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iPad Apps for Autism


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iPad Apps for Autism

  1. 1. iPad Apps, Autism, & UDLWhat do they have in common?
  2. 2. Autism Presents Barriers Imagine…struggling to communicate your feelings andneeds to others or not being able to at all.
  3. 3. Autism Presents Barriers Imagine…not being able to deal with a changing schedule or routine.
  4. 4. Autism Presents Barriers Imagine…being preoccupied by particular interests and consistent, repetitive behaviors.
  5. 5. Autism Presents Barriers Imagine…struggling to interact and build relationships with your peers.
  6. 6. Autism Presents Barriers Imagine…not having complete control over your behavior and feeling unmotivated.
  7. 7. Autism Presents Barriers Imagine…having abnormal sensory responses.
  8. 8. UDL Can Help Universal Design for Learning guidesinstructional planning to provide all students with multiple ways to overcome their barriers and learn.
  9. 9. How Does UDL Do This? Universal Design for Learning uses three guiding principles to ensure a flexible approach that meets individual needs.Provide…•Multiple Means of Representation•Multiple Means of Action and Expression•Multiple Means of Engagement
  10. 10. UDL and iPad Apps Universal Design for Learning usestechnology, such as iPad applications, to meet specific needs.
  11. 11. iPad Apps Help Autism There are many iPad applications availablethat have been created to help children with autism.
  12. 12. Meeting in the Middle iPad applications are used with the threeUniversal Design for Learning principles tohelp children with autism overcome their barriers.
  13. 13. Multiple Means of RepresentationThis principle of UDL uses iPad applications that present information and content in different ways to reduce the barriers of abnormal sensory responses, social interactions, and building relationships.
  14. 14. Multiple Means of Action and ExpressionThis principle of UDL uses iPad applications that differentiate the ways students can express what they know to reduce the barriers of communication and changing schedules and routines.
  15. 15. Multiple Means of EngagementThis principle of UDL uses iPad applications that stimulate interest and motivation to reduce the barriers of repetitive patterns, behavior, and motivation.
  16. 16. ResearchNot much research has been conducted onthe impacts that iPad applications have on children with autism. However, educators, parents, and manyothers are convinced of the positive effects.