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iPads for Children with ASD Slides


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  1. 1. <ul><li>The iPad </li></ul><ul><li>for children with AutisM </li></ul>Brenda Matthis, Ed.D. (c) 2010/2011 / All Rights Reserved / December 08, 2010
  2. 2. Topics <ul><li>What is an iPad & its features? </li></ul><ul><li>ASD Challenges & Why an iPad? </li></ul><ul><li>iPad (iPhone/iPod Touch) Apps for ASD </li></ul><ul><li>How do teachers & parents learn to use the iPad? </li></ul><ul><li>Helpful iPad Settings and Tips </li></ul><ul><li>iPad Accessories & Covers </li></ul><ul><li>More Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Small, personal sized device </li></ul><ul><li>Device for audio, visual media e.g., </li></ul><ul><li>books, movies, music, games, web content </li></ul><ul><li>Weight: 1.5 lbs. (wifi) / 1.6 lbs. (3g) </li></ul><ul><li>Multitouch glass display vs. </li></ul><ul><li>pressure-triggered stylus </li></ul>What Is An iPad & Its Features?
  4. 4. ASD Challenges & Why an iPad? <ul><li>Communication is difficult </li></ul><ul><li>Hard time writing on paper </li></ul><ul><li>Weakened fine and/or gross motor skills </li></ul><ul><li>Visual memory </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of patience </li></ul><ul><li>Sequencing / Behavior Management </li></ul><ul><li>Social skills </li></ul>See handouts at /
  5. 5. iPad (iPhone/iPod Touch) Apps for ASD Free! Talking Carl iPrompts $49.99 $0.99 iReward Chart Free/ $4.99 Model Me Going Places 2 Free! Draw for iPad Free! TapToTalk Scheduling Communication Engagement Artistic Expression Behavior Management Behavior Modelling CLICK ON APP TO GO TO WEBSITE
  6. 6. Proloquo2Go is a great product for those who have difficulty speaking, and is less expensive than AAC devices which can run in the thousands of dollars. It can be purchased once and used on all of your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch devices. iPad (iPhone/iPod Touch) Apps for ASD $189.99
  7. 7. What is an iPad & what can apps do?
  8. 8. <ul><li>Start with using the first app together </li></ul><ul><li>Learn by doing - iPads easy but different </li></ul><ul><li>Definitely learn some apps in advance </li></ul><ul><li>Start an iPad learning group </li></ul><ul><li>Email me in March - designing tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>Watch the child using it </li></ul>How do teachers & parents learn to use the iPad?
  9. 9. Helpful iPad Settings and Tips <ul><li>Same OS as iPhone/iPod Touch </li></ul><ul><li>Uses same apps as iPhone/iPod Touch and Android </li></ul><ul><li>Wi-fi connection + 3g wireless connection </li></ul><ul><li>Airplane mode </li></ul><ul><li>iPad apps vs iPhone/iPod Touch apps </li></ul><ul><li>“ Home” button disable </li></ul><ul><li>Getting a cheaper iPad </li></ul>
  10. 10. Sherrill Library and the AIB Library each have one iPad and one SONY e-reader that they’re loaning.  More information on the Library program is available at:
  11. 11. iPad Accessories & Covers <ul><li>Ektopad </li></ul><ul><li>Switche asy Thumbtacks Microphone </li></ul>
  12. 12. See handouts at
  13. 13. Brenda Matthis EdD Lesley University Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Keiko Notomi MD Fukuoka University of Education Munakata, Fukuoka, Japan Researchers
  14. 14. References <ul><li>Helping children with iOS devices </li></ul><ul><li>SFWeekly </li></ul><ul><li>Centers for Disease Control </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>iPad Apps for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome from a Mom ! </li></ul><ul><li>iPadTM is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc </li></ul><ul><li>Images purchased from Persons in images are professional talent. </li></ul>