iPads iPods and apps
Jane Farrall (2012) iPADs in Special Education - A handout provided at our "Teaching Students with Down syndrome" education professionals training day. A useful reference for teachers and parents, including important tips on how to keep current with the fast-paced revolution of apps technology.
DEECD - Ipads in Special Education - A booklet with a list of apps, which has been compiled to provide a starting point for choosing and using apps in your classroom.
Gerry Kennedy (2010) The iPad as an inclusive device in education
This is a good detailed and comprehensive introduction to the touch tablet technology revolution for anyone who has not got there yet.
Down Syndrome Association of Queensland (2011) The DSAQ guide to apps
Listing and guide to apps, with short explanation of each, organised into categories and learning areas. This is a useful reference guide for families and teachers trying to fathom the best apps for their child or learner.
Amanda Corby (2011) iPads in education DSAQ Digest
Discusses some of the benefits of tablet technology and apps for learners with Down syndrome.
Spectronics - inclusive learning technologies iPhone/iPad apps for AAC
Annotated listing of apps for learning and communication.
Good for keeping up with the latest developments in technology to support communication.
Speech and language pathology sharing (Eric Sailers)
Resource page dedicated to iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices and applications for (special) education - includes many which are communication focused. Eric maintains a great blog on the same topic:
Speech-language pathology sharing
Blog by San Diego based speech and language pathologist, Eric Sailers which has great information and tips for app technology users. It includes a lengthy resource list of apps relevant to communication development.
The is the most well established app for communication. The site includes introductory and tutorial videos.
a4cqsn - Apps for children with special needs
Video review of apps
Moms with apps
"Moms With Apps is a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families." Many examples of apps reviewed.