Finally, some important answers to the question, “What apps should I get?”
All of a sudden it seems like everyone has an iPad. Using IPads (and smart phones) has become a “big deal” for individuals on the autism spectrum. But there must be more than Angry Birds or Candy Crush. The most common question asked by therapists, parents and educators is “What apps should I get?”
Top 60 Recommended Apps for Autism provides important answers to that question. It highlights results of a survey of “in the trenches” educators and parents of students on the autism spectrum. The lists of top recommended apps are from their responses to a series of questions where they shared their favorite apps for working with those students.
Parents, teachers and Speech Therapists are all on a search for the best apps for individual students. One of the most difficult challenges in finding apps that work occurs because there are simply so many to wade through. It becomes a time consuming process to find the apps that are of real quality and that actually meet the needs of students. The lists of favorite apps in Top 60 Recommended Apps for Autism will save you time as you quickly discover apps that others say have worked for this population.
How do you sort through a million apps in the App Store and what should you look for? The challenge is figuring out what you can do with the app technology besides play games. Some of the apps on these lists are specifically targeted for students with autism and designed to address their particular learning needs.
Other apps included are “autism friendly.” They address needs and interests of many children through adults, but the design and purpose of the apps makes them “user friendly” for those with special learning needs.
The learning needs of young children through adults can be met by apps on these lists.
Author, Linda Hodgdon, is a Speech-Language Pathologist, international autism consultant speaker and award winning author of Visual Strategies for Improving Communication. She specializes in sharing how using visual strategies helps children and adults overcome those communication challenges common in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) so they can participate more successfully in their life opportunities. Now, many of those early “low tech” visual tools she has written about have turned “high tech” as apps technology.
Top 60 Recommended Apps for Autism includes a special bonus with access to lists that include more than 300 additional apps for autism.
This is the first book in the Technology for Autism Series.