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July 2012 - Posts

Speaking of Apps

Top 5 iPad Tips & Tricks – Part 2
July 30, 2012 2:45 PM by Megan Sutton
Last week I shared with you three of my top five iPad tips and tricks. Here are the top two: #2: Text to Speech The iPad will read aloud any text in Notes, Safari, iBooks, Mail, or others apps in which you can select text. To turn this feature on, go Read More...
Finding the Right App
July 25, 2012 12:49 PM by Jeremy Legaspi
The search for the right app for your child or client could become very daunting. Searching the App Store just based on a keyword often brings up a list of apps that are irrelevant, poorly made, and in another language. So how does one search, find and Read More...
Top 5 iPad Tips & Tricks
July 23, 2012 2:49 PM by Megan Sutton
Over the next 2 posts, I'll show you 5 iPad tips that allow you to use the iPad in new or easier ways. #5: Screenshot Want to capture a scene in an app? The screenshot can be a very useful tool. Just press the home button at the same time as the power Read More...
Guided Access: What is It?
July 18, 2012 10:27 AM by Jeremy Legaspi
This past weekend I co-presented on Apps for Apraxia and other Special Needs at The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA). When I discussed AAC apps a lot of the parent's gripes were about children exiting their communication Read More...
Enter the Matrix
July 17, 2012 1:26 PM by Megan Sutton
It can often be a struggle to assess and treat the cognition of a client with severe aphasia or other communication impairment. An app I have found especially useful in this area is called MatrixMatch 2. It used to be called Matrix Game, but a recent Read More...
APPdaptation: Found It!
July 12, 2012 11:24 AM by Jeremy Legaspi
Found It! is a scavenger hunt app where you have to find the item described before time runs out. I came across this app while trying to find something my clients would enjoy interacting with while also focusing on their language processing skills. I Read More...
Drooling Over an App
July 9, 2012 8:30 AM by Megan Sutton
Sometimes there's a beautifully simple and inexpensive solution to a troublesome problem. The problem is drooling, and the solution has been installed on my iPad for months, but I've only recently come to appreciate the power of a little app called Swallow Read More...
Apps for Prepositions
July 4, 2012 10:31 AM by Jeremy Legaspi
Prepositions can be somewhat tricky for some of our clients and students to master. Most of the time but not always, working on prepositions involves some type of 'drill' activity that is utterly boring for the child as well as the therapist. Below are Read More...
MakeChange Makes for a Great App
July 2, 2012 9:31 AM by Megan Sutton
There used to be a stash of coins in my desk drawer for use in therapy, but now I've spent it on an app called MakeChange . Priced at a reasonable $1.99, it offers a realistic way to practice counting money for people of all ages. There are several money Read More...


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