Solving the Social Skill Puzzle: Technology as a Critical Piece <ul><li>Sean J. Smith, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>University ...
Please take Note <ul><li>http://seanjsmith.pbworks.com/Threelakes </li></ul><ul><li>http://seanjsmith.pbworks.com/Threelak...
The Students You Work With? <ul><li>Think about the students you work with who are on the spectrum and share amongst yours...
Gagnon, E., & Myles, B. S. (1999).  This is asperger syndrome . Shawnee Mission, KS: AAPC. This book is available from the...
Gagnon, E., & Myles, B. S. (1999).  This is asperger syndrome . Shawnee Mission, KS: AAPC.
Gagnon, E., & Myles, B. S. (1999).  This is asperger syndrome . Shawnee Mission, KS: AAPC.
Gagnon, E., & Myles, B. S. (1999).  This is asperger syndrome . Shawnee Mission, KS: AAPC.
Gagnon, E., & Myles, B. S. (1999).  This is asperger syndrome . Shawnee Mission, KS: AAPC. This book is available from the...
What we are Going to Talk About Today! <ul><li>Assistive Technology Defined as… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>products, devices or...
How do you Consider AT for Students with ASD? <ul><li>What types of AT devices or services come to mind? </li></ul><ul><li...
Consideration Forms <ul><li>Texas AT Network -  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.texasat.net/default.aspx?name=trainmod.co...
Things that Come to Mind <ul><li>Alex in Lawrence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You Tube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>J ...
Understanding Autism Spectrum <ul><li>Social Skill Development </li></ul>
Autism Internet Modules <ul><li>Ocali’s Modules  -http://www.ocali.org/aim/ </li></ul><ul><li>The Ohio Center for Autism a...
AIM Modules <ul><li>Let’s Take A Look </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create an Account….It’s Free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select...
AIM Modules <ul><li>Select a Module from Within the Topic Area </li></ul><ul><li>Identify your Pre-Assessment and Post-Ass...
AIM Modules a Review <ul><li>Discussion Area </li></ul><ul><li>Citations </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>
 
 
 
Autism Information <ul><li>Autism Info -  http://www.autisminfo.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Site provides information on autism...
Autism Today <ul><li>Autism Today -  http://www.autismtoday.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>While this organization has a number of...
Autism Speaks  <ul><li>Autism Speaks -  http://www.autismspeaks.org </li></ul><ul><li>Of course, many of us have heard the...
E-Learning for Effective Intervention   <ul><li>Geneva Centre -  http://www.elearning.autism.net/en/index.php </li></ul><u...
Geneva Centre <ul><li>>Select Training Opportunities  </li></ul><ul><li>>E Learning </li></ul><ul><li>>Start Your Online E...
Geneva Centre <ul><li>Download one of the Download Materials - How might you use it? </li></ul><ul><li>Download a Referenc...
 
 
iCAN Modules <ul><li>iCAN -  http://www.autismnetwork.org </li></ul><ul><li>The Interactive Collaborative Autism Network s...
Structuring Our Discussion <ul><li>UDL Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Supports </li></ul>
Universal Design for Learning <ul><li>Universal Design for Learning  (UDL) is an educational approach to curriculum and in...
UDL Resources http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com/
UDL Resources http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com/
Visual Schedules <ul><li>A visual schedule will give the child the following information: </li></ul><ul><li>What is curren...
<ul><li>You can record  </li></ul><ul><li>four minutes of speech,  </li></ul><ul><li>10 seconds at a time,  </li></ul><ul>...
Visual Supports <ul><li>Photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Food labels </li></ul><ul><li>Written words </li></ul><ul><li>Calend...
Visual Supports <ul><li>Do2learn -  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.dotolearn.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Activity Exchan...
 
Visual Books <ul><li>Photoshop Elements -  http://www.adobe.com </li></ul><ul><li>iPhoto  -  http://www.apple.com/ilife/ip...
Visual Books -  bookbuilder.cast.org <ul><li>Book Builder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>S...
Podcasting, Audio Books, & More - Oh My! <ul><li>http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/podcasting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stu...
The How To’s
The How To’s
BoardMaker <ul><li>Boardmaker - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There are a host of Boardmaker Resources available via the Web. </li...
 
Visualization & Social Skills <ul><li>Making the Connections </li></ul>
Characteristics of  Asperger Syndrome (AS) <ul><li>Strengths  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structure: Predictability </li></ul></...
Social Skills <ul><li>Social Stories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Stories  are written in first person and are individuall...
Social Skills <ul><li>Issues of the  Hidden Curriculum.  The &quot;HIDDEN CURRICULUM&quot; is a term to used to describe t...
Social Skills <ul><li>School Rules -  http://www.socialskillbuilder.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused on children 8-18 </l...
Cartooning <ul><li>Cartooning is a useful strategy to facilitate social understanding to students with ASD though cartoon ...
Comic Strips <ul><li>The use of simple drawings to visually clarify the elements of social interactions and emotional rela...
 
Make Beliefs <ul><li>Create a Three Panel Comic </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Begin by Reviewing the Story Ideas Button (at th...
Make Beliefs Comix
 
Comic Creators <ul><li>Comic Strip Podcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Great interview where experts share their perspectives on...
Comic Development - Cont. <ul><li>Read, Write, Think </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.readwritethink.org/ </li></ul></ul><...
 
Comic Life <ul><li>Create your own Comics using your own Digital Pictures, images from the web, and the like. Free 30 day ...
Social Skills <ul><li>Mind Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Using the software you can explore over 400 emotions, seeing and hear...
Social Skills <ul><li>Voice Thread -  voicethread.com </li></ul><ul><li>For pay site (cheap/free for educators) allowing y...
 
Video Modeling <ul><li>A basic concept of video modeling is “learning thought observation.” </li></ul><ul><li>Video modeli...
Video Modeling <ul><li>Steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine the target behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct a task...
Video Modeling <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technological benefi...
Developing Visual Connections <ul><li>Apple Learning Interchange </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/ <...
Video-based - Resources <ul><li>Discovery Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anchor the Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vi...
Video-Creation - Resources <ul><li>Kerpoof </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a Movie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a Photo </li...
 
 
Virtual Learning <ul><li>Second Life -  http://www.slideshare.net/Milton.Broome/autism-and-aspergers-in-second-life </li><...
AViSSS <ul><li>Social Skill Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hallway </li></ul><...
 
AViSSS
AViSSS
AViSSS <ul><li>Paths controlled by the developers </li></ul><ul><li>Choices the user has to make </li></ul><ul><li>Advice ...
Academic
Text-to-Speech Applications <ul><li>Free text-to-speech software </li></ul><ul><li>Customize font and background color </l...
Text-to-Speech NaturalReader  is a Text to Speech software with natural sounding voices. This easy to use software can con...
<ul><li>www.kurzweiledu.com </li></ul>Scan and Read Systems WYNN  Kurzweil 3000 www.freedomscientific.com
Text-to-Speech Products Premier Accessibility Suite http://www.readingmadeez.co m Text-to-speech software Au dio output - ...
Text-to-Speech - Becoming Universal <ul><li>Firefox’s Text-to Speech </li></ul>Click Speak Bundle Does the Trick Acrobat R...
Digital Text - Web Resources <ul><li>Montgomery County Public Schools - MD </li></ul><ul><li>High-Incidence Accessible Tec...
 
 
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  • The point here is to get us thinking about the students we all work with as well as to connect with a good resource that publishes a great deal of materials in this area. HYO JUNG
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    1. 1. Solving the Social Skill Puzzle: Technology as a Critical Piece <ul><li>Sean J. Smith, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>University of Kansas </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
    2. 2. Please take Note <ul><li>http://seanjsmith.pbworks.com/Threelakes </li></ul><ul><li>http://seanjsmith.pbworks.com/Threelakes </li></ul>
    3. 3. The Students You Work With? <ul><li>Think about the students you work with who are on the spectrum and share amongst yourselves: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One word descriptions or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengths or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funny recollection or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special interest or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anything that comes to mind. </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Gagnon, E., & Myles, B. S. (1999). This is asperger syndrome . Shawnee Mission, KS: AAPC. This book is available from the Autism Asperger Publishing Company www.asperger.net
    5. 5. Gagnon, E., & Myles, B. S. (1999). This is asperger syndrome . Shawnee Mission, KS: AAPC.
    6. 6. Gagnon, E., & Myles, B. S. (1999). This is asperger syndrome . Shawnee Mission, KS: AAPC.
    7. 7. Gagnon, E., & Myles, B. S. (1999). This is asperger syndrome . Shawnee Mission, KS: AAPC.
    8. 8. Gagnon, E., & Myles, B. S. (1999). This is asperger syndrome . Shawnee Mission, KS: AAPC. This book is available from the Autism Asperger Publishing Company www.asperger.net
    9. 9. What we are Going to Talk About Today! <ul><li>Assistive Technology Defined as… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>products, devices or equipment, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that are used to maintain, increase or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Instructional Technology under the AT umbrella where I now refer to it as A/IT. </li></ul>
    10. 10. How do you Consider AT for Students with ASD? <ul><li>What types of AT devices or services come to mind? </li></ul><ul><li>What Process do you follow? </li></ul><ul><li>What supports/forms/documents do you use? </li></ul><ul><li>Who do you involve and how does this fit within their program for their disability? </li></ul>
    11. 11. Consideration Forms <ul><li>Texas AT Network - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.texasat.net/default.aspx?name=trainmod.consideration Good overview to understand the basics. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WATI - http://wati.org/ and </li></ul><ul><li>GPAT - http://www.gpat.org/ Great places for information on how to assess for Assistive Technology considerations. </li></ul><ul><li>Fritschi’s AT Tool Chart - http://fritschi.home.mindspring.com/tools2.html - Excellent resource to get one thinking about AT Solutions. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Things that Come to Mind <ul><li>Alex in Lawrence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You Tube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>J Mac and Basketball </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Joshua and Mom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NPR’s Story Corp </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Understanding Autism Spectrum <ul><li>Social Skill Development </li></ul>
    14. 14. Autism Internet Modules <ul><li>Ocali’s Modules -http://www.ocali.org/aim/ </li></ul><ul><li>The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) is developing Autism Internet Modules (AIM) in partnership with the Autism Society of America (ASA) and the Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network. The AIM project is developing a series of 60 online modules on ASD including characteristics, diagnosis, interventions and supports, transition, and employment. </li></ul>
    15. 15. AIM Modules <ul><li>Let’s Take A Look </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create an Account….It’s Free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select one of the Topic Areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment & Diagnosis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence-based Classroom Interventions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EB Communication Interventions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>EB Social Skill Interventions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>General Interventions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transition Services and Supports </li></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 16. AIM Modules <ul><li>Select a Module from Within the Topic Area </li></ul><ul><li>Identify your Pre-Assessment and Post-Assessment Score </li></ul><ul><li>Take the Pre-Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Examine as a Team for approximately 5 Minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Take the Post-Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>How Accurate were you with your Score Estimate? </li></ul>
    17. 17. AIM Modules a Review <ul><li>Discussion Area </li></ul><ul><li>Citations </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>
    18. 21. Autism Information <ul><li>Autism Info - http://www.autisminfo.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Site provides information on autism treatments and therapies to parents, teachers, therapists and doctors. </li></ul>
    19. 22. Autism Today <ul><li>Autism Today - http://www.autismtoday.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>While this organization has a number of for pay options, it is still a good resource for individuals seeking to learn more about autism, resources, forums, trainings, conferences, print updates, and more. </li></ul>
    20. 23. Autism Speaks <ul><li>Autism Speaks - http://www.autismspeaks.org </li></ul><ul><li>Of course, many of us have heard the advertisement on the radio or watched one of the numerous public service announcements in collaboration with the AD Council, however; Autism Speaks goes beyond advertisement. It also offers some good information and links to helpful resources for parents and teachers. </li></ul>
    21. 24. E-Learning for Effective Intervention <ul><li>Geneva Centre - http://www.elearning.autism.net/en/index.php </li></ul><ul><li>This is a Centre out of Canada and offers some great information for teachers, teacher assistants, parents, and the like. They offer good modules for information and also a host of intervention ideas (e.g., visuals). </li></ul>
    22. 25. Geneva Centre <ul><li>>Select Training Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>>E Learning </li></ul><ul><li>>Start Your Online Experience Right Here </li></ul><ul><li>>Teacher’s Assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Create a New Account </li></ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul><ul><li>Try to Login as Guest </li></ul>
    23. 26. Geneva Centre <ul><li>Download one of the Download Materials - How might you use it? </li></ul><ul><li>Download a Reference - How might you use it? </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to one of the Presentations that comes with the audio with slides </li></ul>
    24. 29. iCAN Modules <ul><li>iCAN - http://www.autismnetwork.org </li></ul><ul><li>The Interactive Collaborative Autism Network site is for anyone who lives with, teaches, or otherwise supports children and youth with ASD, including parents, teachers, and individuals with ASD. </li></ul>
    25. 30. Structuring Our Discussion <ul><li>UDL Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Supports </li></ul>
    26. 31. Universal Design for Learning <ul><li>Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational approach to curriculum and instruction that uses technology to enable students with diverse learning needs to be successful in the classroom . </li></ul><ul><li>Universal Design for Learning is the registered trademark of the </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) - cast.org </li></ul>
    27. 32. UDL Resources http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com/
    28. 33. UDL Resources http://udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com/
    29. 34. Visual Schedules <ul><li>A visual schedule will give the child the following information: </li></ul><ul><li>What is currently happening; </li></ul><ul><li>What is coming up next (the sequence of events); </li></ul><ul><li>When they are &quot;all done&quot; with something; </li></ul><ul><li>Any changes that might occur. </li></ul>
    30. 35. <ul><li>You can record </li></ul><ul><li>four minutes of speech, </li></ul><ul><li>10 seconds at a time, </li></ul><ul><li>in any language of your choice. </li></ul><ul><li>You can use </li></ul><ul><li>photos, book cutouts, </li></ul><ul><li>symbols, drawings… </li></ul><ul><li>http://augcominc.com/book_details.html </li></ul>Visual Schedules-Talking Photo Album
    31. 36. Visual Supports <ul><li>Photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Food labels </li></ul><ul><li>Written words </li></ul><ul><li>Calendars </li></ul><ul><li>Objects </li></ul><ul><li>Schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Picture symbols </li></ul><ul><li>Picture This… </li></ul><ul><li>slatersoftware.com </li></ul>
    32. 37. Visual Supports <ul><li>Do2learn - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.dotolearn.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Activity Exchange - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/activities/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Orange County PS AT - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://teachers.ocps.net/atteam/page28.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Geneva Centre - http://elearning.autism.net/visuals/ </li></ul>
    33. 39. Visual Books <ul><li>Photoshop Elements - http://www.adobe.com </li></ul><ul><li>iPhoto - http://www.apple.com/ilife/iphoto/ </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher - http://www.microsoft.com </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Story - http://www.microsoft.com </li></ul><ul><li>Snapfish - www.snapfish.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Atomic Learning - http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/home </li></ul>
    34. 40. Visual Books - bookbuilder.cast.org <ul><li>Book Builder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student’s Demonstrate knowledge </li></ul></ul>
    35. 41. Podcasting, Audio Books, & More - Oh My! <ul><li>http://movies.atomiclearning.com/k12/podcasting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student demonstrate knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information on the go </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple means for representation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narrated Book series </li></ul></ul>
    36. 42. The How To’s
    37. 43. The How To’s
    38. 44. BoardMaker <ul><li>Boardmaker - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There are a host of Boardmaker Resources available via the Web. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.aacintervention.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.bcps.k12.md.us/boardmaker/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.adaptedlearning.com </li></ul></ul>
    39. 46. Visualization & Social Skills <ul><li>Making the Connections </li></ul>
    40. 47. Characteristics of Asperger Syndrome (AS) <ul><li>Strengths </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structure: Predictability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual information: visual learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systematizing : The drive to analyze, explore, and construct a system. </li></ul></ul>
    41. 48. Social Skills <ul><li>Social Stories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Stories are written in first person and are individually written for each child for various difficult social situations (for example, staying in assigned seat on the bus). The Social Story should be visually represented in a mode which the child can most readily understand (such as written words, line drawings and written words, photos and written words). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>General information on Social Stories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.polyxo.com/socialstories/introduction.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Carol Gray </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.thegraycenter.org/ </li></ul></ul>
    42. 49. Social Skills <ul><li>Issues of the Hidden Curriculum. The &quot;HIDDEN CURRICULUM&quot; is a term to used to describe the unwritten social rules and expectations of behavior that we all seem to know, but were never taught. </li></ul>
    43. 50. Social Skills <ul><li>School Rules - http://www.socialskillbuilder.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused on children 8-18 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaches acceptable behaviors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-life video scenarios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Levels of practice to ensure understanding, practice, and competency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed with the scaffolding in mind for learning </li></ul></ul>
    44. 51. Cartooning <ul><li>Cartooning is a useful strategy to facilitate social understanding to students with ASD though cartoon techniques, such as thought and speech bubbles. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/ </li></ul><ul><li>One cartooning strategy is known as Comic Strip Conversations TM , developed by Carol Gray </li></ul>
    45. 52. Comic Strips <ul><li>The use of simple drawings to visually clarify the elements of social interactions and emotional relations. Comic Strip Conversations are used to visually &quot;work through&quot; a problem situation and identify solutions. </li></ul>
    46. 54. Make Beliefs <ul><li>Create a Three Panel Comic </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Begin by Reviewing the Story Ideas Button (at the bottom) and determine a Story Idea based on this area </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please Include - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A Character in each panel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>An emotion for each of the characters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A Talk or thought balloon </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Two Characters in one of the panels </li></ul></ul></ul>
    47. 55. Make Beliefs Comix
    48. 57. Comic Creators <ul><li>Comic Strip Podcast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Great interview where experts share their perspectives on comic strip conversations. Get a good sense of the potential of these applications. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://autismpodcast.blogspot.com/2006/05/episode-19-comic-strip-conversations.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comic Strip Conversations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some nice text-based resources on the use of comic strips as social narratives. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.autismspectrum.ilstu.edu/resources/factsheets/comicstrip.shtml </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comic Strip Creator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free web-based resource that allows more advanced learners to create web-based comic strips. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.comicstripcreator.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Read Write Think Comic Creator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/student_material.asp?id=21 </li></ul></ul>
    49. 58. Comic Development - Cont. <ul><li>Read, Write, Think </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.readwritethink.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Interactive Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Resources for Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thinkfinity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.thinkfinity.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manages the Literacy Network </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manages Marco Polo </li></ul></ul>
    50. 60. Comic Life <ul><li>Create your own Comics using your own Digital Pictures, images from the web, and the like. Free 30 day trial! </li></ul>http://plasq.com
    51. 61. Social Skills <ul><li>Mind Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Using the software you can explore over 400 emotions, seeing and hearing each one performed by six different people. </li></ul>http://www.jkp.com/mindreading/
    52. 62. Social Skills <ul><li>Voice Thread - voicethread.com </li></ul><ul><li>For pay site (cheap/free for educators) allowing you to create interactive slide shows that reside on the web. </li></ul>
    53. 64. Video Modeling <ul><li>A basic concept of video modeling is “learning thought observation.” </li></ul><ul><li>Video modeling is a teaching method in order to increase desired behaviors and skills. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social behaviors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-help skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic behaviors </li></ul></ul>
    54. 65. Video Modeling <ul><li>Steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine the target behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct a task analysis of the behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decide the performers who will demonstrate the behavior on the video (e.g. self, adult, or peer) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set up the scenario to be videotaped </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videotape the scene </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show the video to the student and discuss the behavior portrayed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage the student to practice the behavior he saw on the videotape </li></ul></ul>
    55. 66. Video Modeling <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technological benefit: The teacher can teach social aspects effectively by using video technology such as stop, pause, and repeat functions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-motivation: The student can be involved in the procedure of developing video modeling. </li></ul></ul>
    56. 67. Developing Visual Connections <ul><li>Apple Learning Interchange </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ABCs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All Quiet on the Western Front </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Apple’s iMovie - apple.com </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft’s MovieMaker - microsoft.com </li></ul><ul><li>The Tubes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.teachertube.com </li></ul></ul>
    57. 68. Video-based - Resources <ul><li>Discovery Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Anchor the Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to Standards </li></ul></ul>
    58. 69. Video-Creation - Resources <ul><li>Kerpoof </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a Movie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a Photo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Animoto </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a Movie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstration </li></ul></ul></ul>
    59. 72. Virtual Learning <ul><li>Second Life - http://www.slideshare.net/Milton.Broome/autism-and-aspergers-in-second-life </li></ul><ul><li>Animated Visual Supports for Social Skills (AViSSS) - Virtual Learning Experience for Students with Asperger Syndrome. </li></ul>
    60. 73. AViSSS <ul><li>Social Skill Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hallway </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cafeteria </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PE Locker Room </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bus </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Male/Female Bathroom </li></ul></ul></ul>
    61. 75. AViSSS
    62. 76. AViSSS
    63. 77. AViSSS <ul><li>Paths controlled by the developers </li></ul><ul><li>Choices the user has to make </li></ul><ul><li>Advice Center to offer feedback and thoughts to generalize </li></ul>
    64. 78. Academic
    65. 79. Text-to-Speech Applications <ul><li>Free text-to-speech software </li></ul><ul><li>Customize font and background color </li></ul><ul><li>Reads text via Windows clipboard from any program (copy/paste) </li></ul><ul><li>Reads e-mail emoticons such as :) or :( </li></ul><ul><li>Adjustable voice speed (rate) </li></ul><ul><li>Low vision color option </li></ul>
    66. 80. Text-to-Speech NaturalReader is a Text to Speech software with natural sounding voices. This easy to use software can convert any written text such as MS Word, Webpage, PDF files, and Emails into spoken words. NaturalReader can also convert any written text into audio files such as MP3 or WAV for your CD player or iPod. http://www.naturalreaders.com/
    67. 81. <ul><li>www.kurzweiledu.com </li></ul>Scan and Read Systems WYNN Kurzweil 3000 www.freedomscientific.com
    68. 82. Text-to-Speech Products Premier Accessibility Suite http://www.readingmadeez.co m Text-to-speech software Au dio output - multiple voices Highlights text as it speaks Static Toolbar Texthelp - Read and Write Gold http://www.texthelp.com Text-to-speech software Audio output - multiple voices Highli ghts text as it speaks Reads on fly for any application
    69. 83. Text-to-Speech - Becoming Universal <ul><li>Firefox’s Text-to Speech </li></ul>Click Speak Bundle Does the Trick Acrobat Reader - Free Version
    70. 84. Digital Text - Web Resources <ul><li>Montgomery County Public Schools - MD </li></ul><ul><li>High-Incidence Accessible Technologies (HIAT) </li></ul><ul><li>Created a number of resources for their teachers and a wonderful website for digital text resources </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/hiat/resources/digital_text.shtm </li></ul>
    71. 87. Thank you. Questions [email_address]

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