Apps That Encourage AAC Use – Part 2

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I love apps!  I am actually obsessed with apps!  I run my business with apps and my iPads and I love using apps in therapy. Find out more about all the apps I love on www.yourapplady.com and my Your App Lady Facebook page.

Apps are great for encouraging kids and adults to practice and use their AAC systems. While you can use almost any app to encourage AAC, these are some of the apps that I particularly like using in speech therapy for AAC use. 

There are quite a few skills that are really important to work on when using AAC.  These include motor skills and speech/language skills. There are so many apps that help with these skills but it is very hard to navigate the app market, 

Here are a few of my very favorite apps that help kids learn higher level cause and effect! 

HIGHER LEVEL CAUSE AND EFFECT APPS:

Higher level cause and effect is when you make two movements something happens. An example of higher level cause and effect is lining up dominoes.  When playing with dominos, you have to line the dominoes up and then push the first and they all sequentially fall down.

I like to work on higher level cause and effect after the child understands simple cause and effect.

Here are some apps that I like to use:

The first one is called Toddler Sandbox by Sai Services LLC.

On Toddler Sandbox, you see a screen with sand on it.  As you wipe off the sand with your finger, you find a vocabulary card underneath it. You have to wipe all the sand off the screen before you can move on to the next card.

With this app, kids are learning that they have to make several movements before they can see the card.

Another app I love for higher-level cause and effect is called Peeping Musicians.

With Peeping Musicians, a song plays and one of these little monster musicians 

pops out from one of the sides of the screen. When you see a little piece of the musician, you have to touch him and then he comes out and plays his music.

The child has to learn to look around and find the musician and tap it in the correct spot.

To find more tips and tricks for encouraging AAC and helping your child use technology to communicate, read my book Talking With Tech: Solutions for Children and Adults Who Are Nonverbal

https://www.amazon.com/Talking-Tech-Solutions-Nonverbal-Technology/dp/1976035937/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1527563399&sr=8-2&keywords=talking+with+tech

To find more tips and tricks for encouraging AAC and helping your child use technology to communicate, read my book Talking With Tech: Solutions for Children and Adults Who Are Nonverbal

https://www.amazon.com/Talking-Tech-Solutions-Nonverbal-Technology/dp/1976035937/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1527563399&sr=8-2&keywords=talking+with+tech

I would love to work with you or your school district to help your child communicate effectively! Click here for more information! 

Come back for Part Three later this week! 

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