Tag Archives: visual aids

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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Great app deals: Smarty Ears

  I dont normally do Great App deal posts unless the price drop is 50% or greater and I really love the app. However, when it’s an expensive app at a great price, it seems to be a good idea to make an exception. When it’s expensive *apps* at a great price then it’s definitely […]

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Great app deal: Choiceworks by BeeVisual

  So many blog posts, so little time! I had to make time however to ensure all of you are aware that Choiceworks has dropped in price to only $4.99. I have no idea how long this price drop will be in effect so if you don’t yet have a copy of this Visual Support […]

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Scene Speak: An iPad app for anyone involved with children. App guide and giveaway.

  If you make it to the end of this post there's a special prize – a rafflecopter with a giveaway for THREE copies of Scene Speak! I'm not going to call this post about Scene Speak ($9.99 iPad only) a review. It's neither an overview of the app's features nor a rundown of how […]

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Beat the heat: giveaway for $170 worth of cool apps!

Contest is now over – winners announced here. Summer heat getting you down? It's supposed to get up to 36 C (97 F) here in Toronto tomorrow. That's without the humidex! Instead of sitting in a bucket of ice however, I have arranged an extremely cool giveaway of some great apps for you. Click here […]

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Review of Custom Boards by Smarty Ears

I was the lucky recipient of a code for the Premium version of this app, which currently costs $39.99. My review took longer than expected but I managed to finally squeeze it in. Apologies for the delay! Bottom line: If you are a therapist, teacher or other professional who routinely uses visuals, I would highly […]

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How I make PECs on the iPad – Part 2

My first foray into this topic has so far proved to be the second most popular post on my blog – ever – so I decided to update it and tell you about my new favourite app for producing single PEC cards – DesignStudio by BoogieBot. For creating visuals that use multiple pictures, like first-then-next […]

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How I Make PECs on the iPad

For those of you not familiar with the acronym, PECS stands for Picture Exchange Communication System which is a form of augmentative alternative communication (AAC). One of my sons, Owen, uses this method to communicate and is currently starting on phase 4 (learning sentence structure). The cards that are the main component of PECS have […]

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