” THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX” – Learning Challenges Expo – Townsville Update:
Julie Tasker, Specialist Literacy Teacher and Assistive Technology Advisor will be presenting a workshop at 11am titled:
‘Assistive Technology – an introduction to different forms of assistive technology to support learners of all ages on iPad and Laptop. Text-to-speech, Text prediction & phonetic spell-checking, Speech Recognition and software to assist in organisation will be demonstrated.’
The cost for this informative workshop is $45 and is suitable for parents, teachers and aides. Registration will be necessary and you can register with Julie on her link: http://www.atapps.com.au/
Julie will also present a free presentation at 10am titled:
‘Text-to-Speech: what is it and how should it be used?’
‘Text-to-Speech is one of the most basic forms of assistive technology but is one of the most under-utilised. This demonstration will discuss the best ways to use TTS and the software will be demonstrated on iPad and laptop.’
There are so very many technology advances to help our children with Learning Challenges – and Julie is able to answer your questions thoroughly.
Thinking Outside the Box!! 10th September.
On Friday 9th September, Julie will be doing a Workshop “IPad for LD Boot Camp for Teachers and Parents” – 9:30 to 12:30pm. The Cost is $165 and you can obtain more information and register at: www.atapps.com.au.
Julie Tasker will also conduct a 3hour ‘Bootcamp’ for teachers and parents to teach them how to use a toolkit of apps to help a student with Learning Difficulties/Differences achieve potential.
As a hands-on workshop each attendee will need to bring an iPad loaded with the following apps:
- Active email account
- ClaroPDF Pro
- Audionote Lite version
- Creative Book Builder- Lite
- Explain Everything
- Spell Better- Free version
The following forms of Assistive Technology will be used:
- Phonetic Text Prediction
- Phonetic Spell Checking
- Voice Capture
- Voice Recording for accessibility
A Bluetooth keyboard and stylus are recommended accessories.
Places are limited- see www.atapps.com.au to register. An invoice will be sent and payment is required within 48 hours to book a place. The workshop will be conducted at The Dyslexia Support Centre, 12 Burton St, Townsville. Friday 9th September 9.30am to 12.30pm