Using Tablets to Reach Kids With Autism

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    CNN describes how iPad devices are helping autistic children learn communication and social skills. The article features an app called Flummox & Friends, created by Christa Dahlstrom, who was inspired by her autistic son to create a fully scripted TV show for iPad that “aims to educate children by being entertaining, not condescending.” Dahlstrom notes, “We’ve really started to see children’s media migrate from the TV screen to the iPad.” CNN also highlights a speech therapist who uses iPad to help kids connect socially and a parent whose son uses iPad in a way that helps him “break complex concepts up into more easily understandable chunks.”

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