Parents of children with autism, and autistic people, often share their frustration with the claims of so-called ‘experts’. I suppose I am one of these people – an ‘autism professional’ – who purports to have some kind of insight into autism.
As I may have mentioned, once or twice, just in passing, I am now the proud possessor of a Beltane Public Enagement Fellowship. You can find out more about the goals of the scheme at the Beltane site.
Reviews here of another five autism apps, previously posted individually on Twitter.
Quite a big question to answer… I’m motivated to have a stab at it this week for two reasons. First, I’ve just returned to the office after ten days away during which time I volunteered on a residential summer holiday for children with a range of moderate to severe learning difficulites. I’ve been volunteering on the holiday…
I am a Lower Sixth student studying Psychology. I have one more year until I leave school and go to University and although I know I want to do a Psychology degree I am not sure where I want to go afterwards so for the last five days I have been in Edinburgh doing a…
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).
Earlier this month at IMFAR 2013 – the International Meeting for Autism Research – I presented a conference poster reporting on the Click-East project.
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.