Sunday, December 19, 2010

iPad Gives Voice to the Autistic

As technology expands and we see the latest gadgets grow, it is rewarding when we hear about the positive effects they are having with special needs children.

Over the past several months, there have been a number of ways the iPad is helping to enhance the lives of individuals with special needs and/or medical issues. The technology won't fix autism, a developmental disorder that affects the brain. But it's a leap forward.

iPad's are one of the most popular wanted gadgets among teens and adults today.  Did your teen put one on their holiday list?

Keystone Academy in Jacksonville, recently opened to accomodate students pre-K through 12th grades with special needs.  Instruction at The Keystone Academy is based on the tenets of behavioral education, which is designed to give each child the skills they need in order to benefit from their educational placement in the least restrictive environment possible.

"The iPad definitely has benefits, applications, that can be used with children, teens and adults that are autistic," noted one of the therapist's at Keystone Academy.

Children with autism aren't the only ones who will benefit. The new applications are also showing promise for kids with other language and communication disorders.

Learn more about the iPad and autism, watch the video.

Autism: What to do when the iPad is not in your holiday budget?  Click here.
Pricing and more information on iPad's, click here.
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