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Discussions Discussion Autism and Early Intervention
Cylvia Cho, Jan. 4, 2012

Great posts on apps for autism.

Here’s one from “tech teacher” that caught my eye:

Hi

Just thought I’d drop in and let you know that I’ve been working with and training teachers in ipad technology for the past year. Both for ASD children (my own included) , other kids with intellectual disabilities and mainstream kids.

The beauty of the this technology is not so much “which app” but the engagement it can bring to all … the creative uses are virtually limitless. It is this aspect that I try to get across is that it is your insight in to your own child that will bring the maximum benefit. From exploring music , art , reading , augmentative communications , puppetry, special interests ….

One other simple thing … the ipad is an expensive piece of technology so do not just purchase for a child to use exclusively. Share in the family … I use it , both my children use it at differing times and now my wife uses it. (To play music and relax.)

Even at school … if your child does bring it or it is part of their individual education plan … share it. One way to open up cross talk amongst peers and open up new relationships … whilst your child is not using iot why let such an elegant piece of technology rust away , so to speak.

Just for fun … my top app for high functioning ASD ( which may be myself - undiagnosed) are the comics. They come up beautifully on the 10 inch screen. Accessing relevant literacy muy favourite for the older kids.”

http://www.ageofautism.com/2011/12/what-apps-are-you-using-for-autism.html
Cylvia Cho
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Discussions Discussion Autism and Early Intervention
Cylvia Cho, April 22, 2011

The autistic spectrum: from theory to practice

This unit offers a review of psychological research and practice aimed at understanding and explaining autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) and helping people who have them. The discussion ranges from problems of identification and diagnosis, through theoretical research into causes, to an evaluation of selected therapeutic approaches. The chapter highlights the diversity of perspectives that exist in this area. It draws on the personal testimony of people with autism and their families, as well as on more formal sources of evidence. It will be of relevance to all those who are interested in autism, whether from an academic, practical or personal perspective. The coverage is necessarily selective: it poses many questions for consideration, but does not claim to offer definitive answers.

http://einztein.com/course/autistic-spectrum-theory-practice/
Cylvia Cho
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