Reviews here of another six autism apps, previously posted individually on Twitter. The apps covered this month are: Money Counting – non-autism specific app to rehearse using American coins How to Make Lifelong Friends – an e-book for adolescents / adults with guidance on making friends iasku – a communicator app based on PECS-principles for non-verbal or minimally-verbal…
I’ve been a researcher working with people with autism for a decade now and in that time I’ve worked with adults, adolescents, young children and their parents, teachers, clinicians and other members of what I often refer to as “the autism community”.
Another five app reviews for the last month: these are AutisMate, Injini, Thomas the Tank Engine Game Pack, Itsy Bitsy Spider, and all the apps in the iHelp range (there are about fourteen currently available).
My latest app review is a slightly different format where I’m making a direct comparison between 6 apps for roughly the same purpose. All of these allow the user to touch symbols on the screen, producing audio from the iPad, as a method of communication.
This week I have had the very great pleasure of attending the International Meeting for Autism Research in San Sebastián / Donostia in northern Spain. Loads of things about the conference were great, not least the extraordinary venue and the beautiful city with its delicious local cuisine.
There’s an issue here which has been building up in my mind for some time so I wanted to put my thoughts down. I hope they might be of use and interest to both researchers in the field, and to parents or practitioners supporting people with autism.
Here we go with another six app reviews: I’ve tried to go beyond my usual pre-school remit but it seems that there are far fewer apps out there being targeted for older children, adolescents and adults with autism.