The iPad Is A Great Learning Tool For Autistic Kids

Some schools for autistic kids in this country have been using the iPad to help these kids to communicate and be more motivated. Teacher found that they could set up the lesson better on the iPad and also found that the kids were understanding it better has well. One young boy works with a stylus to trace letters on the iPad screen when he has traced one letter successfully the tablet makes a cheering sound which brings a smile to the boys face. Working on the iPad has helped this boy with his writing has well as boost his confidence, soon he was able to write letters and in time put them together has words. And he has been able to carry it over to his paper work has well.

 

 With the right applications many of these kids will have a great chance to learn and communicate with others, for some non verbal students they have used the text to speech applications called Proloquo2Go. When these kids use this applications it has open a whole new world to them, they are able to give answers to question in class just by pushing the right icon on the iPad screen, they even can recite the Pledge of Allegiance To The Flag with the other speaking  autistic kids, just by touching  the screen. Just by using this application kids have become excited, for the first time they are able to express their feelings and have someone respond to it. It has always been said that autistic children are very creative, will the iPad be the tool to take their  creative ideas to the next level, it just may be. So far the iPad has been a success  with the teachers who have used it with these young autistic kids and with the kids has well. It has taken their once limited world and expanded it into a vast limitless opportunity to learn just like every student does in their school .

 

I’m so very happy to see that  the iPad has become more than just  the next new gadget , and has become this great tool that these young autistic girls and boys can use to learn and help them better communicate with each other has well has people they  meet each day. It has brought excitement to their lives and motivated them to learn new things, has well has build up their confidence to know that they to can learn just like other kids do.

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carrie450 6 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

This is wonderful news to read Tom. These children could use all of the help they can get. A great hub!


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kashmir56 6 years ago from Massachusetts Author

I think the iPad will open a whole new world to those special kids. Thanks for your wonderful comment Carrie!


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thougtforce 6 years ago from Sweden

Using new technology in this way must be the ultimate! Very positive news. Great hub about a current topic!


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kashmir56 6 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Thanks thoughtforce,it is always nice when technology can make positive changes in these special kids life.


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tiffanywwilliams 6 years ago

Thanks I never thought of this. Yet Another Great Use For the Ipad.


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kashmir56 6 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Thanks tiffanywwilliams, it's always good when a new gadget like the iPad can become a great learn tool.


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toknowinfo 6 years ago

Tom, this is another great hub! It is wonderful to see how technology can help reach these kids. With autism on the rise, it becomes more and more important to find ways to help autistic children connect. The ipad might be the tecnology pioneer that will help the families and professionals who interact with these kids. Now if we can only get Apple to donate ipads to the schools that work with autistic kids. Voted up and useful!


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kashmir56 6 years ago from Massachusetts Author

It has been tested in a few schools and hopefully more schools will start using it, It would be very nice if Apple did donate iPads to the schools, hope they do.

Thanks toknowinfo for your very nice comments and for stopping by,it is always so nice to see you!


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schoolgirlforreal 5 years ago from USA

That's an awesome story, kashmir, I have an autistic niece and nephew and I can't wait to tell their mom, my sister! Wow, not only are ipads so fun to use, they are even more useful! This is great news!


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi Rose, They have found that the iPad can sometimes help to give these autistic kids a great head start to learning because it is so fun to use. And can also bring out the creative talents that are sometimes locked within them .

Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

Take care my friend !!!


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

It's wonderful how technology like the iPad can help children with autism and other problems. The technology opens up so many new opportunities to them and expands their world. Thanks for the useful information, Tom.


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi AliciaC nice to see you, it is great that this technology can help these wonderful kids learn more and faster than anyone thought they could , Thanks fo much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


annie 5 years ago

hi i was wondering why does it help them it is fun but what makes autistic kids able to use it i dont understand


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi Annie nice to see you, i think i said how these kids learn with the iPad in this hub, they have many learning applications you put into the iPad to help them learn better and faster. And teacher found that it was easier to set up a lesson on the iPad and make it easier and more fun for them to learn.The iPad is much more than downloading a bunch of apps to play games or do fun things. These teachers found they could use it has a great teaching tool for these autistic kids .


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angie ashbourne 4 years ago

Hi! kashmir56 Your hub had some good information. Angie


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi angie nice to see you, glad to hear you found this information in this hub good and useful . Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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billips 4 years ago from Central Texas

Good Hub - if technology is their thing, they will learn new programs alarmingly fast - I know an autistic boy who hates to read, unless it relates to computers and programming - great things go on in that brain of his - B.


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi billips nice to see you,If these tools can help these young girls and boys to learn more or learn something faster,Or even do something they could not do before than I'm all for them using them.Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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hawaiianodysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

Voted UABI!

There's a dear little boy in Hawai'i whom I love very much, and I'm so proud of him and thankful for the loving parents, family, and school officials who have helped him make outstanding progress. This idea of utilizing the iPad to help special children like him is amazing news, and I'm so thankful for your writing about it. Blessings, and continued success!


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi hawaiianodysseus nice to see you, glad you have enjoyed reading the information in this hub. Yes it is so nice when you see things like the iPad become something more than a just a gadget. It so nice to see these girls and boys enjoy learning new things because of the iPad.Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


Christina 4 years ago

People first language is all I have to say....it is not proper or nice to say an Autistic child....it is a child who has autism


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Thank you Christina i will remember that . Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Technology's ability to help children with autism continues to amaze and delight teachers and parents, not to mention the children. Glad to see the use of iPads highlighted here. :)


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi RTalloni nice to see you, yes i was happy to when i found these kids were able to benefit and learn faster from using the iPad. I am glad it has become this great tool for them to use. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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ignugent17 4 years ago

Great ideas! It is really helpful for the autistic kids.

Voted up and more. :-)


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi ignugent17 nice to see you, yes i agree that the iPad can be very useful for these autistic kids ! Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

wow! who knows, right! the kids really need this gadget to help them thru. at least in that way, they could learn.


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Agreed. I think we already find the IPAD a boon. So for kids with more needs, it would be even more beneficial!


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi my friend M. nice to see you, yes it has been use in schools very successfully to help these kids learn better and faster. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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kashmir56 4 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi midget38 nice to see you, yes i agree with you it would be very beneficial to these young kids to use the iPad and make it fun for them to learn. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 3 years ago from Sunny Florida

I have seen the results of an autistic child and ipad coupling. It's an amazing thing. Thanks for sharing the information.


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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts Author

Hi KoffeeKlatch Gals nice to see you, glad you to have seen the results of these beautiful autistic kids using the iPad to help them learn better and faster. Thanks so much for stopping by and to for your nice comments !

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