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Personal Learning Network for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists

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(FYI: This list has not been updated since 2011 but is a good place to start)

 

Avocado Technologies

 

avocado technologies = avocado tech MS, CCC-SLP @avocadotech

 

Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, California @ Avocado Technologies  /avocadotech  @avocadotech

 

Megan Panatier, a Speech Language Pathologist

 

Communication and connection are the heart of life. 

Avocado Technologies, brings you the latest stories and news about communicative disorders, language, speech therapy, education, science, linguistics, literacy and technology found on the web.  Avocado Technologies on Facebook and @avocadotech on Twitter are forums for parents, children, grandparents and other professionals to discuss current events related to the ones we love.

 

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Here's to sharing information and making knowledge accessible to everyone.

http://www.pediastaff.com/resources-embracing-the-potential-benefits-of-using-new-technologies-in-childrens-speech-and-language-therapy--featured-july-30-2010


http://blog.asha.org/2010/11/11/embracing-the-potential-benefits-of-using-new-technologies-in-children%E2%80%99s-speech-and-language-therapy/


http://www.pediastaff.com/blog/being-conscious-caretakers-of-communication-opportunities-created-by-new-technologies-in-childrens-speech-and-language-therapy-3823


http://www.pediastaff.com/blog/how-twitter-slpeeps-and-personal-learning-networks-have-helped-make-me-a-better-clinician-9183

 

Find Megan on LinkedIn:

http://www.linkedin.com/in/panatiermegan

 

SLP RESOURCE LIST:

 

Great Open Groups on Facebook:

iTeach Special Education - iDevices in Special Education https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_122716487786903&ap=1

Dysphagia Therapy https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_102453736503465&ap=1

SLPeeps https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_191796874188184&ap=1

Assistive Technology https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_125241767530963&ap=1

 

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Tablet APPlication Resource List

 

                ** This tablet APP list is a work in progress **

 

I offer you a list of some useful tablet apps (most are iOS but hoping to get more Android - or get software engineers to convert them!) I have used in therapy or as a dedicated communication device with preschool and school aged children in order to create communication opportunities:

 

Note: Using a tech device as a dedicated communication device should only be used as a communication device and nothing else. I advise acquiring two tablets (or other devices). One for games and therapy, etc. & one for use only as the dedicated AAC device (if so needed). Contact a speech language pathologist through ASHA.org (or your country's licensed & certified language, speech and hearing specialists) before making these decisions.

 

 

 

My First AAC http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-first-aac/id462678851?mt=8

 

Project Injini Childhood Development app http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/injini-childhood-development/id452962000?mt=8

 

Quick Talk AAC http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quick-talk-aac/id487824507?mt=8

 

Juno's Musical ABCs http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/junos-musical-abcs/id402647198?mt=8

 

Pocket SLP and Speech Tutor http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-slp-articulation/id359179209?mt=8 and http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speech-tutor/id424752543?mt=8

 

Super Duper apps http://www.superduperinc.com/apps/default.aspx

 

Duck Duck Moose apps http://duckduckmoosedesign.com/

 

Lingraphica Small Talk apps http://aphasia.com/slp/SmallTalk_Apps

 

TouchChat AAC by SilverKite http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/touchchat-aac/id377558828?mt=8

 

Smarty Ears SLP Goal Bank http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slp-goal-bank/id418644043?mt=8

 

Caseload Tracker http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/caseload-tracker/id444661350?mt=8

 

Starfall ABCs http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/starfall-abcs/id395623983?mt=8

 

Kindergarten.com apps http://kindergarten.com/parent-resources/products/

 

First Words http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/firstwords-deluxe/id337462979?mt=8

 

Word Wagon http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/word-wagon-by-duck-duck-moose/id423629048?mt=8

 

Monster Chorus http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/monster-chorus/id413220273?mt=8

 

Singing Fingers http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/singing-fingers/id381015280?mt=8

 

Balloonimals http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/balloonimals/id307459878?mt=8

 

That's Silly http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/thats-silly/id438876208?mt=8

 

Speech with Milo http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speech-with-milo-verbs/id405441288?mt=8

 

Toca Boca Tea Party, Doctor, Helicopter Taxi, Hair Salon http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toca-tea-party/id424174500?mt=8

 

iSentence Builder, iQuestion Builder, iLanguage Builder http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sentence-builder/id344378741?mt=8

 

Verbally http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/verbally/id418671377?mt=8

 

Artikpix http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/artikpix-full/id356720379?mt=8

 

/r/ Intensive SLP http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/r-intensive-slp/id371200389?mt=8

 

More Grillin' http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/more-grillin/id359113435?mt=8

 

More Buffet! http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/more-buffet/id417379307?mt=8

 

Cookie, Cake, and Jelly Doodle http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cake-doodle/id377704407?mt=8

 

ABA Flashcards apps from: http://kindergarten.com

 

Be Confident http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/be-confident-in-who-you-are/id428588931?mt=8

 

Mad Libs http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mad-libs/id326885152?mt=8

 

Story Patch http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/story-patch/id388613157?mt=8

 

Google Books http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-books/id400989007?mt=8

 

iBooks http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibooks/id364709193?mt=8

 

Doodle buddy http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doodle-buddy-paint-draw-scribble/id313232441?mt=8

 

Squiggle http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/squiggle/id370364419?mt=8

 

Learn to talk http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-to-talk/id321584042?mt=8

 

I close my eyes http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/little-bellas-i-close-my-eyes/id304163263?mt=8

 

My very first app Eric Carle http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eric-carles-my-very-first-app/id392077095?mt=8

 

Bla bla bla http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bla-bla-bla/id430815432?mt=8

 

Oobie http://itunes.apple.com/bw/app/oobies-space-adventure/id435643345?mt=8

 

ALL apps by Lingraphica http://www.aphasia.com/slp/product_smalltalk.aspx

 

Green eggs and ham http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/green-eggs-and-ham-dr-seuss/id380751745?mt=8

 

Chippy talk http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/talk-with-chippy/id362084375?mt=8

 

Super why http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/super-why/id357422351?mt=8

 

Mix me fix me http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mixme-fixme/id408714121?mt=8

 

Puppet pals http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puppet-pals-hd/id342076546?mt=8

 

Photo puppet http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/photopuppet-hd/id421738553?mt=8

 

LUMA ENT http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/luma-ent/id428564992?mt=8 and LUMA Audiology http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/luma-audiology/id428563241?mt=8

 

Upper Respiratory Virtual Lab http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/upper-respiratory-virtual/id435530624?mt=8

 

All about me http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/all-about-me-by-i-get-it-llc/id426201106?mt=8

 

Model Me Going Places http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/model-me-going-places/id347813439?mt=8

 

In My Dreams http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/in-my-dreams/id352177461?mt=8

 

Look 2 learn AAC http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/look2learn-aac/id319600029?mt=8

 

Grace http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grace-picture-exchange-for/id360574688?mt=8

 

iCommunicate http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icommunicate-for-ipad/id364186415?mt=8

 

Tasuc schedule http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tasuc-schedule-for-ipad/id429593198?mt=8

 

First, then schedule http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/first-then-visual-schedule/id355527801?mt=8

 

Tap To Talk http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/taptotalk/id367083194?mt=8

 

iSwallow http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iswallow/id417088543?mt=8

 

 

 

  Some great sites!

 

Tanya Cole http://lexicallinguist.wordpress.com/

 

Erik Raj http://www.erikxraj.com/

 

Skye Blue Angus Leal  http://ndnspeechmom.wordpress.com/

 

Wilma Dean Layne Trout http://www.2galsspeechproducts.com/v2/

 

Sean Sweeney http://www.speechtechie.com/

 

Jeremy Brown  http://www.twitter.com/techieteacher 

 

http://edreach.us/

 

Barbara Fernandes http://www.geekslp.com/

 

Deb http://www.speechgadget.com/

 

Eric Sailers http://slpsharing.com/

 

App reviews by SLPs, OTs, etc. http://www.therapyapp411.com/

 

Tips http://technologyinpracticeslp.wordpress.com/

 

Dysphagia http://apujo5.blogspot.com/

 

Moms with apps http://momswithapps.com/

 

ASHAsphere http://blog.asha.org/

 

ICDL http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

 

Animated Phonetics http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/

 

Lucy Nutt - AAC Therapy Solutions https://www.facebook.com/pages/AAC-Therapy-Solutions/169979666351103

 

Tactus Therapy Solutions http://www.tactustherapy.com/

 

Balbus Speech http://balbusspeech.com/

 

 

 

Caution: Communication opportunities created by any tool must be held and nurtured.

 

Caution: It is only through human feedback that the tool and the opportunity can be constructive in bonding, playing and learning.

 

 

Highly Recommended Links to learn about digital communication:

Frontline’s Digital Nation: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/view/

 

Q&A: Digital Nation, and Growing Up Online: http://www.refresheverything.com/blog/2010/01/27/qa-digital-media-and-the-evolving-classroom/

 

Education and the future of technology:  http://www.flixxy.com/technology-and-education-2008.htm

 

Philip Zimbardo on "The Secret Powers of Time" Children are 'digitally' different from adults: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3oIiH7BLmg&feature=player_embedded

 

Dr. Martha Burns, SLP, brain plasticity: http://nouspod.com/content/burns/martha-burns2.mp3

 

Labyrinth Sharing Information on Learning Technologies:

 

http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/LF/Spr97/spr97L8.html

 

Technology impacts on education: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8508040.stm

 

Q&A with Asperger’s StoryCorps: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eO7sKVKMO2s&feature=youtu.be

 

Bird Brains-Vocal learning, FOXP2: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sciencenow/0304/01.html

 

Ghost in your genes; Epigenetics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVwhJXqIG9c

 

From Cave paintings to the Internet (linguistics and the human need to communicate):

 

http://www.historyofscience.com/G2I/timeline/index.php?category=Linguistics%20/%20Translation%20/%20Speech

 

Children’s virtual worlds: http://games.venturebeat.com/2010/02/17/online-firms-and-toy-companies-clash-over-kids-virtual-worlds/

 

Intergenerational schools: http://www.tisonline.org/

 

Bubbe (grandmother and grandson) Intergenerational and Digital Nation: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/relationships/identity/going-digital-at-83.html

 

ASHA telepractice: http://www.asha.org/practice/telepractice/ and http://www.asha.org

 

ASHA’s podcasts (also on iTunes): http://podcast.asha.org/

 

iTunes U: http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/?ref=http://itunes.com

 

Robot therapy: http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-05/humanoid-robots-are-new-therapists

 

Miraikan- “Paro”: http://www.miraikan.jst.go.jp/en/exhibition/ex2/

 

Is Technology Unhinging Our Brains? "Re “Mind Over Mass Media”: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/18/opinion/l18pinker.html?sq=Lois%20bloom&st=cse&adxnnl=1&scp=1&adxnnlx=1277327657-Ei5EGuTf+bXXEFUSXPFZ7Q

 

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More SLP Links:

 

Twitter @avocadotech http://twitter.com/avocadotech

 

Facebook page Avocado Technologies: http://www.facebook.com/avocadotech

 

Twitter SLPs: http://mashable.com/twitterlists/list/ASHAWeb/slps/

 

ASHA: http://www.asha.org

 

Phonetics, animated articulation: http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/

 

The Coffee Klatch: http://thecoffeeklatch.com/

 

Love That Max: http://lovethatmax.blogspot.com/

 

SLPs in Touch http://www.speechlanguagepractice.org/?q=node/27

 

GeekSLP TV: http://geekslp.wordpress.com/

 

SmartyEars: http://www.smarty-ears.com/

 

Starfall: http://www.Starfall.com

 

PBS Kids, Special Needs: http://www.pbs.org/parents/specialneeds/

 

TinyEye online speech therapy: http://www.tinyeye.com/

 

Online speech therapy: http://onlinespeechtherapy.com/

 

Super Duper Publications http://www.superduperinc.com/

 

Mayer Johnson Boardmaker Share: https://www.boardmakershare.com

 

DynaVox etc.: http://store.mayer-johnson.com

 

Speech Gadget: http://speechgadget.blogspot.com

 

IConji: http://www.iConji.com

 

Grembe: http://www.grembe.com/

 

SpeechTails: http://www.SpeechTails.com

 

Primal Pictures Releases 3D Anatomy for Speech Language Pathology Online:http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20100511005314&newsLang=en

 

Tobiis S32 and Tobii SymbolMate:  http://www.tobiis32.com/

 

Speech Techie: http://www.speechtechie.com/

 

PocketSLP: http://pocketslp.com/

 

Say ‘N Play: http://www.saynplay.com/

 

Icommunicate: your online speech therapy resource:

 

http://www.icommunicatetherapy.com/

 

Imagine speech interactive games: http://imaginespeech.com/

 

Readeo read together from far away: http://www.readeo.com/

 

Presence Telecare: http://presencetelecare.com/

 

Free communication boards for Tobii SymbolMate:

 

http://www.pagesetcentral.com/

 

A library for the world’s children: http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

 

Technology and disability APPS: http://www.fctd.info/resources?on=disability&tag=Communication+and+Speech

 

Super Why by PBS kids apps: http://pbskids.org/mobile/apps.html

 

Pitch in music/speech sadness in the minor 3rd (learning emotions for autistic children?):

 

http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=music-and-speech-share-a-code-for-c-2010-06-17

 

The listening program: http://www.thelisteningprogram.com/

 

Pre-stored phrases for people with serious speech disorders:

 

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2010-06/uog-ppm062110.php

 

Skype for Speech Therapy: http://speechmag.typepad.com/speechmag/2010/01/speech-and-language-therapy-using-skype-research-update.html

 

Mobile phone book for kids and parents: http://www.mobileart.jp/phonebook_en.html

 

Holography developed to aid student speech therapists:http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/163498.phphttp://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/163498.php

 

Think It Ink It Publishing: http://www.thinkitinkitpublishing.com

 

It Takes Two to Talk, Hanen: http://www.hanen.org

 

Floortime, DIR, Dr. Greenspan: http://www.icdl.com/

 

PROMPT: http://www.promptinstitute.com/

 

Neuroanatomy through Clinical Cases: http://www.neuroexam.com/

 

Assistive Technology for Speech Disorders: http://developmentally-challenged-ed.suite101.com/article.cfm/assistive_technology_for_speech_disorders

 

Xrays of speech: http://www.ling.su.se/STAFF/ericsdotter/projects/xray_info.html

 

Speech Xrays:  http://psyc.queensu.ca/~munhallk/05_database.htm

 

‘Netiquette’, pragmatics: http://www.onthemedia.org/transcripts/2010/01/29/07

 

 

 

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Other good links:

 

Curiosity counts http://curiositycounts.com/post/9964066145/after-an-ode-to-the-brain-the-brilliant-ted

 

Communication: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communication

 

Communication disorder: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communication_disorder

 

Technology: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology

 

AAC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmentative_and_alternative_communication

 

Nonverbal communication: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonverbal_communication

 

Take advantage of kids’ interest in tech-computers, visual: http://speech-language-pathology-audiology.advanceweb.com/editorial/content/editorial.aspx?cc=220303

 

How ‘Johnny Got His Gun’: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Got_His_Gun

 

Tap code, military communication: http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/video/tap-code

 

This Emotional Life series on PBS: http://www.pbs.org/thisemotionallife/series 

 

Music therapy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_therapy

 

International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication:http://www.isaac-online.org/en/home.shtml

 

Gaining independence for people with disabilities through video games: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/05/080513191103.htm

 

Second Skin (MMORPGamers film): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPOxuOCGi9I

 

ePals to collaborate and exchange ideas:

 

http://www.ePals.com/projects/info.aspx?divid=storytelling_home

 

Social Media Challenges Social Rules – Pragmatics:

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8352295.stm

 

Infants do not appear to learn words from educational DVDs:http://www.physorg.com/news186683146.html

 

How we turned a hospital into Hobbiton:http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2005/may/11/jrrtolkien.classics

 

Motherese: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/brain/episode2/babytalk/index.html

 

Playing to learn: http://learningmatters.tv/blog/news-desk/playing-to-learn/2249/

 

Music therapy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_therapy

 

Tech and dogs help communicate: http://www.southbendtribune.com/article/20100308/TBW/100309524/-1/googleNews

 

Animal Assisted Therapy – AAT: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal-assisted_therapy

 

Closed captioning for the Deaf on YouTube:http://deafness.about.com/cs/accessibility/a/webvideocc.htm

 

Babbel speech recognition: http://eu.techcrunch.com/2010/06/23/babbel-introduces-speech-recognition-to-aid-language-learning/

 

Special needs children at About.com: http://specialchildren.about.com/

 

Telepractice and schools: http://www.asha.org/practice/telepractice/telepracticeandschools.htm

 

Teen texting soars will social skills suffer?: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126117811

 

Telemedicine: http://www.telepresenceoptions.com/2010/05/spae_international_communicati/

 

 

 

 ah . . . <pause>  voca(lize) <sounds> . . . . do <play!> . . . tech <facilitated by> 

 

 

October 6, 2011

Silicon Valley, California

 

 

Founded in Venice Beach/Los Angeles February 2010

 

 

panatier.megan@gmail.com

MS, CCC-SLP ASHA Certified, CA Licensed.

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