Marsha Threlkeld Washington Initiative for Supported Employment APSE presentation, Friday morning, June 29, 2012 Marsha Threlkeld,

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  • Marsha Threlkeld Washington Initiative for Supported Employment APSE presentation, Friday morning, June 29, 2012 Marsha Threlkeld, WiSe,
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  • Wheres the Help? AssistiveWare -pulse-augmentative-and- alternative-communication-ios -pulse-augmentative-and- alternative-communication-ios Project showed iPad helped improve communication, independence, and reduction in behavior or frustration. Project showed the professionals needed to learn to use the equipment with participants. Marsha Threlkeld, WiSe,
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  • Staff: Help or Hindrance? Who needs the info and expertise? Your IT staff do not have the knowledge of individuals or the work environment Need direct staff, or one go-to staff in the field, and with job seekers Marsha Threlkeld, WiSe,
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  • How do we support staff to learn? What have we learned about how people learn? We cant just place iPads in the hands of staff Making time to learn Incorporating it into our own practice but moving beyond that. Just try it! Have a little faith, have a little fun, have a little patience,. Dont try to be a perfectionist. Be a continual learner. Marsha Threlkeld, WiSe,
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  • Apps vs Built in Features and Accessibility Dont get beyond the equipments built capabilities if you dont need to. Look at different choices in settings. Look at built in accessibility features. Consider ease or usability vs. what is built in. Consider using a generic app (Skype, Checkable, Errands). Consider using a specialized app when it will work the best for the person and get the best results. Marsha Threlkeld, WiSe,
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  • Built in Accessibility Features Zoom Large text Speak Selection Custom Vibration Assistive Touch Marsha Threlkeld, WiSe,
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  • Making decisions on equipment and apps for individuals Use a team approach Make sure the person is present Ask what the challenge is or what can be gained; what do you want the equipment or app to do? Consider the environment the device will be used in most frequently Consider physical needs and preferences of the person Consider engagement possibilities from coworkers, family, others Realize you are trying it out and it may or may not work for the person; be flexible Consider generic apps vs. specialized apps Marsha Threlkeld, WiSe,
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  • Short List of Apps 1. Touchtrainer, compatible iPad, iPod, and iPhone, $4.99, 2. Little Puzzles African Plains, Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.3 or later, free, african-plains/id438085328?mt=8 african-plains/id438085328?mt=8 3. Pictello, Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.2 or later, $18.99, 4. FirstThen, Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.2 or later, $9.99, 5. Choiceworks, Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.2 or later, $14.99, 6. Yes/No, Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 3.2 or later, $1.99, 7. TalkTablet, iPad only, $79.99, neo/id501190106?mt=8 neo/id501190106?mt=8 8. One Bus Away (Local app), iPhone, iPad, Ipod, Android, free, 9. Penultimate, Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, compatible iPad ios 3.2 or later, $.99, 10. Checkable, Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.0 or later, $7.99, business/id440974561?mt=8 business/id440974561?mt=8 Washington Initiative for Supported Employment:
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  • More Suggested Apps TimeTimer, $3.99, iPhone, iPad, iPod Alarmed, free, iPhone, iPad, iPod Mobiletag, free A special phone, iPhone, $.99 FotoFarm, free VoCal, free version to try, robust version to buy Skype, free Talking Tom, free Flexible Counter Budget 101, iPhone, iPad, iPod, $.99 Dragon Dictation, free for iPhone and iPad Errands, iPhone, iPad, iPod, free My Video Schedule Marsha Threlkeld, WiSe, Or use the old Picture Exchange System, $32.99 on Amazon
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  • Evolution to the New Natural Video Modeling Video or multi-sensory cueing Video feedback Schedulers Alarms Skype and Facetime Informing what to do now, what to do when you are finished, and what to do next Marsha Threlkeld, WiSe,
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  • Vancouver & Evergreen School Districts, Vancouver, WA RFP to school districts, two chosen Each district identified five 2013 exiting students Ipads, cases, wheelchair mount to teachers and students, iTunes cards for apps Pre and post surveys of students, families, teachers Weekly journaling from students Looking for increased employment rates, comparing students with and without iPads Funded by Clark County Developmental Disabilities Marsha Threlkeld, WiSe,
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  • Kent School District Transition Program, Kent WA 20 iPads, one iMac, docking station One teacher dedicated to technology Use equipment to do task analysis at community based work sites Track and document student progress Create video resumes Share video footage with families Video of Tyler Marsha Threlkeld, WiSe,
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  • Cohort of Employment Specialists 10 employment organizations represented Each identified one staff person to join Each received iPad & iTunes card for apps Monthly cohort meetings for 6 months Share stories of using the devices Funding: Pierce County Developmental Disabilities Interface with VR Technology Coordinator & VR counselors Facebook page: WiSe Assistive and Information Technology Project Blog Marsha Threlkeld, WiSe,
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  • Cohort at the Apple Store Marsha Threlkeld, WiSe,
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  • Products by Enabling Devices tedElectronics/iPad_Accessories/ipad- mounting-system wheelchair mount tedElectronics/iPad_Accessories/ipad- mounting-system Cordless super switch from enabling devices tedElectronics/iPad_Accessories/ipad- cordless-super-switch tedElectronics/iPad_Accessories/ipad- cordless-super-switch Marsha Threlkeld, WiSe,
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  • Cases and Covers for Devices The Otter Box cases/ipad-2-cases,default,sc.html cases/ipad-2-cases,default,sc.html HandyShell by Speck ipad-cases/handy-shell-for-ipad.html ipad-cases/handy-shell-for-ipad.html Or something basic yet protective ipad-cases/handy-shell-for-ipad.html ipad-cases/handy-shell-for-ipad.html Marsha Threlkeld, WiSe,
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  • Sites for Ongoing Information BridgingApps Teaching Learners http://teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogs up-for-users.html http://teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogs up-for-users.html AssistiveWare augmentative-and-alternative-communication- ios augmentative-and-alternative-communication- ios WiSe Assistive and Information Technology Project Facebook page!/GoWiSeAT!/GoWiSeAT Marsha Threlkeld, WiSe,
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  • The Future technology technology Gesture based interfacing Cloud computing, sharing more easily More apps on more devices Better environmental controls Robotics for assistance More generic or universal solutions M7vA/ M7vA/ Marsha Threlkeld, WiSe,
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  •!/GoWiSeAT WiSe AT/IT facebook page like us Daily postings about apps and more Marsha Threlkeld, WiSe,


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