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Owen and his communication device (iPad mini)

Our picnic adventure – an AAC tale

  I know I’m woefully behind on my AAC posts. I promise I will share our monthly word lists with you as soon as I can…probably while the boys are in camp and I work on putting more vocabulary in Owen’s app. Despite the fact that I’m behind on that too Owen has continued to do […]

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Gorilla Band app

Gorilla Band app review (with video!) and giveaway

  If you do nothing else then make the time to watch the video of the Gorilla Band app in action at the bottom of this review – it’s got some footage of Oliver that is guaranteed to make you smile. You may be aware that I have recently written a few guest posts for […]

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If You Give A Mouse A Cookie: activities and a review of Special Stories app

  Edited to add two things: In response to the review the developer has dropped the price of the app from $19.99 to $13.99. I think this places it in the ‘must buy’ category if you have children with special needs or work with them. I also have two copies of the app to giveaway! […]

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I Can See Just Fine by Eric Barclay

Helping an AAC user learn new vocabulary

  As regular readers know, Owen is working hard with the AAC app Proloquo2Go and is doing very well. How am I helping my AAC user to learn new vocabulary? Well, I thought I might share some practical things I’m doing that might be useful to those of you who are always looking for ideas […]

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Fine Feathered Friends book app by Oceanhouse Media - front page

The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library – huge sale plus review of Fine Feathered Friends

  This is a combined ‘Great app deal’ and app review post. All the Oceanhouse Media book apps in The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library series are currently on sale at a price drop of 33% from $5.99 to $3.99. Links to all 11 Learning Library apps can be found at the end of […]

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Alina Chau Nursery Wall Art

Q&A with Alina Chau, the author and illustrator of ‘Pickle – the little bird who doesn’t tweet’

  I will soon be publishing a review of a new book app from StoryPanda, Pickle – the little bird who doesn’t tweet, together with a very special giveaway. In advance of the review however, I wanted to introduce you to both the book app and the person who created and illustrated it – Alina […]

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Things My Autistic Kids Love: Books

  I had drafted this post before we moved house as a guest blog for another site. As they decided not to run it, I’m sharing it here as one of my ‘Things my autistic kids love’ posts. My autistic kids love books and that’s a good thing, not something that needs to be suppressed. […]

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Axel’s Chain Reaction – free until Oct 4 – app review

I bumped up my review of Axel’s Chain Reaction because this week it’s FREE to download. So, if you’re reading this before October 5th and it sounds like a book you’re be interested in, download it now while it’s FREE! Summary – is the app worth buying? Definitely download it while it’s free. After that, […]

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Great app deals: FIVE FREE book apps from StoryToys

  StoryToys have an awesome Summer Reading Offer starting tomorrow, July 25th, and running for one week. FIVE of their Grimm’s fairy tale story book apps will be dropped in price from $4.99 to FREE on the App Store and reduced by 80% on Google Play and Amazon. I like these book apps, not just […]

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The first day of summer holidays: mmmmmy birthday

  Yesterday was the last day of school so the boys were home today, which also happens to be my birthday. One of the projects I wanted to get started on with Oliver this summer was going through Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. The first lesson focuses on the ‘mmm’ sound […]

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