Kim Musgrave loves the way the iPad captures the attention of her son, Luke. Luke is 14 but functions at about a 2-year-old level due to his struggle with cerebral palsy. Musgrave recently shared her app recommendations for kids with special needs during a parent support group meeting at Akron Children’s Hospital.
Education doesn’t have to be boring. Learning can be loads of fun for kids, especially when it involves working on your speech skills with an iPad. And there are a ton of speech apps on the market now. Finding what’s right for your child is the key.
What better way to help today’s gadget-loving kids lose weight than with a free and easy-to-use app like Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker by MyFitness Pal?
Language comes so naturally to many of us. But for some kids, communication is a struggle. Parents and speech therapists have to wrestle with these kids to practice their language skills. And lots of repetition is the key to success. Akron Children’s speech pathologist Lisa Gonidakis recommends these Photo Touch #apps to help your child enhance her speech and language skills.
App developers are creating tools that autistic children can use to cope with social and emotional situations that challenge them at home, at school, and pretty much anywhere they tote a mobile device. These devices can be a cost-effective solution for parents, school administrators and healthcare providers looking for ways to serve the unique needs of this growing population.
There’s a growing number of apps targeted to children with autism. And in recognition of Autism Awareness Month, this week’s Tech Tuesday post features app recommendations for children with speech difficulties and autism.