vSked noted in article about iPads and autism

November 5th, 2010  |  Published in News

For children with autism, iPads an attractive option

by Kellie Chi

The article begins… “Leann Henkel of Trinity, North Carolina, bought her son Blake an iPad for his 18th birthday on the first day the device was available. Blake, who has autism, is normally shy, but when he’s using the iPad, people approach him and ask him about it.

“It’s an opportunity to use his social skills,” says Henkel. “When he has it with him, he’s just the coolest person around.”

For Blake and other children with autism, the iPad is more than just the latest gadget. Compared with other assistive technologies made for people with communication difficulties, the iPad is more portable, less expensive and less stigmatizing.”

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