iPad Apps for Autistic Students Apps on portable devices such as the Apple iPad can help non-verbal children to communicate basic needs. Intuitive apps that employ colorful images and sounds can also hold a child's attention long enough to learn and offer effective tools to build vocabulary and reinforce word knowledge. The following iPad apps are designed to augment self-expression among children with autism spectrum disorders and other cognitive impairments. Becoming more comfortable with language may also encourage more safe social interaction among family members and classmates. 1. Autism Xpress Apple iTunes Store Autism Xpress is a free app that encourages people with autism to recognize and express emotions. 2. Grace is a picture exchange system designed to encourage independent social interaction among people with autism. 3. iConverse iConverse is designed for children with autistic and other communicative disabilities who have not yet mastered basic speech. 4. 5.
40 Amazingly Educational iPad Apps for Kids Adults are obsessed with the new iPad, but have you ever thought about sharing your new toy with your kids? Just like online education games provide kids with fun outlets for learning, iPad apps help your kids review basic skills, improve critical thinking and decision-making skills, and even learn to read. Hand over your iPad this summer, and take a look at these 40 amazingly educational and fun iPad apps for kids. Language and Vocabulary Here you’ll find apps for learning the alphabet, using the dictionary, reviewing grammar rules, and more. History These American and world history apps involve your kids in making decisions that determine the success or decline of whole civilizations. Math and Science These apps use flash cards, games and interactive displays to teach your kids about math, astronomy and more. Reading Help your children learn to read and get excited about reading the classics with these apps. Art and Music General Education and Life Skills
ASPERGER'S DISORDER HOMEPAGE Teaching Students with Aspergers Syndrome: Tips for Teachers and Parents Students with asperger's syndrome may experience difficulties with focusing as well as lack of focus. Focus involves attention. Sometimes asperger's students focus all their attention on a particular object or subject; therefore, they fail to focus on what information the instructor is presenting. All their energy is directed toward a particular subject or object. Why? To overcome this problem, the teacher can try to establish some connection between the object or subject of interest and the area of study. The possibilities for instruction are endless, but it will take some time and creative planning on the part of the teacher. Sensory issues affect learning for the student with asperger's syndrome. Often aperger's students are distracted by something in the environment that they simply cannot control. This sensory overload the asperger student experiences may overwhelm them, so focusing can be difficult and frustration occurs.
Mental Health: Oppositional Defiant Disorder Why do I need to register or sign in for WebMD to save? We will provide you with a dropdown of all your saved articles when you are registered and signed in. It's not unusual for children -- especially those in their "terrible twos" and early teens -- to defy authority every now and then. They may express their defiance by arguing, disobeying, or talking back to their parents, teachers, or other adults. When this behavior lasts longer than six months and is excessive compared to what is usual for the child's age, it may mean that the child has a type of behavior disorder called oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). ODD is a condition in which a child displays an ongoing pattern of uncooperative, defiant, hostile, and annoying behavior toward people in authority. Many children and teens with ODD also have other behavioral problems, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, mood disorders (such as depression), and anxiety disorders. Symptoms of ODD may include:
Family Autism Expert in Advocacy, Raw Food Diet and Gluten Free, Paper Port App – Dragon Dictation App on Steroids! Are you impressed with the Dragon Dictation App? Well, you will love Nuances new PaperPort app that has Dragon Dictation tools in it! PaperPort App - This is Nuances new free digital note taking for your iPad (only iPad) that captures hand written notes, typed text, images, web content and audio. PaperPort Notes even allows you to take advantage of the Dragon Dictates voice recognition software to produce your ideas and notes simply by speaking. Wi-Fi connectivity is needed for the voice recognition and transferring documents to function. Paper Port provides many options to transfer your note to make it retrieveable in other applications such as Google Docs, Dropbox, email or their own document management app called PaperPort Anywhere (also free). Being free, this is a must to check out if you have an iPad and individuals that would benefit from using voice recognition on the fly. Other tools available in PaperPort app are: Wondering what voice commands work with Dragon Dictation app?
Asperger Syndrome Education Network (ASPEN) Books for parents & caregivers The Autism Sourcebook: Everything You Need to Know About Diagnosis, Treatment, Coping, and Healing by Karen Siff Exkorn When Karen Siff Exkorn's son, Jake, was diagnosed with autism, she struggled to pull together comprehensive information about the disorder. Fortunately, she was able to educate herself quickly, and her extensive at-home treatment of her son led to his amazing full recovery. The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome by Tony Attwood "I usually say to the child, "Congratulations, you have Asperger's syndrome", and explain that this means he or she is not mad, bad or defective, but has a different way of thinking." - from "The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome". Hopes and Dreams: An IEP Guide for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders by Kirby Lentz This is the book parents have been waiting for! Right from the Start: Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism, second edition (Topics in Autism) by Sandra L. Could It Be Autism? Could It Be Autism?
Smart Kids Smart Parents | All kids - your kids - have Smart Pot 5 Fun Free iPad Math Game Apps These free apps offer fun ways for elementary/primary grade students to practice their math fundamentals. We checked out a bunch of free math games for the iPad that can help younger students reinforce their math basics, focusing only on those rated 4 stars or better. There are quite a few of these. As of this morning, there were 92 apps that come up by searching the App Store for “math games” that are free and have ratings of 4 or higher. We ranked them by popularity and then tried a bunch of the popular ones, looking for apps that provide good functionality for free (as opposed to the many ‘free’ apps that are really just teases to buy a full version). Here are five that we liked (some of these do have fuller versions or companion apps that you have to pay for, but the free versions here offer useful gaming without requiring registration or fees). Math Puppy (link here): This app has 2 games and a calculator. Do you have some favorite free math apps you can share with us?
This is the place where I tell you about my autism... How does my autism affect me? What does it do to me? Well, firstly, it makes me more of a loner than most people would be. Another thing it affects is my ability to deal with emotions. I also have difficulties understanding what people say to me. The thinking bit of the brain is actually two very separate structures, which only "talk" to each other via this thing called the corpus callosum (almost literally, the hard bit!). What my autism does to me is to make me vulnerable to being abused, and this has happened to me all my life. RELATIONSHIPS.... It sometimes occurs, though, that an autistic person can come into contact with someone via the Internet, and find that there is a lot of emotional/affective contact can be made... probably more so at first than could otherwise be made in the initial stages of relating to someone... it's just one channel of communication to worry about!!!! Learning is very difficult for an autistic person. My Autism Links