Thursday, March 29, 2012

TIme Apps

Some good time telling apps are: Clock Master (I may have mentioned this one before.), Learn Time Lite, Tell Time Lite (The Wooly Wormies Tell The Time) . Clock Master and Tell Time Light work on hour, half hour, quarter to and after the hour. Learn Time Lite work on hour unless you buy it. All interactive and fun!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A great free app that is great for a reward or reinforcer is "fast traffic". The preschoolers really enjoy this one. Another great free app is "Hello Kitty". You get to change "Hello Kitty's" outfits.

A more educational one: Let's Build also free


Friday, March 23, 2012

SLP Pocket Pairs App

My kids really enjoy this app as much as I do! They are able to listen to their recordings of their speech sounds. They enjoy hearing themselves and are learning to identify their own errors. I love how it keeps data and graphs the last 5 sessions. The graphs are great to e-mail to teachers or print and send home so their parents can visually see their child's progress. The kids like to see their progress as well.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Homemade Key Guard

If you are using the iPad with an app that has several choices for the child to choose from, this can be a challenge for the child who has motor issues. I went to workshop yesterday and they suggested taking very thick cardboard (like from an old political yard sign for example) and cutting it to make a key guard for the iPad. You can customize your key guard to fit the number of choices that are available for that task- 4, 6, etc. I saw this used with the app "My Talk Tools". The screen was split into 6 interactive pictures...
It was used to include a student in circle time with the top left being the student's picture. When she touched it, it said "My name is ______". The top right had a weather symbol. When she pushed that it said "It is sunny". And so on. The key guard made this all possible. From a VI perspective, I think the key guard also created a visual border that helped to separate the choices too.