Top 10 Apps for Language Development

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Many students in your classroom/clinic may have language delays, which means they have difficulties using and understanding words and sentences to communicate effectively. Good spoken language skills can provide a solid foundation for written language and literacy. The iPad can be a great instructional tool to support language development with engagement, interaction and language learning, in areas such as: sentences and grammar, vocabulary, comprehension and following directions, story telling and describing, etc. etc. This webinar will give some structured and interactive apps that provide opportunities for us to encourage, expand and develop children’s spoken language skills.

Top 10 Apps:

  1. Books in the Collins Big Cat range eg.
  2. Widgit apps:
  3. Sentence building apps:
  4. Apps to make fun stuff:

App developer websites to check out:

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About Amanda Hartmann

Amanda is a Speech Pathologist with over 17 years experience. She has worked within educational settings, as an Inclusive Technology Consultant with Spectronics www.spectronics.com.au , and currently focuses her time on her busy private practice.

Amanda is a Key Word Sign/Makaton Presenter, an official Proloquo2Go trainer www.assistiveware.com/amanda-hartmann and an official expert TBoxApps Trainer for Therapy Box. She is also a certified Apple Trainer and regularly runs iPad workshops to help schools integrate iPad technology into the classroom, for all learners.

Amanda has a special interest in supporting and developing communication, literacy and learning for a wide range of diverse learners, often through the use of visual tools, sign language and technology. She has spent many years providing therapy support and teacher/parent training in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for students with complex communication needs, due to disabilities such as: Cerebral palsy and other Physical impairments, Visual impairment, Hearing impairment, Autism, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Intellectual Impairment, Angelman Syndrome, Rett Syndrome and others. She also has specialist knowledge to support the literacy learning of students with learning difficulties, language impairments and other diverse learning needs. She is passionate about providing interactive and engaging presentations to educators, parents and therapists.

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