iPads & Communication

Teachers who work with students with autism are constantly looking for strategies to improve communication skills, especially for students who are nonverbal. In the past, we have used sign language, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and incredibly expensive augmentative devices to promote communication. So the advent of the iPad appears to be a godsend in terms of communication. You can buy apps that are designed specifically for being used as a communication system for our nonverbal students, the iPad is typically highly motivating for students, and communication apps range in price from $150-$250. That’s a steal compared to the thousands of dollars once spent on devices in a pre-iPad world.

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About Mystie Rail

I am the Executive Director for Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA). What does that mean? Well, I consider myself an "assistive technology evangelist" by all rights. I have been a tech geek for as long as I can remember, but now I am fortunate enough to use my passion for gadgets and computers to lead an agency that is dedicated to helping people with disabilities have a better quality of life.
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