Friday, October 19, 2012

Wednesday October 17, 2012. Class # 4

This class was spent working on an assigment with Proloquo2go on the Ipads.  I hadn't used this program before, and it was super :)  My partner and I designed a communication set for a grade 3 student with communication needs both at school, home and in the community.  Once you get the "hang" of the program, it is really quite simple to use and can easily be tailored to invidivual student needs and interests. 

Since I hadn't used the program before, I've been watching lots of Youtube videos to see it in action.  Check out the videos below to views some of my favorite demonstrations :)

This one is a nine year old boy who was not able to communicate with his family and friends until using Proloquo2go.

 

And this one is a six year old girl who made great gains with the Ipad, and after she was able to communicate, her negative behaviors were reduced by 95%!

And one more...this is a nice demonstration on using the program and how you might customize it for a student.

Some food for thought....

If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.
-Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Estrada

If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.

-Barbara Colorose

2 comments:

  1. Enjoyed working on the assignment this week. :)
    The quote you have on the bottom of your blog about changing the way we teach is truly inspiring. See you next week

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  2. Great link to the video of the student whose disruptive behaviour essentially vanished once she was given a means of communication. A great reminder for teachers (and parents) that aggression and acting out are so often the only way a child is able to communicate their negative feelings.

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