Top 10 Apps for Literacy Support

 

The iPad is a fantastic instructional tool for providing additional literacy supports for students of all ages and abilities in our classrooms. Many students with diverse learning needs, require curriculum materials to presented in a different way; they require support to read and access written text; they require support for the planning and writing of text-based projects; or maybe they need to have alternative ways to demonstrate what they know about curriculum content. This webinar (just over 1 hour in length) will present the TOP 10 list of apps that may provide these types of support for students in your classroom.

Apps included:

  1. Choose your own- to match the needs of your student! And remember, you can check out the Spectronics Apps for Literacy Support List!

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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.

One Response to Top 10 Apps for Literacy Support

  1. Dan says:

    Hey Amanda I just watched of your video very well done nonetheless do you have links for ones that are not Apple products and nicely paying for things which I don’t have endless amounts of money for sends me using Samsung I’m using a note 5 Samsung product which I use for reading and writing in my daily usage is 4 things I would say I’m not too bad with it as you can see I’m writing to you right now but my reading and writing is worse than what you can see is what you can’t see it which is bad which is me writing this with a word simulator I have a issue that was given to me from a drunk driver who hit me nevertheless I have ended up with an endless summer number of things but one in which is I can only hold about a year 6 reading level but even lower handwriting level because when I was 14 and 9 months this is basically where it was that I’m assuming I do suffer from memory problems as well because of the accident but I noticed these are all things for children and I was given this link by the brain institution to look at I know they know that I’m not a child but hey I guess this was the best they could give me being somebody on very little means and very little monies means that I cannot spend all this amount of money on lots of different things in apps all the time and running them and updating them and blah blah blah do you have the equivalency in these type of apps for Samsung for an adult who could use or utilise them and ways you know how or is there courses that I could do to improve my computer skills or somewhat somewhere along the lines to better my own future for me and my kids meaning of I can find mean centre better educate myself and ways to writing out things for assignments and stuff like that I would be able to go to TAFE and possibly take up a career in some sort I would really appreciate any sort of input you have you could have it that would be great thanks I hope this doesn’t waste too much of your time any support in any which way it would be nice is putting something out there for kids that need help it’s great thank you for your day and your time and effort in making this video regards Daniel Mulherin

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