The cost and advantages of implementing the iPad as a learning tool for speech therapy & Special education.
The cost and advantages of implementing the iPad as alearning tool for speech therapy & Special education.What will I needto implement theiPad into mytherapy?
The key tosuccessfullyimplementing the iPad into Speech therapy is toremember that you arethe therapist, not theiPad. The possibilitiesare endless, and the appsdesigned for therapy cando almost everything for you but be the therapist. As you expect apps tobecome more and moresophisticated it is time toreflect on the importanceof the user to take chargeof being creative and guiding the learning at all times.
However, regardless of your professionaltalents purchasing an iPad costs moneyand many times you may ﬁnd yourself wondering how much will you need tospend on this new therapy tool. The iPadin of itself is a tool and needs accessoriessuch as apps and other hardware to giveyou what you need.Regardless if you will use personalﬁnances, grants, or school district fundsthe savings you have for using the iPadare signiﬁcant when you compare it totraditional less dynamic therapyproducts.A recent online survey revealed that mostspeech therapists and educators spendtheir personal ﬁnances when purchasingapps. Lately, I have seen more and moreschool districts and grants that allowsspeech therapists to use funds forpurchasing apps, however a lot of convincing may still need to happen.School districts are slowly starting tonotice the advantages of the iPad and Ihope this document helps speechtherapists, and educators to gather moreinformation about the costs associatedwith purchasing an iPad and using it as atherapy tool.While the research to showthe therapeutic andeducational beneﬁts of theuse of the iPad are verylimited, we can create adocument that describesthe ﬁnancial beneﬁts of thepurchase of the iPad, appsand its accessories.Recently I conducted anonline survey in whichpeople were asked wherethe funds to purchase appscame from, over 90% of responses indicated thatthey had purchased appswith personal ﬁnances.I hope this document shows you that it isnot just about the cost of the device, butapps and accessories as well.
Modern technology bring interactivity, cost-savings, time efﬁciency whilepromoting learning. This document is a guide that set’s up costs of iPad, apps &accessories.