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The iPad as Assistive Technology


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  • Love how this looks, wonder about a 7th grader and durability just finished his IEP and he is needing something for all note taking next year. Handwriting anything is out of the question, everything is to be typed 0 improvement this year in handwriting. ATD is going to be used looking for best option. So far this has the most to offer in the lightest package.
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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 />
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  4. 4. iPad Basics<br />
  5. 5. 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 />
  6. 6. 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 />
  7. 7. SETT Framework<br />Student<br />Environment<br />Tasks<br />Tools<br /><br />
  8. 8. 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 />
  9. 9. 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 />
  10. 10. Apps for Literacy Support<br /><br />
  11. 11. 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 />
  12. 12. 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 />
  13. 13. Accessories<br />Access Options and Accessories for iPads….Gathering Strength as They Grow”.<br />
  14. 14. Apps for Language and Artic<br />Speech Gadget Speech Therapy App Lists<br />TherapyApp 411  <br /><br />
  15. 15. Apps for AAC<br /><br />
  16. 16. Low Tech AAC<br />Signing Apps<br />Picture Card Apps<br />
  17. 17. 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 />
  18. 18. 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 />
  19. 19. Organisational Apps<br /><br />Eric Sailer’s excellent list of Apps for Special Education at<br />
  20. 20. 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 />
  21. 21. Users with low vision<br /><br />
  22. 22. 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 />
  23. 23. 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 />
  24. 24. And keep an eye on<br /><br />
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