Tag Archives: AAC

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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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Proloquo2Go Version 4.0 Update

Proloquo2Go Version 4.0 Update

The team at Assistware have been working hard to update one of our favourite AAC apps: They have been putting together a series of blogposts outlining some of the new features we will see when Version 4.0 is released. Here is an outline and a summary for you all! But if you want to know more, please follow …

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Announcement re change of Australian supplier of DynaVox Speech Generating Devices

Announcement re change of Australian supplier of DynaVox Speech Generating Devices

For over ten years now, Spectronics has proudly sold and supported the DynaVox range of speech generating devices and accessories. Our skilled tech support and repair team, supported by our team of speech pathologists committed to positive augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) outcomes, have very much enjoyed working alongside AAC users and their teams over that time. But, …

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Assistive Technology for Students with Moderate to High Support Needs

Assistive Technology for Students with Moderate to High Support Needs

Assistive Technology provides amazing opportunities for students with moderate to high support needs to participate meaningfully in classrooms! This blog post contains support materials and resource links for participants attending the SPED Pre-conference workshop in Singapore in November 2014. Presentation   This workshop contains both practical and hand-on learning for participants as we step through a wide range …

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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, October 2014

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, October 2014

beANZ2014 Tour Workshops For ten weeks in the summer, Ian travelled first to Australia, then on to New Zealand and finally to Denmark to deliver his unique iPad and special needs technology workshops to 1000s of teachers, therapists, support workers and parents at schools and conferences. Feedback has been very positive with almost everyone rating the sessions as …

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Ideas for using your AbleNet “Easy-Tech” technologies

Ideas for using your AbleNet “Easy-Tech” technologies

So many special ed classrooms rely on their collection of easy-tech technologies from AbleNet to actively engage their students in learning. The¬†Remarkable Ideas¬†collection on the AbleNet website offers some of the great examples of creativity in using these tools. Shared from classrooms from around the world. Definitely worth checking out! As is the comprehensive collection of ideas gathered …

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Meet the new Connect Case for iPad

Meet the new Connect Case for iPad

The new Connect Case for iPad unlocks the power of the iPad for users with significant physical disabilities. Connect provides switch accessibility, brilliant sound, and exceptional design to create a one of a kind solution for the iPad. Its sleek outer casing protects against impact making it a valuable addition in all primary school classrooms using iPads with …

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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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Meet the new DynaVox T10 and PODD Pagesets | July and August Workshops

Meet the new DynaVox T10 and PODD Pagesets | July and August Workshops

Join Charlene Cullen, speech pathologist from the Spectronics Consultancy Team, for a free two-hour workshop in Melbourne on Friday 25th July or in Sydney on Wednesday 13th August to meet the newest speech generating device from DynaVox. The T10! Along with the Compass app and the just-released Communication Pagesets for Gayle Porter's popular PODD communication system. Numbers at …

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Three cool things #2 2014

Three cool things #2 2014

HI again, Here are the 3 cool things I did this week:   1. WATCHED THIS GOOGLE HANGOUT: Google-hangout-on-air-getting-ready-for-the-ilt2014-conference. I am totally loving the idea of using Extensions/Apps within Google Chrome. Adds a whole new way for our students to engage with, and learn from the internet! Here are some of the Google extensions mentioned in this Google-Hangout …

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