VoiceThread with Student Comments – Educational iPhone Apps



One of my fellow speech-language pathologists, Stephanie, and I worked with a student to create a VoiceThread. The content is regarding educational iPhone applications that the student played. In the VoiceThread, I summarized the apps, and the student made comments using his augmentative communication device (Dynavox V-Max).

Stephanie thought of the idea to include the student’s comments. She said that it doesn’t seem like special educators ask for their students’ feedback. I think this might be because they aren’t sure what supports to use. Aug comm supports containing symbols are definitely a solution. For our student, a Dynavox V-Max was used, but for other students, it might just be a forced choice between symbols for “I like that” and “I don’t like that.”

In order to share our VoiceThread with others, Stephanie and I had the student’s mom sign a release form. In case anyone wants a release form template, see attached.

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