iPads are AWESOME!!!
I want one so bad, it almost hurts.
But, I didn’t know they were THIS awesome!
Experts say the Apple iPad lessens the symptoms of [autism], helping kids deal with life’s sensory overload — in a sense “curing” the disorder, one parent says.
One out of 110 children are affected by autism. This could make a huge difference in these kids lives. Stephen Shore, who wrote the book “Understanding Autism for Dummies” and struggled with autism as a child, said that the iPad might be the difference between communicating with the outside world and being locked into a closed state.
There are over thirty apps designed for autistic children, but there’s plenty of room for more, since none of them support a parent or teacher to connect to the child’s iPad and participate with them.
And people say the iPad is just a toy … tsk-tsk.
[via Fox News]