Monthly Archive: June 2011

Interviewing for Support Carer’s using AAC

It is that time again, caregivers come and caregivers go!  Another job advert needs to be placed into a local paper and we will wait to see if anyone replies.  This time however, I used trademe.  It was cheaper than the local paper and it reached a much wider audience.  The end result was that …

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Time to Upgrade your V or Vmax !

Tip of the Month :   June 2011 It is time to upgrade your software on your V or Vmax.  The latest software release includes: Smart Text Entry Smart Zoom feature Smart Highlight Mouse Over (setting for the mouse pause and eye tracking selection methods) New warning for low battery Increase in custom recording time to …

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Have you got an iPad or iPhone? If so you may find these useful.

Ipad

This is a document compiled by Jane Farrall (AAC Support Services Manager) for Spectronics.  It provides information about Communication Apps and includes a star rating from Jane :   http://www.spectronics.co.nz/article/iphoneipad-apps-for-aac This is a document compiled by Greg O’Connor (Education Services Manager) for Spectronics.  It provides information about Apps for Literacy Support and provides a description of the …

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Hello Campaign : Useful resources

Hellologo

Hello, the 2011 national year of communication, is a campaign to increase understanding of how important it is for children and young people to develop good communication skills.  This website has some terrific resources.  To see more go to :  http://hello.org.uk/resources/resources.aspx  

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My KiwiChat Camp Story by Deanna Herbert

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Happy to be out of the schoolroom for the week, I grinned and whooped as Mum and I arrived at Totara Springs camp in Matamata.  I was excited.  I knew that there were going to be lots of fun times to be had this week if I was brave enough to try.  Nervously, I got …

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ATANZ Professional Development Forum

Charting the course

ATANZ Professional Development Forum Charting the Course: Maximising Outcomes and Benefits in Assistive Technology   4 -5 July 2011 Massey University, Auckland, City of Sails Keynote Speakers:   Tracy Kovach, Gail van Tatenhove, Jeff Souter For registration details and programme information click on the appropriate link below Pdf Course information and registration form Word Course …

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