September 20th, 2013 | Published in News
The New University highlights the work of Gillian and her colleagues:
Hayes and her tech students teach families with children with autism how to use iPad apps that improve communication, augmentative and social skills. More specified apps help children with autism exercise healthy hygiene, time management and social interaction. Families use iPads donated to the center by PIMCO, a Newport Beach-based investment firm.
“Part of my mission is to understand how technology can be used in tandem with other strategies to support real human needs, particularly for people who are often left out of the design process,” Hayes said.
For the longer article: http://www.newuniversity.org/2013/09/features/ucis-apps-for-autism-therapy/