Friday, June 15, 2012

Clinic Notes: Apps are the Voices that the Child with Autism Hears Best

Apple's iPad is a wonderful tool for children with autism and related disorders. The children with autism who come to our clinic have what appears to be a hypnotic like relationship with the iPad. They calmly work on drills on the iPad with greater ease and less prompting to stay on task than they do with flashcards or even computer drills. Dr. Brown's Autism/DTT Apps are fully automated and use Discrete Trial Training (DTT) to teach colors, shapes, numbers, letters, sight words, learn about animals, and learn about people. Each DTT app been tested extensively with children with Autism, ADD, ADHD, and other disorders at the Children’s Treatment Center. In addition, Dr. Brown’s Autism Diagnosis and Treatment app offers a comprehensive, scientifically based treatment plan and his iBook, ABA Programs for Kids with Autism is available in iTunes. My dream is to develop a technology that will cure autism. Join us on Facebook at

Is Autism a New Definition of Life?

Autism rates are increasing and will continue to increase so we might as well accept it. I don't think so.