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Smartphone and Tablet Autism Spectrum Disorder Apps

There are several autism spectrum disorder apps that impart academic, social, communication and daily living skills to autistic children. These apps are of immense help to the parents and caregivers. Some even help in finding information about how to support an autistic child.

But how does one choose the correct app?  Selecting the appropriate autism spectrum disorder apps is much like choosing a therapy itself.

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So how do you select the perfect autism app for your kid?

Well, having a goal undeniably helps regarding the app you’re looking for. Consider your child’s strengths, like and dislikes, and his/her requirements. The goals should be time focused and relevant. For instance, you may decide that by the end of the academic year, your child should be able to dress independently.

Once you have zeroed in on the things that you want your child to learn, factor in the activities he/she is already doing. Then consider the apps that could help in the learning process.

You must come up with a plan to help your child use the autism app. For instance, in the first week, show how the app can be used to help him/her get dressed. Gradually withdraw the support as he/she learns the procedure. Once fully learnt, use the app to show you to work backwards.

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Before you try out any of the autism spectrum disorder apps, talk to your childcare professional to develop a plan. The professional will first check your child whether he/she is ready to use the app. If you have already set up some goals then you are likely to have a fair idea about how to measure your child’s progress.

Not all autism spectrum disorder apps are suitable for all children. This is because the extent of the disorder varies from one child to another.  That’s why autism is called a spectrum disorder.

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Prabuddha Neogi

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