iPads Shows Promise for Helping Autistic Children


Two recent articles highlight stories and explorations of using iPads to help autistic children. The first is by Ashley Harrell, writing for SF Weekly. She tells  the story of the Rosa family and their autistic son Leo in iHelp for Autism. The second is Helping Autistic Children with iOS Devices by David Winograd of TUAW (The Unofficial Apple Weblog). Winograd briefly describes studies of using the iPad to aid children with autism and describes applications for the iPad and other devices that may be useful.


About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. Click Here for Video Lessons