Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Autism Apps for the iPhone, Ipod Touch, and the iPad
Just about everyone who keeps up with what is going on in the autism world knows by now that children with autism are fascinated with computer technology. Apple's iPad seems to almost hypnotize them. I have handed my iPad to a child with autism and they learn to use it on their own in a few minutes. The iPad seems to work even better than the touch screen computers that we use in our clinic and I didn't think that was possible. The iTunes store has apps that are especially suited to the child with autism and we have been testing them in our clinic. Prolog2go is a communication app that turns the $400 dollar iPad into an $8000 dollar assisted communication device. We are putting our Discrete Trial Training apps (DT) in the store now. Our DTT apps have been tested in our clinic with children with autism and work very well. Go to http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/autism-colors/id406336763?mt=8#ls=1 and check them out.