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Is it really so adequate to use devices like the iPad/iPhone/iPod touch for people with autism?
Which is the best way to use them? What results can be obtained? There are already some academic papers on this topics, so I’ve compiled a list of them. Usually, you have to pay for this type of content, which employs a highly technical and academic language. Thus, there are not typical reading except for those who want to study these issues in a professional manner. [CFA09] D. It describes the use of videos on an iPod for helping to improve behaviours, [FRN09] Á. Describes the design, development and application functionality of Picaa. [HWA10] D.L. Explains the use of video modeling to teach how to use the iPod. [Kag10] D. Describes the use of the iPod as a means of entertainment for viewing videos, [KMA10] D. It describes the use of an iPod on a 17-years old adolescent, [SeB09] S. It is free to download at and it is a review of Proloquo2Go, a very well known application.
#mLearning. Helping autistic children with iOS devices. Autism is a developmental brain disorder that, in some manner, plagues one out of every 110 children (according to the Centers for Disease Control).
It's usually discovered by the time the child is three years old. Varying medical and scientific authorities characterize the condition in different ways, but scientists generally agree that autism spectrum disorders (ASD) manifest themselves in social, communication, and behavioral challenges. The SF Weekly recently wrote about a number of families with autistic children and how the iPad is proving to be quite useful in helping them. A number of studies have been done on the use of iPhones and iPods as aids for the autistic.
One such study was titled iPod Therefore I Can: Enhancing the Learning of Children with Intellectual Disabilities Through Emerging Technologies, and it tracked the progress of 10 autistic children who were using iPod touches in Australia. The results were quite encouraging. [via SF Weekly]