We’re not having to fight to prove to people that she is a smart little girl anymore, because it’s there once they see her using the iPad,” said Caleigh’s mother, Holly Gray, who said her daughter can use the tablet to identify colors or ask to go outside.
The iPad is getting increased recognition as a therapeutic device for children with special needs. While specialized apps on the iPad do not replace speech and language therapy, more and more parents and professionals are discovering the power of Apple technology when it comes to language development and communication skills for their children. The MIT Media Lab is also exploring research in this area.
These apps will be discussed and demonstrated at our upcoming [email protected] seminar on November 1st in MontrÃ©al. Come out and see mobile communication tools in action, just click on the Register button on the right!
The full article available from the Wall Street Journal — Parents Turn to iPad for Speech Therapy – WSJ.com.
A speech disorder refers to a problem with the actual production of sounds, whereas a language disorder refers to a difficulty understanding or putting words together to communicate ideas.`”:..