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AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION
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AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION

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I chose to focus on the Autism Spectrum disorder. …

I chose to focus on the Autism Spectrum disorder.

A PowerPoint presentation designed to illustrate how technology (focus on iPad) can be used to help with the communication issues and needs of Autistic individuals.

Focused on illustrating:
-What the disorder is
-Possible etiologies and incidence of the disorder
-Academic, educational, and social needs
-How curriculum could be modifed or adapted to achieve successful learning outcomes

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  • 1. AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AND USE OF THE IPAD FOR CLASSROOM COMMUNICATION Katherina Mard | SPE 553 January 22, 2012
  • 2.
    • The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation.
    • ~ Deborah Tannen
    • Linguistic Professor
    • Georgetown Univ.
  • 3. Table of Contents
    • What is Autism?
    • AD Spectrum Umbrella
    • Possible Etiologies
    • Autism Characteristics & Reactions
    • Cornerstones of for Advancementin Schools
    • Autism Incidence in School Setting
    • Autism Academic Approaches
    • What is an iPad?
    • Why the iPad?
    • Apps, Apps and Apps
    • iPad in the Realworld
    • Autism, Future…
    • References
  • 4. What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
    • Disorder
    • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) noun
    • Definition
    • A broad term which serves as an umbrella for a group of terms used to define complex disorders of the brain (Autismspeaks.org). Each of these disorders has “autistic-like” symptoms and characteristics and autism is one disorder within the spectrum.
  • 5. ASD Spectrum Umbrella
    • Source: (Converse, 2011)
  • 6. Possible Etiologies
    • Source: (Center for Disease Control www.CDC.gov )
    Causes of Autism Biological Environmental Genetic
  • 7. Autism Characteristics and Reactions
    • All of these behaviors can affect academic performance, as communication is essential to learning and many of these behaviors affect or hinder communication.
  • 8. ‘ Cornerstone’ for advancement in Schools
    • Source: ("U.S. department of," 2008)
    Cornerstone Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) Federal Law Defined IDEA is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.
  • 9. Autism Incidence in School Setting
    • “ Perception”
    • Reality
    More children are diagnosed than in the past, however, the prevalence is about one percent of school population and most general education teachers do not receive the opportunity to teach a child diagnosed with ASD. Source: (Bryant, Smith & Bryant, 2008)
  • 10. Autism Academic Approaches
    • ASD Children learn and communicate differently
    • It is critical we look at alternative approaches…
    Source: ("How students with," 2011) Extend WELCOME to all students Identify and use the right COMMUNICATION platform(s) Develop PREDICTABLE routines Understand BEHAVIOR is form of communication Use VISUALS to convey communication Consider CLASSROOM AID to help Encourage “PEER MENTORING” Focus on STRENGTHS and areas of INTEREST Be CREATIVE in lesson plans Provide frequent and positive MOTIVATORS Promote INDEPENDENCE when tasks mastered Consider all SENSORY stimulations ASSIST student when they need help (don’t ‘do them’) Allow EXTRA TIME to child Remove CLUTTER from room Try to use NATURAL LIGHTING in classroom Consider PHYSICAL PLACEMENT of where child sits Do not ACCEPT INFORMATION when child is not ‘coping’ Treat student the SAME as other students Empower student to be ACTIVE in classroom
  • 11.
    • I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in.
    • ~ Bill Gates
    • Chairman Microsoft
    • Autistic
  • 12. Introduce Technology
    • Apply ASD education and communication approaches…
    Source: ("How students with," 2011)
  • 13. What is an iPad? Auditory, Tactical, Visual & Kinesthetic Light, Portable & Strong Tablet Made by Apple Source: ("Apple," 2011)
  • 14. Why the iPad? Source: (Alexander LINK ) #1 Tablet 140,000+ applications 100+ Special Needs Apps
  • 15. Apps, Apps, and Apps
    • Here are a few iPad applications to consider…
    Source: ( “Autism Speaks”, 2011 LINK )
  • 16. Lets look at an iPad Application
    • Proloquo (created by Assistive Wave)
    • Proloquo is a visual app
      • Focused on delivering alternative communication solutions for people with difficulty speaking
      • Over 7,000 vocabulary items
      • Ability to customize with familiar images
    • Promotes universal access to the curriculum as well as the life of the school.
    Source: (Apple, 2011)
  • 17. Applications Transform Tactile to Auditory
    • The MyVoice Application enables a user on an iPad to type auditory messages and play them on an iPad when needed, see LINK .
    This is transformative…. This is an enabling, barrier-breaking piece of science that’s really critically important, and will make a huge difference in so many people’s lives. ~ Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of Research and Innovation Source: ("Myvoice," 2011)
  • 18. iPad in the REAL World
    • CBS Documentary Highlights:
      • 27 Year Old in a Public Setting
      • Elementary School Educators
      • Individuals Working Together
      • And Showing Affection to others!
    Source: ( Sughrue, 2011) Click LINK to See CBS Video ~ or ~ Click LINK to READ Video Transcript
  • 19. Autism, Future……
    • I am confident that the iPad will continue to enhance the communication abilities in the Autism community and continue to open new doors to not only communication but education and socialization as well.
    • ~ Katherina Mard
    • Masters Degree Candidate, Special Education
    • Bay Path College
  • 20. References
    • Pedrotty, D., Smith, D., & Bryant, B. (2008).  Teaching students with special needs - in inclusive classrooms . (p. 89). Boston, Ma: Pearson Education, Inc.
    • Converse, D. (2011, July 27).  Autism spectrum disorders . Retrieved from http://parenting4tomorrow.blogspot.com/2011/07/autism-spectrum-disorders.html
    • Alexander, R. "Media Tablet Forecast Increased as Apple’s Dominance Grows ."  iSuppli.com . IHS iSuppli Display Materials & Systems Service, 8 August 2011. Web. 8 Jan 2012. http://www.isuppli.com/Display-Materials-and-Systems/News/Pages/Media-Tablet-Forecast-Increased-as-Apple%E2%80%99s-Dominance-Grows.aspx
    •  
    • How students with autism learn . (2011). Retrieved from http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_2006_pdf_Article4/
    • U.S. department of education . (2008). Retrieved from http://idea.ed.gov
    • Apple . (2011). Retrieved from http://www.apple.com/ipad/
    • Autism apps [Web log message]. (2011, January 1). Retrieved from http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/resource-library/autism-apps
    •  
    • Apple, I. (2011).  App store - proloquo2go . Retrieved from http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/proloquo2go/id308368164?mt=8
    • Schultz, M. (2011, July 14).  Appshopper.com . Retrieved from http://appshopper.com/education/comapp
    • Myvoice . (2011, January 1). Retrieved from http://myvoiceaac.com/
    • Sughrue, K. (2011, October 23).  CBSnews.com . [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7385686n&tag=contentMain;contentBody

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