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Inference Ace (Janine Toole)

2017-05-08T01:02:56+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: Academy360, Tech Tips|

Inference Ace Inference Ace is a great app to help reinforce the skill of inferencing. Inference Ace and Inference Ace 2 help students to improve reading comprehension by making inferences in multiple ways. Within each app, there are varying levels, each working on a different type of inference, such as who, what, where, when, why, actions, [...]

Preference and Reinforcer Assessment App (Touch Autism)

2017-05-08T01:02:56+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: Academy360, Tech Tips|

The Preference & Reinforcer Assessment app, designed by a BCBA and based on preference assessments used in ABA settings, scientifically identifies motivating reinforcers for a student. Reinforcers are extremely important when working on reducing problem behaviors and teaching new skills. With simple step by step instructions, the app calculates the percentage of times each preference was [...]

Functional Behavior Assessment Wizard (WhizzWatt Software)

2017-05-08T01:02:56+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: Academy360, Tech Tips|

Rather than relying on trying to decrease or extinguish behaviors based on what the behavior looks like, functional assessment helps to identify the function or “payoff” of a problematic behavior. This allows the teacher, interventionist or parent to develop effective interventions which result in effective behavior change. With The Functional Behavior Assessment Wizard, you can conduct [...]

Picture the Sentence (Hamaguchi Apps)

2017-05-08T01:02:56+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: Academy360, Tech Tips|

Picture the Sentence dissects the structure of a basic sentence so students can visualize the sentence in picture form. This app allows students complete activities at three different levels of difficulty, so they can attach meaning to each word in the sentence. Some helpful features include voice commands (which can be turned off and on), and [...]

Nearpod (Panarea)

2017-05-08T01:02:56+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: Academy360, Tech Tips|

Nearpod is an excellent app that promotes technology integration during lessons and allows students to follow along with the lesson on their iPads. This app allows teachers to share their presentations, control students’ activity, assess students, and track progress. Teachers must create an account at www.nearpod.com and download the app on the students’ ipads. Once the [...]

Reading Comprehension Camp (Smarty Ears)

2017-05-08T01:02:56+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: Academy360, Tech Tips|

Reading Comprehension Camp is a great app to use with your students to promote reading comprehension skills. The app consists of 5 levels. Each level has a variety of stories to choose from. The stories can be read to the user or the user can read the story themselves and record what they have read to [...]

TouchMath Adventures Jungle Addition (MediaKube, LLC)

2017-05-08T01:02:56+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: Academy360, Tech Tips|

TouchMath Adventures: Jungle Addition 1 is a great hands on iPad app that prepares learners to add single digit numbers through a scaffolded step by step process. The app is divided into three training modes: Adventurer Training, Skill Practice, and Adventure Mode. Adventurer Training provides a hands on review of the order of the Touch Points. [...]

Dollars & Cents (Attainment Company)

2017-05-08T01:02:56+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: Academy360, Tech Tips|

TCI has reviewed numerous coin counting and money recognition apps, but Dollars & Cents from Attainment Company stands out as one of the best. Dollars & Cents provides a clean and simple interface for students with autism to learn coin recognition, spending money, and making change. In the Counting Coins section, students can practice coin recognition, [...]

News-2-You (N2Y)

2017-05-08T01:02:56+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: Academy360, Tech Tips|

News-2-You is an online newspaper designed for students with special needs. With four levels of difficulty and the use of symbol-supported text, students have the opportunity to explore real-life current events and topics, at a level they can understand. A subscription of News-2-You provides weekly articles, and includes worksheets, games, and activities to go along with [...]

Bag Game (All4mychild)

2017-05-08T01:02:56+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: Academy360, Tech Tips|

This is a spin-off of the game “20 Questions.” All you need to do is choose a graphic (there are over 100 included to choose from OR take a photo of your own) and “hide” it in the brown paper bag. Some areas of speech-language include: categorization, expressive language for describing, question formulation skills, reasoning skills, [...]