Families, educators seek training on iPad as an assistive device

Apple's iPad tablet computers increasingly are being used as educational and communication devices for children with special needs. Nearly 150 educators and parents attended a recent workshop in Cupertino, Calif., designed to teach them how to use iPads and iPad applications with children who have disabilities ranging from Down syndrome to autism. "We are really seeing how the iPad can make a positive and effective change," said speech pathologist Danielle Samson, who led the workshop.

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