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Course # 5781
AAC Apps: Finding the Right One for Your Client

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This course is mobile compatible.

Disclosure: This Course is presented by SpeechPathology.com.

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0


Course Abstract

Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) apps for mobile devices are increasingly being considered for individuals with significant communication challenges due to congenital and acquired conditions (e.g., autism, aphasia, developmental disability, apraxia). This course discusses resources available to help clinicians identify AAC apps and make feature-based decisions.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


Handouts

Handouts are available for this course. You must be signed in and registered for this event to access them.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to list features of AAC apps.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe how to locate and use resources for identifying AAC apps.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe a process for selecting AAC apps based on their features.
  • After this course, participants will be able to explain ways to stay apprised of new developments in AAC apps.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-15 Minutes Introduction and overview of AAC app features
15-25 Minutes Examples of AAC apps with various features
25-40 Minutes Resources for identifying AAC apps
40-50 Minutes Tools for evaluating AAC apps
50-55 Minutes Staying current on developments in AAC apps
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(1007 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 1007 reviews

Review by: Member on April 15, 2014
Good quality up-to-date information with lots of resources for exploring further.
Review by: Member on April 8, 2014
clear graphics, great resources
Review by: Member on April 5, 2014
The presenter did a great job of presenting the information in an organized, categorical manner. Good references were also given for further study.
Review by: Member on March 28, 2014
Excellent resources. Can't wait to try some of the apps.
Review by: Member on March 21, 2014
relates to real world options
Review by: Member on March 17, 2014
I liked the discussion of the specific apps based on complexity of message output. I liked the assessment matrixes.
Review by: Member on March 9, 2014
The topic involves lots of information and I do not have a good grasp on it but I would have preferred, if possible, examples of clients using different types of AAC Apps to try to gain a better understanding of how the devices are used by and helpful to clients or students. Course seemed to general. I would have preferred to be able to see the handouts and examples of screens better. They were too small and blurry.
Review by: Member on March 7, 2014
Provided a nice breakdown of Apps simple and complex which is useful and appreciated.
Review by: Member on March 5, 2014
Very informative
Review by: Member on March 3, 2014
I liked how it broke the apps down into 3 different categories and the examples were great.
Review by: Member on March 2, 2014
Links to sites and practical examples
Review by: Member on February 19, 2014
handouts
Review by: Member on February 3, 2014
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Review by: Member on January 31, 2014
Thank you for the resources to help find AAC apps
Review by: Member on January 30, 2014
Good resources! Informative and easy to follow.
Review by: Member on January 29, 2014
amount of information
Review by: Member on January 28, 2014
I liked how she outlined the different factors to consider
Review by: Member on January 24, 2014
Course was informative
Review by: Member on January 21, 2014
I would have rated this course as excellent, but a few of the questions did not align with the materials presented and one was not addressed at all. That being said, the presentation is filled with a great deal of information and excellent resources.
Review by: Member on January 18, 2014
Presentation
Review by: Member on January 17, 2014
Good examples/visual supports, clear and easy to follow.
Review by: Member on January 5, 2014
This course provided an organized approach that I need to approach this complex area. I want to remain open-minded about the products offered by various vendors and the feature analysis provides a means of doing just that.
Review by: Member on January 4, 2014
I now have more options in this quickly changing field!!
Review by: Member on January 3, 2014
I was able to follow it despite of my little experience with AAC devices
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
Lots of resources
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
New information.
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
great content and examples.
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
Comprehensive
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
sources for comprehensive AAC app lists.
Review by: Member on December 31, 2013
For someone who has no experience with apps, this information will be a good starting point.
Review by: Member on December 30, 2013
clear information presented
Review by: Member on December 29, 2013
lists good resources
Review by: Member on December 29, 2013
The resources listed.
Review by: Member on December 29, 2013
It introduced me to a number of apps that I did not previously know. Also the resources for reviews.
Review by: Member on December 29, 2013
Great presentation with very useful handouts snd resources provided!
Review by: Member on December 28, 2013
Good list of resources; basic guidelines for choosing apps
Review by: Member on December 27, 2013
Very specific AAC apps & resources to compare them!
Review by: Member on December 27, 2013
Good resources provided.
Review by: Member on December 27, 2013
very informative
Review by: Member on December 26, 2013
Organization and content was outstanding and easy to follow and learn.
Review by: Member on December 26, 2013
I loved the shoe analogy! Great tips for the process of app selection and importance of feature matching.
Review by: Member on December 26, 2013
content
Review by: Member on December 25, 2013
good info and presentation
Review by: Member on December 25, 2013
Presented was very knowledgeable about topic.
Review by: Member on December 24, 2013
Interesting real life examples
Review by: Member on December 24, 2013
new information
Review by: Member on December 23, 2013
topic relevance
Review by: Member on December 23, 2013
practical knowledge
Review by: Member on December 22, 2013
Great tools and resources to use.
Review by: Member on December 20, 2013
Very appropriate for this age of technology.
Review by: Member on December 18, 2013
Organized, pertinent
Review by: Member on December 18, 2013
topic
Review by: Member on December 17, 2013
I am not familiar with many apps and this gave me more insight into their use and features
Review by: Member on December 17, 2013
current list of AAC apps
Review by: Member on December 16, 2013
very informative with good resources
Review by: Member on December 14, 2013
It was nice to have specific examples and guidelines
Review by: Member on December 11, 2013
The content was excellent re: some of the resources and suggestions, organization was excellent. I wish the handouts had been enlarged to show portions of screens/layouts....to enable discrimination of material and features.
Review by: Member on December 11, 2013
The resources available are AWESOME!
Review by: Member on December 11, 2013
Many relevant examples.
Review by: Member on December 10, 2013
Great resource to have. I will definitely be using the references in the future.
Review by: Member on December 10, 2013
Resources will help me out a lot!
Review by: Member on December 10, 2013
The lists of Apps provided and information to help determine appropriate choices.
Review by: Member on December 9, 2013
Thorough explanation of different apps available. Pictures helpful as well.
Review by: Member on December 9, 2013
Contained a large variety of information and recommendations for obtaining further information
Review by: Member on December 8, 2013
references
Review by: Member on December 8, 2013
Very informative and comprehensive discussion of topic
Review by: Member on December 7, 2013
Well organized, good list of resources, informative
Review by: Member on December 7, 2013
well presented, interesting
Review by: Member on December 7, 2013
The references should be valuable in the future.
Review by: Member on December 6, 2013
This course provided basic information regarding AAC apps
Review by: Member on December 6, 2013
There was information about matrices that was helpful.
Review by: Member on December 5, 2013
Good, current information
Review by: Member on December 4, 2013
The content of the course
Review by: Member on December 3, 2013
Practical
Review by: Member on December 3, 2013
Information I can start utilizing right away!
Review by: Member on December 3, 2013
Good information presented in a clear and unbiased manner
Review by: Member on December 2, 2013
Gave lots of information.
Review by: Member on December 2, 2013
The information presented and organization of this information. Many additional resources were provided.
Review by: Member on November 30, 2013
Such a relevant topic. Informative. Helpful for the assessment and decision-making process for AAC apps.
Review by: Member on November 28, 2013
Great review of current apps
Review by: Member on November 26, 2013
relevant
Review by: Member on November 25, 2013
Informative especially for clinicians who may not be technologically well-versed.
Review by: Member on November 25, 2013
content
Review by: Member on November 24, 2013
Handouts and resources
Review by: Member on November 22, 2013
Lots of information provided
Review by: Member on November 21, 2013
Great resources
Review by: Member on November 19, 2013
Very practical and provided information I can use today.
Review by: Member on November 16, 2013
Useful information!
Review by: Member on November 2, 2013
examples of apps available
Review by: Member on November 1, 2013
Examples
Review by: Member on November 1, 2013
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Review by: Member on October 29, 2013
good examples.
Review by: Member on October 29, 2013
A lot of applicable information.
Review by: Member on October 27, 2013
Practical information presented clearly with excellent resources.
Review by: Member on October 25, 2013
Useful information.
Review by: Member on October 23, 2013
Good examples and discussion of the apps
Review by: Member on October 21, 2013
Very informative
Review by: Member on October 17, 2013
examples fantastic
Review by: Member on October 16, 2013
info provided
Review by: Member on October 16, 2013
Examples given.

Course Information

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Course Presenter

carole zangari

Carole Zangari, Ph.D.

Dr. Carole Zangari is a professor of Speech, Language, and Communication Disorders at Nova Southeastern University. She teaches master’s and doctoral classes on AAC, provides clinical supervision to graduate students working with clients who use AAC, and coordinates the AAC lab. Dr. Zangari is co-editor of Practically Speaking: Language, Literacy, and Academic Development of Students with AAC Needs and is a past coordinator of ASHA’s Special Interest Group in AAC. Dr. Zangari blogs at www.PrAACticalAAC.org.


Disclosure: Financial: Carole Zangari was paid an honorarium for this presentation by SPeechpathology.com. She is co-editor of Practically Speaking: Language, Literacy, and Academic Development of Students with AAC Needs. Nonfinancial: Past coordinator of ASHA’s Special Interest Group in AAC; blog at www.PrAACticalAAC.org.


Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit.

Please Note: The CEU exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

To participate in the course, complete the CEU exam and earn continuing education credit, you must be a CEU Total Access member.


American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)


Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.


Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.


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