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Sarah Pickford

AutisMate for iPad on the iTunes App Store - 0 views

  • $49.99
  • AutisMate's scene-based approach to delivering therapy is more effective and easier to understand for those with autism than traditional grid-based augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tools
  • AutisMate integrates applied behavior analysis (ABA) strategies such as video-modeling and social stories to promote behavior and social skills. In minutes, caregivers can now share a view of the world around them, by using their own pictures, videos, and voice recordings that can be taken right from your iPad.
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  • ➤ Integrated video-modeling
  • ➤ GPS-enabled AutisMate simplifies the navigation process by using relatable scenes taken from the user’s everyday environment. Scenes can be tied to the app’s physical location and only load those relevant spaces from for example a user’s home or school.
  • ➤ Social stories for routine, functional or social skill development
  • ➤ Multi-variation recordings for generalization
  • ➤ E-mail content sharing
Sarah Pickford

App Store - Picaa - 1 views

  • The application is in English (as well as in Spanish) although sample activities provided are in Spanish. You can customize or create new ones with the pictures and sounds you want, including synthesized sounds (Text-To-Speech) in English.Picaa aims to bring flexibility and adaptability in the education of children with special needs (autism, PDD, Down Syndrome, etc). The app allows defining five kinds of activities fully customizable to be performed by the users:- Exploration: this activity can be used like an augmentative and alternative communicator (AAC) system. Exploration activities also can be used like navigation-based histories that let students learn concepts through the navigation of a hypermedia system with components.- Association: the student must indicate relationships between elements that belong to several sets.- Puzzle: a decomposed image must be rebuilt from multiple pieces. Number, size and shape of pieces can be configured.- Sorting/selection: a list of elements that must be ordered in a sequence or where the user must find a particular item.- Memory (Memory-Match). Create activities for working memory, can use images and text.More innovating factors of the platform are:- It is designed like a mobile platform, following an approach where activities run on entertainment mobile devices that turn out to be more attractive to users.- It provides support for group work, fostering integration and interaction with other users.- It has the capability of user adaptation and content customization.- It provides functions to synthesize sounds (requires WiFi/3G connection).- Activities can be shared via email or can be imported/exported via iTunes sharing files feature.
Sarah Pickford

App Store - Visual Cue Lite - 0 views

  • 1. Visual Cue: prompt using pictures Show the picture of destination rather than repeatedly saying “We are going to go to the school.” Their concern might be coming from uncertainty of where they are going. Usually general noun is hard to remind them the real destination. Temple Grandin said one day, when she heard a word “church” it reminds her a lot of various real pictures of churches. Just show them the exact image for the next thing, no worries about verbal learning. “Visual Cue” supports playing a recorded sound of the destination as well. 2. First ~ Then: simple cause and result Let them know what’s going to happen after they accomplish one thing using a sequential picture though “First ~ Then.” You can show the first image as a condition to have the second one. For example, show picture of wash hands at first then show their favorite snack. It makes them understand clearly what they need to do for the compensation as a contingency. 3. Which One? Dude, we are living in the lots of choice! Give them a choice via pictures. You can show them as many as 4 pictures to choose from. If they are non-verbal then it is hard to know what they want or where they want to go, etc. You can show them a few pictures of places, food, objects, even photos of friends. Suddenly they are happy to get the freedom of choice and it makes your life easier by seamless communication. 4. Count Up: another token system with rewarding animation and sound Do you want to encourage a good behavior by visual cue framework? You can add a star by tapping and give an interesting reward when predefined number of stars has reached. 5. Count Down: a time keeper for transition Hard time at transition? This count down tool will remind them how much time they have left until they need to stop playing or to go home. You can count it down by tapping manually until 0. 6. Visual Scheduler: a guide map for visual thinkers Not enough with a couple of pictures? You can make a story line of what to do or what’s going on in the next couple of hours or even for days. Create a series of activities for your kids to make it clear what to expect next in a structured way. This tool provides an easier way to add, remove, change the sequence in order to maximize flexibility. 7. Visual Timer: Progressive image with timer You can choose your favorite image as a timer background, it also supports alarm. *** We don’t provide stock images but give you many choice to build your own library such as take a photo, add a image from photo album, or download from internet.
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    picture schedule, visual timer, lots of neat stuff
Sarah Pickford

Phrase Board for iPad on the iTunes App Store - 0 views

  • Phrase Board allows people to communicate when they are unable to speak. Designed by a Registered Nurse experienced with clients who were unable to speak or for whom speaking was too taxing.- Large “Yes” and “No” buttons allow for simple usage. - Scrollable lists of having/feeling statements and want statements provide quick and easy communication. - Custom messages input and saved by the user.- Message bar reiterates statements chosen.Pain page facilitates quick and easy expression of pain.- Slider displays one to ten pain scale.- Type- Location- Frequency / Duration- Body illustration provides clarity.
  • The drawing board allows one to draw a simple picture for further expressions.You can email the picture as well if you like.Create your own personalized messages for use on rolling bar to store frequently used phrases.
Sarah Pickford

App Store - Tip Of My Tongue - 0 views

  • $2.99
  • Tip of my Tongue is an iPad/iPhone/iPod app that makes it very easy to find words. It contains a list of 125,000 words and you do not need Internet-access for searching through the word list. Internet-access is only required for looking up the meaning of words.
  • There are four types of criteria that you can use to find words:
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  • 1) Word Length:Specify the shortest and longest acceptable word lengths here. Use these to narrow down the results if you get too many matches.
  • 2) Letters:Specify which letters must be and cannot be in the word that you are looking for
  • 3) Partial Words:If you know the prefix or suffix (starts with 'ada' or ends with 'nt') then specify that here
  • 4) Solve Word Games:To solve a Hangman word-puzzle, type in the known letters and use the '.' (period) symbol for missing letters
Sarah Pickford

Scene Speak for iPad on the iTunes App Store - 0 views

  • Personalized mages can be uploaded to the app. from your home computer or through an online image search. The images can then be resized and active “sound areas” can be added. The application allows both the number and size of the “sound areas” to be customized. Spoken messages can be added to the “sound areas” by using the Text-To-Speech feature, with one of five preloaded voices, or you can record your own voice to the “sound areas”.
  • $9.99
  • Once a visual scene is created with active sound areas, scenes can be added into “Books”. Books can be created and images grouped into the book by a specific theme or area of interest. Multiple books can be created within the book library and as many visual scenes as needed added into the “book”. For example: you may want to create a “Book” titled “My Home”. Within that book may want to include images of different rooms in the home. Within those images you can add “sound areas” to label different objects or people that are represented in those images. A bedroom scene may say, “go to bed” when the bed is touched or “read a book” when a bookcase is touched.
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  • Features include:* The ability to add your own personalized images from your home computer.* Use the iPad 2 camera to take on-demand images to add directly into the app.* Search and add images from the built in internet image search feature.* Ability to crop and resize images.* Record your own voice to the “sound areas” or * Use one of the five preloaded voices in the TTS feature.* The size of the “sound areas” can be enlarged as needed.* Add multiple “sound areas” to one image* Multiple visual scenes can be grouped into books.* Multiple books can be stored in the app’s Library for future use.* Pages in the book can be locked/unlocked as needed.* FILE SHARING: you can backup your saved "Books" and "VSD's" on your home computer or you can share them with a person with the same application.* The app. comes preloaded with eleven generic scenes that can be edited and sound areas added. Scenes include:KitchenBedroomChild’s BedroomLiving roomBathroomParkDoctor’s office “What Hurts?” (Boy, girl, man, woman).
Sarah Pickford

App Store - Tapikeo - Create with your Kids their Picture Book, Storyboard, Soundboard ... - 0 views

  • Tapikeo allows you and your children to easily and quickly create your own audio-enabled picturebooks, storyboards, visual schedules, memory aids, audio flashcards, and more using a versatile grid style layout.
  • $1.99
  • Tapikeo allows you to create unlimited, personalized grids of up to 45pictures with sound and captions
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  • An additional in-app purchase of Tapikeo Premium (only $0.99) makes it easyto save your grids and share them by email with family and friends who alsoown Tapikeo Premium.
  • - Safe mode: tap the lock to prevent editing and changes to settings. Tounlock tap the lock 5x in 1 second.- 3 display modes: small picture size in grid, large picture while soundplays, large picture until tapped.
  • If you have an iPad, try also Tapikeo HD, which currently includes Tapikeo HD Premium for free !
Sarah Pickford

MetaTalk for iPad on the iTunes App Store - 0 views

  • • more than 2300 words and phrases are pre-configured, more available in our library• vocabulary for daily use including popular phrases• most-used items always visible: "I would like", "There is", "More", "Not" (configurable)• pronouns ("I","you","he",…) and people ("Mother", "Father",…) are automatically linked with the correct verb forms ("go", "goes", etc.)• theme-based categories with core vocabulary, phrases, and related questions for fast interactions• phrases and questions to initiate a conversation: "My name is"/"what is your name","I like"/"what do you like"• page with talk-buttons for recorded messages• project page(s) at school• day planner for mornings and afternoons
  • • synthesized speech (Acapela) with male and female voices for adults and children• talk-buttons for recorded messages• customize each key with text and photos from the photo album or the iPad camera (iPad2)• add symbols and texts from our library simply by dragging• rearrange keys on each page or create new pages• all editing functions can be turned off in Settings
Sarah Pickford

Speak for Yourself for iPad on the iTunes App Store - 0 views

  • $189.99
  • This application is consistent with motor learning principles, uses a word-based vocabulary of the most frequently used words in communication, and contains features important in developing automaticity and language. Individuals learn to use their communication device with the same principles they use to play an instrument or type on a keyboard. Speak for Yourself has the capability to begin with one word, but contains almost 11,000 Smarty Symbols® and allows the user the potential to access over 13,000 words, with no more than two touches to say a word. Complex page navigation and scanning are eliminated to allow fast, consistent access to language!
Sarah Pickford

Connect Cards | AppsForAAC - 0 views

  • The app syncs with the users Picasa Web Albums account (also a free service) to present a highly customizable interface. Users upload and tag pictures to their Picasa account, then use the app to sync these images to the device.
Sarah Pickford

Speak for Yourself for iPad on the iTunes App Store - 0 views

  • Speak for Yourself is an application designed by two speech language pathologists specializing in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) with an evidence-based foundation. This application is consistent with motor learning principles, uses a word-based vocabulary of the most frequently used words in communication, and contains features important in developing automaticity and language. Individuals learn to use their communication device with the same principles they use to play an instrument or type on a keyboard. Speak for Yourself has the capability to begin with one word, but contains almost 11,000 Smarty Symbols® and allows the user the potential to access over 13,000 words, with no more than two touches to say a word. Complex page navigation and scanning are eliminated to allow fast, consistent access to language! Powered by CereProc's speech system to give our voices character, emotion, and personality. Regardless of their current language level, this application can meet people where they are and provide language for a lifetime, because it’s a basic human right to Speak for Yourself.
  • Speak for Yourself is an application designed by two speech language pathologists specializing in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) with an evidence-based foundation. This application is consistent with motor learning principles, uses a word-based vocabulary of the most frequently used words in communication, and contains features important in developing automaticity and language. Individuals learn to use their communication device with the same principles they use to play an instrument or type on a keyboard. Speak for Yourself has the capability to begin with one word, but contains Pixon® symbols and almost 11,000 Smarty Symbols® and allows the user the potential to access over 13,000 words, with no more than two touches to say a word. Complex page navigation and scanning are eliminated to allow fast, consistent access to language! Powered by CereProc's speech system to give our voices character, emotion, and personality.
  • $319.99
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  • When I read the rationale behind this app, I simply had to buy it-even at its over inflated price. I was soon very disappointed.The core word buttons are very small, this limits its usefulness for individuals with motor and visual impairments. The core word page is very hard to find specific words- there is no categorization according to word types for example verbs, prepositions etc. There is no colour coding scheme such as Goossens, Crain and Elder to help navigate the core words, and neither are they in any alphabetical order. Automaticity does not mean just presenting core words in any old specific location, you must assist it by incorporation of alphabetising, colour coding etc. Options such as the ability to have word only buttons should be available, as well as the choice of different backgrounds for the buttons and message window. Some form of advanced word prediction should be available at this price, as well as the ability to interact with the app in such a way to allow for a minimum hold duration of the buttons, and a repeat delay. My criticism of the app does not stop there, who says that "a" is always followed by a list of animals and the"but" core word leads to body parts, as this app gives you to believe, what has happened to people , place or things. I suggest the therapist go back to the drawing board, and give us more bang for the buck.
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