GASHA 2014 in Atlanta, GA

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GA Speech Language Hearing Association

Friday, February 6, 2014

Taking Flight: Learning Lessons, Tracking Trends and Transferring Knowledge

Keynote: Carolyn P. Phillips, M.Ed., ATP

Session Description:

Welcome to the Assistive Technology revolution! The world around us is evolving at an astounding rate. Assistive Technology developments have been foundational in this evolution and a catalyst producing positive life-changing results for individuals with disabilities. This talk will present what’s new in AT and in the AT community as we explore where we were, where we are, and perhaps, where we are going. Possible solutions to expedite knowledge transfer from research journals to your clients whether they are school, at home, at work, or in the community will also be discussed.

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Finding a Voice: A Look at Some Apps That Can Assist With Communication

Presenter: Martha Rust, MS, ATP

Session Description:

In its earliest form, AAC devices consisted of letter boards, eye-gaze boards, and analog devices. Then came the computer, and systems begin to be more robust and offer more solutions. Now we have reached the age of mobile technologies. When the iPhone and iTouch first came out in 2007/ 2008, there were very few communication apps; now there are over 100! During this session, individuals will have the opportunity to explore a few of these. They will learn about some free apps that are available as well as see some of the more expensive ones. Individuals will also briefly learn the difference of the tablets and which apps will work on each. Participants are encouraged to bring their tablets.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Differentiate between the tablets to gain an understanding of the apps that will run on them.

2. Identify at least three apps that can aid in communication that are free and try on a tablet.

3. Identify at least five apps that can aid in communication that have a fee and be able to try on a tablet.

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