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iPad, an extended blessing to facilitate autistic children?

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iPad - blessing to facilitate autistic children?

Children with autism may have difficulties while learning certain behaviours. Some are non-verbal and some verbal. For non-verbal children it is a challenge for them to communicate their need or to ask for what they want.

Technology in its offerings aim to assist autistic children with learning things more conveniently. With a proliferation of new iPad apps, it contributes as a supplement to specialised therapy for communication; on the parallel, benefiting even the educators with teaching.

Research points out that there are on-going discoveries on an application which helps non-verbal preschoolers to communicate using images; to enhance their behaviour and social skills, communication, assessments and reward systems and much more.

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The main objective of this system is to have children learn to speak, acquire skills in interaction that can be socially acceptable. To add on, this featuristic app has gone a little further by helping children share their feelings and mentioning specific narratives as well.

Speech-generating apps loaded on iPads can be used by autistic children for their utmost benefit. It becomes highly useful when children express their basic needs with the help of the app on iPad. Some of the most recommended(by experts) apps for iPad for autism are can be Autism Apps, MathBoard, Book Creator, Pictello, AutisMate, etc..

From technology's point of view, this would be of great support for the educators who are involved in teaching autistic children, in the ever evolving world of education.

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