Researchers study use of iPads among students with autism

04/2/2012 | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

Seven-year-old Australian student John Mavrothalassitis, who has autism and uses the Proloquo2go iPad tablet computer application to communicate, is less frustrated and has made improvements in his own speech since using the device, his mother says. Researchers in Australia have been prompted by a growing body of similarly promising anecdotal evidence to study the use of iPads for students with autism. "If they can get their emotions and anxieties regulated, they're less likely to have behaviours that are of concern in the classroom," said Debra Costley of Autism Spectrum Australia.

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