AAC Evaluation Genie

SLPeeps, I have been a terrible SLPBlogger the past few months, and I apologize. Graduate school is finally over (!), and end-of-degree busyness is no longer a priority! I’m on vacation this week, so I’m all yours. ;) And what better time to start back up than Better Hearing and Speech Month?! So, what new apps have I been using the past month or two? Well, working with adults since January, I of course have been using my Tactus Therapy apps like crazy (read my thoughts on this one and this one). In addition, however, I have started using a new AAC evaluation app. I bought it a little while back but only recently have had a frequent use for it. Without further ado…

App: AAC Evaluation Genie

What It Is: An informal diagnostic tool for determining the AAC-related skills of an individual by Hump Software.

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Timer+ Touch HD

Many of you who follow me on Twitter know that I’ve spent the past year working with preschoolers in their homes and will soon be transitioning to a medical setting working mostly with adults. Less of you probably know I have also worked since high school as a direct support staff with adults with developmental disabilities. My experiences with that population (in group homes and community habilitation) was actually the main reason I chose the field of speech-language pathology. Unfortunately, most app review sites (including my own) focus on two age groups: childhood and geriatrics. The app I’m about to review can be used with people of any age and cognitive level; however, I’d like to emphasize the ways it can be used with the people that have motivated me for 5+ years.

What It Is: A visual timer by SixAxis. 

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