About Charlene Cullen

Charlene has worked as a speech pathologist, supporting people with complex communication needs and learning disabilities for the past 15 years. She has worked in a variety of roles within the Disability Services of Western Australia, including Senior Speech Pathologist, Rural and Remote Resource Therapist and Regional Team Manager.

Charlene is a trained Key Word Sign (formerly Makaton) presenter, certified Hanen It Takes Two to Talk presenter and a member of the Apple Consultants Network. Charlene is also an official Proloquo2Go / Proloquo4Text trainer, and TBoxApps Trainer for Therapy Box.

Charlene has developed strong skills in and a passion for, the area of AAC and assistive technologies. She enjoys presenting workshops and providing consultancy services to support and educate parents, teachers and therapists in the use and application of inclusive technologies.

Charlene has been a full time member of the Professional and Consultancy Services Team at Spectronics.

AGOSCI State Representative for Victoria (2012-present); Key Word Sign Victoria committee member (2012-present).

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Getting ready for iOS8

Getting ready for iOS8

I recently reset my phone to factory settings, but before I went ahead, I thought carefully about the apps I had on my phone and the settings I was using. With the release of iOS8 in the next few days it’s important to take stock as a school, as a classroom, as a student, family or individual user. …

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Introducing the DynaVox T10 and Compass app

Introducing the DynaVox T10 and Compass app

  Visit the DynaVox T10 page for more details or check out Charlene’s T10 and Compass FAQ on our blog.

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T10 and Compass FAQ

T10 and Compass FAQ

Following the successful “Meet the DynaVox T10 workshops” during August we have had a number of queries about the T10 and the Compass app. We thought we’d put them all together in one post and we’ll add to them as we receive more. If people purchase a T10, how many iPads/iPad minis/tablets can it be loaded on? With …

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Cha’s Top 5 blogs for AAC and AT

Cha’s Top 5 blogs for AAC and AT

  This webinar explains why reading blogs can be of great benefit for your own interests and professional development. Some options for RSS feed readers (blog aggregators) are discussed and the web based blog reader, Feedly, is demonstrated. Along with 5 top sites for AAC and AT to whet your appetite for blog reading and encourage the use …

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3 Cool Things #5

3 Cool Things #5

New ideas and information is at our fingertips like never before and I plan on continuing to share some of the new things I have been learning. So this week, here are my newest, favourite #3coolthings. Pocket After my last, first “3 cool things” post, I heard about another way to collate any web links, video links that …

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Changes to ChooseIt! Maker 3

Changes to ChooseIt! Maker 3

Last year, ChooseIt! Maker 3 online was released as a fantastic option for creating online activities that you can use with a touchscreen, mouse, switch or eye gaze. You can read more about how it works here. Inclusive Technology have certainly been listening to the public feedback and they have come up with some great new updates which …

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Top 10 Websites for Online Switch Activities

Top 10 Websites for Online Switch Activities

  This webinar features some fun-filled, favourite websites that you can use for a range of switch activities. We also discuss some important considerations for implementing switches that includes: some assessment frameworks, switch progression charts, listing some common computer switch interfaces, and describing what a switch interface does. Switch Activity¬†Websites covered in this webinar: Lego Bricks and more …

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Another three cool things

Another three cool things

I was inspired by Amanda’s recent blog posts that introduce a three cool things that she’s been learning or trying out in her work practice. You never know whether something you share will be just the thing that someone else was needing to know. And we definitely don’t want to be secret geniuses any more now that we …

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Switched onto successful access to mobile tablets

Switched onto successful access to mobile tablets

This blog post includes resources and links for the workshop session “Switched onto Successful Access to Mobile Tablets” at the Spectronics Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference May 2014 . Information has been compiled by the Spectronics Consultancy Team. Please email us on mail@spectronicsinoz.com if you need any further information. Please view the slides here: Considerations for success We know …

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The DynaVox T10: a new tablet device for AAC

The DynaVox T10: a new tablet device for AAC

It’s been a great month of trying out some new technologies. I’ve had the chance to explore the new DynaVox T10 for a few weeks and have had great fun putting it through it’s paces. It’s small and lightweight with a lithium ion battery that gives you 10 hours of continuous use. Accessories included in the box are …

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