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Taking Help of Technology with Autism App

There are several ways by which a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder can be helped to learn. Using technology, especially apps like “Make Sentences” and “Just Match”, is one of them.

It’s a fact that teaching an autistic child is a big challenge. However, the advent of autism apps and other technologies have made teaching more meaningful to such children. Many parents have reported that the “Make Sentences” and “Just Match” apps have emerged as a good source of both engagement and learning for their autistic kids.

Special Education and Importance of Collaboration

Presently, many new games, apps, and technologies are being developed for children with autism spectrum disorder and Asperger’s syndrome. Schools are using autism apps for children in their classrooms with instructors specially trained to operate them. The implication, as reported by these instructors, is helping autistic kids to learn and play simultaneously.

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Employment Challenges

Besides autism apps, computers too are important partners of the instructor to facilitate learning among special needs children. It’s widely believed that children with autism, in most cases, perform better in an app-based or computerized version of class tests, compared to the traditional paper-and-pencil system.

Autism in Employment: Things Looking Up

Scientists and researchers have found out that visual tools like charts, grids, and colorful representation of points earned in the “Make Sentences” and “Just Match” apps can improve engagement of autistic kids. These apps also help in increasing their motivation and generalization skill. Technology companies and software development firms seem to have understood the effectiveness of these educational apps and have begun developing apps of their own.

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Prabuddha Neogi

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