Category Archives: Visual Communication

Autism and Learning

Infographics are like pictures with research and statistics imbedded for quick understanding of a subject. Here is a great infographic from Online College.org on Autism and Learning that shares information and strategies to help individuals with Autism. Via: Online College Advice Mobile … 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

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Everyday Grooves App – Musical Prompts for Routines and Schedules

Everyday Grooves app for iPhone and iPad is a free app from the Fred Rogers Center at St Vincent College. The app provides musical prompts that help to establish routines and structure in the everyday lives of parents and young … Continue reading

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Back to School – Visual Timer Apps

Getting ready to go back to school? Here is a free back to school app that provides visual communication for parents or teachers needing to provide structure to their child or students day. Stop Go! (free) for iPhone and iPad … Continue reading

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App Gone Free – CountDown Pro

Have a need for a countdown app? Do you have a child or a student who would benefit from count down by days to a big event? When I saw this app I thought about students who need a visual reminder of … Continue reading

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Scene & Heard App – A Functional, Interactive Communication Scene Creation App!

Scene & Heard App, developed by Tbox Apps, is a multimedia scene communication tool compatible with iPhone, iPod and iPad. What does multimedia scene communication tool mean? It means it provides you with the possibilities of your typical multi-cell communication app as … Continue reading

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Transition Tools & Tips – Apps and Resources

Thanks to Kim Peterson for the comment she posted with a link to her suggestions for transition with kids. Those of us who work with neurotypical or neurodiverse children or students, we are well aware that transitions can cause behavioral challenges. Here’s the link to her practical … Continue reading

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Great Visual Timers Resource

Visiting Todd’s Tech Tuesday blog, a really great resource on ideas for differentiation, featured a link to the a post entitled “Use Visual Timers to Ease Transitions” from  the Adapting Creatively blog. If you are looking for visual timer resources, this … Continue reading

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Visual Timer Apps

With my iPad a part of my tool kit on a daily basis, one of the necessities on my iPad is a visual timer. There are a number of choices currently available, but here are a few favorite visual timers: Kiddie Countdown Timer – … Continue reading

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Point to Pictures App

RJ Cooper has provided accessibility devices and software with special needs students for many years. As the cheese moves so has RJ Cooper, creating specialized apps for mobile devices that support students with physical and cognitive challenges. Point to Pictures … Continue reading

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