and Adam Bowker, CCC, SLP
Keynote Presentation Summary
This informative, fast moving presentation will describe the revolution in computing that is occurring around us and how that change will affect the people who use assistive technology as well as those who support them. From Apple’s iOS (the operating system used on the iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad) back to the One Laptop per Child XO, this session will give participants the background knowledge to understand what the new technologies consist of, how they work, and how they can be used to help students. A review of how the iOS can be used in the following domains will be provided: assistive technology, communication, literacy, learning, organization, and play.
Hands-on labs including AAC on the iOS will provide an in-depth review of how the iOS and the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad can be harnessed as powerful AAC tools. Additional lab sessions will provide participants with hands-on time using the iOS devices and a variety of apps.
Through the keynote presentation, hands-on sessions, and a vendor exhibit hall, participants in the NEAT Tools for Schools event will be able to:
• describe the basics about the range of mobile technologies available, both hardware and software.
• identify the built-in accessibility options in the iOS.
• identify and use some of the most popular iOS apps for assistive technology, with a focus on communication, literacy, learning, organization, and play.
• use the SETT Framework to consider how to meet student needs using mobile technologies. Presenter Bios
Samuel Sennott is a PhD student at The Pennsylvania State University and is the co-creator of the original Proloquo2Go, the premier AAC software for the iOS. His clinical, research, and advocacy work focuses on AAC, literacy, and universal design.
Adam Bowker, CCC, SLP, is a PhD student at The Pennsylvania State University who works closely with Dr. Janice Light and is focused on AAC, play, and universal design. Adam is the technical guru of the Penn State AAC lab. His recent research is focused on the connections between play, communication, and AAC.
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