Many students within the OCDE Special Classes use mobile devices as AAC devices. Prior to making this recommendation, the student is initially screened by the OCDE Speech Therapist. This often times involves the student using the device on a trial basis.
Presently, various mobile devices offer applications that can be used to enhance a variety of cognitive skills. These programs can be effective in teaching both pre-academic and academic skills.
As part of the Touch2Learn program, many OCDE classes use mobile devices to support students with behavioral challenges. Strategies such as video modeling
can be successfully implemented to promote independence and replacement behaviors.