ideas, innovations and apps for social work in the age of smartphones and social media
Parents have told me how iPads and other tablet computers have given their children with autism a voice they never had. Students with autism are communicating in new ways and the secrets of their minds are for the first time, being unlocked.
But in a recent article in CIO (Chief Information Officers) magazine some members of the autism advocacy community are questioning the therapeutic value of iPads.
No one has actually studied which apps have a therapeutic benefit, Mark Sirkin, vice president of social marketing and online fund-raising for Autism Speaks, told the magazine. Parents may hear anecdotes about apps dramatically changing a child’s life, but there is no measurable proof that the apps really work.
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