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iPad® Opportunities and AAC

Course: #7725 Level: Intermediate1 Hour 2528 Reviews

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

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Course Type: Video

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

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify five different goals for using the iPad to augment communication.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to define the concept of feature matching and how it applies to iPad decision-making.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify three or more reputable iOS Apps for the use of augmenting spoken communication.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the steps for assessing applications prior to purchase, in order to facilitate appropriate App choices.
  • checkmarkAfter 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


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Angela Sterling-Orth was paid an honorarium for the presentation by SpeechPathology.com. Non-financial: Angela has a professional bias about authentic and quality-controlled methods and techniques for utilizing mobile device technology for professional purposes

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.

Course participation information

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

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

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

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA AudiologyOnline, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services

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

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

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.