Learning Difficulties and Communication Apps

This talk involves looking at some of the different apps currently available, including Proloquo2Go and Grid 3, seeing how they work and how easy they are to program.

We are specifically looking at communication and Autistic children who are nonverbal or preverbal. This requires a unique mindset when deciding what to program for social communication and choices.

We will include tips to have fun with these apps, look at bespoke ways to start out with your child and problem solve your communication app questions.

"As a parent who is at the start of the Autism journey with my son, this webinar was very informative and I’ve learned so much. Thank you very much for arranging."
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What this webinar covers:

This talk involves looking at some of the different apps currently available, including Proloquo2Go and Grid 3, seeing how they work and how easy they are to program. We are specifically looking at communication and Autistic children who are nonverbal or preverbal. This requires a unique mindset when deciding what to program for social communication and choices. We will include tips to have fun with these apps, look at bespoke ways to start out with your child and problem solve your communication app questions. 

0:00 – 4:02: Introduction to Annie and Proloquo2go and The Grid.

4:03 – 23:02: Proloquo2Go: – What do you need to know – How to create your own templates and use Proloquo2go – What you can do with Proloquo2go

23:03 – 34:49: The Grid – How much is it – How to make your Autistic child a timetable on The Grid – Other features that aren’t communication with Autistic children including cause and effect games, first words, Amazon Echo, YouTube

34:50 – End: Conclusion and session takeaways

communication for cerebral palsy

Annie Kingston

Annie Kingston is the director of Autism Bristol, a local company providing bespoke, fun and high quality speech therapy for 0 – 25 year olds. She has 2 main areas of focus: cerebral palsy and autism. She worked in the NHS as a lead in autism before taking a radical change and becoming a manager of therapy department of a Scope school in Cardiff for children with cerebral palsy. She loved doing joint therapy in a hydro session but as the years went on, she became more interested in the development of eye gaze technology which has the power to change someone’s life in such a profound way. Working with children that are pre-verbal and giving them the tools to communicate is one of the most rewarding things. She is constantly fascinated by how much they have to say about their world and what is important for them to communicate. Communication is more than the words we use; it’s about being able to have a voice and being heard. Contact Annie Kingston on Tel: 07816 516105 Email: annie@autismbristol.co.uk

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