Presentation on theme: "The iPad in Special Education: Now That I Have One What Do I Do With It!"— Presentation transcript:
The iPad in Special Education: Now That I Have One What Do I Do With It!
Who We Are? Diane Gerads-Schmidt Speech Language Pathologist Aug. Com. Specialist Innovation Coach Jason Backes Autism Specialist Innovation Coach
Cost Effective Technology as an Intervention 94% of all Americans have computers Many families & other support and intervention networks are educated in the use of technology Portable, easy to use, easy to program Supports generalization across settings
Cost Effective Technology as an Intervention It’s an inexpensive classroom communication option Readily available and individual-controlled Motivating mainstream tool Multiple modes of presenting information
Opportunity Multiple modes of presenting information: Visual, Auditory & Multimedia Requires minimal adult cueing Includes user in the development process Ability to personalize strategies Can incorporate special interests Includes safety features to address challenges around vulnerability
iPod- V- iPad Which to Choose? iPod Portability Student Preference More cost efficient Fits in a pocket (can lead to easier theft) Purpose of device
iPod- V- iPad Which to Choose? iPad If size matters Access issues Visibility Fine motor skils Bigger and heavier Features- Memory Movies
Access/Positioning Initial Considerations Age Skill level (cognitive/physical) Classroom safety issues Number of students using device Number of environments Student specific considerations Horizontal/vertical Permanent or temporary mounting Key guards Straps Accessibility settings Restrictions
How to keep the iPad safe Making a decision on cases Ease of transferring to multiple environments Need for student to carry Aug com Button access Screen protection
How to keep the iPad safe Making a decision on cases Cushioning Drop factor The importance of straps Throw factor Weight/size with the case on
Options Gripcaseusa.com Insipio Destroyer Otterbox Gum Drop Sherpa Carrying Case
iPod Belkin Arm Band Fisher Price iPod Lanyards
Mounting Options mountnmover Wall mount Mount Me rjcooper magic arm Enabling devices Innovative iPad holder pole mount arm
Apps- How to determine what you need?
Consider the Purpose of the Pad Augmentative Communication Behavior Management Data Collection Fine Motor Skills Literacy/Academic Skills Leisure and Recreation
Augmentative Communication Vocabulary Kinder- iTouchiLearn Verbs with garten.com Words Milo Sentence Builder
Augmentative Communication Photo/ Symbol Recognition Click’n Talk ABA Baby Flashcards Flashcards
Games/Entertainment Multi-Player Pac-Man BR Crazy Copy Fruit Ninja
Managing your Apps Consider if it will be single user or multiple users Tricks for Apps Settings Search Making folders By student By content
Web sites that offer ideas for activities, apps and discussion forums relating to special education. A wonderful resource for speech clinicians. Helps with lesson planning and materials (great games) Sponsored by the National Center for Family Literacy App+Lists App+Lists Stories read with captioning by actors Activities, games, puzzles etc
Web sites that offer ideas for activities, apps and discussion forums relating to special education. Excellent and easy photo editing for free Video editing/ ing Center on media and child health…research based discussion on our kids and media. Advice for teachers/parents Check out her links! Allows you to chat with others regarding apps, use of iPod/iPad in the classroom and also has a link to literacy issues in AAC Lists apps by characteristics, allows you to compare features, a nice compilation.
Additional Web Sites Nice info from families, therapists, doctors and teachers. Apps for children with special needs Apps for children with special needs Contains links to information about “Why the iPad”, “Classroom ideas”, “Case Studies”, “Education Apps” and more Contains links to information about “Why the iPad”, “Classroom ideas”, “Case Studies”, “Education Apps” and more https://sites.google.com/site/schrockipad/ Breaks down use of iPad by curriculum areas (Special Education and Typical Education ) https://sites.google.com/site/schrockipad/
Thank You! Feel Free to contact us: Diane Jason