iPads for Autism by 5V5J1u

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									     iPads for
      Autism

          Kate Mundy
  Special Education Teacher,
Developmental Learning Center
     Emotional Regulation
• Time Timer to set
  limits
• Personalized
  playlists with music
  for self-regulation
• A motivating
  reward for positive
  behavior
Communication
       • Can be used as an
         assistive
         communication device
       • Is portable for
         community use
       • Is a more socially
         acceptable
         communication device
       • More widely
         understood than Sign
         Language
          Academic Skills
• Helps to maintain
  academic skills
• Apps for reading,
  writing, and math
• Animated story
  books for literacy
  skills
• Fine motor games
  and activities
Thematic Units
       • Enhances learning to
         go along with our
         thematic units in the
         classroom
       • Exposes students to
         things they might not
         get to experience
       • Provides more
         examples of items in
         our thematic units
         (music, dinosaurs,
         plants, etc.)
                 Recreation
• The most popular use!
  – engages students
  who have a difficult
  time choosing leisure
  items
• Games, animated
  storybooks, music;
  the options are infinite
  and change daily!
• Promotes socialization
  among peers
Future Plans
      • The technology is
        constantly changing
        and adapting as more
        and more apps are
        released
      • Will continue to use it
        for thematic units
      • Continue to explore
        emotional regulation
      • Use social stories
        personalized with
        pictures
And mostly, it’s FUN!!

								
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