Have you ever watched a kid pick up an iPad for the first time and just go with it?
Some parents have found that the same is true for their of children who have autism. The iPad is a great way to support learning and communication in that it is user-friendly and easy for children- and parents- to understand.
Here are two videos that were shared with my by Liz Ditz, author of the "I Speak of Dreams" blog. The first video is of a boy with autism. The second video is of his little sister, interacting with the iPad to watch a "home-made" social story about a family trip to a coffee shop, created in the "Stories to Learn" app.
iPAD Spelling App
"Our family (and a friend) worked together to make this social story about visiting our local coffee shop for my son with autism. We used Stories2Learn (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stories2
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Posts on the I Speak of Dreams blog:
- What Are The Most Important Research Questions About Interventions for Emotional and Behavioral Disorders?
- What Are The Most Important Research Questions About Interventions for Learning Disabilities?