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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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Things my autistic kids love: Swimming. Or, how we’re going beyond requesting with AAC

  I’ve previously shared with you how much Owen and Oliver love public transit and books and I had planned for some time that the next post in the series would be about swimming. An added bonus arose this week when implementing my plan to use the things Owen loves as a way to go […]

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GoNow Sleek iPad Case by Attainment Company

iPad cases – when iDevices are used for AAC – a review of the GoNow Sleek

  Some posts remain a work in progress for a long time. This one however has set new records and for that I apologize, both to readers who have been waiting for it and to Attainment Company, who kindly gave me a GoNow Sleek case to review. I had the post ready to go in […]

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Owen using Grace App for AAC

Autism and AAC: Five things I wish I had known

  In the title of this post I’ve linked autism and AAC for a specific reason. A lot of the points here are equally applicable to people who have a different disability but my argument in this particular post is for ALL autistic people to have access to AAC, regardless of whether they can speak. […]

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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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Bugs and Buttons 2 by Little Bit Studio, LLC, Defender game

Buy Bugs and Buttons 2 for only 99 cents and enter to win the other 3 Bugs apps from Little Bit Studio!

  This morning was just like any other morning in some respects. The boys came into my room for snuggles, we got up and had breakfast and got dressed. Then I said to myself, “wait a second, it’s the 18th! Bugs and Buttons 2 is out today!!” If you have a modicum of sense then […]

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Ten great visual support apps

  If your kids are having a tough time with Back to School, consider helping them along with visual supports. Why do I like visual aids? Here’s why: My kids can’t always process what you tell them but they can understand what you show them. For learning new skills a visual task list is worth […]

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Life update!

  Just a quick post to update you all on a couple of exciting developments and to let you know why, until September, I likely won’t be posting as frequently as I would like to. Guest app reviewer at The iMums I will continue to review apps here at SBKM but I’m thrilled to report […]

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Chatting with Owen on the subway: an AAC eye-opener

  As those who read my recent post on this subject know, I’m currently working on building up Owen’s core vocabulary using Proloquo2Go (P2G), an AAC app we recently acquired thanks to the generosity of friends. Prior to getting P2G we were working with TalkTablet and Owen’s communication home page in that app was put […]

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