Posts Tagged ‘Cause and effect’

Saving Videos vs. Linking to YouTube Videos for use in GoTalk Now… plus how to save YouTube videos

Why I prefer to save videos to the iPad vs. linking to YouTube when using the GoTalk Now app:

  • I had too many patients’ highly preferred videos disappear from YouTube. That typically triggered a meltdown or they lost interest as I attempted to find a different version of it on YouTube.
  • Saved videos play immediately (no delay = immediate reinforcement of that request). I had several patients who had been seen multiple times by various SLPs over the years at the facility where I worked and they never appeared to understand cause/effect or be motivated to communicate when in fact the issue was the reinforcement wasn’t immediate enough for them to form that connection.

See a side by side comparison in this video.

I used the Screen Recording feature in the iPhone Control Center to take a screencast video while I was playing the YouTube video to save it. Then I edited the video to crop off a little at the beginning and end. My iPad Pro running iOS 10.3.3 doesn’t have a Screen Recording option in the Control Center. My iPad Mini 2 running iOS 12.4.8 could record but didn’t have sound. I was able to do this via my iPhone 11 running iOS 13.5.1 and then used AirDrop to send it to my iPad Pro to use in the GoTalk Now Plus app. My guess is an iPad running at least iOS 13 would have sound in the screen recording but have no way to know for sure 🤷🏼‍♀️

Info about the Control Center: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210981

An alternative to using Screen Recording is to download free software onto your laptop that will allow you to download and save videos from YouTube and several other sources. I just tried out the YouTube ByClick software and it worked very well. The resulting video was a little larger on the screen than the one made via screen recording. But it involves having to use your laptop to download the video, e-mailing the video to your iPad and then saving that video to the Camera Roll. https://www.youtubebyclick.com.

Update 11/5/20: Here’s another option that worked directly on my iPhone: https://qdownloader.io

I can see using YouTube ByClick when I want to save several videos ahead of time to prep for a session. But the Screen Recording method would be my “go to” for the convenience.

In a pinch you could even just use the iPad to video a YouTube video being played on a computer or TV. I’ve done that before. The quality isn’t nearly as good but the patient still enjoyed watching it.

Reminder: GoTalk Now & GoTalk Now Plus are both on sale through the end of October 2020. Extremely rare sale so if you’ve been wanting either of these apps NOW is the time to get it.

See this post for sale info and more ways that I use this app: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2020/10/17/rare-sale-on-gotalk-now-gotalk-now-plus-aac-apps/
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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC
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{App Reviews} Great special needs apps from Inclusive Technology / HelpKidzLearn

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{App Reviews} Great special needs apps from Inclusive Technology / HelpKidzLearn

Looking for very well designed apps for kids with special needs? One of my “go to” recommendations are all of the apps from Inclusive Technology. Their apps always have an intuitive interface, excellent graphics (many on a high contrast solid black background), high quality voiceovers and sound effects, fun themes, immediate activation for teaching cause & effect, and many are switch capable but can also be used via touch on the iPad screen. Many are very affordable at $2.99 each. The apps priced higher than that include features that are well worth the price. See their website for in depth info about each app: http://www.helpkidzlearn.com/us/apps. They also offer Android versions for all of their apps on the Google Play store.

Here are the 6 most recent additions to my iPad app collection:

* Five Superboys by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/PvGJcb.i
* Five Big Dinosaurs by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/3AGJcb.i
* Five Little Firefighters by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/11FJcb.i
* Five Players by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/5xGJcb.i
* Five Girls in the Ring by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/UoGJcb.i
* Racing Cars by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/fTdJI.i

This one is always FREE:

* Finger Paint With Sounds by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/aIS9I.i

I also have and love:

* Big Bang Pictures by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/irX9I.i (fabulous high contrast app that is especially great for kids with visual impairments)
* Bumper Cars by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/sgmqH.i
* ChooseIt! Education by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/bcrb7.i (bundle of 3 apps)
* Counting Songs 1 by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/XGOe1.i (includes 10 song apps)
* Five Little Aliens by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/3ImqH.i
* Hidden Grid by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/TWInD.i (fabulous high contrast app that is especially great for kids with visual impairments)
* Inclusive Smarty Pants by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/71RnD.i
* Matching Cards – Snap by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/unp9Q.i
* Memory Pairs by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/Dlp9Q.i
* Shhhh! by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/RSfJI.i
* Splat The Clowns by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/7pgJI.i
* Train Tracker by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/IurMF.i
* Treasure Island by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/fZhJI.i
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Be sure to follow their Facebook page to see when new apps and online games are released: https://www.facebook.com/HelpKidzLearn

See app previews: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp3TLuJeSj3dZsPlBVQofzw.

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with over 27 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.

{App Review} Photo Buttons by Software Smoothie

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{App Review} Photo Buttons by Software Smoothie

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Photo Buttons is a simple, bubble-popping style cause and effect app that you can customize with personal pictures and recordings. Touch anywhere on the screen to show a button. Interact with the buttons by touching and dragging and tapping them to reveal images and sounds. Tap the buttons again to “pop” them.  I imported screenshots of CV (consonant-vowel) words from one of my other apps and used a solid black background. The app was very simple to use and it was motivating for my patients to have a different way to practice those sound combinations. 
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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist 

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities 

Facebook Messaging for OMazing Kids: http://m.me/OMazingKidsYoga

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga 

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/amoorad 

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

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1 

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Boardmaker Share: http://www.boardmakershare.com/Community/FriendsProfile/10916/Angela-Moorad 

Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with over 27 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.