iPad Apps for Autism

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  • 1.iPad Apps, Autism, & UDLWhat do they have in common?

2. Autism Presents Barriers Imaginestruggling to communicate your feelings andneeds to others or not being able to at all. 3. Autism Presents BarriersImaginenot being able to deal with a changing schedule or routine. 4. Autism Presents Barriers Imaginebeing preoccupied by particular interests and consistent, repetitive behaviors. 5. Autism Presents BarriersImaginestruggling to interact and build relationships with your peers. 6. Autism Presents Barriers Imaginenot having complete control over yourbehavior and feeling unmotivated. 7. Autism Presents BarriersImaginehaving abnormal sensory responses. 8. UDL Can HelpUniversal Design for Learning guidesinstructional planning to provide all studentswith multiple ways to overcome theirbarriers and learn. 9. How Does UDL Do This?Universal Design for Learning uses three guiding principles to ensure a flexibleapproach that meets individual needs.ProvideMultiple Means of RepresentationMultiple Means of Action and ExpressionMultiple Means of Engagement 10. UDL and iPad Apps Universal Design for Learning usestechnology, such as iPad applications, to meet specific needs. 11. iPad Apps Help Autism There are many iPad applications availablethat have been created to help children with autism. 12. Meeting in the Middle iPad applications are used with the threeUniversal Design for Learning principles tohelp children with autism overcome their barriers. 13. Multiple Means of RepresentationThis principle of UDL uses iPad applicationsthat present information and content indifferent ways to reduce the barriers ofabnormal sensory responses, social interactions, and building relationships. 14. Multiple Means of Action and ExpressionThis principle of UDL uses iPad applications that differentiate the ways students canexpress what they know to reduce the barriers of communication and changingschedules and routines. 15. Multiple Means of EngagementThis principle of UDL uses iPad applicationsthat stimulate interest and motivation to reduce the barriers of repetitive patterns,behavior, and motivation. 16. ResearchNot much research has been conducted onthe impacts that iPad applications have onchildren with autism.However, educators, parents, and manyothers are convinced of the positive effects.