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01-31-2012, 12:29 AM
I'm doing a class on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and I need to critique a commercial computer rehabilitative program. The program does not have to be directly linked with Communication Disorders. Any computer program that TEACHES something will do. I would like something with communication as that is my major.
Does anyone know of an online tutorial that teaches something in the field of communication?
Thanks so much.
01-31-2012, 12:40 AM
Not communications but what about CogMed http://www.cogmed.com/ (a working memory program)?
or more speech oriented sites...
Are you looking for something you can access online, rather than ordering a CD ROM? I think most products will be something you need to order rather than something you can access online. If time/cost is an issue with ordering a CD, you can check if there are any special ed libraries in your area. I've gotten Earobics from our county's SE library and I know they have several other programs.
Super Duper Publications has a series of "HearBuilder" Programs. These are CD ROMS, but they have online demos available for each one:
Pick one and then go to "Try it out" to get an interactive sample of the games. I don't know if the demos will have enough material for you to do a full critique, it depends on the requirements of your assignment.
Another option is to look at apps, which are becoming very popular.
Super Duper Pubs has apps for both iPhone/iPad and Android available. Many of them are illustrated/interactive versions of their Fun Decks:
Mobile Education Store makes wonderful ;anguge/communication learning apps for the iPhone/iPad. We have the iPad versions of most of them and they have helped DS a lot:
We have several other language/communication apps too, but the one from Mobile Education are our favorites.
I hope that helps!
02-01-2012, 03:21 AM
Thanks Gena and Victoria.
I'll check in with the professor for more information. He said to evaluate a program that teaches something, and he mentioned we should be able to find 'free' programs. Maybe he means to download a trial version?? What I've been finding are CDs with high cost.
You've given me a great place to start to look for something. I like all the iPad apps and could see purchasing one for $10 and evaluating it. I'll also check the library at campus - I'm pretty sure they'll have something too.
This board is such a great resource on a whole number of topics!
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