Nemaline Myopathy Support Group

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Therapies & Personal Development

Apps

Amazing app and iPad resource PDF from University of Colorado
http://www.swaaac.com/

The website http://bridgingapps.org/ is a useful tool for individuals seeking apps. Through an innovative search engine entitled Insignio, registered users can search apps and app lists, save searches, share lists, get overviews of app attributes and read app descriptions.

I'm actually going to a workshop for the Itouch. ITunes is ITunes, so I imagine the apps are transfereable. Please see below.
Kelly Fuerst (Canada)
ELA/Soc Teacher

  • 101 Conversations Starters
  • Awesome Note Lite (+Todo)
  • Build a Word Lite
  • Dragon Search
  • Dragon Dictation
  • iComm
  • IEP Checklist
  • iPronto To Do Lite
  • iWrite Words Lite
  • iQuarium
  • Itasktimerlite
  • How to be Popular
  • How To Videos from Howcast.com
  • Locabulary
  • myHomework
  • Model Me Going Places
  • Story Kit
  • SmallTalk aphasia
  • Talk assist
  • Tap ToTalk
  • Game Timer reloaded
  • What if? the conversation starter
  • Wikihow: How to and DIY Survival Kit
  • Zentap

Ellary is currently using Proloquo2 on her iPad. It is easy to use and she is already creating her own categories etc, though she still plays with it more than uses it for communication. We are excited for the day when Ellary can spell, because we understand about 80% of what she says, but sometimes it's that one word that is frustrating. I find it easy to use. You can customize it with pictures and it has a ton of symbols already in it. Our school paid for it, but I believe it was $189.00. I did not explore other iPad apps, but we did explore ohter devices, but this is working great for Ellary. I think there is an example on line how it works. I would Google proloquo2 to see. I will look again. Good Luck. If you have any questions, let me know.
Cindy (USA)- mom to Ellary(4)

I can highly recommend some of the Montessori apps that are available. Sara uses them a lot and they are fun and educational. I will try and make a list of the ones she uses and some others. There is also an app made by the makers of play school (in Australia).
It's brilliant for little ones and it's free. Not sure though if it's available in other countries.
Try http://www.abc.net.au/abcforkids/sites/playschool/about/apps/. It is for 2 to 6 year olds. We use the iPad a lot and I wish they were available when Eliza was younger.

Darren Langer (Australia)

Do you have "teacher stores" where you live? They're educational stores that classroom teachers go to and buy supplies for their class. You don't have to be a teacher to shop there. I've found tons of great toys over the years. Do you have Toys R Us? They're a bit pricey here, but our kids are worth it.
http://www.dragonflytoys.com/ **This is one of my favorties!

Kelly

Contact

David D. Baker
Program Coordinator
Missouri Assistive Technology
1501 NW Jefferson
Blue Springs, MO 64015
816-655-6703 (direct voice)
david.bkr@att.net
www.at.mo.gov

For those who do not have speech problems but do get tired writing or typing. Speech recognition software may be the answer.

  • Introduction
  • Funding Options
  • Computers
  • Voice Recognition Software
  • Onscreen Keyboard Software
  • Head Controlled Mice
  • Brainwave Control
  • The Role of the Speech Language Pathhologist
  • AAC ALS Stages
  • Licensing and Support
  • Text-to-Speech Software
  • Dwell Click / Cursor Control Software
  • Eye Gaze Control

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