Other portable devices (iPads/Droid tablets, etc.)

Technology and Cognitive Support: Strategies and tools for Memory, Scheduling and Time Management

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
9:30 AM Pacific, 12:30 PM Eastern

AbleNet presents Gayl Bowser a beginner/intermediate session.

This three-part series will explore the question, “How can technology support independence and participation for people with cognitive disabilities?” We will demonstrate examples of technology solutions that can help with task prompting, scheduling and activities of daily living.  We will explore product options such as calendars, schedulers, task assistants, transition ai

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Using the TrackerPro with Predictable for Android

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
9 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

Learn how to use the Android version of Predictable; exploring the sophisticated self learning word prediction; the customisation options and social media integration.

AbleNet University presents a session showing how to use the Android version of Predictable; exploring the sophisticated self learning word prediction; the customisation options and social media integration.

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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. 

To get an idea of what's available, try one of these:

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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The iPad in Special Education: App overload!!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
9:00 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

AbleNet is proud to offer webinars dedicated to professional development offerings that keeps professionals up-to-date on emerging assistive technology and curricular solutions for the classroom, home and community.

 

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Choice making...there's an app for that (and more)!

Wednesday,October 3, 2012
Noon Pacific, 3 pm Eastern

AbleNet has three webinars in October, related to students with significant disabilities. 

 

Allowing a child to make a choice can promote independence and give a child a sense of control over his or her daily activities. Ablenet's FREE app SoundingBoard not only has many preloaded free boards, but also has the ability to create your own.

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Built-in IOS Accessibility and Alternative Access to the iPad

Thursday, October 4, 2012
4 pm Pacific, 7 pm Eastern

The ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) SETSIG (Special Education Technology Special Interest Group) offers a series of webinars, open to all.

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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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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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