HAWAII SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION
39TH ANNUAL CONVENTION
SWITCH IT ON:
Using Apps and Assistive Technology in Therapy
Location: Pomaika'i Ballrooms; Dole Cannery
735 Iwilei Road
April 14-15, 2016
Brochure Available March 1st!
April 14 & 15, 2016
Pomaikai Ballrooms at Dole Cannery
Brochures will be available on March 1st
The purpose of this seminar is to share procedures and resources to help clinicians effectively harness a cultural revolution that has transformed cognitive rehabilitation—the advent of mobile devices and the associated apps with potential to help patients with impairments in attention, memory and executive functions. Long term adoption depends upon effective selection and training procedures. This seminar will review the procedures and techniques for conducting a needs assessment to match person variables to technology variables. The course will review the principles and components of systematic instruction that help clinicians implement training programs that optimize generalization and maintenance of therapy goals involving training their clients to use technology. The rationale and procedures for implementing goal attainment scaling will be taught as a method to measure training.
Many great apps were developed specifically for speech and language interventions, but countless others can be applied creatively in our therapies in order to address speech and language intervention goals. This workshop will cover key iPad functions for clinical use, a selection of exemplar “dedicated” apps for speech and language therapy, and models of “repurposing” apps for therapeutic activities, particularly open-ended creation apps that can be used in a wide variety of contexts. Apps related to professional development and strategies for finding apps will also be reviewed. This workshop will be primarily geared towards clinicians who work with school-aged children, however, much of the information can be generalized to older student populations.