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Friday, April 10, 2015

FREE Webinar - 5 Ways to Use Apps for Autism (April 15, 12:00 PST)

5 Ways to Use Apps for Autism: Moving from Low Tech Visual Tools to High Tech Supports for Lifelong Success
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)
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Presented by Linda Hodgdon, CCC-SLP - Consultant Autism Spectrum Disorders

All of a sudden. . .POOF. . .it seems like everyone has a tablet. Using iPads (smart phones and other devices) have become a “big deal” for individuals on the autism spectrum - but there must be more than Angry Birds or Candy Crush. The most common question is “What apps should I get?”

We know that visual strategies are very helpful for these students and apps are visual so it makes sense to explore the possibilities. The challenge is figuring out what you can do with the technology besides play games. What do you want to accomplish with the device? How do you sort through a million apps and what should you look for?

In this program we will focus on 5 key skill areas that apps can help preschoolers, school age and adults participate in life activities working toward achieving more independence.

Participants will learn to:
  • Recognize situations where communication breakdowns or learning needs can affect the student’s understanding, behavior and participation
  • Identify key activities where apps can be useful options for students
  • Use specific apps as visual supports to improve participation and independence in school and life opportunities
Sponsored by STAR Autism Support and VizZle

Join the Teaching Students with Autism community to access the webinar recording and resources.

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