What is assistive technology?
According to Assistive Technology Industry Association, “Assistive technology (AT): products, equipment, and systems that enhance learning, working, and daily living for persons with disabilities.”
Bluebee Pal Pro is a “plush learning tool to learn, communicate, and connect to technology” that comes in a variety of animals and colors. Once connected via Bluetooth to a tablet; Bluebee can add extra engagement to your storytelling experience. Instead of the voice coming directly from the iPad, allow Bluebee Pal Pro to tell your child’s story. It also can be an excellent strategy to use in a group therapy or classroom with one Bluebee Pal or more. The Bluebee Pal Pro can be passed around, so each student gets the opportunity to use this helpful tool. This assistive technology tool is excellent for turn taking, increased engagement, language and learning goals.
To read an article written by Punam about Alternative Augmentative Communication (AAC) with Bluebee Pals PRO Learning Tool with Companion Life Skills/Educational App click here https://www.bluebeepals.com/bluebee-news/aac-assistive-technology-bluebee/
Use Bluebee Pal for storytelling! Check out this article here for suggestions on apps https://www.friendshipcircle.org/blog/2016/08/18/5-excellent-storytelling-apps-for-kids-with-special-needs/
Bluebee is perfect for helping to build social skills for conversation! Check out this post here for specific apps and suggestions on using Bluebee Pal for conversations here https://www.bluebeepals.com/app-reviews/beccas-app-reviews/practicingconversationbluebee-aac/
Are you working on cause effect activities with an emerging communicator? Bluebee Pal can be an ideal companion for these apps.
Building literacy with Bluebee Pal can be fun and engaging for children with Bluebee Pal. Whether it’s just beginning to expose your student to letters and sounds or building more complex phonological awareness, Bluebee can help build these skills.
Learning daily living skills is an important part of becoming more independent. Part of what making following steps for daily living more complex and challenign are the step involved. Check out how to use Bluebee Pal with Choice works here https://www.bluebeepals.com/bluebee-news/choice-works-bluebee-pal/
Learning to communicate! Communication devices are a type of assistive technology for both children and adults with complex communication needs. I have written many apps reviews on how to incorporate Bluebee Pal. To check out these reviews, click here https://www.bluebeepals.com/beccas-app-reviews/. To learn core words with Bluebee Pal, click here https://www.bluebeepals.com/app-reviews/beccas-app-reviews/learn-core-words-language-lab-bluebee-pals/
Make your AAC assessment interactive with AAC Genie and Bluebee Pal! Check out this article here on how to best use both https://www.bluebeepals.com/app-reviews/make-aac-assessment-interactive-bluebee-pal-pro/
Are you working on learning actions and categories with your student? Bluebee Pal can help build engagement and make the process a multisensory approach. Check out my review here of Actions in Video (https://www.bluebeepals.com/app-reviews/learning-bluebee-pals-video/) , Learning Adjectives (https://www.bluebeepals.com/app-reviews/beccas-app-reviews/learning-adjectives-apps/) and Category Therapy Lite https://www.bluebeepals.com/app-reviews/beccas-app-reviews/category-therapy-lite-bluebee-pals/