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Special Education Technology

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Use of tablet computers has become increasingly more popular for special education teachers and speech therapists as a powerful special education technology tool for children with special needs, including autistic children and those who have trouble speaking.

Paperclip Robot created BubCaps to answer the demand from educators, therapists, and parents who were having problems . . . → Read More: Special Education Technology

Trailer of “I Want to Say”–Delivering a Story of Hope Through Hacking Autism

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On May 1st, “I Want to Say” a 25-minute documentary will premiere. It tells the story of Hacking Autism, a newly adopted Autism Speaks initiative devoted to using technology to give those with autism a voice.

The trailer for the documentary highlights the growing prevalence of autism, parents’ emotional struggle to communicate with their . . . → Read More: Trailer of “I Want to Say”–Delivering a Story of Hope Through Hacking Autism

I Am in Here, a book by 13 Year Old Elizabeth Bonker

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I Am in Here is by Elizabeth Bonker and Virginia Breen. This is the true story of Elizabeth, a thirteen year old girl with autism, who breaks through her silence, thanks to the relentless efforts of her mother Virginia. By keyboarding poetry, Elizabeth is now able to reveal her inner thoughts and observations in . . . → Read More: I Am in Here, a book by 13 Year Old Elizabeth Bonker

A Breakthrough In Speech Therapy

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Today, we had a breakthrough in speech therapy. He picked out a book that he loves, and that they have read a lot. It’s about a boy and his dog. The video below shows the beginning of the speech therapy session. In it, you will notice that he isn’t happy. He did not want . . . → Read More: A Breakthrough In Speech Therapy

OT And Speech Sessions with Videos

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We have good days and bad days with therapy. Yesterday, we had both. His OT therapy started off with my son selecting yes for the tire swing. It turns out, he didn’t want the tire swing. He wanted to swing, that’s why he selected yes, but he wanted the platform swing. He was asked . . . → Read More: OT And Speech Sessions with Videos

Take A Step Back With Your Autistic Child

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Don’t be afraid to take a step back with your autistic child. There are times when you have to take a step back in order to move forward. I have had to do so on several occassions with my son. It’s not always easy, but it is worth it in the end.

My son . . . → Read More: Take A Step Back With Your Autistic Child

Nonverbal Autistic Boy Has Communication Device Stolen

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I cried when I read this this story online and watched the video.

On July 4, 2010, 9 year old severe Nonverbal Autism boy Sheamus Jones had his communication device, a “Mini-Merc” stolen. It was left in the family car while they were watching fireworks. The car was broken into and the “Mini-Merc” was . . . → Read More: Nonverbal Autistic Boy Has Communication Device Stolen

Tap To Talk A Kid-Friendly & Affordable AAC Device

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Tammy Lessick has been writing about Tap To Talk since it first came out. She was kind enough to invite the Tap To Talk team to do this guest post.

One of the key features of TapToTalk is that you have a choice of kid-friendly, socially acceptable, low cost devices for assistive communication. . . . → Read More: Tap To Talk A Kid-Friendly & Affordable AAC Device

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