Leesa

Author's details

Name: Leesa Ross
Date registered: November 10, 2010
URL: http://www.talklink.org.nz

Biography

Having been associated with TalkLink for over 7 years through my daughter who uses an AAC device I have always been passionate about encouraging and supporting other people to use their devices to their maximum potential.

Latest posts

  1. App of the Week — November 15, 2011
  2. Talking The Talk: Free Communication App for Ipad — July 7, 2011
  3. Interviewing for Support Carer’s using AAC — June 27, 2011
  4. Time to Upgrade your V or Vmax ! — June 24, 2011
  5. Have you got an iPad or iPhone? If so you may find these useful. — June 24, 2011

Most commented posts

  1. Talking The Talk: Free Communication App for Ipad — 2 comments
  2. Interviewing for Support Carer’s using AAC — 1 comment
  3. Time to Upgrade your V or Vmax ! — 1 comment

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App of the Week

Simplifiedtouch

School Holidays are at and end and as a family plenty of photos were taken. Photos are a great motivator to get people talking and telling stories and what better way get kids involved in story writing but to use the photos. Over the years I have used various types of software applications to create books and do story writing activities with Holly. Some of these have been quick and painless, others have been exhaustive but in the end we achieve the end result, she is able to share her story and photos.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2011/11/15/app-of-the-week/

Talking The Talk: Free Communication App for Ipad

http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/17/talking-the-talk-verbally-lets-the-speech-disabled-communicate-using-the-ipad-for-free/ Verbally is a comprehensive assisted speech solution for the iPad. Verbally is a top-selling Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) iPad app and it’s totally free. Unlike all other AAC solutions

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2011/07/07/talking-the-talk-free-communication-app-for-ipad/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2011/06/27/interviewing-for-support-carers-using-aac/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2011/06/24/time-to-upgrade-your-v-or-vmax/

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2011/06/24/have-you-got-an-ipad-or-iphone-if-so-you-may-find-these-useful/

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  

Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2011/06/23/hello-campaign-useful-resources/

My KiwiChat Camp Story by Deanna Herbert

deanna

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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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2011/06/06/my-kiwichat-camp-story-by-deanna-herbert/

Tip of the Month (November 2010) : Locking Down Device to Avoid Accidents

There are a few ways to avoid users from accessing or making changes within the Windows environment on a V or Vmax. Firstly: You can set your device to “Act Like A Closed Device”.    This will prevent the user from exiting the Series 5 software and accessing the Windows side of the device.  The down …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.talklink.org.nz/index.php/2010/11/11/tom-dynavox-post/

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