Technology with Autism Students

In Tools on September 11, 2009 by TIPS Team Tagged: , , ,

Here’s a great video about effectively using technology with autism students, including touch-screen devices like HP’s new TouchSmart all-in-one computer and augmentive communication devices.

San Fransisco school’s Hope Technology Project is using the TouchSmart–along with an augmentative assistive communications device–to give autistic students the ability to record themselves, select sound clips and form sentences in their own voice. The student in the video, for example, was non-verbal in the 14 years of his life, until this program. Now he can “speak” coherent sentences for the first time. Pretty amazing.

Link to Video


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