Autism and the iPad

iPad technology can be a great tool for individuals with autism of all ages.

So much has been said about how technology can help Autistic people. Because our children are so drawn to technology tablets and other devices they can in fact be a great tool for all ages.

There are thousands of different apps. However, only a small percentage, are written specifically for the Autistic child.

Using an iPad has so many benefits. Some parents & schools use iPads as a way to help reduce behaviour, some use it as a reward incentive and many are using iPad technology for learning and communication.

At Amazing K our focus lies with behaviour management, skills acquisition & communication.

  • Schedules (toilet training, dressing, brushing hair, brushing teeth and more)
  • Functional Academics (numeracy and literacy)
  • Generalization activities – helping the child understand aspects like puzzle building on the Ipad and then showing the child of they can build actual puzzle
  • Pre-writing skills
  • Logic and Reasoning
  • Sharing and teamwork
  • Manners
  • Self help & Life Skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Communication
  • Phonics and Reading

To find out more about Amazing K and how we teach our learners, contact ilse@amazingk.co.za.

Ilse Kilian-Ross
ilse@amazingk.co.za

Ilse Kilian-Ross is the owner of Amazing K, a registered ECD and Partial Care Facility in Johannesburg. Amazing K is a private adhd school, autism school and therapy centre for children from age 2 years where learners receive the best of both the schooling and therapy world. The autism school offers Individualized Education Programs, ABA, Speech- and Augmentive Alternative Communication (AAC) therapy as well as a full and adapted Academic Curriculum.