iPad® Innovations for Speech-Language Pathologists & Special Educators by Angie Sterling-Orth & Shannon Collins
Society has seen a recent surge in advanced technology that may have the potential for important daily use in speech-language pathology and special education. The Apple iPad® is a revolutionary instrument that is important for today’s speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and special educators to understand and access.
Applications for the iPad® can be used in seamless ways to deliver services across all disorder categories. iPad® applications can be time-saving and help streamline indirect services and compliance activities.
More than that, the iPad® can be used in revolutionary ways that were not possible until now. Needing to evaluate, acquire, and learn new technology requires speech-language pathologists and special educators to take this uninterrupted opportunity to learn and chart a course on how to use the iPad® in their direct and indirect services.
This seminar is designed to define iPad® technology (including technical specifications of the iPad® and related peripherals), demonstrate the potential revolutionary impact of the iPad® on education and speech-language pathology, and present an evidence-based practices approach for evaluating and using iPad® software applications for direct and indirect practices. Participants will be engaged in practical, hands-on practice throughout the day as they learn iPad® essentials, explore Apps, and use a rubric to evaluate the effectiveness of various iPad® applications. In addition, participants will create their personal iPad® Plans as the day evolves.
Your iPad® use must be smart, balanced, and support evidence-based practices. Learn how to make this happen through this comprehensive day of training
At the conclusion of this seminar, you will have the knowledge required to:
- Identify the key essentials of the iPad®, related peripherals, and the process for managing Apps.
- Describe the key educational and field-specific impacts of the iPad®.
- Evaluate iPad® applications using an Application Rubric.
- Discuss the use of iPad® applications for specific speech-language pathology disorder categories.
Framing Our Way—What Do We Need to Know?
Create Your iPad® Plan (ongoing throughout the day)
Getting Started with the iPad®
Consumption vs. Production with the iPad®
Browsing, Purchasing, and Organizing Apps
iPad® and Education: Revolutionizing or Limiting?
iPad® and Speech/Language Intervention
Universal Design for Learning
Making Sound Professional Judgments Using Application Rubric
Evidence-Based Practice Issues
Specific Application of the iPad® for Speech and Language Services
Specific Apps for Indirect Services and iPad® Management
Specific Apps by Disorder Category—Direct Services (Including AAC)
Application Time with the iPad®
Explore FREE Apps
Share Favorite Apps
Make Requests for Apps to See
Shaping Your iPad® Plan
Anticipating the Future
Upcoming iPad® Changes
More information about Medical:
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Contemporary medicine applies biomedical sciences, biomedical research, genetics, and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and disease,
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