Category Archives: Excellent Resource

The different types of charters

The different types of charters.

 

Chartlytics  launched their beta in mid October.  Since then, they have seen many different types of organizations using their easy-to-use and beautiful performance improvement software – Chartlytics.

In today’s blog post, they examine the workflow needs for the majority of their users.  They also discuss what they’re doing to address the specific needs of their users. The list below represents most of the organisation types they have identified above and beyond personal accounts.  They have found that most of their users fall into the following groups.

  1. Small behavioral therapy or tutoring centers – “A Center”
  2. Small, single class schools – “A Classroom”
  3. Multi-class schools – “A School”
  4. A multi-school district – “A School District”
  5. A University class setting to teach the chart – “Academic”
  6. A consulting practice – “A Practice”  (Not to be confused with practicing!)

Technology helps develop communication skills in young people with limited speech

Technoleg yn helpu i ddatblygu sgiliau cyfathrebu mewn pobl ifanc â lleferydd cyfyngedig / Technology helps develop communication skills in young people with limited speech

Fantastically proud of Bethan Mair Williams (BCBA), so thought I would share this with readers of my blog. The pdf attachment is in both Welsh and English. The first part of the article follows as a summary.

Bethan Mair Williams is a speech and language therapist and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) who works with children with special needs. She has close links with Bangor University, where she is an honorary research fellow and also supervises post-graduate students who are undertaking the MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis in her field of work.

In 2013, Bethan co-supervised six different research projects. One of these focussed on introducing the Proloquo2go app to teenagers with complex needs in Ysgol y Bont, Llangefni, Ynys Môn. Proloquo2go is a symbol based app designed for use by people with little or no speech which enables them to communicate their needs and wants to those around them.

Following the success of this research project, Bethan has won a grant of over £6,000 from Gwynedd and Ynys Môn Joint Autistic Spectrum Disorder Planning and Stakeholders’ Group to further develop this work. This money will allow at least five more young people and their families to have their own mini iPads loaded with Proloquo2go and other useful apps, as well as to receive full training from specialists in this field on using the devices.

Link to pdf  of full article in both Welsh and English can be found here: Talkabout

If you would like to buy a Time Timer Watch in the UK

Just a quick post to let you know where you can buy a Time Timer Watch in the UK. I had been looking around for a while, in an effort to buy one of these watches. I could find links to the USA, but the UK branch that I was redirected to did not stock the watch (See video below for features).

Anyway I got in touch with Robo Educational Toys in the Netherlands (which is where I got my Time Timer software update for my Mac computer from), and they thankfully pointed me to a UK supplier Alphabet Educational Supplies. Whilst they seem more expensive (in comparison to the US sites), if you were wanting to place a large order, you could contact them beforehand and they could look into offering a discount for you. NB: Please note that this would obviously vary depending on the quantity ordered.

Here is a link to further details on the Autism UK Independent web site, and the original Time Timer site.

All of the range of timers are excellent resources for teaching.