tablets for autism

We acknowledge that technology is changing culture all over the world. What about the changes that are seen with kids with challenges, learning disabilities or social disinterest? Here is a story about how kids with Autism are making great gains in communication. Michele Diament describes how tablets are maximizing language skills for children with Autism.

“It was remarkable how well the tablet worked in providing access to communication for these children,” said Connie Kasari of the University of California, Los Angeles who worked on the study. “Children who received the behavioral intervention along with the tablet to support their communication attempts made much faster progress in learning to communicate, and especially in using spoken language.”

To view the study in it’s entirety, go here.