I am happy to announce the launch of my wife Tiffany’s web site at http://sunsetkidstherapy.com. Tiffany is a Speech-Language Pathologist and designer of our speech therapy apps. She serves the San Diego County area in California. Please check out her web site often as we plan to add more resources and speech therapy activities.
April is Autism Acceptance Month. Autism Acceptance Month is about sharing positive, respectful, and accurate information about autism and autistic people.
RWH Technology develops apps to help people with special needs, including autism, improve their speech and language skills.
We enjoy supporting the autism community. In March we participated in the San Diego Race For Autism, which raised funds for local families and groups. For Autism Acceptance Month, RWH Technology is a proud sponsor of the iPad Mini Giveaway, hosted by The Appy Ladies, Special Apps, Special Kids and Small But Kinda Mighty. Click here for more information about the giveaway. Good luck everyone!
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.
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
We hope you enjoy these apps. Please rate us in the App Store. Have a great day everyone!
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.
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:
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:
- 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.
- 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
How to access the Options screen on the iPhone/iPod Touch version
How to record the name of a student
Use the microphone and play button on the screen for editing the student.
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.
Speech Cards version 1.3.0 is available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch on the App Store:
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.
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.
* Note: On iOS 6, double-press the Home button on the device.
2. The Control Center will appear.
3. Press on the AirPlay button.
4. Press on AppleTV and enable Mirroring to that device. Or press on iPad to disable 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).
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!
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 was made a universal iOS app, making it compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
We were exhibitors at the CSHA 2013 and ASHA Schools 2013 conferences in Long Beach, CA.
Ana Paula Mumy, a tri-lingual SLP, joined the team to help us create SpeakColors Español.
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.
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!
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
2. Under Settings, press iCloud.
3. Under iCloud, press Storage & Backup.
4. Under Storage & Backup, press Manage Storage.
5. Under Manage Storage, press on the name of your device.
6. Under Info, press the switch button next to Camera Roll.
7. Confirm the setting change, by pressing Turn Off & Delete.
8. Done. The Camera Roll will no longer backup to iCloud and therefore save you storage space.
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.