Info Exchange Magazine
Apps Alert No. 29 6 March 2014
Free or Lite indicates that the app is free today. Some apps may be for Android devices, as well as for iPads. Editor: Florence Longhorn firstname.lastname@example.org InfoXchangeMag@aol.com
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Communication Apps of Interest The Call Centre in Scotland has a very interesting case study about Ella and the search for a useful communication aid for her including the use of an IPad and apps. Ella is described as: 'Ella is a 5 year old girl who communicates using a combination of vocalisation, gesture, pointing to symbols, and her own gestures / signs. However, it is very difficult to understand her communication out of context.' The apps she has been trialing are:
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Scene Speak Proloquo2go Go Talk Now
Read the short study at: http://callcentre.education.ed.ac.uk/Information/Case-Studies/Case-Study-1/ There are a further 5 case studies on the website and a timely reminder that communication needs lots of different approaches to meet a precise requirement. iPads are great but here are other excellent resources to contemplate as well. I bet we all wish we had an amazing place like the Call Centre, Edinburgh, to meet communication needs as well as they do-including a loan library. Further information on these apps:
Scene Speak See the video clip on YouTube at:
Short YouTube video of a youngster, Caleb, showing his iPad loaded with Proloquo2go. He likes ketchup! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2LnUxFAaMQ
And Max doing a good job at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlXsCmPLHgc
Matt and his iPad communicating with Proloquo2go. He likes trains! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-eywfX29oQ
For 'Knock, knock jokes 'using Proloquo2go, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kJHvyzd16U\
Go Talk Now
See a lovely clip of Elliannna using this app in a school setting on YouTube at:
Sounding Board - Communication App - Free See the Youtube video from a4cwsn.com giving a good overview of Sounding Board at:
Dapper Soundboard HD Free When you launch Dapper Soundboard HD, the iPad is filled with frames of pictures that illustrate the sound you will hear. Simply touch the frame and a clear sound is heard. There are over 50 sounds. It's free and in HD with sounds including burps, farts, screams and explosions. The most realistic are a crying baby, a church bell, doorbell and crickets.