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Monday, August 16, 2010

Autism, There's an app for that ...

I would love to use an iPad with my daughter, but I am not sure it would survive. We have a Dynaox unit now, which is nowhere near as fun. I bought one and then lost job, so I ended up taking it back. Should you care to try one, I paid sixty something bucks to keep it for about a week. They charge a 10% restocking fee, but will take unit back for any reason.

From: gottabemobile.com

James Kendrick passes along a story of an autistic boy, an iPad acquired by chance, and amazing interactivity between the two. Makes me think of Grace and something I saw on Friday.

The story from SFWeekly centers on BlogHer contributing editor Shannon Rosa and her autistic son Leo. After winning an iPad in a raffle, Shannon handed the device to her son to see if he would respond to it as he had to her iPod touch, which he found interesting but too small to handle. He took to it like a duck to water “spending 30 minutes at a time on apps designed to teach spelling, counting, drawing, making puzzles, remembering pictures, and more” to the stunned delight of his mother.

1 comment:

Liz Ditz said...

Sorry about the job loss, hope you land right-side up soon.

Here's a review of iPad etc. cases by Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs

http://teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogspot.com/2010/08/ipad-case-options-for-significant.html

Which might ease readers' fragility worries.

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