Pre-School

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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What You Can Do to Help Your Child Develop Early Literacy Skills

Thursday, March 6, 2014
10 AM Pacific

Two hour free event at Parent's Helping Parents in San Jose, CA.

Literacy development starts early in life and is highly correlated with school achievement.  The first years are especially critical for those children with disabilities who may have difficulty learning in the typical fashion. 
 
Join Assistive Technology Specialist Debbie Drennan for this presentation as she explores:

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Using Literacy Activities to Build Language in AAC Users

December 10th, 2013
Noon Pacific, 3 pm Eastern

AbleNet presents a look at using guided reading activities - traditionally used to teach reading strategies - to develop language skills for AAC users.

While we traditionally look at building language skills in order to achieve literacy goals, we can also build those language skills through literacy activities. This webinar from AbleNet University will take a look at using guided reading activities - traditionally used to teach reading strategies - to develop language skills for AAC users.

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Early Childhood Indicators of Latent Print Disability

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
1:30 PM Pacific, 4:30 Eastern

PATINS presents possible signs of a reading disability in pre-school children and AT to help.

 Early Intervention for latent print disabilities has a significant impact on the academic/intellectual development of a child. If left unidentified, the child will struggle to, and in fact, may never catch up with same age/grade peers.  Assistive technology can be essential in enabling children with disabilities to participate in age appropriate activities.

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Archived Webinar on Universal Design in Your Preschool Classroom (Play and Learn)

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013
9 AM Pacific, Noon Eastern

AbleNet presents a session on what universal design looks like in a preschool classroom, for art, movement, and other activity. 

We know that movement and engaging play is critical for the development of the young child and we will talk about a variety of fun ways to do that with ALL the children in your preschool classroom. For Back to School we will show you how to use our Box Art to create a school bus and then talk about ways of involving children of many different developmental abilities in this one activity.

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AAC Essentials: Core Vocabulary

 

What is core vocabulary and why is it essential for communication? This concept is essential to successful communication and needs to be more widely known.

Core vocabulary is the small number of words that we use the most often, no matter what the setting, our gender, age, etc. (Cross, Baker, Klotz & Badman, 1997).

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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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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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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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