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.
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.