Eliciting Essential Core Vocabulary Using Low-Cost and Engaging iPad Applications


Lauren S. Enders, MA, CCC-SLP

About the Course

In this course, Lauren S. Enders explores a variety of inexpensive and engaging iPad applications that can be used for teaching essential Core vocabulary in therapy sessions and in the family context. She explains why loading games or educational apps onto a communication device is most often problematic and describes different types of iPad applications that can serve as useful tools in teaching AAC and supporting the language development of children using AAC systems. This course is a recording of a presentation given at the AAC Bootcamp conference organized by Adler’s Voice in February 2016.

About the Presenter

Lauren S. Enders is a speech-language pathologist currently serving as an Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology Consultant for the Bucks County Intermediate Unit in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She has a passion for using assistive technology, including all types of augmentative and alternative communication, to support students with complex communication needs, mobility impairments, cognitive impairments, and other disabilities. She enjoys learning and teaching others how assistive technology may be used to improve access to communication, literacy, and leisure for individuals with disabilities.

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60 Minutes