This course is part of the 2016 Nancy McKinley Lecture Series, Topics in AAC. The iPad® has become a prominent player in the world of speech-language pathology, special education, and augmentative-alternative communication. This course will provide a comprehensive look at obstacles and opportunities resulting from the introduction of the iPad into society.
Course created on October 7, 2016
- After this course, participants will be able to identify five different goals for using the iPad to augment communication.
- After this course, participants will be able to define the concept of feature matching and how it applies to iPad decision-making.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify three or more reputable iOS Apps for the use of augmenting spoken communication.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the steps for assessing applications prior to purchase, in order to facilitate appropriate App choices.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the potential pitfalls for using an iPad and associated Apps for augmentative-alternative communication, and complimentary strategies to mitigate challenges
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and Overview|
|5-10 Minutes||Potential Application of the iPad to AAC|
|10-20 Minutes||Feature Matching|
|20-30 Minutes||Specific Apps Highlighted|
|30-40 Minutes||Potential Pitfalls and Strategies to Overcome|
|40-55 Minutes||A Few Success Stories|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary; Q&A|
Angela Sterling-Orth, MS, CCC-SLP
Ms. Angie Sterling-Orth, Director of Clinical Education and Clinical Associate Professor, earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees in Communication Disorders from UW-Eau Claire. She spent her first years in the field working in the Wisconsin public schools, specializing in work with early childhood, early-elementary, and middle school populations. Following her years in the schools, Ms. Sterling-Orth spent four years in product development at Thinking Publications, a publishing company specializing in products designed for speech-language pathologists. She has spent the past 14 years at UW-Eau Claire supervising in the clinic, teaching graduate level coursework (grad essentials and school methods), and undergraduate coursework in language disorders, aural rehabilitation, and fluency disorders. She specializes in serving individuals who stutter, school-based SLP services, and using innovative technologies for instruction and service delivery.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in cooperation with University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, which provided in-kind support.
Content Disclosure: This course will primarily focus on the iPad as used for AAC purposes, and not on other AAC-type devices.
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