Participants at the 2nd Austin TX local meeting came away with lots of great information. Â We started the meeting off with everyone’s favorite topic….Apps! Â A teacher from The Rise School of Austin demonstrated 2 apps they use in the classroom, Sonicpics and Injini. Â At the Rise School they use Sonicpics to visually show the children the steps it takes to complete a task. Â Injini is used for fine motor and cognitive skills. Â Julie Smith, program coordinator for BridgingApps demonstrated some of her favorite apps which included iDressforWeather, Special Words, iAdvocate, and First Then Visual Schedule. Jennifer Bengston, a parent, shared how her daughter with Down Syndrome came to use a mobile device. Â She feels that the device has allowed she and her husband into their daughter’s world and shown them how much she knows. Â She also shared with the group about how her daughter is using her mobile device in her school setting. Â Finally, the group watched a “Getting Started with Insignio” video and had a brief discussion about this tool.
We would love for you to join us at our next monthly meeting May 30th! Â BridgingApps meets the last Wednesday of each month atÂ Easter Seals of Central Texas, 1611 Headway Cir, Bldg 2, Austin, TX 78754. Â For more information contact Julie Melton Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.