IOS 8 Upgrade – App Broken with no sound [IMPORTANT]

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Please don’t upgrade your iPAD to IOS 8 yet as there is an issue with the new operating system which is breaking the application. The upgrade will result in a broken app with the content erased. The audio for the Text-to-Speech will no longer work. If you have already installed the app. You will need to delete it and reinstall. However, the Text-to-Speech will no longer work until we can provide a patch. You can still record your own voice and play that back. Please bear with us. Sorry for any inconvenience....

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Insert a word into your book from a word album

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Insert a word into your book from a word album

Insert a word into your book from a word album As an alternative to typing and assigning images to words, you can now use the new insert word button on the narrative editor to insert a word image. This feature is useful if you wish to have an album of images for a particular category such as “Planets”. Then you can engage with the child to insert the planet “Mars” for example. Have a go setting this album up. 1. Go to the home screen and click “Word to image library…” bottom right. 2. Click “ + Add Album” 3. Type: Planets 4. Click on the “Planets” folder that has been created. 5. Click “ + Add Word” to add: Mars 6. When the menu appears select “Get Image From Web”. Make sure you’re connected to wifi or a 3G. 7. Select the image. That’s it. 1. Now go back into the book edit screen and click the row to edit the text. 2. Press the new insert word button and navigate to the “Planets” folder and find the newly created “Mars” word. 3. Once clicked on, it should insert that word into the book. Have fun and try to engage with the child to insert their own images using this...

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Featured in Your Life

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Featured in Your Life

Click here to download PDF Living with Autism My daughter Nieve was diagnosed with autism when she was just two. After a short and successful natural birth she was suddenly rushed into the special care baby unit where she remained for two weeks. She had swallowed meconium. This is the early stool passed by a newborn soon after birth. This lead to a lack of oxygen to her brain. Was this the root cause of her autism or would she have been autistic anyway. It’s hard to know. Many children are born with autism, without undergoing any trauma. I intuitively guessed Nieve was autistic. Certain behaviors stood out when she was very young. The distinct lack of eye-contact, not reaching out to be cuddled and never crying throughout the night. She seemed the perfect baby. However, as time went on, we could see the differences in her development. Being very inquisitive, I embraced Nieve’s autism. I wanted to understand her strengths and weaknesses. I literally read everything I could get my hands on. I started to diarised many of her experiences. One Saturday, we were coming out of a chip shop whilst it was raining very hard. I had no umbrella and was moaning about being wet. Whilst everybody was cowering under the bus stop, she stepped into the rain. The look in her eyes said it all; she was transported into a magical watery wonderland. Spinning with delight as she looked up at the sky. Part of me was fascinated by the situation. What most people would consider as an inconvenience was simply magical to her. However, as a “responsible” parent you start to become self-conscious of other parents around you who are sensibly keeping their children out of the torrential rain. I tried in vain to get her to step back from the rain. Autistics like to do things on their own terms and have extremely cast iron wills. My calls to step back were met with very sharp and loud shreaks. If she hadn’t already drawn attention to herself, now the whole world was watching. In the end it was easier to join her in the rain and just head for home with very soggy chips. Some members of the public are very well meaning but can get very cross or tut when a child acts a certain way. Especially when they look “normal” but are creating a scene. At first I hated using the ‘She’s autistic’ card but sometimes you do have to explain. Especially when you have a nine year old lying flat on the floor of Tesco’s kicking and screaming like a robot. All because a magazine was supposed to be in that day but simply wasn’t. When life works like clockwork, the world is great, when the tiniest thing is wrong, out-of-place or somebody appears they were not expecting, all hell will...

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