Using an iPad as an AAC Device: Myths and Facts!
There is a large variety of communication devices that can be utilized to help individuals communicate effectively with other individuals. Some individuals may not know that an iPad can actually be utilized as an AAC device! iPads are beneficial as they are relatively inexpensive, more socially acceptable in today’s society, readily available and easily portable! In addition, there are a variety of different communication applications that can be trialed to fit your child’s specific needs! There are also a variety accessibility options such as direct selection and blue tooth capability using a variety of switches.
While some individuals may be skeptical as an iPad has a variety of entertainment functions, some not necessarily too effective for communication, there is a way to ensure that a child remains only on their communication application. An iPad can be locked into the communication application, this is called guided access. When guided access is turned on an individual will not be able to access the home button to exit the communication software.
Here is a list of some common iPad applications to check out!
- LAMP Words for Life
- Speak for Yourself