There are many apps available that work to enhance speech and language development as well as emotional, life and social skills. Fundamental skills such as reading, writing and math become fun and exciting on the iPad. Free apps are provided to the program by Pufferfish Software. A favorite and incredibly helpful Pufferfish app is Touch Talking which has an easy to navigate menu and intuitively simple controls. Touch Talking allows individuals to learn basic words and communicate effectively through a touch on the screen.
Jennifer Carrick, SSA with the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities, explained the many benefits the iPads offer in the program. “It allows visual scheduling, assistive communication and the iPad can be customized to each individual’s needs,” she said. “It is amazing what technology can do to bring out the best in people with developmental disabilities.”
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