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iPad Communication Apps

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This is about communication apps for the iPad and UDL.

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iPad Communication Apps

  1. 1. COMMUNICATION July 19, 2014
  2. 2. Communication • Occurs through seeing, hearing speaking, reading, writing, signing, and gesturing (110). • Language is the formal code of abstract symbols used by a group of people to communicate (111). • Speech- primarily the forming and production of oral language. • Enhanced by gestures, manual signs, picture symbols, and written symbols (112).
  3. 3. Speech-Language Impairment • When a person is unable to interact, basic needs can go unmet and social interactions become strained to the point of isolation and personal frustration (114). • It is imperative that communication skills be developed so students can interact with their environments (114). • Augmentative and Alternative Communication: • Combination of communication tools available to an individual, including any speech, vocalizations, gestures, and communication behaviors related to specific methods and devices • May supplement, enhance, or replace conventional communication methods • Augmentative-helps the student use the communication they have • Alternative- bypasses the oral system (114).
  4. 4. What communication apps have you used?
  5. 5. Go Talk Now • Child Example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsUwoiR2DKA • Reading program using Go Talk Now (Preview) • Early Reading Skills Builder • Go Talk Phonics http://www.attainmentcompany.com/ersb-early-reading-skills-builder • Personal Example • “A” crying to singing
  6. 6. Proloquo2go • Example • http://www.assistiveware.com/no-more-boundaries- parents-about-proloquo2go • http://www.assistiveware.com/proloquo2go-video- communication-conversation • Voices • http://www.assistiveware.com/innovation/childrens-voices
  7. 7. • Personal Example • Student- aggression • Voice, friends, personality, feelings • Video • Etc. • Easy to edit, switch activated/alternative access, change size, set restrictions
  8. 8. Communication Apps-1 • AAC Buddy • Alexicom AAC • Assistive Chat • Auto Verbal • First-Then • Go Talk Now Grace • iCanSpeak • iComm • iCommunicate • iInteract • iMean
  9. 9. Communication Apps-2 • iPrompts • Look2Learn • My Choice Board • My Talk Tools • MyPecs • New Voice • OneVoice • Phrase Board • PredictAble
  10. 10. Communication Apps-3 • Proloquo2go • Small Talk Aphasia • Sounding Board • Speak It! • Stories 2 Learn • Tap Speak Button • Tap Speak Choice • Tap Speak Sequence • Tap to Talk • Touch Chat • Touch Chat Word Power
  11. 11. Research • Review the apps on the sheet. What makes sense for your student(s)? • Refer to check list • Google search • Read reviews if necessary • Share with a partner • Share with the group
  12. 12. Teaching communication (a very brief overview) • ABA/Verbal Behavior • Skinner, Carbone, Partington & Sundberg • Behavior is Communication • Motivation, Motivation, Motivation • A-B-C Charts • Practical vocabulary • Provide ways to initiate, continue, and respond • Include Pictures • Make it FUN • Remember Feelings • Allow them to play with their device • Know the next steps • Have High Expectations
  13. 13. Questions?

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