How Autism Apps Help Kids on the Spectrum

By: Dina Roth Port

autismTechnology is helping children with autism master decidedly non-technical skills.

Children with an autism spectrum disorder can have a range of special needs, such as social or communication difficulties and restrictive or repetitive behaviors.While technology has always held promise as a therapeutic tool, the customization and personalization of the latest apps are helping children with autism learn to communicate, socialize and master routines in new ways.“Apps are transformative — they have been shown to improve communication skills, the effectiveness of behavioral therapy and learning and school performance among people with autism,” said Dan Smith, Ph.D., vice president of innovative technologies for Autism Speaks, a leading autism research and advocacy organization.” To read further please click here:http://iq.intel.com/how-autism-apps-help-kids-on-the-spectrum/?linkId=18181565&sr_source=lift_twitter

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