Setting up Blue2 switch for GoTalk Now app

A quick look at setting up the Blue2 Bluetooth switch for use in GoTalk Now.

The switch interface shown in this video: https://www.ablenetinc.com/blue2-bluetooth-switch/


Be sure to join the GoTalk Now AAC App – Ideas and Sharing Facebook group: https://bit.ly/GoTalkNowAACappGroup


Find other blog posts related to GoTalk Now: https://omazingkidsllc.com/?s=GoTalk&submit=Search


Want in-depth info about the GoTalk Now AAC app and other robust apps? See this AAC feature matching resource: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Feature-Matching-Chart-for-the-Top-11-Robust-iOS-Symbol-Based-AAC-Apps-6867853


Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging over on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

Teachers Pay Teachers Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Omazing-Kids-Aac-Consulting

YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/omazingkidsaac

OMazing Kids AAC Consulting Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/

AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/

GoTalk Now AAC App – Ideas and Sharing Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/GoTalkNowAACappGroup

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omazingkidsaac

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/amoorad

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/amoorad1

Updated AAC Feature Matching Chart (10-18-21)…. now mentions features in these apps that may be helpful as folks are exploring ways to modify AAC for Gestalt Language Processors

I don’t typically release an update for the AAC Feature Matching Chart more than once a month but there were a couple of links that needed to be fixed. I also expanded the info related to how SLPs & SLTs can get access to the LAMP Words for Life app. That particular app is distributed differently in countries outside of the USA and Canada. Links to the Liberator websites have been added. I also put a designation on rows for features that may be helpful as folks are exploring ways to modify AAC for Gestalt Language Processors. I’ve also added links to social media groups and pages related to those discussions.

The most update has been uploaded to TPT: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Feature-Matching-Chart-for-the-Top-11-Robust-iOS-Symbol-Based-AAC-Apps-6867853


Ko-fi subscribers can get the update at: https://ko-fi.com/post/AAC-Feature-Matching-Chart-update-10-18-21-B0B06N0DB

Note: Ko-fi subscribers need to make sure you go out to a full browser after tapping on a link that I shared on Facebook or other social media. See this short video:


The free handout about how SLPs and SLTs can get access to these apps has also been updated on TPT: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/How-to-Get-Access-to-the-Top-11-iOS-Symbol-Based-AAC-Apps-TPT-Freebie-6869004


Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging over on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

Teachers Pay Teachers Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Omazing-Kids-Aac-Consulting

YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/omazingkidsaac

OMazing Kids AAC Consulting Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/

AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/

GoTalk Now AAC App – Ideas and Sharing Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/GoTalkNowAACappGroup

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omazingkidsaac

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/amoorad

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/amoorad1

Updated Feature Matching Chart for the Top 11 iOS Symbol-Based AAC Apps (10-12-21)

Updated Feature Matching Chart for the Top 11 Robust iOS Symbol-Based AAC Apps.

This month’s update has been uploaded onto my TPT store on 10/12/21: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Feature-Matching-Chart-for-the-Top-11-Robust-iOS-Symbol-Based-AAC-Apps-6867853.

Ko-fi subscribers can access it on this post: https://ko-fi.com/post/Feature-Matching-Chart-update-101221-N4N16KF0K


Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging over on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

Teachers Pay Teachers Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Omazing-Kids-Aac-Consulting

YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/omazingkidsaac

OMazing Kids AAC Consulting Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/

AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/

GoTalk Now AAC App – Ideas and Sharing Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/GoTalkNowAACappGroup

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omazingkidsaac

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/amoorad

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/amoorad1

TherAPPy Tools: iPad Apps for Pediatric SLPs (Recorded Webinar & Handouts)

Now available on my TPT store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/TherAPPy-Tools-iPad-Apps-for-Pediatric-SLPs-Recorded-Webinar-Handouts-7283613

I’m an SLP with over 30 years of experience who has used thousands of iOS apps on my iPads since 2012. Come learn from my extensive experience in using apps to target specific SLP goals.

This recorded webinar covers:

• General iPad tips

• iPad and iPad case recommendations

• How to improve iPad battery life

• Cautions about iOS updates and app updates

• Reasons to use apps in therapy

• Things to consider when using apps in therapy

• Guided Access & Screen Time

• Organizing apps

• How to find great apps

• Great free PDF viewer app

• What to look for in well-designed apps

• AAC resources

• Combining apps with toys, books, games & traditional SLP materials

• Suggested apps for over 50 SLP goal areas / needs with links to 29 app demo videos


Expected Learner Outcomes:

1. List at least three characteristics of high quality apps for use in therapy.

2. Select apps based on the unique needs of individual patients / students.

3. Use Guided Access & Screen Time to lock areas within apps, prevent exiting an app, prevent accessing specific apps, etc..

Expected Takeaways:

1. Access a current list of apps for SLPs sorted by goal areas.

2. Identify at least 5 apps to use with current patients / students on their caseload.

3. Know how to incorporate apps with traditional SLP materials, games, toys & books.


What’s included with the purchase of this product:

Recorded Webinar Video (1 hour, 9 minutes), viewable on the unlisted YouTube link provided in the Handout PDF

Handouts (87 page PDF): 1 slide per page, link to recorded webinar video, links to 29 app demo videos

If you want links to be clickable, please view the PDF in the free Xodo app (https://www.xodo.com), Books app or other PDF viewer.


Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging over on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/


Thanks for taking a look at this product on my TPT store 😊

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC,

OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

Teachers Pay Teachers Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Omazing-Kids-Aac-Consulting

App Companion: Peppa Pig Theme Park (includes LAMP WFL vocabulary cards)

*** Special Intro Deal: $4.00 (33% off for the first month). Full price: $6.00 starting 10/24/21 ***

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/App-Companion-Peppa-Pig-Theme-Park-includes-LAMP-WFL-vocabulary-cards-7278815



This 28 page PDF includes:

Alphabetical master list of the Core Vocabulary

Opportunities for Core Vocabulary that can be targeted in each of the 10 areas within the Peppa Pig Theme Park app

45 vocabulary cards with LAMP Words for Life symbol paths that can be printed and used as a visual reminder of how to find each word in that AAC app

• Tips about the settings in this play app

• 4 tips for AAC intervention

• Info about play apps being on a separate device

• Visuals with Peppa Pig characters and names

• Info about the YouTube Kids app

• Info about free Peppa Pig printables

• Info about embracing high interest areas

The fun Peppa Pig Theme Park play app is very affordable, full of lots of opportunities for Core Vocabulary and is available for iOS, Android and Amazon Fire.


The app happens to be free today (9/24/21) but is definitely worth getting at the regular price of $2.99

iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/peppa-pig-theme-park/id1060102144

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.peppapig.themepark

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Entertainment-One-Ltd-Peppa-Pig/dp/B018IKUKI0/ref=nodl_


Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging over on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/

Thanks for heading over to check out this product on my TPT store!

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC,

OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

Teachers Pay Teachers Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Omazing-Kids-Aac-Consulting

Terms of Use: This handout was the sole idea and creation of Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting, OMazing Kids, LLC, all rights reserved. © 2021 and beyond. Feel free to use it in your work. You may share it with those that you support directly for AAC (AAC users, parents, teachers, aides) but please do not forward it to other SLPs. You may not copy any part of this (including the content, layout, format, ideas or design) and reproduce it or distribute it as your own work. Please do not copy/paste this info onto blogs or save this PDF in any online groups or files.

Note: This purchase does NOT include the app. This app has a good history of being updated but I have no way to know whether or not it will always be available. There is content in this handout that could easily be used with other play based apps.

Ultimate App and Digital Resource Guide for SLPs

Want info about hundreds of apps and digital resources at your fingertips? Check out this brand new item on my TPT store: Ultimate App and Digital Resource Guide for SLPs, https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ultimate-App-and-Digital-Resource-Guide-for-SLPs-7267356.

It’s on sale for 25% off for its debut in my store. It will go up to full price on 10/22/21.

It includes:

• Interactive PDF (239 pages with linked Table of Contents) full of hundreds of apps and digital resources organized by goal areas and themes

• App Demo Videos (29 unlisted YouTube videos)

See the full product description on TPT for more info.


Have a question? The best way to reach me is via Facebook messaging over on my OMazing Kids page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

Teachers Pay Teachers Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Omazing-Kids-Aac-Consulting

YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/omazingkidsaac

OMazing Kids AAC Consulting Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/

AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omazingkidsaac

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/amoorad

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/amoorad1

Grid for iPad: a visual guide to getting started (new TPT product)

This visual guide walks you through the initial set up and customization process for the Grid for AAC app on the iPad.

*** There is one topic per page with visuals ***

It is perfect for those who are brand new to the app and want screenshots for every step in the initial set up, tips on choosing a grid set and customization options to help buttons stand out.


Preview Video:


Available for purchase on my TPT store: https://bit.ly/3ATuYj0


Want more specific details about this product?

It is a 65 page PDF that covers the following areas:

• Setting the course

• Presume Potential

• Multimodal Communication

• Involving the child to foster ownership

• Core & Fringe Vocabulary

• Importance of having access to a keyboard area

• Begin with the end in mind

• The screens that will be seen during set up

• Screenshots and info about the grid set options that are recommended

• Setting up a Dropbox account

• Tips for choosing a Grid Set

• Choosing a voice

• Providing the “opportunity” to try a robust vocab file

• Adjusting the settings to help the buttons stand out on the screen

• How to change the size & shape of individual buttons

• How to change the Symbol Skin Tone

• Areas on the Super Core 50 Home Screen

• How to find the “Find Word” to locate where words are stored in the app

• Info about the Magic Wand feature

• How to find the Grid Guide and Help area within the app and additional info on the Smartbox website

• Smartbox Community Group on Facebook

• Resources and free webinars on the Smartbox website

• Smartbox’s YouTube Channel

The last page has the link to an unlisted YouTube video (13:36) that’s provided to supplement this resource


If you want links to be clickable, please view the PDF in the free Xodo app (https://www.xodo.com), Books/iBooks app or other PDF viewer.


Have questions? The best way to reach me with any questions is via messaging on the OMazing Kids Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/. That way messages don’t get lost among the spam in my e-mail.


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

Teachers Pay Teachers Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Omazing-Kids-Aac-Consulting

YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/omazingkidsaac

OMazing Kids AAC Consulting Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/

AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omazingkidsaac

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/amoorad

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/amoorad1

Tech Tips: AAC & “Screen Time”

Have you encountered resistance to AAC use due to someone thinking that all “screen time” is bad?

Or they want to limit AAC options to only low-tech or no-tech out of a misguided fear that AAC use would expose them to “screen time” that could inhibit their development?

This free handout will help you dispel those myths with easy to understand info about the differences between active and passive screen time, key discussion points and links to where you can find more info from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association & the US Department of Education.

It’s available as a freebie on my TPT store: https://bit.ly/3xAqYCi


Want to save time and have tons of AAC info at your fingertips?

Check out info and shout outs for my Feature Matching Chart for the Top 11 iOS Symbol-Based AAC Apps: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2021/07/20/feature-matching-chart-for-the-top-11-robust-ios-symbol-based-aac-apps/.

It’s available for purchase here on my TPT store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Feature-Matching-Chart-for-the-Top-11-Robust-iOS-Symbol-Based-AAC-Apps-6867853


Have questions? The best way to reach me with any questions is via messaging on the OMazing Kids Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/. That way messages don’t get lost among the spam in my e-mail.


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

Teachers Pay Teachers Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Omazing-Kids-Aac-Consulting

YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/omazingkidsaac

OMazing Kids AAC Consulting Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/

AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omazingkidsaac

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/amoorad

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/amoorad1

LAMP Words for Life App: a visual guide to getting started (new TPT product)

This visual guide walks you through the initial set up and customization process for the LAMP Words for Life AAC app on the iPad.

*** There is one topic per page with visuals ***

It is perfect for those who are brand new to the app and want screenshots for every step in the initial set up, tips on choosing a vocabulary file and customization options to help buttons stand out.


Video overview:


Available for purchase on my TPT store: https://bit.ly/3fqh67F

Want more specific details about this product?

It is a 51 page PDF that covers the following areas:

  • Setting the course
  • Presume Potential
  • Multimodal Communication
  • Involving the child to foster ownership
  • Begin with the end in mind
  • Core & Fringe Vocabulary
  • Importance of having access to a keyboard area
  • Screenshots and info about the 1-Hit, Transition and Full Vocabulary options
  • The screen that will be seen during set up
  • How to copy a vocab file
  • Providing the “opportunity” to try a robust vocab file
  • Adjusting the settings to help the buttons stand out on the screen
  • How to change the Symbol Skin Tone
  • How to backup customized programming
  • Choosing a voice
  • Areas on the Home Screen
  • How to find the “How To” manual within the app and on the LAMP Words for Life website
  • Using Vocabulary Builder
  • Using Word Finder
  • LAMP Words for Life Users Group on Facebook
  • Resources and free webinars on the LAMP Words for Life website
  • Webinars specifically for parents/caregivers
  • Resources on the PRC website
  • The Center for AAC & Autism’s YouTube playlist specifically about programming on the iPad (which is different than programming it on an Accent device)
  • The PRC YouTube channel
  • The last page has the link to an unlisted YouTube video (11:36) that’s provided to supplement this resource

If you want links to be clickable, please view the PDF in the free Xodo app (https://www.xodo.com), Books/iBooks app or other PDF viewer.


Have questions? The best way to reach me with any questions is via messaging on the OMazing Kids Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/. That way messages don’t get lost among the spam in my e-mail.


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

Teachers Pay Teachers Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Omazing-Kids-Aac-Consulting

YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/omazingkidsaac

Personal Professional Facebook Page (linked to OMazing Kids): https://www.facebook.com/angela.moorad (adding “friends” who have a direct role in AAC or Assistive Technology – AAC / AT app or product developers, AAC / AT consultants, SLPs who specialize in AAC, other professionals who specialize in AAC or AT, etc.)

OMazing Kids AAC Consulting Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/

AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omazingkidsaac

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/amoorad

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/amoorad1


Tech Tutorial: How to Add Symbols and GIF Videos to WordToob, GoTalk Now and TouchChat (includes access to my Google Drive folders with cropped symbols, GIF videos & the GoTalk Now communication book file)

Quite a few folks asked how I did this after I posted about it on social media on 7/1/21.

YouTube:

Facebook: OMazing Kids page, also in the AAC for the SLP and AppPeeps groups

Instagram:

So I decided to make this tutorial and offer it on my TPT store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Tech-Tutorial-How-to-Add-Symbols-and-GIFs-to-WordToob-GoTalk-Now-and-TouchChat-7005534.

Recurring subscribers on my Ko-fi site have free access to this resource as part of the subscription. See the post at https://ko-fi.com/post/Tech-Tutorial–includes-video-tutorial-files-wit-T6T557PXT


This tutorial package includes:

* A handout (3 page PDF)

* Access to a Tutorial Video (12:34, unlisted on YouTube) that shows the whole process for cropping symbols, finding GIFs, converting the GIFs to videos, how to save them, how to add those to buttons in WordToob, GoTalk Now and TouchChat, the pros and cons of each of those options, etc…

* Access to a secured Google Drive folder with all cropped symbols and GIFs converted to videos used to make the 84 button board in WordToob plus a few extra videos used in GoTalk Now and TouchChat

* Access to a secured Google Drive folder with the GoTalk Now Core Board with GIFs .gtbz file that can be imported into GoTalk Now or GoTalk Now Plus (plus info about how to get my hack for importing a single page book into the GoTalk Now Lite app)


Have questions? The best way to reach me with any questions is via messaging on the OMazing Kids Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/. That way messages don’t get lost among the spam in my e-mail.


Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC, OMazing Kids AAC Consulting

Teachers Pay Teachers Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Omazing-Kids-Aac-Consulting

Ko-Fi: https://ko-fi.com/omazingkidsaac

Personal Professional Facebook Page (linked to OMazing Kids): https://www.facebook.com/angela.moorad (adding “friends” who have a direct role in AAC or Assistive Technology – AAC / AT app or product developers, AAC / AT consultants, SLPs who specialize in AAC, other professionals who specialize in AAC or AT, etc.)

OMazing Kids AAC Consulting Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsAAC/

AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omazingkidsaac/

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/amoorad

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/OMazingKids/

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/amoorad1