About Amanda Hartmann

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

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.

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Boardmaker Online – Folders

Boardmaker Online – Folders

This video demonstrates how to keep your activities organised into folders in Boardmaker Online.

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Boardmaker Online – Creating with templates

Boardmaker Online – Creating with templates

This video is demonstrates how to create interactive activities in the Online Editor in Boardmaker Online.

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Boardmaker Online – Groups

Boardmaker Online – Groups

This video demonstrates how to use the “groups” in Boardmaker Online to find and share activities and boards.

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Boardmaker Online – Activities from the Boardmaker Community

Boardmaker Online – Activities from the Boardmaker Community

This video is demonstrates how to find, save and then edit activities from the Boardmaker Community in Boardmaker Online.

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Boardmaker Online – Overview of main menus

Boardmaker Online – Overview of main menus

This video is an overview of the main menu structure in Boardmaker Online.

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Boardmaker Online – Training videos

Boardmaker Online – Training videos

Here at Spectronics, we are super excited to bring you Boardmaker Online (you can read just how excited we are HERE!) We all know that to use our technology efficiently we need to upskill ourselves…. So this blog post is designed, as your go to place, to access all the links and training videos, so you can┬álearn everything …

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Boardmaker Online – Jump on board!

Boardmaker Online – Jump on board!

In our ever changing world of technology, it is ALWAYS exciting to see something that we already love, just get better and better…. This is the case with BOARDMAKER ONLINE. Boardmaker continues to be one of the most commonly used and popular software programs in Australian and New Zealand schools and centres. Even parents all over Australia use …

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Making AAC in the Classroom Work!

Making AAC in the Classroom Work!

I loved talking about AAC at the recent ATIA conference in Orlando, Florida! I am totally passionate about helping teachers embed AAC into their class programs and planning, regardless of what TYPE of AAC they are using!   Here are the slides from my presentation:   Included in the slides: Roadblocks to AAC in the classroom and ways …

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Ten Ways to engage students in literacy learning using technology

Ten Ways to engage students in literacy learning using technology

In January, I had the privilege of presenting at the ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association) Conference in Orlando, Florida. My session on Literacy was popular and I decided the easiest way to share it was via the awesome Spectronics Blog. Some of my inspiration for the Literacy technology tools I chose, came from by colleague and buddy, Greg …

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iPad Basics 101 – iOS 8

iPad Basics 101 – iOS 8

iPad Basics 101 Webinar – updated for iOS8. iPad Basics 101 – iOS 8 – Part A Part A – Basic operation and organisation iPad Basics 101 – iOS 8 – Part B Part B covers Settings on the iPad. iPad Basics 101 – iOS 8 – Part C Part C looks at RESTRICTION settings on the iPad. …

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