Autism

Teaching a Classroom of Students with Autism

December 3, 2014
2:30 PM Pacific, 5:30 PM Eastern

AbleNet presents ome specific strategies and resources to use to manage behaviors, increase social skills, and modify instruction.

Teaching children with autism require specialized instruction from the way the room is set up, to how you communicate, to how you manage behaviors, to modifying curriculum to name a few. In this session you will learn some specific strategies and resources to use to manage behaviors, increase social skills, and modify instruction so that you can get the most out of your school day.

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HelpKidzLearn from Inclusive Technologies

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
8 AM Pacific, 11 AM Eastern

HelpKidzLearn is free/paid set of 80+ accessible learning games which cater for a wide range of users with severe and complex needs, autism, learning difficulties and special access needs. 

HelpKidzLearn is a globally successful online resource for teachers, therapists and parents, providing 80+ accessible learning games which cater for a wide range of users with severe and complex needs, autism, learning difficulties and special access needs.
 

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Advancing Communication and Choice-Making Skills Aided with Technology

Thursday, December 5th, 2013
9 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

AbleNet University presents a session on how best to meet the significant communication needs of children with severe and multiple disabilities.

 

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Top 5 Preschool Apps Chosen by an SLP

Top 5 preschool apps have been chosen by Amanda Backof, an American Speech-Language-Hearing Association certified Speech Language Pathologist for Baltimore City Public Schools. She currently works with children in Head Start programs, elementary and middle schools, and a classroom of children with Autism Spectrum disorders. Backof also founded Speech Language Neighborhood to share her experiences using the iPad in therapy and provide a place for colleagues to find helpful information.

After sifting through the most popular preschool apps available on iTunes, only a few get my speech and language students’ stamp of approval. To receive a Speech Language Neighborhood Stamp of Approval, an app must meet these requirements:

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Pinterest Collections: Aug Com Apps & More

Pinterest is a way of collecting images and links on any topic. A number of folks, including Speech and Language Pathologists, are using it to highlight their favorite products and strategies. 

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Lauren S. Enders, MA, CCC-SLP: Ms. Enders has a collection of boards with cases, speakers, stylii, mounting systems,  free apps, apps by category, etc. She has over 12,900 pins.

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IPad Apps for Scheduling

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
3 PM Pacific, 6 PM Eastern

iPad apps for scheduling, reminders, and task instructions can assist people with disabilities, including autism.

Center for Accessible Technology AT Specialist Jennifer MacDonald Peltier will share several apps that help people stay on task, keep schedules, and perform multi-step tasks, including timers, task modelers, and schedulers. This is also an opportunity to share, so bring any recommendations you have for apps like these. 

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Simple Communication Tools on the iPad

Thursday, June 28, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time

See apps on an iPad that emulate and improve on simple 1-4 button communication devices.

In this archived webinar, you will see apps on an iPad that emulate and improve on simple 1-4 button communication devices.

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Apps for Speech Therapy and Expressive Language

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Lois Jean Brady will address how to choose an iDevice, cover best practices, accessibility features, and the best apps for speech, articulation, and language.

Lois Jean Brady, CCC SLP, will address how to choose an iDevice; best practices; accessibility features; apps for speech and articulation, text to

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My 3 Top Favorite iThings

Monday, April 23rd, 2012
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

Our iPad expert and AT Specialist, Jennifer McDonald-Peltier, will tell us about three apps that she uses all the time, with a variety of students. They are all very flexible and allow quick and easy personalization for the many individuals she sees. 

Jennifer MacDonald-Peltier shows us why the camera, maps, speak selection tool, and multi-task bar are her favorite built-in iPad apps. Then she shows us what it is about Sounding Board, Verbaly, Small Talk, Predictable, Answers:Yes No HD, and other communication apps that allow them to be used quickly with a range of students.

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