Gwendolyn Meier, SLP, MT, will present at Autism Conferences of America's "Back to School and More: Autism, Asperger's Conference" on Friday, August 10 at 1:15 p.m.
"Communication Options Using the iPad"
Presentation Description: Tablet computers have revolutionized augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) options for individuals with autism. There are more than 100 communication apps available for Apple iPad, and the decision-making process can be a challenge. Basic, intermediate, and full-featured communication apps for the iPad will be demonstrated and reviewed for their features, merits and drawbacks. (45 minute presentation)
Following this session, participants will be able to:
- Identify two apps that can help build prerequisite access/pointing skills before considering touchscreen tablet technology for communication.
- Discriminate between cause-and-effect, phrase-based and word-based vocabularies.
- Recognize visual and motor demands of communication apps, and how they can impact successful implementation of the system.
- Identify a communication app that might be appropriate to consider for users at three stages of non-verbal language development.