The iPad as Assistive Technology


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

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The iPad as Assistive Technology

  1. 1. Using the iPad as Assistive Technology<br />
  2. 2. Jane Farrall<br />Speech Pathologist<br />AAC Support Services Manager<br />
  3. 3. Today<br />Morning Tea 10:30 – 10:50<br />Lunch 12:00 – 1:15<br />Afternoon Tea 3:00 – 3:30<br />Workshop finishes 5:00<br />
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  5. 5. iPad Basics<br />
  6. 6. Licensing<br />Individuals – apps can be installed on up to 5 devices for personal use<br />Organisations/Companies – 1 copy of an app per device<br />
  7. 7. Using the iPad as Assistive Technology<br />The iPad is a fabulous learning tool. <br />Consider using the SETT framework or another similar model when making these decisions. <br />You might also want to consider using an evaluation rubric for sorting and sharing information about Apps eg<br />
  8. 8. SETT Framework<br />Student<br />Environment<br />Tasks<br />Tools<br /><br />
  9. 9. Apps for Literacy Development/Support<br />Digital Storybooks<br />How the Grinch Stole Christmas<br />Blue Hat, Green Hat<br />Sir Charlie Stinky Socks<br />Far to the North<br />When I Grow Up<br />iBooks<br />Read2Go<br />
  10. 10. Apps for Literacy Development/Support<br />Writing<br />SpeakIt!<br />Typ-O HD<br />Notability<br />Say Text<br />Dragon Dictation<br />iWrite Words<br />Working with Words<br />Word Wall HD<br />
  11. 11. Apps for Literacy Support<br /><br />
  12. 12. Tips and Tricks<br />Settings -> General -> Restrictions to look<br />Also look at the settings within Apps. For example, look at TapSpeak Sequence and the Tap/Touch settings. <br />Working through the MacWorld iPad 2 Starter Guide will also give you some other helpful tips and tricks.<br />
  13. 13. Accessibility and Access<br />Settings -> General -> Accessibility<br />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<br />Attainment Switch<br />
  14. 14. Accessories<br />Access Options and Accessories for iPads….Gathering Strength as They Grow”.<br />
  15. 15. Apps for Language and Artic<br />Speech Gadget Speech Therapy App Lists<br />TherapyApp 411  <br /><br />
  16. 16. Apps for AAC<br /><br />
  17. 17. Low Tech AAC<br />Signing Apps<br />Picture Card Apps<br />
  18. 18. Visual Support Apps<br />There are a large number of Apps which can be used as Visual Supports  <br />Visual schedules<br />Talking books and photo albums<br />Rewards<br />Visual Timers <br />Other <br /><br />
  19. 19. Organisational Apps<br />Large number of Apps that can be used to assist with organizational skills. <br />Calendar, appointment and to do list Apps<br />Stay tuned for iOS 5<br />
  20. 20. Organisational Apps<br /><br />Eric Sailer’s excellent list of Apps for Special Education at<br />
  21. 21. OTher Apps<br />There are Apps which can work on other skills such as fine motor skills, voice control or sensory apps.<br /><br /><br />
  22. 22. Users with low vision<br /><br />
  23. 23. Sources for Quality App Reviews<br />Broxterman’s Bugle<br />Therapy App 411<br />SpedApps2<br />Teach with Your iPad<br />Inov8 Educational Consulting<br />Apps for Children with Special Needs<br />Special Needs Apps for Kids<br />iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Apps for (Special) Education by Eric Sailers<br />
  24. 24. Opinion and Research<br />“Learning: Is there an App for that”<br />App called Proloquo2Go whets appetite of non-verbal child<br />Apple iPad2 launch videoiPads are not a miracle for Autism<br />Mobile Devices and Communication Apps and AAC RERC White Paper<br />Why the iPad should be in classrooms<br />
  25. 25. And keep an eye on<br /><br />
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