Friday, July 29, 2011

Touch Screens, Apps, and Autism

Apple CEO Steve Jobs told an interviewer last year that he hadn't foreseen the appeal of Apple's devices for the autism community, but he was pleased to hear that people found them beneficial. There are apps available, for example, to help children learn to spell by tracing letters with their fingertip. Others help sound out words. Another category lets parents use pictures to help a child understand tasks and schedules -- such as getting dressed before eating breakfast and then boarding the bus for school. more

1 comment:

Matt Normand said...

Interesting, but I see a possible slippery slope to facilitated communication if folks aren't careful.