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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, June 2014

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, June 2014

Free resources from CALL Scotland We’re kicking off this month with two fabulous and FREE resources from CALL Scotland. Colleagues at CALL have produced a new app wheel this time covering apps for children with complex communication difficulties. As with all of the resources from CALL Scotland, this has been carefully researched by their team of speech therapists …

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ILT 2014 – A Connected AT Community

ILT 2014 – A Connected AT Community

Reposted with permission from praacticalaac.org Recently, I had the opportunity to share some thoughts on AAC at the Spectronics Inclusive Learning Technology (ILT) Conference, in Gold Coast, Australia. It’s hard to explain the level of enthusiasm and energy for all things AAC and AT to those who aren’t familiar with that passionate group of professionals and parents. As …

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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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The ILT2014 Conference is just two weeks away! Have you registered? Are you ready?

The ILT2014 Conference is just two weeks away! Have you registered? Are you ready?

Only 14 days to go now folks! Just two short weeks until the Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference 2014 kicks off on 20th May on Queensland's Gold Coast! If you have registered already, last week we sent you an overview of the TOP TEN things you should think about doing to be sure you get the MOST out of your …

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Meet our newest member of the family…the AAC Ferret!

Meet our newest member of the family…the AAC Ferret!

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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Six weeks until the ILT2014 Conference | Discounted accommodation onsite closing next week

Six weeks until the ILT2014 Conference | Discounted accommodation onsite closing next week

Today we officially hit the 40 days to go point! Less than six weeks until the Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference 2014 (ILT2014) kicks off on 20th May on Queensland's Gold Coast! If you have registered already, this update is just keeping you in the loop. AND you should have received an email by now advising you of how to …

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AAC in classrooms

AAC in classrooms

Students with little or no speech, are often working with their parents and teachers to use a system of AAC (Augmentative and/or Alternative Communication) to communicate. Even in the busiest of classrooms, there are always opportunities to bring AAC in. We need to find ways and create ways, so that students get those multiple and repeated opportunities to …

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Nine weeks to go until the ILT2014 Conference | Session Selections opening next week!

Nine weeks to go until the ILT2014 Conference | Session Selections opening next week!

Whew! Now only nine weeks to go until the Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference 2014 (ILT2014) kicks off on 20th May on Queensland's Gold Coast! If you have registered already, this update is just keeping you in the loop. If you haven't yet registered, it would be great to have you join us for four full-on days of immersion in …

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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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The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

Eye Gaze technology may provide some people with disabilities with effective access to required communication and computer control functions where other methods prove too difficult or inefficient for them. Current commercially available systems consist of an eye tracking camera plus a software interface, which allows the person to bring their own computer hardware. Speech generating devices with integrated …

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