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Learn How iPad Apps Can Help with Autism
by Admin on 03/24/2015 10:00 AM
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Social Apps Match, our focus is on matching businesses with the right social
media tools to help them save time and money. But because we're so involved in
this space, we're also passionate about how apps can help improve individuals'
quality of life.
April is Autism Awareness Month, we want to use our expertise surrounding
social media apps to explore how iPad apps can help individuals with autism, as
well as the loved ones taking care of individuals who are autistic.
Makes iPad Apps a Useful Tool for Autism?
people with severe autism, communication can be nearly impossible. And even for
individuals who have a milder form of autism, communication can be a
significant challenge. For people in either situation, there are iPad apps that
can make it possible or easier to communicate. Not surprisingly, having the
ability to solve a major communication hurdle can significantly improve
someone's quality of life.
Steve Jobs passed away in 2011, people from all across the globe used social
media applications to share their gratitude for how Apple's products had
improved their lives. One group that was especially vocal was parents of
severely autistic children. They detailed exactly how these apps were improving
the daily quality of life of their children.
example, one mother explained that prior to the iPad, the only way her son
could communicate was by pointing at letters one by one. Since this was a slow
and tedious process, it was hard for anyone to understand what he was trying to
say. As a result, he felt isolated in both school and family settings.
most people wouldn't think of a consumer electronics device as something that
could give someone a new life, that's exactly what the iPad did for her son. By
downloading a language app and adding symbols, pictures and videos, her son is
now able to communicate with much more ease. This has given him the confidence
to do things like order breakfast at a diner that the rest of us take for
Great Way to Engage Autistic Students
addition to the ability of the iPad and the right apps to help a person with autism
communicate, teachers are also discovering that the iPad is an especially
useful tool for students with autism.
many autistic students struggle to stay focused, the dynamic nature of the iPad
can help grab their attention and then hold it. From improving language skills
to learning about music, there's a lot that this device can do.
autism research still has a long way to go, it's exciting to think about how
developers and technologists can continue helping with contributions like specialized
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