Apps for AAC and Guided Access

Hi everyone,

The Speech Pathology Team have been quietly beavering away on a great new webinar called “Apps for AAC” – you will love it… giving real and practical tips to help you navigate through all the AAC App Options out there. Plus you will take a tour of some of the best AAC apps available for use on the iPad. Remember to refer back to the Apps for AAC list here, for more information about the full range of Apps.

BUT…. I realised this afternoon, that if we are gonna share what we know about Apps for AAC, we couldn’t NOT talk about the latest feature on iOS 6 on the iPad – GUIDED ACCESS.

So I made this quick video to give you a run through on how to use Guided Access which will become a part of the Apps of AAC webinar series, which will be available on Spectronics Online really soon… And I decided I would share it with you early, even though the Apps for AAC webinar is NOT quite finished yet. Aren’t you lucky? Ha!

So watch the video and let me know what you think!

AND of course, watch this space… Apps for AAC webinar is coming soon!

Cheers,

Amanda

PS>>> And thanks to Cheryl below for her tip if Guided Access freezes….. hold down the home and power buttons!

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About Amanda Hartmann

Amanda is a Speech Pathologist with over 17 years experience. She has worked within educational settings, and currently divides her time between her busy private practice and as an Inclusive Technology Consultant with Spectronics www.spectronics.com.au.

Amanda is a Key Word Sign/Makaton Presenter, an official Proloquo2Go trainer www.assistiveware.com/amanda-hartmann and an official expert TBoxApps Trainer for Therapy Box. She is also a certified Apple Trainer and regularly runs iPad workshops to help schools integrate iPad technology into the classroom, for all learners.

Amanda has a special interest in supporting and developing communication, literacy and learning for a wide range of diverse learners, often through the use of visual tools, sign language and technology. She has spent many years providing therapy support and teacher/parent training in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for students with complex communication needs, due to disabilities such as: Cerebral palsy and other Physical impairments, Visual impairment, Hearing impairment, Autism, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Intellectual Impairment, Angelman Syndrome, Rett Syndrome and others. She also has specialist knowledge to support the literacy learning of students with learning difficulties, language impairments and other diverse learning needs. She is passionate about providing interactive and engaging presentations to educators, parents and therapists.

4 Responses to Apps for AAC and Guided Access

  1. Cheryl says:

    There is a glitch in Guided Access where after a period of time the screen will freeze or you cannot exit Guided Access.

    At this point in time, the solution everyone has found is to hold the home then power buttons. I have also found with my son that he has somehow been able to activate the areas that I had set as inactive-not sure how he does it but it has happened more than once.

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