San Diego Race For Autism – Team RWH Thanks You

Tiffany, Tigger, Inna, Robert

Tiffany, Tigger, Inna, Robert

On March 22, 2014, Team RWH ran in the annual San Diego Race for Autism. It was a great race and we had a lot of fun. Funds raised help families, teacher grants and organizations in the San Diego area. We wish to thank the National Foundation for Autism Research (NFAR) for hosting the event. We would also like to thank our sponsors for their support. We greatly appreciate it!

Team RWH consisted of myself, my wife Tiffany and my mother Inna. My mother travelled all the way from Nova Scotia, Canada to participate!

The race course was a 5km loop through Balboa Park. There were nearly 7000 participants of all ages. Even dogs were welcome! The event had a super hero theme, so many of the participants were dressed in costume. We all finished with good times. Congratulations to Inna who finished 3rd in her age group! All participants who crossed the finish line won a medal.

It was a really great experience to participate in the San Diego Race For Autism. NFAR is a great organization and it was good to support the local autism community. NFAR is accepting donations for the event until April 5, so it’s not too late to donate. Again, thank you very much for your support.

Below are some photos from the event.

Tiffany and Robert

Tiffany and Robert

 
Robert and Inna

Robert and Inna

Inna finished 3rd in her age group

Inna finished 3rd in her age group

 
Race for Autism

Race for Autism

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World Down Syndrome Day – Speech Therapy Apps On Sale

Today is World Down Syndrome Day. This annual event raises awareness of what Down Syndrome is, what it means to have Down Syndrome, and how people with Down Syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities. RWH Technology develops apps to help people with special needs, including Down Syndrome, improve their speech and language skills. For this event, SpeakColors Español Pro and SpeakColorsHD are on sale, March 21.

Apps on sale March 21, 2014

SpeakColors Español Pro

speak-colors-es-ipad2
Increase vocabulary skills, phrase length, receptive and expressive language, fluency skills, and more! Great for bilingual children.
Available on the App Store
$6.99 $1.99
Try SpeakColors Español Lite for Free!

 

SpeakColorsHD

SpeakColorsHD Available on the App Store
English version of SpeakColors.
Available on the App Store
$3.99 $1.99
Try SpeakColors for Free!

 

We hope you enjoy these apps. Please rate us in the App Store. Have a great day everyone!

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San Diego Race for Autism 2014

San Diego Race for Autism 2014

Calling all Superheroes!

Join me in making a difference for thousands of San Diego children as we run and walk at the 10th Anniversary San Diego Race for Autism on Saturday, March 22!

Once considered rare, autism is one of the fastest growing most common childhood disorders today, affecting 1 in every 50 children.

By joining me at the Race YOU can make a difference for thousands of local families. The annual San Diego Race for Autism is the ONLY autism race that donates 100% of its proceeds back to the San Diego community.

Thanks to the participation of people just like you and me,NFAR has awarded over a MILLION dollars in funding to over 400 autism programs and teachers grants throughout San Diego. For more information visit www.NFAR.org.

Because together, we can be Heroes for Autism!

Please visit our Team RWH page to donate. Thank you.

Team RWH: Inna, Robert, Tiffany

Team RWH: Inna, Robert, Tiffany

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SpeakColors Review by iAutism

iAutism

iAutism posted a great review (in Spanish) of SpeakColors in December, 2013. An English version of the review is now available. The review covers both SpeakColorsHD and SpeakColors Español. Thank you iAutism for taking the time to review both apps!

“SpeakColors is much more than an app to learn colors, and provides exercises to learn diverse vocabulary, to work receptive and expressive language, and to practice various basic structures of sentences.”

Below are links to the full review in English and Spanish:

English Review | Spanish Review

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Speech Cards 1.3.0 – New Options for Group Sessions

Speech Cards is great for group speech therapy sessions. Speech Cards supports groups of all sizes and keeps scores for each student. Changing from one student to another is quick and easy. On the iPad version, only two taps are required to change students. However, sometimes you forget to change students and accidentally score the wrong student. We have two exciting new features in Speech Cards version 1.3.0 to help you in your group sessions:

  1. Option to automatically advance to the next student in the list. When swiping or changing to a new card, the app will select the next student. This option is disabled by default.
  2. Option to announce the name of the next student. This option serves as an auditory cue for when it is another student’s turn. To hear the name of the student, you will need to use the microphone on the screen for editing the name of the student. This option is enabled by default.

Both of these new options are accesible from the Options screen.

How to access the Options screen on the iPad version

Speech Cards - iPad - Options

How to access the Options screen on the iPhone/iPod Touch version

Speech Cards - iPhone - Options 1

Speech  Cards - iPhone - Options 2

Options Screen

Speech Cards - Student Options

How to record the name of a student

Use the microphone and play button on the screen for editing the student.
Voice recording of student name

Summary of What’s New in Version 1.3.0

  • Option to automatically advance to the next student.
  • Record the name of the student.
  • Option to announce the next student.
  • Fixed issue with voice recording on iPad with AirPlay Mirroring.
  • Removed “(null)” from the PDF of a Detailed Session Report with no notes.
  • Fixed import issue.

Availability

Speech Cards version 1.3.0 is available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch on the App Store:

Conclusion

We think the new options will greatly improve the flow of your group sessions and reduce scoring mistakes. The new options for group sessions were designed with this rule in mind: a new card equals somebody else’s turn. Not everyone uses the same rules. The options can be disabled if they do not suit your needs. Thank you Special Apps, Special Kids for suggesting the option to automatically advance to the next student! We appreciate suggestions from our users. We would love to hear your feedback on this update, particularly on how you use Speech Cards with groups. Reviews on the App Store are greatly appreciated. Please leave a comment or contact us if you have any questions.

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iPad AirPlay Screen Mirroring Tutorial

AirPlay is a really cool feature of iOS that allows you to mirror the screen of your iPad or iPhone onto an AppleTV or Mac. AirPlay Mirroring is very useful in classroom settings. It is great for presenting educational material, demonstrations, and games. In this tutorial, you will learn how to enable AirPlay to mirror the screen of your iPad (or iPhone) onto an AppleTV.

Below are the steps to enable/disable AirPlay Mirroring. Please note that the screenshots are from an iPad with iOS 7. The same steps also apply to the iPhone. If you are on iOS 6, the steps are slightly different.

1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen
* Note: On iOS 6, double-press the Home button on the device.

2. The Control Center will appear.
iPad Control Center

3. Press on the AirPlay button.
AirPlay button

4. Press on AppleTV and enable Mirroring to that device. Or press on iPad to disable mirroring.
Enable AirPlay Mirroring

When mirroring is enabled, the screen of your device will appear on the TV. Audio will also play through the TV (or connected speakers).
SpeakColorsHD on TV

 

What is an AppleTV?

The AppleTV is a small, black device, which connects to the HDMI port of your TV (or projector). In addition to AirPlay mirroring, the device also includes a number of apps for video streaming, such as iTunes Movies, NetFlix and YouTube. Music and photos can also be streamed to the device. It is connected to your network by ethernet cable or WiFi. The price of the AppleTV is $99. Overall, it’s a neat little device that is very useful. You can learn more about it on the Apple web site.

 

Thank you for reading and have!

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from RWH Technology!

A Look Back at 2013

2013 was a very exciting year for us. In the past 12 months, we released an iPhone version of Speech Cards, released a Spanish version of SpeakColors, upgraded most of our apps to iOS 7 and were exhibitors at two speech therapy conferences.

Speech Cards - iPhone 5
Speech Cards was made a universal iOS app, making it compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

 
Long Beach Convention Center
We were exhibitors at the CSHA 2013 and ASHA Schools 2013 conferences in Long Beach, CA.
Como una fresa roja
Ana Paula Mumy, a tri-lingual SLP, joined the team to help us create SpeakColors Español.
 
iOS 7
iOS 7 brought a new style of user interface to Apple’s iDevices. Most of our apps have been updated to support the new iOS 7 style. Only the free version of SpeakColors remains to be updated. We plan to update the free version of SpeakColors in 2014.

2014

Looking ahead to 2014, we are working on two new apps. Details will follow in the new year. We are also considering a couple of conferences, one of them being ASHA 2014 in Orlando, FL. We hope to see you there!

We would like to thank all our customers for their support and wish them a happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

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iCloud Tutorial – Learn How to Free Up Space

iCloud
iCloud is an online data storage service from Apple for storing your photos, music, movies, apps, documents, backups and more. 5 GB of space is included for free for backups. 5 GB may seem like a lot of space, but you will run out if you take a lot of photos or videos. You will receive a warning message that iCloud storage is close to 5 GB and you should delete some backups or purchase extra storage. Additional space starts at $20 per year. Instead of paying for more space, you can easily manage and reduce the amount of space you use. Please continue reading to learn how.

For most people, the largest consumer of space is the Camera Roll. The Camera Roll includes all the photos and videos you take with your iDevice. Disabling the backup of the Camera Roll could save you a significant amount of space. But what about backups of the photos/videos?

Photo Stream, a component of iCloud, automatically saves your photos in an online album for 30 days, and also transfers the photos to your computer. There are no storage space limits with Photo Stream. One caveat is that Photo Stream does not work with videos, so you will need to manually sync your iDevice with iTunes.

The steps below describe how to disable the Camera Roll backup from being stored in iCloud. The screenshots are from an iPhone 5 with iOS 7. However, the steps are applicable to all iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches with iOS version 5 and above.

8 Steps to Free Up Space on iCloud

1. Press Settings
iPhone Settings

 

2. Under Settings, press iCloud.
iCloud Settings

 

3. Under iCloud, press Storage & Backup.
iCloud Settings

 

4. Under Storage & Backup, press Manage Storage.
iCloud Storage and Backup

 

5. Under Manage Storage, press on the name of your device.
iCloud Manage Storage

 

6. Under Info, press the switch button next to Camera Roll.
iCloud Settings Info

 

7. Confirm the setting change, by pressing Turn Off & Delete.
iCloud Confirm Settings

 

8. Done. The Camera Roll will no longer backup to iCloud and therefore save you storage space.
iCloud Camera Roll Disabled

 

This tutorial described how to free up space on iCloud by disabling the Camera Roll backup. You can follow the same steps to disable the backup of specific apps. Thank you for for reading.

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Happy Holidays App Sale!

Happy Holidays App Sale

Happy Holidays from the RWH Technology team! All our speech and language apps are on sale December 20 – January 5.

Apps on sale December 20, 2013 – January 5, 2014

SpeakColors Español Pro

speak-colors-es-ipad2
Increase vocabulary skills, phrase length, receptive and expressive language, fluency skills, and more! Great for bilingual children.
Available on the App Store
$6.99 $3.99
Try SpeakColors Español Lite for Free!

 

SpeakColorsHD

SpeakColorsHD Available on the App Store
English version of SpeakColors.
Available on the App Store
$3.99 $1.99
Try SpeakColors for Free!

 

Speech Cards Professional

Speech Cards Professional - Available on the App Store
Versatile flashcards app for improving speech and language Skills.
Available on the App Store
$9.99 $6.99
Try Speech Cards Lite for Free!

 

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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SpeakColors Español on Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks has a large database of apps for helping those with autism. Apps are listed in alphabetical order and there are filters for searching the database. You can search by the function of the app, type of device, age range, and keywords. In addition to user ratings, a research rating of “anecdotal”, “research” and “evidence” is also listed for each app.

Thank you Autism Speaks for including SpeakColors Español Pro in your database of apps!

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