iPad Apps for AAC and Visual Strategies

Seminar is full - Registration is now closed for the January 16th seminar

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About this seminar…
This seminar will include demonstrations of a range of application for augmentative communication available on the iPad/iPods. Participants will be given strategies on how to identify appropriate apps to try with clients and how to edit/modify a selection of apps. In addition, information will be provided about adaptations that can be made through settings, restrictions and accessories to make iTechnology work for a variety of individuals who need AAC. The afternoon will be dedicated to the discussion of apps designed for use with individuals with Autism.

9:00 - 9:30 Registration
9:30 - 11:30

Overview of iPad capabilities, strategies for modification and adapted peripherals

Demonstration of Apps for AAC
11:30 - 12:00

LUNCH Provided

12:00 - 2:00

Demonstration of Apps for individuals with Autism

Management of Apps


Who can benefit from the program?
This seminar is specifically designed for speech/language pathologists and special educators working with individuals who would benefit from using augmentative communication and have or may be considering the iPad or iPod Touch as a tool.


About the Instructors:

Renée JordanRenée Jordan MS CCC-SLP/L is a speech-language pathologist who has experience working with individuals of all ages who have severe communication impairments. She has presented on the use of Assistive Technology in the Classroom and the use of iTechnology for AAC as well as, AAC and visual strategies f or students with Autism.




Location and Logistics :

Disability Health and Social Policy Building (DHSP)
1640 W. Roosevelt Road – 1st Floor Auditorium
Chicago, Illinois 60608-6904

The building is accessible via the CTA Pink Line train. (Polk Stop) The DHSP building is located 2 blocks south of the EL station at the corner of Roosevelt Road and Paulina Street.


A UIC parking garage is located at the northeast corner of Taylor St. and Paulina St. (one block north of the DHSP building.) Parking rates can be found at the UIC parking website Metered parking is also available in the area.

Register by January 4, 2012 for the early-bird rate of $100 per person or $90 per person for a group rate of three or more attendees from the same location. After January 4, 2012 the rate is $120 per person. Space is limited for this course so please register early!
Payment will be accepted with credit card or check made payable to the “UIC Assistive Technology Unit”  

Continuing Education Credits: CEUs and CPDUs will be available for attendees. 4.5 hours of credit is available for this course. Please indicate on the registration form if you will be earning CEUs/CPDUs. The Institute on Disability and Human Development, Community Education Program, is approved and licensed to issue CEUs for:

  • Social Workers (including LCSW, LSW, LPC, LCPC)
  • Qualified Service Professionals (formerly QMRPs)
  • Nursing Home Administrators
  • Speech Language Pathologists (CEUs meet Illinois license requirements, but not reported to ASHA)
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Illinois Teachers (CPDUs)

How to Enroll:

To enroll in the seminar, please complete the attached registration form and email/fax the form with credit card information or mail with a check made payable to the “UIC Assistive Technology Unit” to the following address:

Assistive Technology Unit
Department of Disability and Human Development
University of Illinois at Chicago
1640 W. Roosevelt Road, Room 415. M/C 726
Chicago, Illinois 60608-6904
Attn: Karen Haasen

A confirmation email will be sent once the registration form and payment is received. Registration will be available the day of the seminar. Advanced notice required.

Please bring the registration form with payment for same day registration.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: All cancellations must be received by January 4 th , 2012. Cancellations must be received in writing by e-mail ( ), fax (312.413.3709 ATTN: Karen Haasen), or by U.S. mail (see address above ATTN: Karen Haasen.) No refunds will be made for requests received after January 4 th , 2012. Refunds will be issued in the same form payment was made. Please allow two weeks for processing. Registrants who cancel will not receive seminar materials.

For more information or to request accessibility accommodations please contact:

Pat Politano

Karen Haasen
(312) 413-1473
(312) 413-9065

Assistive Technology Unit
Main: (312) 413-1555
TTY: (312) 413-1554



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