AAC Ferret App – A Way to Sift and Winnow for an AAC App

AAC Ferret icon

AAC Ferret App

As a huge fan of the folks at Spectronics, I felt compelled to share this app with those supporting individuals with special needs. As an OT and AT Practioner, finding the right tool for the client, environment and task is a huge job, especially with the overwhelming number of apps available these days. Although AAC is not my specialty, we often are a part of a team working to find the right tool to support the individuals we work with. Sometimes it feels like a needle in a haystack with many new haystacks appearing daily!

AAC Ferret iconAAC Ferret app is a searchable database app providing a listing of AAC apps using a features match system to determine possible apps. Created for the iPad/iPhone, this free app provides an updated, curated list created by a team of speech and language pathologist on the Spectronics Consultancy Team to search for the right type of AAC app.

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If you are not familiar with their work, you should peruse the Spectronics website of rich information on supports for individuals with special needs. It is a fabulous resource!

If this is not your area of expertise, but you work with SLP – you might gain additional popularity by sharing this resource.

Here are a few more AAC resources provided by the developers of the AAC Ferret that are well worth sharing or perusing:

Spectronics Blog: Apps for AAC
http://www.spectronics.com.au/iphoneipad-apps-for-aac

Spectronics Blog: App Feature Matching: An Essential Step!
http://www.spectronics.com.au/blog/apps-and-mobile-learning/app-feature-matching-an-essential-step/ 

Spectronics Blog: AAC in Classrooms
http://www.spectronics.com.au/blog/tools-and-resources/aac-in-classrooms/ 

PrAACtical AAC Blog: Supports for Language Learning
http://praacticalaac.org/

Now as an OT, aren’t you jealous that we don’t have a similar type of app for visual motor, handwriting or writing support?

Carol

 

About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

OTR/L with 30 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 15 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary and post secondary students. Experience with adults with disabilities in employment and work transition.
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