Developmental disability

Tell Me a Story: Special Needs Change Family's Look at Life


Inspirational story. Bryce Staverman was born without the part of the brain that controls his gross and fine motor skills. He cannot walk or talk, but he can understand much more than people might think. A family friend gave him an iPad for Christmas last year, and he uses it to communicate, track his GPS location, search for roller coasters and take his own videos. 

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Carr Brackett - DynaVox: Down Syndrome AAC Success Story


Whether playing with friends after school or presenting a report to his classmates, Carr Brackett infuses every situation with a contagious energy. Now that he has his DynaVox V to help him overcome the communication challenges presented by Down syndrome Carr is able to charm everyone he meets.

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Picture Apps Used in the Classroom


Gives examples of how ProLoQuo2Go and ChoiceBoard Creator are used to provide choices and communication in a classroom.

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Finding a Voice Through Technology


Adil Sanai, day program participant at AHRC NYC's Joseph Weingold Center, is featured in this video. Adil received his handheld ChatPC this year, and has already figured out how to customize it. Recently, Adil interviewed for a job using only his ChatPC. He now works in retail.

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Assistive Technology Workshop with Developer R.J. Cooper


At this conference at Pathfinder Village's Kennedy-Willis Center, R.J. Cooper, a technology developer from California, demonstrates technology and applications that can help developmentally disabled students learn and communicate better.

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Spencer Using his iPad as an Assistive Device


Spencer is practicing his letters, writing and speech by using a touch screen program as a assistive device to reinforce his therapies for his low muscle tone associated with his Down-syndrome.

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Small Talk


4 yr old Ethan (and his giggling siblings) use his AAC device to chat at dinner.

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Isaac Says Goodnight


 

A 6 year old uses his Tango to say goodnight, along with the usual stalling.

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The Power of Core Vocabulary: Life Saving!


A young man is able to report a critical incident using his device.

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Sissy Reed talks about Augmentative Communication


SLP interviews AAC user who has a strong statement to make.

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