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All SPED iPad Program Teachers:

Please complete the end-of-the-year program questionnaire for each of your students using the link below:

Please note that while you are able to complete the survey as many times as you need, it no longer automatically redirects you back to the start, you will need to copy and paste the link into your browser each time. Sorry for the inconvenience.

****As an incentive, we will be offering a chance to win a $50 itunes gift card. To be entered, you must complete your surveys by June 16th. Drawing will be held at 9:00am Monday, June 17th and the winner will be notified by email that morning.****

Thank you all for your participation!!!


Forms & Documents:

AAC Web Resources - Powerpoint or PDF

Referral For Assistive Technology Screening (PDF)

Website Links:
AT4 Access is a website supported by the assistive technology staff of the Springfield Public Schools for staff and families. This site provides information and support for assistive technology tools and resources that are available.
Speaking4autism - This website is designed to give an overview of AT/AAC and to help interested individuals to find free and low cost tools. These tools can be used to help children who are on the autism spectrum to better communicate in all environments.
Click-N-Type virtual keyboard - A free on-screen virtual keyboard designed for anyone with a disability that prevents him or her from typing on a physical computer keyboard. The program can be control a mouse, trackball, touch screen or other pointing device. it has a scanning mode for switch users. This program also has built in word prediction .
Read Please 2003 Free - A free text to speech screen reading program. This allows text from any program to be pasted into read window and read aloud. The program highlights and tracks words as it reads.
Power Talk - A free program that enables all text in power point to be read aloud.
Photo Story 3 - A free multimedia slide show program - can be used with Windows XP or higher. This tool is a wonderful resource for Students to use for mutli-media authoring.
Mass Match - Through partnerships with community-based organizations, MassMATCH is currently creating new AT programs and working to coordinate AT services throughout the Commonwealth. MassMATCH is one of 56 state-level AT initiatives in the United States. Their mission is to promote the use of assistive technology and assistive technology services to enhance the independence of people with disabilities, enabling equal participation in all of life's activities.
Free iphone/itouch app - Model Me Going Places is a great visual teaching tool for helping children with ASD learn to navigate challenging locations in the community. Each location contains a photo slide show and audio narration of children modeling appropriate behavior. 6 LOCATIONS: - Hairdresser - Mall - Doctor - Playground - Grocery Store - Restaurant
Parents, Let's Unite for Kids (PLUK) - Many good assistive technology video tutorials under the video/training archive link.
Say it with symbols - lots of links to free visual materials
Make Beleifs commix - create free comic strips - visual tool for social scripting
Kids can dream - pecs, social stories
Teaching Learners with Special needs - visuals, picture adapted recipies
AAC Intervention - tons of ideas on using visuals, adapted materials
Picture Recipies
Trainland - autism links, picture symbol downloads
Using Visual strategies - lots of free visuals
Do 2 LEARN - create visual schedules, learning materials with visuals
Priory Woods school - adapted activities
Speaking of speech - free to join lots of materials that can be downloaded
Symbol world - adapted activities, on line news similar to news for u, adapted stories
Quick Pics - Free program for creating picture boards, also has free activity downloads
(mini books)
Technology 4 Everyone - my website lots of links
Lifeshare Assistive Technology - Speak for yourself 54 button AAC system for the computer – free!
Access Apps – free assistive technology programs that includes- screen readers, digital E book readers, typing tutors, magnification program, large mouse pointer, talking dictionary, on screen keyboard and many more

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