Autistic Children Learn to Communicate By Using iPad Apps

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Parents of children with autism can spend thousands of dollars on technological devices to help their children learn and communicate. Thanks to some recently released iPad apps, this technology is much more affordable and accessible.

Since the iPad was released in 2010, several reading and learning apps have been developed to help children learn to read, to use logic skills and even to communicate effectively. Many parents of autistic children try to find ways to bridge the communication gap with their children. Using these apps, some children are able to string together full sentences to let their parents know when they are hungry, tired or are asking to play with a certain toy. It was only a few years ago that these same communication methods were being tested with laminated paper cards.

The early years before children start grade school are very important for facilitating the learning process. Autistic children who learn communication at an early age have a much better success rate in grade school later on. To learn more about iPad apps and early communication, read the article here. You can also refer to the Annual Guide to Schools to learn more about programs available at schools for children with learning or communication disabilities.