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Tablets For Autism

February 27, 2012

          Although the iPad may be a leisure to many, it is starting to become a gateway to education especially for children with autism. For children with autism, this new technology can improve communication, assist in the development of social skills, and enhance the ability to learn. Children with autism typically struggle with staying focused. The interactive nature of the iPad is more likely to engage children’s attention and make learning a lot easier.

          Children with autism often dislike being restricted to one seat for a period of time. The tablet allows the child to continue their work anywhere they choose to locate, whether it is in the floor or at a desk. The iPad also allows children to learn at their own pace without feeling pressured.

         Many have reported great success with the iPad. The programs that are offered have provided a mean of communication for some children with autism who cannot speak or have language delays. Other apps help children learn to handle social skills like crowds at a mall. In addition, the touch screen often promotes fine-motor skills such as writing or manipulating small objects. Although this is not a cure for autism, it can enhance a child’s life and education. You can find many applications for children with special needs as techinspecialed.com.

Information contained in this blog post is in reference to applicationsforgood.org.

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