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Introduce AAC more effectively! Here are 3 tips to help you do just that: No. 1 - When you are using AAC apps on an iPad, iPod, or iPhone, always utilize Guided Access. When enabled, Guided Access prevents the students from exiting within an app. This helps them focus on communication instead of trying to exit from the app to explore other apps — ...
Teaching core words is an important and essential part of the AAC process. To learn more about core words you can read my previous blog post.
Recently, I discovered a free app that I love using when teaching core words, it's called Sight Words for Reading HD by Rock n Learn. This free app is available on both the iTunes and ...
The Social Express is gorgeous animated and interactive app to address social skills. It was created to work on social skills as well as target children's social thinking skills by problem solving situations. It's intended to be used for elementary school-aged children with autism, Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, nonverbal learning disabilities, ...
Did you know that ''Go Away Big Green Monster'' by Ed Emberley is an app that is exactly like the book? The book app has 3 settings, Read Along with a Friend, Read Along with Ed and Sing Along. Some of the goals I addressed using this app were: sequencing and retelling, body parts, colors, describing using the attribute of color + body part, ...
Toca Boca has done it again! An amazing free app for the iPhone, iPod and iPad called Toca Monsters.
How it works:
Begin by selecting your monster. Gomez is the brown monster, and Nebula is the blue monster.
Choose from 8 ingredients to feed to your hungry monster.
Prepare the food by choosing to cut, blend, boil, fry, mix or ...
Last time, I blogged about being a member of a state speech-language-hearing association. In that blog I mentioned my state association's upcoming annual convention. Today's post is about some of my experiences at the PSHA Convention. I'll write about the other presentations I attended in my next post.
My time at the convention was split among ...
This week I'd like to continue with specific therapy material
suggestions for new graduates and the books and manuals that have worked for
me, with a focus on cognitive-linguistic resources.
Cognitive-linguistic therapy is a very important aspect of our work
in geriatrics and long-term care (LTC). At the very least, we should be
Recently, I discovered a new app called Music Color. Music Color is a universal app that's available on the iTunes app store and supports 20 languages.
How It Works
Select a color from 12 possible options: blue, yellow, red, pink, brown, white, green, gray, orange, black, purple and light blue.
Once you select a color, a page with six items ...
I have spent a fair amount of
time here complaining about winter, so it's a good time to let you know that I
LOVE St. Patrick's Day, mostly because to me it is the beginning of spring. Also,
I am Darn Well Irish (the MacSweeneys, one of them being my grandfather, hail
from County Cork, Ireland). This is sort of a weird holiday to target ...
Today I want to share one of my favorite apps to use with
preschoolers who have receptive and/or expressive language delays. It's called
''Monkey Preschool Lunchbox,'' and is a mere $0.99 to download onto your device.
Below I have listed the overall layout of the app in bullet
points. The concepts that the app addresses are in ...