Autism and the IPad: Strengthening Communication and Behavior

Autism and the IPad: Strengthening Communication and Behavior

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Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have two primary challenges that greatly affect their ability to learn: communication and behavior. The iPada„c has opened up great opportunities and access for these students by providing apps that address language development, augmentative/alternative communication, visual schedules, and social stories that compensate for these deficits, as well as data collection apps for behavior analysis.Many students with ASD struggle with expressive communication. Learn about the leading apps that turn the iPada„c into a full-featured augmentative communication device, giving students on the spectrum a voice. The iPada„c with its portability and ease-of-use has become a strong platform when working with students with ASD.Keyboards: While many students will find the on-screen key- board to be sufficient for their typing needs, some will find it ... Styli: Some students are comfortable with the iPada#39;s touch screen display, but those with fine and/or gross motor skills issues may struggle with ... Headphone jack ... Inverted Colors Speak Selection New Feature to iOS 6: Guided Access a€c Disable the Home Button to prevent studentsanbsp;...

Title:Autism and the IPad: Strengthening Communication and Behavior
Author:Brian S. Friedlander, Christine Besko-Maughan
Publisher:National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing - 2013-01-01


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