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Top 10 Amazing iPad Apps for Children with Autism

Top 10 Amazing iPad Apps for Children with Autism | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
I must admit that apps for autistic learners are really scarce and hard to find. So I've done some research and found ten great ipad apps your child can use to learn.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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harkirran ghudhail's curator insight, December 10, 2013 2:16 PM

an interesting read, different from many the generic commercial uses of the ipad. If only in todays society, more technology could be produced specifically for those with disorders such as autism

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iPads for autism

iPads for autism | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Like most 15-year-olds, Connor Sendel knows his way around digital devices.

“I have always been keen at engineering and solving practical problems, so I figured I might as well try to help,” he posted on his “iPads for Autism” Facebook page.

The Cherry Creek High School sophomore launched his one-man movement to collect as many of the devices as possible after learning that handheld iPads could be an important educational and communication tool for children with autism.

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Autism Wonderland: He Basically Failed Kindergarten & I'm Okay With It

Autism Wonderland: He Basically Failed Kindergarten & I'm Okay With It | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"For the most part, I don't care. Because I have an understanding of The Boy's autism. I know that the way the material was being taught was both inappropriate and difficult for him.

I also understand that grades - in the grand scheme of things - don't matter. Because I know a grade will not determine how much The Boy actually knows. And I know goals are what really matter. And he's met a lot of personal goals this year.

Which is why I don't understand why The Boy got a 1 in Personal and Social Growth? (Okay, maybe this grade bothers me a little bit.)"

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Vaccines And Autism: A Dangerous Misunderstanding

Vaccines And Autism: A Dangerous Misunderstanding | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"The vaccine-autism controversy has been brewing ever since Andrew Wakefield published his infamous 1998 paper in The Lancet. Fourteen years later, the study has been retracted and scientists have had no luck finding a legitimate link between childhood vaccinations and autism. Yet, the debate rages on."

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Car Pollution Linked to Autism

Car Pollution Linked to Autism | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Children exposed to higher levels of air pollution early in life may have an increased risk of autism, a new study suggests.  In the study, children living in areas with high levels of traffic-generated air pollution during their first year of life were three times more likely to have autism than children living in areas with low levels.

There was also a link between exposure to air pollution in the womb — particularly during late pregnancy — and an increased risk of autism, according to the study.

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Brain Activity Differs in Infant Siblings of Children with Autism

Brain Activity Differs in Infant Siblings of Children with Autism | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

A new study shows that infants as young as 6 months who are siblings of children with autism have different patterns of brain activity compared to infants who do not have a sibling with autism. These differences in brain activity were present even in infant siblings who did not go on to develop autism. Thus, they may reflect genetic differences that are shared by children with autism and their younger siblings.

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CDC - About Learn the Signs. Act Early - NCBDDD

CDC - About Learn the Signs. Act Early - NCBDDD | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), in collaboration with a number of national partners, launched a public awareness campaign called 'Learn the Signs. Act Early.' The campaign aims to educate parents about childhood development, including early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders, and encourages developmental screening and intervention."

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