Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Some Schools Use iPads To Teach Communication Skills To Kids With Autism

The AP (4/16, Hardy) reported that some schools are using iPads to teach children with autism "appropriate play behavior, communication and social skills." However, "even before iPads, many teachers with autistic students kept hundreds of small photos to help with choices and transition time. That same idea is now being replicated on iPads." The piece quoted Blythe Corbett, an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at Vanderbilt University, who said, "It's taking some systems that have already been in place and now advancing them and making them even more accessible for our children with autism."

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