Category Archives for "Autism Technology"

Assistive technology, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to help encourage independence, expand communication, and expand social interactions. Includes APPs, smartphones, tablets, video modeling.

How to Incorporate Technology to Build a Lifetime of Skills

How to Incorporate Technology to Build a Lifetime of Skills

Tablets, smartphones, and their accompanying apps are part of mainstream society. Their accessibility has not only revolutionized how people learn and function every day—parents and caretakers of individuals with special needs have gained a deeper interest in using these tools to build skills with children. While these high-tech solutions may be relatively affordable and less […]

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How Can Assistive Technology Benefit People With Autism?

How Can Assistive Technology Benefit People With Autism? https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/assistive-technology-benefits-with-autism/

What is Assistive Technology? Assistive technology (AT) is defined as any product, equipment, software program and/or system that enhances learning, working, and daily living for persons with disabilities.The goal of assistive technology is to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of people with disabilities (ATIA). Think about all of the skills that your child, […]

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4 Practical Interventions to Help Develop Social Skills

4 Practical Interventions to Help Develop Social Skills https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/practical-interventions-help-develop-social-skills

Social skills can be broadly defined as the ability to develop and maintain relationships. Deficits in social skills are a core feature for children, as well as adults with autism. For school-age children with high-functioning autism, limitations in social skills adversely impact conversation skills, peer acceptance, and self-perception. Quick Navigation Comic Strip Conversations Social Narratives […]

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Training Young People With ASD to Be the Techies of Tomorrow

Training Young People With ASD to Be the Techies of Tomorrow https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/training-young-people-with-asd-to-be-the-techies-of-tomorrow

There’s a lot of talk about why teaching kids technology, programming in particular, is good for students in today’s educational landscape.  Nearly every other week there seems to be some major news announcement around STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) or STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) and CS (computer science) and even, IT (information […]

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Assistive Communication Devices for Children with Autism

Assistive Communication Devices for Children with Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/assistive-technology-autism/

If you are wondering, “How can assistive technology help a child with autism?” you are not alone. Using different types of alternative forms of communication for autism has been proven to improve communication outcomes in children with language delays. The benefits of assistive technology for autism are widely recognized by speech-language pathologists. This article will […]

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Best Ways to Integrate Tech and Gadget-Like Toys with Autism

They don’t make toys like they used to. It’s not uncommon to still see the dolls and action figures of yesteryear, but as we have progressed scientifically and experienced innovative breakthroughs across technologies, toys today are more than that. They’re interactive companions, sometimes designed from a pure entertainment perspective. And, more often than not, they […]

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