iPads for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

The perfect audience for iPads is children with an autism  spectrum disorder. Using this coolest of digital tools, young students and adults communicate, learn, talk, express and interact as never  before. In this webinar, Brenda Matthis demonstrates the apps she and her colleagues are testing to find which are successful for daily living and learning.

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3 Responses to iPads for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  1. Trish Roe says:

    Thank you for this informative webinar. I am just beginning my action research project and am very interested in the impact iPad use has on the communication skills of children with autism. Our school has several children with autism. Some of the other special education teachers have used apps with great results. I am excited to further study this, and I appreciate your work.

    I tried to enlarge the references, without success. Is there some way to have a copy sent to me email address? Also, my hearing is not the best, so I did not always catch the name of the apps. I couldn’t see any of the names or labels.

    One app that a friend of mine used with one child with autism was Dragon Speak (I think that’s what it is called). It improved the childs diction, because the app kept mispronouncing his words. He would get flustered and say, “I said……!!!!!” Soon he was talking more clearly. He responded more quickly than he did when a person worked on diction. It was an unexpected benefit! Our students sure know their way around technological devices. It’s amazing. On one field trip one student with ASD wanted to borrow my cell phone to play some games on the bus ride. I didn’t know how to work the games, but they did. When I am stuck, I ask a student. It helps them know they are important and have something to contribute. Llike you said, it’s good to let them know that adults make mistakes and need to learn new things, too. I love that you did not change your spelling.

    Thank you for your time. Trish

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  3. Having a difficult time getting the webinar to stream. Please help!

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