Category Archives: Augmentative Communication

iPod Touch Cases for Work Environments

iPod Touch for Visual Communication at Work Recent evaluations of individuals with disabilities transitioning to employment situations have resulted in recommendations for an iPod Touch. Used for a variety of communication needs, the iPod Touch’s low profile, portability, apps and multimedia tools provides the … Continue reading

Posted in Accessories, Assistive Technology, Augmentative Communication, iPod, iPod/iPad Accessory, Rehabilitation, Transition, Traumatic Brain Injury, Vocation | 9 Comments

WordToob App

Do you ever stumble upon an app and think ” that is really cool” but the light bulb just doesn’t go on for application of it (or may be you don’t have an immediate application) ?? WordToob app (iPad; 19.99 for … Continue reading

Posted in App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Assistive Technology, Augmentative Communication, Autism, Choice Making app, Communicaton, Customizable app, Education, iOS, iPad, Occupational Therapy, School Based Interventions, Self Care, Special Education Teacher, Special Needs, Story Telling, Therapist/Teacher Tools, Video Modeling | Leave a comment

Getting a Grip on the iPad Mini for Little Hands

One of the preschool students at school has an iPad Mini dedicated for his communication. Using a dedicated device differentiates it as a specific tool for communicating as opposed to devices that may be used for multiple activities (e.g. a educational activity, self-regulation … Continue reading

Posted in Accessories, Augmentative Communication, Early Childhood, Elementary School, iPad, iPad Management | 2 Comments

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

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iAutism – Apps Discounted or Free for World Autism Awareness Day

Francesc Sistach at iAutism provides an outstanding categorized list of iOS apps discounted or free in observance of World Autism Awareness Day. Included in her list is a description and information on how long the price reduction is available. Many … Continue reading

Posted in Apps for Special Needs, Augmentative Communication, Autism, Education, iADL's, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Life Skills, School Based Interventions, Social Story, Special education | Leave a comment

Talk+ Touch App Gone Free

Talk+ Touch App Talk+ Touch app for iPhone and iPad is currently  free (regularly .99) allowing customization of 1-2 cells with images, video, text and audio recording for a speech generating communication or choice tool. I have seen this app but never … Continue reading

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RocketKeys | MyVoice | The Assistive Technology Daily

See on – OT @ Work Carol Leynse Harpold‘s insight: Assistive Technology Daily shared a new customizable keyboard for mobility and communication impairments. The RocketKeys app by MyVoice allows customization of keys, colors, methods of touch input, speech and prediction. Targeted as a communication … Continue reading

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Lingvo IDE3S App

See on – TherAppists at Work Lingvo App for Communication Carol Leynse Harpold‘s insight: Lingvo app provides a basic symbol communication system when language becomes a barrier whether due to disability or cultural differences. Free this app may be … Continue reading

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Medicare Approved iDevice for Communication

Here is a tip offered by Assistive Technology Daily in a recent post that caught my attention due to the difficulty with getting funding for Apple based products for communication devices. FRS Custom Solutions  (Forbes Rehab Services), a Ohio based … Continue reading

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Preparing Adolescents & Adults for Life #1

I had the opportunity of attending the annual Closing the Gap this week in Minneapolis, MN with school district colleagues.  It can be a bit overwhelming going from session to session gleaning new tools, apps and ideas from the technology gurus of the field of … Continue reading

Posted in Activities of Daily Living, Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Augmentative Communication, Autism, Choice Making app, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mobile Device Use, Occupational Therapy, Organization, Self Care, Visual Communication | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments