Hi5! Our son's Mild/Moderate Teacher tells us he becomes quite verbal, attentive, responsive and participatory whenever the lesson plan incorporates the iPad, Promethean Board, Mac, PC, or any interactive and touchscreen technologies. Our son is diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. Also, because of Sensory Processing Disorder, using e-gadgets, instead of pencils, to write helps him show that he does know his kindergarten lessons, while attending class in an Inclusive- Least Restrictive Environment. Likewise, Semantic Pragmatic Language Disorder isn't as evident when his General Education Teacher permits speech/language technology tools to accommodate our son with sharing his knowledge and expressing his thoughts. As his Parents, we've known all of this for over 5 years, prior up Regression and pre-diagnosis of Aspersers Syndrome. But, these understandings and usages of apps for Autism were not as well known or widely accepted. Thanks Steve Jobs, Spectrum Vision, A4CWSN Apps for Children with Special Needs, Spectronics, AutismClassroom, DynaVox and a plethora of hi-tech companies, Scientists, Educators and Inventors who are 'pushing the envelope' Autism Apps-wise. We are sharing this CBS News/60 Minutes Apps 4 Autism story and Dr. Temple Grandin's feature on our 'EnjoyHi5Autism' social networks, including http://enjoyhi5autism.blogspot.com, https://www.facebook.com/EnjoyHi5Autism and http://familyenjoyingh5autism.blogspot.com.
LA Developmental Disabilities Council
"disAbilityVOICE - Disabiility Rights Advocate"
CBSNEWS 60 MINUTES
Preview Apps for Autism on CBSNews 60 Minutes
"Life on the Autism Spectrum can be ENJOYable."
References & Resources
"disAbilityVOICE - Disability Rights Advocate"
Enjoying Autism in Reading Resources
PRAYING & Hoping for a Good, Productive and Enjoyable School Year :-)
"Enjoying The Hi-5s of Autism - A Family Experience"
Enjoying the Hi-5s of Autism
We are the family that advocated for Twellow (Twitter online yellowpages) to establish 5 new Raising Awareness Categories(10.11.10): Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Delays, Learning Disabilities, Neurological Disorders, Sensory Integration Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder.
We share 2 Twitter accounts Registered under Twellow as:
KBJ Cosse' @babymiracle2005 http://www.twellow.com/babymiracle2005
KBJCosse' @enjoyhi5autism http://www.twellow.com/EnjoyHi5Autism
Sensory Integration Disorder
Sensory Processing Disorder