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The Power of Touchscreen Technology

THE POWER OF TOUCH A TIMELINE OF THE HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE TREATMENT OF AUTISM, WITH A SNEAK PEEK INTO THE FUTURE. By eliminating the difficulties of using a keyboard, or understanding the connection between a mouse and cursor, tablets provide direct intuitive control. TOUCH SCREEN TECHNOLOGY IS GIVING PEOPLE WITH AUTISM A VOICE. THE BLOOM OF THE MIND The Future With increasing global access to touch screen technology and other innovative treatments, more autistic children will lead lives full of rich interaction and achievement. 2013 Video and touchscreen games now help roughly 41% of autism spectrum children learn and communicate. 2012 Many new autism apps become available for tablets including Conversation Builder for learning interactions, What Are they Thinking for language development, and Proloquo2Go for nonverbal children. 2011 Scientists discover that people with autism have enhanced visual detection centers. This may explain why visual programs are so helpful. THE GROWTH OF RESEARCH 2009 A mother reports to a Raleigh N.C. paper that a touch screen device equipped with a dynamic display program helped teach her autistic son to speak. 2000 Autistic computer learners are attentive 97% of the time as compared with 62% of autistic kids in the classroom. This ability to be extra attentive to computers is one reason touch screen technology has had such a significant impact on these children. 1993 Autistic children emerge from their prisons of endless repetition. New computer programs reduce self-stimulating behavior or "stimming" while offering positive reinforcement to improve motivation. 1990s The first commercially available dynamic display speech generators hit the market with communication boards that link images with words or phrases. Kids can start to explore more complex ideas and express themselves creatively. 1981 The Mayer-Johnson company develops Picture Communication Symbols (PCS), simple drawings that represent words and messages. lenovo THE ROOTS OF AWARENESS 1970s With the emergence of Speech Generating Devices (SGDS) autistic kids say, "I love you" to their parents for the first time. Today, SGD technologies give children a voice via smartphones and tablets. 1960 Inexpensive home audio recorders expand treatment options by providing repetitive, familiar feedback. 1950s Silent children begin to be heard. Doctors and therapists use "assistive technology" - flash cards, chalkboards, and toys - to give autistic children a way to communicate with teachers and loved ones. 1911 Swiss psychiatrist Eugene Bleuler introduces the term "autism." Autism affects 1 in 88 children, and 1 in 54 boys. Two thirds of these children are of above average intelligence, but communication presents a major barrier. Today, touch screen tablet computers are helping autistic children communicate and learn more efficiently and effectively so they can have better, happier, and more productive lives. Sources: Facts About Autism (Autism Speaks, 2012) | Disrupting Autism with Courage and Technology, by Daniel Honan (Big Think, 2012) | Some Key Dates in Autism History, by Brittney John- son (Washington Post, 2008) | Autism Through the Ages Baffles Science, by Robert Williams Jr. (Pediatric Services, 2000) | Auditory Integration Training and Other Sound Therapies for Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review, by Sinha, et al. (Archives of Disease in Childhood, 2006) | Mayer-Johnson Special Needs Products (Mayer-Johnson, 2013) | Applied Behavior Analysis (Autism Speaks, 2009) | Issues in Digital Technology in Education: Autism and Education, by Jarrold, et al. (1993) | Augmentative and Alternative Communication: An Historic Perspective, by Zangari, et al. (Augmentative and Alternative Communication, 1994) | Brief Report: Vocabulary Acquisition for Children with Autism: Teacher or Computer Instruction, by Moore, et al. (Georgetown University, 2000) | Effects of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention on Speech Production in Children with Autism: A Systematic Review (American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 2008) | Computer Helps Boy with Autism Learn to Speek (WRAL, 2009) | For Children with Autism, iPads an Attractive Option, by Kelly Rae Chi (Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, 2010) | Enhanced Visual Functioning in Autism, by Samson, et al. (Human Brain Mapping, 2011) | How iPads and Tablets Can Suppport Autistic Learning and Play, by Shannon Des Roches Rosa (Thinking Person's Guide to Autism, 2013) | GSE Startup Offers Autism Thererapies on iPad (Stanford Graduate School of Education, 2013) lenovo FOR THOSE TM WHO DO.

The Power of Touchscreen Technology

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