Posts Tagged ‘technology’

Why Breaking Up with Siri is Necessary for Those with Autism

Friendships are a tricky thing. They come and go – sometimes at rapid speeds and sometimes it takes decades. They come in many different forms – some are light and airy, while others are strong enough to profoundly change your life. They can be both positive and unfortunately, negative –...

How Technology will Shape the Future of Autism Therapy and Form the Backbone of Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration

It is an exciting time to be working in the field of autism. The amount of research being conducted on autism diagnosis and treatments now cuts across many disciplines and specialized fields. At major conferences, it is not unusual to hear about breakthroughs from geneticists, psychologists,...

SAP and Autism at Work

Autism has been very much in the news recently, especially since the report indicating that the level of autism has now been estimated at one in sixty-eight children. And Laura Princiotta, who serves as the CEO of SpArc Philadelphia, a family of organizations which deal with intellectual and...

Designing Databases That Drive Continuous Improvement for Clients and Organizations

Today’s classrooms are often filled with technology, some not even imagined just a decade ago. Tablet computers loaded with educational or communication software, PC stations, iPods, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices, and Wi-Fi internet service are...

Building Skills in the Classroom with Smart Tablet Applications

Technology and teaching are becoming increasingly intertwined. Students in the twenty-first century will interact with the world through a technological lens. Technology is changing how and what we learn, allowing students access and directing them to those advancements which will determine future...

Digital Storytelling Enhances Self-Expression for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

At AHRC News York City, digital storytelling is enhancing self-expression for individuals on the autism spectrum through a community service-learning partnership with Pace University. AHRC New York City is a large, family-governed, nonprofit organization that has been serving individuals with...

Using Technology to Provide Evidenced-Based Outcome Data to Make Better Decisions

Schools, provider agencies and parents are concerned with looming cuts in special education services.  Schools, provider agencies and parents are looking to become more efficient and effective with their programs. The Devereux School of NY has meet the challenge by partnering with Operant...

One School’s Experience Engaging Students with Autism Through Technology

Educators, clinicians, therapists and other professionals continue to look for new ways of using technology to benefit students with autism. Video modeling to teach social or self-regulation skills, individualized computer-assisted instruction, and augmentative communication devices are widely...

The Pitfalls and Potential of Technology: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Rapid advances in technology over the past decade have led to an overwhelming number of products put on the market to treat Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The sheer number of products (from computer games to apps to robots!) can be intimidating. Moreover, many product lines make enticing claims...

Scaling Inclusive Practices Through Technology

While the concept of “including” students with disabilities has only recently entered the collective consciousness of educational reformers nationwide, it is far from being a new fad or trend. The Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act...