Autism and the iPad: Strengthening Communication and Behavior Quick-Reference Guide
Communication and behavior difficulties are two of the greatest obstacles to learning for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Schools have been providing special programs and services to help students with ASDs strengthen these crucial skills for decades. Today, there is whole new genre of powerful tools that educators can use with students who struggle with communication and behavior: apps for the iPad™.
The iPad™ is already being used in schools throughout the country to support and enhance student learning at all ages and in all subject/skill areas. Apple’s “App Store” features an entire category of apps for education, and a category specifically for special education, with thousands of apps to choose from.
This 6-pagelaminated reference guide by Brian Friedlander and Christine Besko-Maughan helps educators select the most effective apps to use with students with ASDs, including ones that turn the iPad™ into a speech-generating device to help non-verbal students express their wants and needs and control their environment.