Session Code: AAC-10      Let’s Talk:A Review of AAC APPS  and their Features    Sandy Chiampas     schiampas@ladse.org   ...
Objectives:        • Participants will be able to identify 4 features of AAC apps        • Participants will explain how t...
The emergence of mobile touch screen devicesis changing the landscape for individuals withaugmentative communication needs...
The emergence of mobile touch screen devicesis changing the landscape for individuals withaugmentative communication needs...
Handouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts                                                          5
Towards Communicative Independence                         Context-    Emerging                                Independent...
Handouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts                                                          7
App Assessment        • Symbol size and type        • Message type        • Scrolling        • Linking boards        • Voi...
Emergent Communicator        • Characteristics:                  • No symbolic method of communication that               ...
Emergent Communicator        • App Features                  • Single message or errorless sequential                    m...
Emergent Communicator        • Apps                  • Tap Speak Button Plus                  • iTalker                  •...
Context Dependent Communicator        • Characteristics:                  • Reliable symbolic communication               ...
Context Dependent Communicator        • App Features:                  • Limited communication messages per page          ...
Context Dependent Communicator        • Apps                  • FriendLeaf                  • Scene Speak                 ...
Independent Communicator        •     Characteristics               • Not dependent on familiar partners               • N...
Independent Communicator        • Apps Features:           • Digitized or computerized speech           • Color coding pic...
Independent Communicator        • Apps                  • MetaTouch                  • Proloquo2go                  • Touc...
Text to Speech and Word Prediction        • Neo Kate/Paul        • Easy Speak        • Typo        • Verbally        • Ass...
Bridging the Gap Between PECS and VoiceOutput        • My Choice Board        • iPacs        • Pictures Can Talk        • ...
Hardware for….• Visual Scanning or Auditory Scanning        • RJ Cooper Bluetooth Superswitch        • Ablenet Blue2 Bluet...
Features of Auditory Scanning to Consider        • Row/Column Scanning        • Different voices for auditory cue vs voice...
Intervention Considerations        • Vocabulary and message selection        • Aided language stimulation        • Focus o...
Excellent Resources to Consider        • www.rjcooper.com        • ladseitech.pbworks.com (AAC apps matrix)        • www.s...
Thank you for attending this session   • CEUs – Session Code: AAC-10         • More Info at: www.atia.org/CEU         • Fo...
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  1. 1. Session Code: AAC-10 Let’s Talk:A Review of AAC APPS and their Features Sandy Chiampas schiampas@ladse.org Deb Malnar dmalnar@ladse.org Kerrin Tom ktom@ladse.org November 3, 2011 2:15-3:15
  2. 2. Objectives: • Participants will be able to identify 4 features of AAC apps • Participants will explain how the features of AAC apps relate to the communication needs of their students/clientsHandouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 2
  3. 3. The emergence of mobile touch screen devicesis changing the landscape for individuals withaugmentative communication needs • Pros: • Broad spectrum of options and functions • Smaller, multi-functional • Cost effective • Cool factorHandouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 3
  4. 4. The emergence of mobile touch screen devicesis changing the landscape for individuals withaugmentative communication needs • Cons: • Putting Tool before Process • AAC Service Provider (SLP, PT, OT) may not be involved in: decision making, training, technical support, follow upHandouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 4
  5. 5. Handouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 5
  6. 6. Towards Communicative Independence Context- Emerging Independent DependentUnreliable symbolic Reliable symbolic communication communication Novel utterancesBasic needs and Limited Unlimited wants vocabulary vocabularyFamiliar partners Limited partners Multiple partners
  7. 7. Handouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 7
  8. 8. App Assessment • Symbol size and type • Message type • Scrolling • Linking boards • Voice • Word prediction • Saved phrases/sentences • Programming within app, on computer and/or online • Subscription requirements (will boards be saved when subscription lapses)Handouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 8
  9. 9. Emergent Communicator • Characteristics: • No symbolic method of communication that is easily understood by others • Communication is mostly basic needs • First method of symbolic communication may be at a concrete levelHandouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 9
  10. 10. Emergent Communicator • App Features • Single message or errorless sequential messages • Digital photos or pictures with words • Digitized or synthesized speechHandouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 10
  11. 11. Emergent Communicator • Apps • Tap Speak Button Plus • iTalker • Tap Speak Sequence • iComm Free • Click and Talk • My Pictures Talk • Sounding BoardHandouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 11
  12. 12. Context Dependent Communicator • Characteristics: • Reliable symbolic communication • Limited vocabulary • Limited partners • Need to expand vocabulary, partners and contextsHandouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 12
  13. 13. Context Dependent Communicator • App Features: • Limited communication messages per page • Digitized or Computerized speech • Digital or symbol pictures • Messages are phrases or whole sentencesHandouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 13
  14. 14. Context Dependent Communicator • Apps • FriendLeaf • Scene Speak • Photo Tell • Expressive • AAC Speech Buddy • EasySpeak AAC • Tap Speak ChoiceHandouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 14
  15. 15. Independent Communicator • Characteristics • Not dependent on familiar partners • Not dependent on others to provide vocabulary • Can possibly spell to communicateHandouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 15
  16. 16. Independent Communicator • Apps Features: • Digitized or computerized speech • Color coding pictures • Text to speech • Word prediction • Core VocabularyHandouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 16
  17. 17. Independent Communicator • Apps • MetaTouch • Proloquo2go • Touch Chat • Touch Chat with Word Power • Speech TreeHandouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 17
  18. 18. Text to Speech and Word Prediction • Neo Kate/Paul • Easy Speak • Typo • Verbally • Assistive Chat • PredictableHandouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 18
  19. 19. Bridging the Gap Between PECS and VoiceOutput • My Choice Board • iPacs • Pictures Can Talk • Grace • Discover My Voice for iOS • Spubble Lite • Pics Aloud • AugieHandouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 19
  20. 20. Hardware for….• Visual Scanning or Auditory Scanning • RJ Cooper Bluetooth Superswitch • Ablenet Blue2 Bluetooth Switch • RJCooper Bluetooth Cordless Switch Interface• Step Scanning • RJ Cooper Bluetooth Cordless Switch Interface • Ablenet Blue2 Bluetooth SwitchHandouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 20
  21. 21. Features of Auditory Scanning to Consider • Row/Column Scanning • Different voices for auditory cue vs voice output • Switch Interface vs device as a switch • How many messages per pageHandouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 21
  22. 22. Intervention Considerations • Vocabulary and message selection • Aided language stimulation • Focus on core vocabulary • Facilitator and partner trainingHandouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 22
  23. 23. Excellent Resources to Consider • www.rjcooper.com • ladseitech.pbworks.com (AAC apps matrix) • www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/iphoneipad-apps-for-aac • www.ablenetinc.com • www.appsforaac.netHandouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 23
  24. 24. Thank you for attending this session • CEUs – Session Code: AAC-10 • More Info at: www.atia.org/CEU • For ACVREP, AOTA and ASHA CEUs, hand in completed Attendance Forms to REGISTRATION DESK at the end of the conference. • For general CEUs, apply online with The AAC Institute: www.aacinstitute.org • Session Evaluation • Please help us improve the quality of our conference by completing your session evaluation form. • Completed evaluation forms should be submitted as you exit or to staff at the registration desk. • Handouts • Handouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts • Handout link remains live for 3 months after the conference ends.Handouts are available at: www.atia.org/chicagohandouts 24

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