Friday, April 9, 2010

A little help, please...

OK all of my tech savvy Apple frienAlign Centerds out there....
I need some help!
We are trying to identify which size Ipad we should purchase for Faith.
There is a 16GB, 32 and 64.
We know we don't need a 64 so the choices are 16 or 32.
Trouble is I don't know how to gauge how much room that is! I have asked quite a few folks but get conflicting info. I sure would like to get the smaller one and save some money for accessories but I am afraid that it may not be enough. It's not like we can get another one!
We plan to use it primarily for Faith to communicate and for school for her, so a Proloquo2Go app and several others I have seen that I think will work for her. We won't be watching movies but we will put pictures on it for her as well as a calender and some things related to her medical needs.
So if any of you out there can give me any good reliable input I would be eternally grateful!
I have been holding off in fear that I will make the wrong decision!

8 comments:

Cjengo said...

I would give you advice, but my technical abilities are limited to knowing how to plug in my phone, haha

Junior said...

Good luck. Not sure which I would go with. I know the one Junior's teacher brought out is a 16GB and we had lots and lots of apps on it and still plenty of room.
With him we may try to go with the larger so he can have some movies and music on it for all the drs appts he goes to.

Beverly said...

i think you would be good with either one. she may out grow some things and you can delete them if you ever need more room later down the road. they will be on your computer too if you want to save them that way. I think we will be getting Noah one down the road when we get money saved up.

Ellen said...

Hi! I just posted a comment that didn't make it, so will try again. I think the iPad will be great for Max, but will live vicariously through you for now. Is there an augmentative communication expert at Faith's school you can ask, or can her speech therapist ask around? You can also reach out to bloggers who specialize in that, like this one: http://nolimitstolearning.blogspot.com/
Or reach out to someone at the proloquo2go and pick their brains! Here's an email: support@proloquo2go.com

Candace said...

Thnks guys,
Ellen, we have a specialist at the therapy cente Faith goes to and we did talk to her but she was on the fence about the 16 or 32, too! Since we don't know exactly what we will have on it there is no way to be sure, it sounds like.
I sure do appreciate everyone's advice!

Lisa said...

I wish I could help you out Candace, but I don't know much about Apple! I'm sure whatever you decide will work out great. I'm excited to hear about your experiences using the iPad as I think it's something we might eventually want to get for Elijah. I'm excited about what all this new technology can do for our kiddos!

April said...

Wish I could help-- but wanted to wish you luck! What a fun choice to make!

Mo said...

I'm no help in this area...wish I could help though...good luck.