The presenter of the workshop was Sean J. Sweeney, a speech language pathologist who writes the blog SpeechTechie.com. Almost every single app or web based software program that was demonstrated or mentioned is something that could be used in any setting- therapy, school, or home as well as with any student with varying abilities.
The first thing that Sean discussed was "The FIVES criteria for evaluating and integrating simple tech resources in Speech and Language interventions.
F = FREE
I = INTERACTIVE
V = VISUAL
E = EDUCATIONALLY RELEVANT
S = SPEECHIE
A complete description of the FIVES Criteria and several apps that meet this requirement are available here.
Here are some of the apps that were mentioned during the workshop:
NASA Lunar Electric Rover App for iPhone and iPod Touch
Pictoon-add text to pics
Comic Touch Lite-add text to pics
Bla Bla Bla-sound recognition app can aid with voice self-regulation
House of Learning-teaches vocab and prepositions
Toca Boca- encourage pretend scenarios like a tea party or helicopter taxi
Scribble Press-create drawings or stories
Monkey Thinks-voice recognition helps with noun identification
If you go to the Autism Speaks Family Resource page, you will find a long list of apps (in alphabetical order with a description of the app. Many of these apps are not just beneficial for those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, they can be used for anyone.
Autism Spectrum Directory has a page specifically geared towards ABA apps such as reward charts, data collection tools, and praise phrases.
Specific apps for Speech are discussed here. Sean invites you to check out his google docs list of apps and add to it to keep the resource growing.
Here are some web based sites that were mentioned:
Go Animate-make videos
Domo Animate (recommended for younger students)-similar to Go Animate
Kerpoof-lots of cool animation activities
Pixton-use to make comics
These are just some to get you started. I will add more in the next week or so.