Technology


20 Special Needs Apps: Getting Started, How-To’s and Success Stories
CristenReat, Co-Founder of SNApps4Kids and mother of a son with DS and Tricia Brinks, Educator & Member of SNApps4Kids, both from Houston, TX

This presentation will focus on creative and practical ways to use the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhoneat home, in activities of daily living, and in an educational environment. Learn how to use Google images, create schedules, and support learning and self-help skills in people with DS. We will offer an overview of how to use the SNApps4Kids website as a tool to explore the numerous apps on the market and share success stories. Participants will come away with a recommended list of apps, a plan for getting started and an under-standing of the benefits and limits of a direct interface device. SNApps4Kids is a community of parents, therapists, doctors and teachers who share information on how we are using the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices with children
who have special needs.

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29a Potential Use of Computer Skills for Employment of Adults with DS –Part 1
Libby Kumin, PhD, CCC-SLP, Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Author, Loyola University, Baltimore, MD

Do your teen and adult children email their friends? Do they search the web and go on to fan websites for their favorite singers?
Computer skills are potential job skills. Dr. Kuminwill talk about current research that is identifying strong computer skills in young
adults with DS. How do we apply the research findings to help all people learn these skills? How do we use the knowledge to develop IEP and transition plans that can include both computer skills and communication skills essential in the job market? Involving school and employment counselors, and developing internships and volunteer opportunities as a bridge to employment will be discussed. A checklist of computer skills for employment will be included.

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29b Potential Use of Computer Skills for Employment of Adults with DS –Part 2

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