iPads, Apps and Kids with Autism

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Barbara Klipper ALA 2014

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  • 1.iPads,Appsand KidswithAutism BarbaraKlipper Barbaraklipper.librarian@gmail.com ALAAnnual2014,LasVegas

2. AlittleaboutKidswithAutism: 3. 1. Visuals 2. Socialsupports 3. Speech-generating 4. Child-specic 5. Consistent 6. Sensory-friendly 7. Easeofuse iPadsandappsaddressallofthese aspectsofautism(andmore): 4. 1.2010UniversityofTorontocasestudy 2.2013AutismSpeaks-fundedstudy(at Vanderbilt,UCLAandJohnsHopkins) 3.LSTA-fundedstudyconductedbylibrarian AmyPriceatOakstoneAcademyinOhio Studieshaveproventhebenets: 5. But Manyfamilieswantone: 6. Forexample: AutismCares2012iPadGrants Gave831iPadstofamiliesaroundthecountry But,theyreceivedover applications OneSolution iPadgiveawayprograms: 7. LeilaandOwenwiththeiriPads: 8. Theyhavelibraries(hopefully) Whathavelibrariesdoneandwhatcan theydo?? Whatabouttheother 9,169children?? 9. Forexample: TheFergusonLibrary,Stamford,CT ClosingtheAppGapgrant Oerappsatthelibrary: 10. http://www.farmingdalelibrary.org/ appsforautismbrochure.pdf Farmingdale,NY http://www.bedfordlibrary.net/collections/ ipad.pdf Bedford,MA Provideannotatedlistsofapps: 11. Includecriteriaforselecting autism-appropriateapps http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/article/ apps-and-autism Writeainformationalbrochure forparents: 12. Hostaparenttrainingprogram: IntroduceiPadFeatures Democoolapps 13. Forexample: DigitalSensoryStorytime Useappsinkidsprogramming: 14. WhyUseeBooks? 15. RubyCubeapps http://rubycubeapps.com/demo.html PutitAway http://put-it-away.leehsueh.com Acoupleofinterestingapps forolderkidswithautism: 16. Thanks,Tess!!! ImsorrythatmyCaldecott commitmentkeptmefrom beingwithyouallthis morning. Pleasecontactmewithquestions: barbaraklipper.librarian@gmail.com Barbara Klipper 17. WantMoreAboutAutism? LookforBarbarasbook. Availablehereatthe ALAStore.