicators & training modules </li></ul><ul><li>Provides measurable student progress </li></ul><ul><li>Address accountability mandates for IDEIA/NCLB </li></ul><ul><li>Measure achievement with a data collection system </li></ul><ul><li>Provide access to the general education curriculum </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    7. 7. Curricular Programs and Enrichment ©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    8. 8. Play & Learn™ <ul><li>A motor-based preschool curriculum for children of all abilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12 monthly themes with over 260 theme-based activities with step-by-step instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrates assistive technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emphasizes a holistic model where functional tasks are integrated not isolated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to implement with visible outcomes </li></ul></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    9. 9. MEville to WEville™: Early Literacy and Communication Curriculum <ul><li>Each of the 3 units include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>75 lessons & 60 extension activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Dictionary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistive Technology Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity reproducibles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data collection tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting literature book </li></ul></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. First ever researched-based curriculum literacy program that meaningfully and systematically integrates reading, writing, speaking, assistive technology and listening . Three Units: Me, My Family, My School Grades K - 2
    10. 10. Extending MEville to WEville with Literacy Starters Program <ul><li>45 new lessons mapped to the Start-to-Finish ® content </li></ul><ul><li>3 Start-to Finish Literacy Starters book sets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9 paperback books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 computer books on CD (switch accessible) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 vocabulary card sets </li></ul></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Offers Extended Lessons for Students in Gr. 3 -5 The Extended Lessons Manual includes:
    11. 11. Star Reporter™ Comprehensive Curricular Program <ul><li>Built on the fundamental concept of planning, producing and publishing a school or classroom newspaper, </li></ul><ul><li>the Star Reporter: </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. <ul><li>Aligns with state & federal mandates </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizes assistive technology </li></ul><ul><li>Visible outcomes that verify progress on IEP goals </li></ul><ul><li>Supports students with moderate to severe disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Teams collaborate more effectively </li></ul>Available in Elementary or Secondary Editions A research-based curriculum that provides systematic instruction and in-context life lessons. Student conducting an interview.
    12. 12. Star Reporter™ Comprehensive Curricular Program <ul><li>Multi-Year curricular program that includes: </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. <ul><li>12 CD Roms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Orientation manual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff training modules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nine monthly theme-based units </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Newspaper unit & production manual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A data collection system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two Training Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Star Reporter training </li></ul><ul><li>Assistive Technology training </li></ul><ul><li>18 theme-specific literature books </li></ul>Collating the newspaper .
    13. 13. Weekly Reader – the AbleNet Edition ©2008 AbleNet Inc. State standard educational content specifically designed for students with moderate and severe disabilities <ul><li>25 – 32 Fresh and engaging issues throughout the school year. Plus additional free lesson kits. </li></ul><ul><li>10 copies of standard Weekly Reader Publications delivered to your classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly Reader and AbleNet Edition Teacher's Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Reproducibles, Worksheets and Activities including Picture Symbols by Boardmaker® </li></ul><ul><li>AbleNet's Action Dictionary TM - the special educator's guide to differentiated instruction </li></ul>All Packages Include: Available in Elementary or Secondary Editions
    14. 14. Assistive Technology <ul><li>AbleNet’s easy to use assistive technology for active engagement and access for everyone! </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    15. 15. What does it take to use assistive technology? <ul><li>Anyone CAN use assistive technology. There are no pre-requisite skills required for individuals to use assistive technology. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brady & McLean, 2000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reichle & Yoder, 1985 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Romski & Sevcik, 1996 </li></ul></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    16. 16. Switches <ul><li>Everyone can access... AbleNet’s switches let individuals experience the power of controlling their environments. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    17. 17. Switches <ul><li>A switch is an interface between an individual and an object of control. </li></ul><ul><li>Objects can be a computer, toy, radio, cassette tape, blender or other appliance. </li></ul><ul><li>Many different types of switches are commercially available. </li></ul><ul><li>Switches may vary in size, shape, color and sensitivity (the amount of pressure required to activate the switch). </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    18. 18. Switches <ul><li>Sensitive across entire surface </li></ul><ul><li>Audible feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Durable </li></ul><ul><li>Available in 5 colors </li></ul><ul><li>Limited lifetime warranty </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Big Red ® switch - 5” target area Jelly Bean ® Switch - 2 1/2 ” target area Specs ® Switch - 1 3/8” target area and 3 mounting options
    19. 19. Jelly Beamer™ wireless switch with built-in switch latch and timer <ul><li>Includes one transmitter and one receiver </li></ul><ul><li>Offers four modes of control </li></ul><ul><li>Receiver can be plugged into any switch-adapted device </li></ul><ul><li>Audible feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Transmitter will operate up to 30 feet away </li></ul><ul><li>External switch jack on transmitter </li></ul><ul><li>Available in 4 colors </li></ul><ul><li>2 1/2 ” target area </li></ul><ul><li>Also available without built-in switch latch and timer </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Jelly Beamer Transmitter Jelly Beamer Receiver
    20. 20. Switches at School <ul><li>This is Patrick. He is using a Big Red switch to turn on a tape recorder in music class. While the music is on, the other students play along with their instruments. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology helps Patrick to engage in the activity. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    21. 21. Switches at Play <ul><li>Tim activates the switch to turn on the battery-operated Bed Bugs ® Game causing the small plastic bugs to move and bounce around on the bed. His classmates then try to catch as many bugs as possible using a pair of plastic tongs. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. This is Tim. He is using a Jelly Bean Switch to play a game with his classmates.
    22. 22. Mounting <ul><li>Allows correct positioning of switches or other assistive technology devices to meet individual access needs. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Sensitrac ™ Pad and adjustable arm Slim Armstrong ® mounting system Universal Switch Mounting System-with knob (USMS)
    23. 23. UltraStick™ Reusable Adhesive <ul><li>Reusable adhesive </li></ul><ul><li>Available in a variety of shapes </li></ul><ul><li>Ultra sticky and strong </li></ul><ul><li>Wash with soap to restore stickiness </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    24. 24. Mounting Systems at Home <ul><li>This is Markesha. She is making a great treat for her family. </li></ul><ul><li>She is turning on the mixer to make chocolate chip cookies. She uses her cheek to turn on the mixer. The Universal Switch Mounting System and the Specs Switch is ideal for this switch location. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. This Specs Switch is attached to a mounting system.
    25. 25. Mounting Systems at School <ul><li>This is Sarah. She is working with her classmates to water plants for their spring project. </li></ul><ul><li>It is her responsibility to activate the WaterPik ® using a Jelly Bean Switch and PowerLink ® 3 control unit. </li></ul><ul><li>The switch is mounted on a Sensitrac Pad with adjustable arm for positioning and stability. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    26. 26. Environmental Aids for Daily Living (EADL) <ul><li>Environmental Aids for Daily Living provide independent control of devices through an alternative access method. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    27. 27. Computer Switch Interface <ul><li>This plug-and-play switch interface makes PC and Macintosh computers accessible to everyone. Connect one switch to help early learners practice switch skills or add up to five switches for fostering development of cause-and-effect and choice-making skills. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    28. 28. Computer Access Products ©2008 AbleNet Inc. <ul><li>Rock TM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Joystick mouse </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wave TM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roller/track ball mouse </li></ul></ul>Wireless Wave TM Roller/track ball wireless mouse <ul><li>Cruise TM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Touchpad mouse </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clevy Keyboard TM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyboard with primary colors and larger letters </li></ul></ul>USB Computer Interface by QuizWorks
    29. 29. Battery Systems <ul><li>For switch control of a battery-operated device, there are three primary components required: </li></ul><ul><li>a switch </li></ul><ul><li>a battery device adapter </li></ul><ul><li>the object of control </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. We call this combination of devices a “battery system.”
    30. 30. Battery Device Adapter and Notching File <ul><li>A battery device adapter converts a battery-operated toy or appliance into a switch-activated device. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AA/AAA size </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>C or D size </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A notching file is used to notch battery compartment cover for Battery Device Adapter Cord </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    31. 31. Adapting Battery Devices <ul><li>Easy as 1-2-3 </li></ul><ul><li>1. Notch battery cover (for adapter cord) </li></ul><ul><li>2. Insert copper disk of battery device adapter between battery and contacts on the toy </li></ul><ul><li>3. Plug switch into switch jack on battery device adapter </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    32. 32. Battery Device Adapter at School or Home <ul><li>Feed the Fish </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Switch is pressed to activate toy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toy walks forward </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toy pushes food into fish tank </li></ul></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    33. 33. Variable Control Systems <ul><li>Switch Latch and Timer (SLAT) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple time interface for timed control to operate battery adapted toys </li></ul></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    34. 34. Switch Latch and Timer (SLAT) Battery System <ul><li>Adds three modes of control to any battery adapted device </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Timed Seconds (1-60) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timed Minutes (1-60) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Latch </li></ul></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Single Switch Latch and Timer Dual Switch Latch and Timer Available in single, dual, or choice configurations. Also see Jelly Beamer Switch with built-in SLAT
    35. 35. Switch Latch and Timer at Home and School <ul><li>After counting the money, Terri uses the SLAT in timed mode with her battery-adapted coin counter. One switch activation rolls a coin counter. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    36. 36. Battery-Operated Scissors and Battery-Operated Fan <ul><li>Great for cutting activities! </li></ul><ul><li>Pre-adapted for switch access </li></ul><ul><li>Safe and easy-to-use </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. <ul><li>Built-in switch jack </li></ul><ul><li>Safe foam fan blades </li></ul><ul><li>Two speeds </li></ul>Battery-Operated Fan Battery-Operated Scissors
    37. 37. All-Turn-It ® spinner and overlays <ul><li>Comes with dice overlay </li></ul><ul><li>Makes random selection </li></ul><ul><li>Dual overlays make two selections possible </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in switch </li></ul><ul><li>External switch jack </li></ul><ul><li>Create-Your-Own overlays and preprinted overlays available </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. <ul><li>Ideas for use: </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a line leader using classmates photos </li></ul><ul><li>Build math problems with numbers </li></ul><ul><li>Use words and letters for literacy activities </li></ul><ul><li>Select an activity or action </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a topic to discuss </li></ul>The All-Turn-It spinner:
    38. 38. All-Turn-It spinner and overlays at Home <ul><li>Elizabeth plays BINGO with her friends using a Jelly Bean Switch connected to the All-Turn-It spinner. </li></ul><ul><li>This engaging activity also supports skill development of identifying letters and colors. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    39. 39. Battery System Activity <ul><li>Focus on a student or client in your setting </li></ul><ul><li>Select an activity for this individual and the battery toy or appliance which will be used </li></ul><ul><li>Select mode of control most appropriate for this individual and this activity </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the Battery Idea Sheet </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    40. 40. Electrical Systems <ul><li>For switch control of electrical appliances three primary components are required: </li></ul><ul><li>A switch </li></ul><ul><li>A control unit </li></ul><ul><li>The appliance or object of control </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. One example of an electrical system.
    41. 41. PowerLink ® 3 Control Unit <ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Safe access to electrical appliances </li></ul><ul><li>1700 watt capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Offers four modes of control </li></ul><ul><li>Four power outlets </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    42. 42. Modes of Control - Direct <ul><li>As long as the switch is activated, the appliance stays on. </li></ul><ul><li>Great for teaching cause and effect </li></ul><ul><li>Requires consistent physical pressure on switch </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Ronnie assists his mom in vacuuming his bedroom. Ronnie turns on the vacuum by pressing the top of the Big Red switch and holding it down until mom is finished. Lara uses the PowerLink 3 control unit and a Jelly Bean Switch to blend her food at lunch.
    43. 43. Modes of Control - Timed Seconds <ul><li>Turn on an electrical appliance for a preset time period of between 1-60 seconds. </li></ul><ul><li>Timed Seconds mode can be valuable during activities such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Mixing food </li></ul><ul><li>Playing timed music </li></ul><ul><li>Cutting with an electric knife (shown) </li></ul><ul><li>After cutting apples, Terri takes them out to the horses and feeds them with her family. </li></ul><ul><li>Terri now has the opportunity to be engaged in this activity where before she sat inside and watched. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    44. 44. Modes of Control - Timed Minutes <ul><li>Turn on an electrical appliance for a preset time period of between 1-60 minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>Timed Minutes mode can be valuable during activities such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Listening to a tape player for 20 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Mixing pudding for 2 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Making popcorn for 3 minutes </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    45. 45. Modes of Control - Latch <ul><li>Turn an electrical appliance “on” and “off”. </li></ul><ul><li>Latch mode can be valuable during activities such as: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening to music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using an electric toothbrush </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using a hair dryer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using a vacuum to clean (shown) </li></ul></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    46. 46. Using Modes of Control <ul><li>Focus on a student or client in your setting. </li></ul><ul><li>Select an appropriate activity for this individual that could address an IEP or personal goal. </li></ul><ul><li>Select mode of control most appropriate for this individual and this activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete first two boxes of PowerLink 3 Idea Sheet. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    47. 47. Multiple Outlets at Home <ul><li>Multiple outlets offer students the opportunity to learn skills such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Turn-taking </li></ul><ul><li>Choice making </li></ul><ul><li>Sequencing </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. “ Would you like to make popcorn or juice?”
    48. 48. Multiple Outlets at School <ul><li>Here Donald has the PowerLink 3 control unit set up to provide choices of activities he enjoys. Donald enjoys feeling the breeze from the fan and listening to his favorite music tape. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    49. 49. AirLink Cordless Switch <ul><li>Provides cordless access to the PowerLink 3 control unit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrared access requires clear line-of-sight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Functions up to 20’ from PowerLink 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comes with cord appliance cable to create a corded switch </li></ul></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. AirLink cordless switch PowerLink 3 control unit
    50. 50. Cordless Control at School <ul><li>Gabby is working with her classmates, Crystal and Sheila. During writing composition class one of Gabby’s responsibilities is to assist in sharpening pencils and stapling paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Using two AirLink cordless switches, Gaby is able to respond to requests from peers as to which appliance they need. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    51. 51. Electric System Activity <ul><li>Focus on a student or client in your setting </li></ul><ul><li>Select an activity for this individual and the electrical appliance which will be used </li></ul><ul><li>Select mode of control most appropriate for this individual and this activity </li></ul><ul><li>Complete remaining sections of the PowerLink 3 Idea Sheet </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    52. 52. Communication Aids ©2008 AbleNet Inc. Communication Ideas Multiple-Message Devices Single-Message Devices Communication Research
    53. 53. Communication Research <ul><li>Everyone Can Communicate! </li></ul><ul><li>“ There are no known cognitive or other prerequisites that are necessary for a child to use AAC.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kangas and Lloyd (1988) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Children with severe cognitive deficits are capable of learning and benefiting from the use of AAC.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Beukelman and Miranda (1992) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What communication system will a person prefer? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A system with voice output? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A system without voice output? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soto, Belfiore, Schlosser and Haynes, 1993 study showed a preference for a system WITH voice output. </li></ul></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Communication Aids Menu
    54. 54. Communication Research <ul><li>One of the frequent questions asked is, “ If a student is introduced to a Voice Output Communication Aid (VOCA) will they stop using their natural speech?” </li></ul><ul><li>There have been many studies that demonstrate that the introduction of a VOCA does not result in a reduction in the use of natural speech: </li></ul><ul><li>Compilation of studies in Silverman, 1989 </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Communication Aids Menu
    55. 55. Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ©2008 AbleNet Inc. &quot;ASD often possess strong visual processing abilities. Because AAC is a visual communication medium, it's an ideal match for the specific skills and deficits common to people with ASD. Helping them to better understand their environment and the routines and expectations within it.&quot; Dr. Joanne Cafiero Author of Meaningful Exchanges for People with Autism Communication Aids Menu
    56. 56. AAC and Autism Spectrum Disorder ©2008 AbleNet Inc. Communication Aids Menu <ul><li>Facilitates connection to others and </li></ul><ul><li>improves social skills </li></ul><ul><li>Reveals hidden cognitive abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing functional communication </li></ul><ul><li>often decreases negative behavior </li></ul><ul><li>More successful inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Increase effective communication </li></ul>Benefits of AAC:
    57. 57. Communication Aids <ul><li>Single Message Devices </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Message Devices </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Communication Aids Menu
    58. 58. Single Message Devices <ul><li>5” and 2 ½ ” target area </li></ul><ul><li>Single message </li></ul><ul><li>120 seconds of memory </li></ul><ul><li>Snap Switch Cap included </li></ul><ul><li>Toy/appliance jack with cable included </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to record </li></ul><ul><li>Mounting options </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. BIGmack ® communicator LITTLEmack™ communicator Communication Aids Menu
    59. 59. Communication Aids BIGmack at the Big Game <ul><li>This is Jacob at his high school pep rally. He takes his BIGmack communicator with him so he can be sure to have a voice at this LOUD event. He can now cheer “GO TEAM GO” along with his friends. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Communication Aids Menu
    60. 60. Talking Symbols™ notepad <ul><li>10 seconds recording time </li></ul><ul><li>2 x 2 activation area </li></ul><ul><li>Symbol holder </li></ul><ul><li>Activates with light touch </li></ul><ul><li>Replaceable battery </li></ul><ul><li>Re-recordable </li></ul><ul><li>Mount with internal magnet or Velcro ® </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. A Voice for Everything! Talking Symbols notepad allows teachers to tie language to objects and locations in the classroom. This is a fun way for children to experience language and explore the world around them. Communication Aids Menu
    61. 61. Talking Symbols notepad in the classroom <ul><li>Alex activates the Talking Symbol to identify his next daily activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Other ideas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talking Photo’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reminders for tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activity instructions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talking Bulletin Board </li></ul></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Communication Aids Menu
    62. 62. Multiple Message Devices ©2008 AbleNet Inc. BIG Step-by-Step SuperTalker FL4SH iTalk2 LITTLE Step-by-Step Allows assistive technology users to access two or more messages or a series of messages. Communication Aids Menu Lingo
    63. 63. Multiple Message Devices <ul><li>5” and 2½” target area </li></ul><ul><li>120 seconds of recording time </li></ul><ul><li>Sequential messages </li></ul><ul><li>Snap Switch Cap included </li></ul><ul><li>Toy/appliance jack with cable included </li></ul><ul><li>Mounting options </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. BIG Step-by-Step communicator LITTLE Step-by-Step communicator Communication Aids Menu
    64. 64. BIG Step-by-Step at school <ul><li>Using a BIG Step-by-Step communicator, Nicole conducts a personal interview for an article in the school newspaper. Several questions are recorded in sequence on the device providing turn-taking conversation with her partner. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Communication Aids Menu
    65. 65. LITTLE Step-by-Step at school <ul><li>Noah uses the LITTLE Step-by-Step for home to school communication. He is able to relay information such as the days events, personal achievements, upcoming news, funny jokes and amusing stories. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Communication Aids Menu
    66. 66. iTalk2™ Communicator <ul><li>Two-message device </li></ul><ul><li>2 ½” target area </li></ul><ul><li>8.5 seconds per activation area </li></ul><ul><li>Built-in symbol holder </li></ul><ul><li>Snap Switch Cap included </li></ul><ul><li>Toy/appliance jack </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Communication Aids Menu Ideal for Choice Making
    67. 67. iTalk2 at School <ul><li>You can tell by the smile on his face that Xia enjoys his job as a greeter at his school. </li></ul><ul><li>Using the iTalk2 he gives a general greeting to visitors with the first message and more specific information, such as directions, with the second message. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Communication Aids Menu
    68. 68. <ul><li>16 minutes of memory </li></ul><ul><li>8 Levels/8 Overlays </li></ul><ul><li>Selectable 1, 2, 4 and 8 grid formats </li></ul><ul><li>8 switch jacks </li></ul><ul><li>4 Keyguards with storage compartment </li></ul><ul><li>Sequential message access across all locations </li></ul><ul><li>Two toy/appliance jacks </li></ul>SuperTalker™ progressive communicator ©2008 AbleNet Inc. Grows with your student! Communication Aids Menu
    69. 69. SuperTalker at School <ul><li>Josh uses the SuperTalker to make choices throughout his day. He was able to progress from two choice options to eight choice options using only one device. </li></ul><ul><li>Eight levels allows for access to additional messages to work on communication, literacy and other goals. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Communication Aids Menu
    70. 70. Lingo Wearable Communication Aid <ul><li>Small & Portable 5 3/8 X 2 3/8 </li></ul><ul><li>Lightweight - 4.4 ounces </li></ul><ul><li>7 single messages (25 seconds each) </li></ul><ul><li>1 sequential message (60 seconds) </li></ul><ul><li>LED feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Headphone jack </li></ul><ul><li>Rechargeable </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Optional Symbol Holders For 2,4 & 8
    71. 71. FL4SH™ scanning communicator <ul><li>General Features: </li></ul><ul><li>High-visibility frame lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic overlay detection </li></ul><ul><li>16 minutes recording time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expandable with additional memory modules </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Built-in overlay storage </li></ul><ul><li>Adjustable viewing angle </li></ul><ul><li>Includes scanning activities </li></ul><ul><li>Toy/Appliance (1) and Switch Input jacks (4) </li></ul><ul><li>External Messages jack </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Functions like a Step-by-Step </li></ul></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Scanning Communication Like You’ve Never SEEN ! Communication Aids Menu
    72. 72. FL4SH scanning communicator <ul><li>3 Scanning Modes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step Scan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two-Switch Step Scan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adjustable Scan/Dwell Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Full Auditory Feedback Options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Message </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prompt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beep </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Separate Volume Controls for Auditory Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Headphone/Speaker jack </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Communication Aids Menu
    73. 73. Social Scripts <ul><li>Social Scripts are communication interactions that provide opportunities for natural conversations. The individual moves beyond expressing only wants and needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Social Scripts support students learning to claim, start, and maintain turns in a conversation. </li></ul><ul><li>Musselwhite, Burkhart (2001) www.aacintervention.com </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. <ul><li>Examples of social scripts include: </li></ul><ul><li>Joke telling </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing life stories </li></ul><ul><li>Conducting an interview </li></ul><ul><li>Introducing an activity </li></ul>Communication Aids Menu
    74. 74. Communication Ideas <ul><li>List groceries </li></ul><ul><li>Read a story </li></ul><ul><li>Vote for the class president </li></ul><ul><li>Give directions for vocational tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Tell a friend what you did last night </li></ul><ul><li>Call the dog </li></ul><ul><li>Provide conversation starters </li></ul><ul><li>Make choices </li></ul><ul><li>Sing a song or verse </li></ul><ul><li>Give a presentation at school </li></ul><ul><li>Provide personal information </li></ul><ul><li>Record homework </li></ul><ul><li>Read a recipe </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. Communication Aids Menu
    75. 75. Literacy ©2008 AbleNet Inc. <ul><li>Reading is a critical skill for participation in all aspects of life. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a major key to: </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Gaining independence </li></ul><ul><li>Exercising life choices </li></ul>
    76. 76. BookWorm™ literacy tool <ul><li>The ingenious inclusion tool that turns virtually any book into a “talking book” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8 minutes of memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 32 pages of recording </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Switch accessible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rerecordable memory modules allow users to create a library of adapted books. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Headphone jack </li></ul></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    77. 77. That’s Life! Literature Series <ul><li>Ready-to-use book series for use with BookWorm literacy tool </li></ul><ul><li>Age appropriate Literature for secondary students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant social skills themes: Friendship and Transportation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High interest, low vocabulary format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professionally recorded with audible page turning signal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available with or without prerecorded module </li></ul></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    78. 78. BookWorm at School <ul><li>The BookWorm provides opportunity for Adam to participate in the Power Lunch program at school. </li></ul><ul><li>This program matches adult reading mentors with students to provide good role models for reading. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    79. 79. Flip™ Automatic Page Turner <ul><li>Turn one page, or five in a row </li></ul><ul><li>Adjustable scan/response rates </li></ul><ul><li>Accepts books and magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Adjustable table mount and handle </li></ul><ul><li>Includes Jelly Bean ® switch </li></ul><ul><li>96% Page turn accuracy </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    80. 80. Teacher Resources <ul><li>AbleNet’s assistive technology and educational materials are thoughtfully designed to support educators with the tools they need to promote academic and social development with their students. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    81. 81. Classroom-Ready Technology Tool Packages ©2008 AbleNet Inc. GET READY, GET SET, GO! <ul><li>Three suites of tools to equip an entire classroom: </li></ul><ul><li>Get Ready Package – 19 products </li></ul><ul><li>Get Set Package – 25 products </li></ul><ul><li>Go Package – 32 products </li></ul>Go to www.ablenetinc.com For a complete product listing.
    82. 82. Classroom-Ready Kits ©2008 AbleNet Inc. AbleNet offers a variety of kits to help you get started <ul><li>Literacy Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Mounting Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Access Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Autism Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Control Kit </li></ul>Go to www.ablenetinc.com For a complete product listing.
    83. 83. Next ™ Transition Skills System <ul><li>A complete system for organizing, delivering and measuring transition skills development </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a structured way to get all team members involved, set consistent goals, measure and demonstrate visible progress for each student. </li></ul><ul><li>Available in desktop software management and/or hard-copy paper-based system </li></ul><ul><li>Skills development for mild, moderate and severe/profound disabilities. Also autism spectrum disabilities. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc.
    84. 84. AbleNet’s Solution ©2008 AbleNet Inc. Everything educators need for greater student outcomes in one place: AbleNet’s Student Achievement Program (ASAP)
    85. 85. In Conclusion… <ul><li>Someday, all people will be active, contributing members of their home and school communities. </li></ul><ul><li>To that end, it is important to provide ongoing opportunities for communication, participation and learning, as well as to increase our expectations for individuals with disabilities. </li></ul>©2008 AbleNet Inc. For more information: www.ablenetinc.com