Thanks to the Times Educational Supplement for running the Special Educational Needs show at the Business and Design Centre in Islington, its FREE!
Both Pearson and GL psychometric testing providers were there and were able to answer my questions about testing for sensory differences (which would be incredibly useful to ASD families, wouldn't it be amazing to work out how your child perceives the world!).
St David's College were really up for testing our apps to give us feedback to ensure our learning resources support as many students as possible.
Letter shark were super cool even if their graphics need updating (in my humble!).
Secret Agent Society looked excellent and is being used with kids at the Maudsley Hospital so very promising. Looked like a really 'cool', exciting way to develop social communication and the research looked impressive. Training and reusable kit for under 1k, could be shared around a family of schools or borough.
'A revolutionary social skills program for 8-12 year olds with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders.' http://www.sst-institute.net/
And of course, I got to meet some of the people from TES, they are branching into apps so lots to talk about, they have so far been working on some Blackberry apps which makes sense given the audience.
I would say MOST of the people I spoke to around the show were PC based and did not have their resources available on the ipad (yet!), its a real shame that apple are not more open to flash as these incredibly useful, largely poorly funded initiatives are suffering!
It's on today too and if you have not booked you can sign in at the door.