Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Technology Tuesday

Imagine! Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) provides evidence-based behavioral services in a variety of settings through education and collaboration.

IBHS team members have long used the latest in technology to help in delivering meaningful and impactful services. Today, they share some online apps that they have found useful in their work.

Little Writer - The Tracing App for Kids 

Little Writer is a tracing app. Some helpful aspects of the app include:
  • You can turn individual items on or off and introduce one letter at a time based on the player skills 
  • You can customize everything - record your own language or add your own words 
  • You can add pictures and names of family and friends to write 
  • The app also includes a collection of basic shapes to draw since handwriting require the same core skills 
  • The app comes preloaded with dozens of three and four letter words to write 
  • The app is easy to use for kids of all ages and abilities. 
The app includes
  • ABC uppercase letters 
  • abc lowercase letters 
  • Numbers 1 to 10 
  • 20 basic shapes including lines, circles, rectangles and more 
  • Dozens of 3 and 4 letter words to make practice more enjoyable and interesting 
  • Ability to add an unlimited number of your own words and pictures for maximum enjoyment and variety 
  • Additional letters for foreign language characters. 
  • Customization - turn additional characters on and record their sound 

Sounding Board 

SoundingBoard transforms your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad into the latest in communication technology. In just minutes, you can create custom boards using AbleNet symbols or your own words. This App is perfect for children in special education, persons on the autism spectrum, and adults with disabilities. SoundingBoard includes switch access and is compatible with the AbleNet Blue2 Switch.
Important note - SoundingBoard is compatible with the following Apple devices: 
  • iPad Air 2 
  • iPad Air 
  • iPad 4th Generation 
  • iPad 3rd Generation 
  • iPad 2 
  • iPad mini 3rd Generation 
  • iPad mini 2nd Generation 
  • iPad mini 
  • iPhone 6 Plus 
  • iPhone 6 
  • iPhone 5s 
  • iPhone 5c 
  • iPhone 5 
  • iPhone 4s 
  • iPod touch 5th Generation

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