iPad at Work: Helping Children with Autism

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Though there are other computers designed for children with autism, a growing number of experts say that the iPad is better. It’s cheaper, faster, more versatile, more user-friendly, more portable, more engaging, and infinitely cooler for young people. "I just couldn’t imagine not introducing this to a parent of a child who has autism," says Tammy Mastropietro, a speech pathologist based outside Boston who uses the technology with numerous clients. She sees it as a game changer for those with autism, particularly those most severely affected.

Great article at SFWeekly, offering up some happy and moving examples of the powerful impact the iPad is having with autistic children.  I can’t think of too many other uses for the iPad that are more deserving of the ‘magical’ tag for the device. 

Via: iLounge

Patrick Jordan

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3 thoughts on “iPad at Work: Helping Children with Autism”

  1. Thanks for sharing this article. I have a son with autism. Although he is very high functioning, it can still be a struggle. He loves computers, games, and tech, so using my iPad is something that we can do together that he will really enjoy.

    1. Cool James – I hope your son enjoys it. Would be very interested to hear what he thinks of the iPad.

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