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Teach Me Tuesday: CoughDrop

October 4, 2016 by - Leave your thoughts

Teach Me Tuesday - CoughDrop

We’re back with another post featuring learning resources about AAC apps, software, and SGDs. This week, we’ll look at CoughDrop, an open source AAC program, and hear from a young clinician who uses it in her work. If you are new to CoughDrop, consider taking a little time to get to know it using the links below. Ready to explore? Here are some resources to get you started. Video overview Links to various versions: iOS  app; Android app; Windows 64-bit; Windows 32-bit; Kindle app Video Tutorials Where to go for help: Support Requests; Contact page; Frequently Asked Questions My Experience with CoughDrop by Samantha Cutler Primarily, I’d like to issue a disclaimer that I am in no way affiliated with CoughDrop nor do I receive any financial gain from them. It is merely a program that I enjoy using and I wanted to share my experience with the AAC community. In the... [Read More...]

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5 Features to Look for in SGDs and AAC Apps

April 26, 2016 by - 7 Comments

5 Features to Look for in SGDs and AAC Apps

Isn’t it amazing how sophisticated some of the SGDs and AAC apps have become? We all realize the importance of looking at their features and making selections based on assessment information and data from trial periods. Beyond that, there are features that are important to us as interventionists. Here are some to look for as you explore AAC apps and traditional SGDs. Data collection: The history feature is very helpful, but many high tech SGDs and AAC apps can be configured to gather additional data that we can use for a variety of purposes. Busy professionals appreciate this information and can use it in their assessments and goal-setting. Data analysis: A few AAC software programs and apps even help us make sense of the data that is gathered. This allows us to adjust our therapy and support plans to better meet the needs of our clients. Easy and reliable back-up:... [Read More...]

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PrAACtically SLPs: An AAC App Journey

September 21, 2015 by - 1 Comment

PrAACtically SLPs: An AAC App Journey

What is more amazing than seeing kids with AAC needs become competent communicators? How about seeing the next generation of SLPs become competent in AAC?! It is over-the-moon exciting to think of how many lives we could touch if more SLP students became passionate about AAC. Today, we add to our series called PrAACtically SLPs, where we hand the reins to students studying to be SLPs who’ve taken a special interest in AAC. This post is authored by Stephanie Johnson and her colleague Brianna Simmons, two Australian student Speech Pathologists from Macquarie University. They recently completed a clinical placement at Lifestart, an agency that supports children and young people living with disability. Because many of the children on their caseloads had significant communication challenges, AAC options became an important focus of their intervention. In this post, they tell us about their journey learning to use an AAC app with some of their clients. Please... [Read More...]

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How I Do It: Making a Back-up for High Tech AAC by Jeanne Tuthill

April 2, 2015 by - 17 Comments

How I Do It: Making a Back-up for High Tech AAC by Jeanne Tuthill

If you’ve ever woken up in the middle of the night sweating over one of your AAC clients who doesn’t have a back-up communication tool, then this post is for you. Jeanne Tuthill is back with another prAACtical suggestion, this time on the importance of ensuring that people with AAC needs have communication options when their technology isn’t available or appropriate. In keeping with the generous spirit of the AAC field, Jeanne also shares her files for this project. Enjoy! How I Do It: Making a Back-up for High Tech AAC Each time I teach my graduate class I try to invite at least one AAC user in as a guest speaker to share their story with the students in the class.  It never ceases to fill my students with awe and appreciation for the challenges that AAC users face on a daily basis. My students often list it as... [Read More...]

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Teach Me Tuesday: AACORN

June 17, 2014 by - 1 Comment

Teach Me Tuesday: AACORN

Looking for an app with a very different approach to AAC? Join us in learning about AACORN, developed collaboratively with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. General Product Information Video Overview Facebook Page  Twitter: @aacorn Where to Go for Help: devteam@aacorn.co

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Teach Me Tuesday- TouchChat

May 20, 2014 by - 2 Comments

Teach Me Tuesday TouchChat

Learn all about the TouchChat apps. There are a range of great options with the TouchChat Suite of apps.  Keep calm and learn on with these great resources. TouchChat Introduction Video TouchChat Manual and Quick Reference Guide Spanish TouchChat User’s Guide TouchChat Editor (for programming on computer that runs Windows) Where to Go for Help (see Support Topics on right side), blog, email, and newsletter

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Teach Me Tuesday- Sounding Board by AbleNet

May 6, 2014 by - 3 Comments

Teach Me Tuesday Sounding Board by AbleNet

  Welcome back to Teach Me Tuesday, featuring the free AAC app- Sounding Board from AbleNet.  Here are the learning resources we will be using. Be sure to watch the fantastic AbleNet webinar by Mo Buti. Sounding Board Operating Instructions Where to Go for Help: About Sounding Board Videos– under Additional Information tab or Technical Support AbleNet Webinar. Go to AbleNet University.           Click on  .  Then scroll down and find and view:             Title: SoundingBoard app – Bigger and Better! – 60 Minutes            Presenter: Mo Buti, M.Ed-BD, M.Ed-ADMIN            Description: This awesome free app has gotten a makeover! This free app is a communication system that is simple to program and use. Some of the new options include better graphics,  screen rotation, new lay-outs, larger message board, and much more. I will go through and demonstrate this great app!   Session Level: Beginner 

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Teach Me Tuesday: Predictable by TBox Apps

March 18, 2014 by - Leave your thoughts

Teach Me Tuesday: Predictable by TBox Apps

Predictable by Therapy Box Apps Learn about the Predictable AAC app. It is a text-to-speech application for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.  There is an easy to use word prediction system and also switch access. There are even customizable AAC functions with social media integration. Predictable is available for both iOS and Android platforms.   User’s Guide Predictable Update- 3.3  Videos– Introduction to Predictable, Pairing Therapy Box Switch Box to iDevice, Voices in Predictable, A Guide to iOS7 Switch Access Predictable for Android by TBox Switch Guide Voice Output Troubleshooting for Predictable Recorded Webinars on Predictable User Stories Where To Go for Help:  info@tboxapps.com  

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