With the increasing use of iPads and Apps for children with ASD, we have introduced specific assessment and training sessions for parents to assist with appropriate selection of Apps and training in their use. IPad assessment sessions are with Angus McLean, our iPad expert. During your appointment with Angus, you will discuss your child’s needs and Angus will assist you to make informed decisions about which iPad Apps to purchase to help your child with communication, socialisation, education and leisure options. Parents who have children with little or no speech may use these sessions to guide and assist their child’s communication program if he/she is using apps for augmentative communication such as Proloquo2go, See Me Talk, Grace App
If you would like to make an appointment to see Angus to discuss your child’s use of the iPad, contact our receptionist at Moonee Ponds on 9326 1699.
iPads in therapy at Spectrum
We have been excited by the wonders of the iPad and other tablets and how we have been able to use them with some fantastic Apps to enhance our therapy with our clients. We incorporate the technology into our programs to help the children with language, articulation, socialisation, understanding emotions, literacy development, leisure activities and many other areas of learning. We also teach the parents to help their children using the iPad.
At Spectrum we have also developed summary sheets of our favourite iPad Apps for early language development, early concepts, vocabulary development, problem solving, social skills and literacy.