Apps for Autism - Revised and Expanded: An Essential Guide to Over 200 Effective Apps!

Apps for Autism - Revised and Expanded: An Essential Guide to Over 200 Effective Apps!

by Lois Jean Brady

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Overview

Actually, there are more than 200 apps for autism. This book will guide you through them, so you can confidently utilize today’s technology to maximize your child or student’s success! Speech Language Pathologist Lois Jean Brady wrote this book to educate parents, teachers, and other professionals about the breakthrough method she calls “iTherapy”—the use of Apple products (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and various apps to meet students’ individual educational goals.
Lois believes that all persons on the spectrum can learn how to use technology in a way that is relevant to them. She shares important tips on how to use apps responsibly and effectively by maintaining a child centered, team approach to teaching and learning. Her approach takes into account the individual’s interests, strengths/challenges, vision, motor planning, attention, sensory processing, memory, cognitive ability, environment, and access to tools. Lois also coaches adults on how they can use prompting and reinforcement techniques to help establish and generalize skills learned, until students are able to consistently demonstrate the skills in various environments (home, school, etc.).
For those who are new to the wonderful world of apps, worry not! Lois provides helpful sections on how to get started, including:

  • Choosing an iDevice
  • Basic iDevice Operations
  • Opening an Account
  • How to Download an App from iTunes
  • and more!
But what about apps that were released since this book was published? Again—Lois has you covered! Just visit this book’s companion website AutismApps dot org for reviews of new apps that made the grade.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941765005
Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date: 06/10/2015
Pages: 465
Sales rank: 1,221,584
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lois Jean Brady is a practicing Speech Language Pathologist, Certified Autism Specialist (CAS) & Assistive Technology Specialist. Career accomplishments include: Benjamin Franklin Award for, Apps for Autism, and an Ursula Award for Autism TodayTV. Lois is also registered in Animal Assisted Therapy and Computer Based Intervention. In addition to Apps for Autism, she has co-authored Speech in Action and Speak, Move, Play and Learn with Children on the Autism Spectrum. Currently she is researching and developing products to enhance communication. Lois is also an international presenter on technology and animal assisted therapy (high tech and low tech).

Buttercup, her potbelly pig, frequently accompanies Lois in therapy sessions and is a huge motivator for all.

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