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New MG Gaming System Review


I spend a lot of time waiting in the doctor’s office, therapist office, and special activities for my children. One thing I notice at these times is that our children get bored quickly. I see parents take out their phones and let their children play games on them.

I don’t have a smart phone, . . . → Read More: New MG Gaming System Review

Monitoring Internet Use and Link to Autism

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Are you monitoring internet use for your child with Autism? Have you ever considered a link between internet use and Autism? Early last year (2011) a disagreement broke out among prominent academics in the UK. It was over increased internet use and it’s link to Autism. The row started when Susan Greenfield – a . . . → Read More: Monitoring Internet Use and Link to Autism

Free Autism Apps for iPad to Use With Children


The increase in free autism apps that benefit autistic children is increasing everyday. Some cost money to download, and some don’t. I’ve put together a list of some free Autism apps for iPad. Unfortunately, I don’t have an iPad. I have a Colby Android tablet, and I have not been able to . . . → Read More: Free Autism Apps for iPad to Use With Children

Communicating Basic Needs App for Android and More


Communicating basic needs is important for children diagnosed with autism. It can also be one of the hardest things for them to do. One thing that can help is using an app for communicating basic needs. Here is one of them.

Special Learning, Inc. Launches Communicating Basic Needs App for Android Platforms Samsung Galaxy . . . → Read More: Communicating Basic Needs App for Android and More

Handling Medical News Tips


Handling medical news from your child’s doctor can be difficult. It physically hurts a parent when they receive bad news. This is a guest post that I think will help parents seeking advice on handling medical news. Handling medical news, whether it’s your’s or your child’s, can determine the future of both of . . . → Read More: Handling Medical News Tips

Facebook: the Anti-Social Network?


Social media sites like Facebook connect users with old friends, new acquaintances and everyone in between. However, studies are revealing an inverse link with online connections and deeper, face-to-face relationships.

Norwegian researchers recently developed a test for networking sites, called the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale, which likens inordinate amounts of time spent on the . . . → Read More: Facebook: the Anti-Social Network?

Education of Children With Autism Software Program


With autism rates climbing at such an alarming rate, more parents are taking it upon themselves to find innovative educational programs that speak to the unique needs of their children with autism. New online software products BrainPro(R) Autism provide support and deliver positive changes in the brain, improving both reading and social skills . . . → Read More: Education of Children With Autism Software Program

Special Education Technology


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


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