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Let’s Play! Using Switch-accessible iPad Games for AAC Learning

May 16, 2019 by - 1 Comment

Let's Play! Using Switch-accessible iPad Games for AAC Learning

If you’ve been planning to begin using switch-accessible iPad games in your AAC work but haven’t quite gotten it all figured out, this post is for you. We’re delighted to introduce PrAACtical AAC readers to Daniel Rigney, an SLP who with students who have complex communication needs at the Rosedale School in Austin, Texas. Daniel’s professional interests include the AT/AAC Maker Movement (see this post for info on that topic), language development for students with moderate to severe disabilities, and disability rights. He also maintains a YouTube channel, Assistive Technology ATX, with helpful AT content and tips. In this post, Daniel shares the process he uses for integrating iPad games into AAC therapy for students who use switches rather than direct selection. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Let’s Play! Using Switch-accessible iPad Games for AAC Learning iPad games can be a great teaching tool for core vocabulary. From having your angry birds “go” to... [Read More...]

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Games are More Than Fun… Gaming for ALL

March 9, 2012 by - Leave your thoughts

Games are More than Fun

  ‘Gaming’- not something we typically associate with AAC, but we know that it is often the topic of conversation for kids, teens, and even adults, therefore, it is a topic that goes with AAC.  Gaming can have a positive impact on socialization, interaction, communication, and inclusion associated with ‘gaming’.  The gaming experience can be a topic of conversation before, during, and after the actual game experience. Gaming can be added to an activity  schedule or on a choice board.  A mini-schedule can be created to teach the steps to setting up a game, playing the game, or to invite a friend to game.   Gaming is part of our pop culture (think Mario Brothers…). So we believe it should be an option if so desired. We would not be thought of as gamers.  We have liked games and at times even loved them (think Astroids & Pac-Man), however we have not... [Read More...]

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