December 22, 2011

App Thursday: 60 Minutes Special-Apps for Autism: Communicating on the IPAD

For severely autistic people, communication is often impossible, leaving them unable to convey what they want or need. But as Lesley Stahl reports, touch-screen apps designed for tablet computers like the iPad are now giving autistic people new ways to express themselves, some for the first time. Teachers and parents are hailing the technology as a breakthrough, one that can reveal the true depth of knowledge and emotion trapped behind a wall of silence.

This video also presents some new dynamic apps that you can use in your therapy arsenal.

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