- can learn new skills
- are often more motivated
- often show better concentration
- often initiate more contact with those around them, e.g. talking to their peers or showing teachers and parents what they have done
- make choices and direct their own learning and play
- might find ways to regulate their well-being – watching the same YouTube clip over and over might seem pointless, but it might be helping your child to manage their anxiety or just relax.
Autism Speaks, an autism science and advocacy organization that funds research and increases awareness, reported that about 25 percent of people with ASD are largely nonverbal. Others are identified as low-functioning communicators. For such students, there are apps called “visual scene displays” that are most assistive for children struggling with verbal skills, according to Jules Csillag, a speech-language pathologist who focuses on special ed tech. Csillag told Huffington Post that as teachers become more comfortable with technology, they can “customize a curriculum for students” with autism.
On such app, SceneSpeak, creates interactive displays and stories with text-to-speech voices added to narrate scenes. Another app, Speech with Milo, helps children develop storytelling skills by creating an interactive storybook.
FaceSay produces games that can help ASD children/adults to better recognize behavioral and emotional cues. Their focus is on students who can benefit from this software in school and friendship relationships.[/vc_column_text]
Life Skills Winner is an application that allows users to score points while learning daily living tasks in an interactive setting. The application is available through the web and also on mobile devices.[/vc_column_text]
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