The iPad Is a Versatile, Inexpensive Assistive Device


A short time ago I referenced a Wall Street Journal article on how the iPad and assistive apps are helping children with speech and communication difficulties. Next month I’ll be leading a workshop for faculty at a local university where we’ll explore applications of the iPad in speech-language pathology. As part of the preparation I’m trying to keep up with articles on assistive technologies and the iPad. Yesterday TUAW posted an article on how the iPad is a versatile, low-cost device.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.