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Meet our newest member of the family…the AAC Ferret! FREE for its first two weeks!

Meet our newest member of the family…the AAC Ferret! FREE for its first two weeks!

The Spectronics Consultancy Team are pleased to introduce the newest member of the team – the AAC Ferret! He really is a very helpful little guy for all of those people out there trying to find their way through the hundreds of apps supporting communication available for the iPad. Do you support people with communication difficulties? Do know someone …

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Chatable has arrived!

Chatable has arrived!

The brand new AAC app from Therapy Box, has just been released on the App Store – (literally hours ago!) and we were lucky enough to get our hands on a copy to check it out. Therapy Box are well known for their quality AAC apps such as the text based , and Scene & Heard which focuses …

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aacorn – A New App in AAC

aacorn – A New App in AAC

Introducing….. aacorn! An interesting and powerful new app, with a whole new way to support a child with little/no/developing speech. The best thing about the app is that it: “LEARNS to predict what YOUR child wants to say.” It moves away from the traditional grid formatted AAC system and gives us “word trees” – beautiful circles of words …

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Increase Reading Fluency Over the Holidays

Increase Reading Fluency Over the Holidays

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com It’s that time of the year when most students are dismissed for a couple of weeks to enjoy the holidays. While the winter break isn’t nearly as long as its summer counterpart, taking any extended break from school means students begin losing some of the knowledge they’ve worked so hard to obtain. This …

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iPads in Special Education

iPads in Special Education

This blog post includes information from the hands-on training day, provided to  teachers and educators from a cluster of schools in NSW on December 19th, 2013. It includes important references and links for participants, but like all things in Spectronics – we are happy for you to read and share with all! Information has been compiled by the Spectronics …

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Literacy Support in a Remote Outback School

Literacy Support in a Remote Outback School

  I recently spent a week in a small school in a remote indigenous community in the Northern Territory of Australia. By remote I mean it took a four hour plane trip, followed by a four hour bus trip and then another 5 hours in a four wheel drive vehicle across the beautiful landscape of the outback to …

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iReadWrite Update: Text-to-Speech, Word Prediction and More in One App!

iReadWrite Update: Text-to-Speech, Word Prediction and More in One App!

Reposted with permission from blog.texthelp.com In case you are not familiar, is an app from Texthelp that includes Text-to-Speech, Word Prediction, Grammar Check, a Picture Dictionary, and more in one easy to use application. The short video below provides an excellent overview of how the app works. With its most recent update, iReadWrite is now even better! The …

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Proloquo4Text is here

Proloquo4Text is here

We had a glimpse of this awesome new AAC app for text to speech earlier this year, when some of the Assistiveware team came to visit Australia. Now it’s here! is in the app store today and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s an app for literate individuals with complex communication impairment such as cerebral palsy, dyspraxia, motor neuron disease, …

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