Category Archive: Technology

Tip of the Month – July 2018: Overcoming barriers to writing

Overcoming Barriers to Writing Writing with alternate pencils Writing – putting our thoughts on paper to share with others now or later, in the same space as us, or at a distance – is a complex task.  It involves many facets all coming together more or less simultaneously.  This includes, but is not limited to: …

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Tip of the Month – June 2018: Voice Control of Mobile Phones

Voice Control of Mobile Phones People can often struggle with using their mobile phones with their hands for a number of reasons, such as: Decreased upper limb function/movement Visual problems Decreased hand function/dexterity Tremors Decreased cognition It is a lot more common for people to own ‘Smart Phones’ these days, which, with a little bit …

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Tip of the Month – April 2018: Increasing communication opportunities for adults with complex communication skills

Increasing communication opportunities for adults with complex communication skills   A great way to encourage adults with complex communication needs to increase their communication skills is to give them a sense of control. This can be achieved by continually providing opportunities for the individual to have a say in some element of what they are …

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Tip of the Month – March 2018 – 2: Windows accessibility inbuilt features

Windows Accessibility Inbuilt Features The ease of access centre provides a centralised location where you can adjust settings manually to make your computer easier to use. Ease of access options can help make it easier to: Use your computer without a display. Narrator lets you hear audio descriptions for whatever is on the screen e.g. …

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Tip of the Month – March 2018 – 1: Visual scene displays

Visual scene displays: creative ways to promote communication What is a visual scene display (VSD)?   A VSD is a photo or picture used to communicate a message. The photo or picture depicts a familiar image or scene, and the user can touch buttons around the image or specific parts of the scene to communicate …

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Tip of the Month – January 2018: More PowerLink Ideas!

More PowerLink Ideas It’s always hard thinking of new ideas of what you can use your PowerLink for – so here are some new activities. Using a hairdryer A hairdryer has a surprising amount of creative uses, and the great thing is that most people have them in their homes. Use a hairdryer to dry …

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Tip of the Month – November 2017: Multimodal Communication Therapy

Multimodal Communication Therapy Multimodal communication is all the different ‘modes’ that we communicate with, e.g. speaking face- to-face or over the phone, texting, writing, drawing, gesturing, acting it out, sign language, etc. Everyone, regardless of whether you have a communication difficulty or not, uses multiple modes to communicate each day. People with aphasia can learn …

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Tip of the Month – October 2017: Emergent Literacy

Emergent Literacy   Predictable Chart Writing – writing WITH students.   Engaging some students in reading and writing can be difficult.  Linking to students’ personal experiences and  personalising books to individual students, or groups of students, can assist with motivation to read.  By incorporating pictures and text that relate directly to students, their interests and …

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