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Thursday, April 5, 2012

STAR Training - Autism and Assistive Technology
March 2012
AT can help:
Autism Apps  
Autism Apps
Free app with suggestions for apps in numerous categories including:
  • ABA
  • Behavior
  • Communication
  • Fine motor and writing skills
  • Social skills
  • Visual Timers

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Autism Awareness Month
STAR Training is using this month's newsletter to share two ways individuals with Autism benefit from using Assistive Technology. 
A voice with assistive technology 
According to Autism Speaks, researchers have found as many as 25% of individuals with ASD are nonverbal.  

Assistive Technology can help individuals with ASD have a voice through speech generating devices also know as Augmentative and Alternative Communication.
PRC Device
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Typing may be a better option
Handwriting can be a challenge for individuals with ASD because of fine motor skills, motor planning, visual deficits, sensory, and language.
Typing can be a great alternative to handwriting. If a student is in school, a personal word processor, classroom computer, or iPad may provide an easier way to complete written assignments.  
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