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Apps for autism : an essential guide to over 200 effective apps for improving communication, behavior, social skills, and more! / Brady, Lois Jean. -- Arlington, Tex.: Future Horizons, Inc. 2011. xvii, 396 p. ; 26 cm.

The author, a speech language pathologist, wrote this book to educate parents, teachers, and other professionals about the breakthrough method she calls "iTherapy" - which is the use of Apple products (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) and various apps (computer applications) in meeting students' individual educational goals. The apps address a vast variety of issues including voice output, sign language, one-touch switch, text-to-speech, articulation, encouragment, listening and auditory processing, language comprehension, vocabulary, concept development, video modelling, social skills group activities, eye contact and body language, hygiene and pre-vocational, graphic organisers and visual supports, visual timers, sound masking, handwriting, bilateral coordination, motor planning, activities of daily living, reading, spelling, maths, preschool, dysphagia, aphasia, apraxia and dysarthria, stuttering, music, songs and creativity, information about autism, and eating gluten free.

CC 620 BRA [P14428]

DSAQ Guide to Apps / DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF QLD INC. -- Stafford: Down Syndrome Association of Qld. 2012. 23 p., 30 cm.

This booklet reflects the fact that iPod Touch and iPad are exciting technolgies that are providing endless opportunities to support learning and lifestyle for people with Down syndrome of all ages. It is a response to the growing number of enquiries made to DSAQ about suitable application for use with children and adults with Down syndrome. It aims to provide a solid starting point on the search for the best apps. The selection covers phonetic awareness, spelling, vocabulary, sight words, reading skills, sentence construction, eBooks, speech and language development, fine motor development, numbers and counting, operations, time, money and shapes, matching, behaviour, social skills, music, drawing and colouring. It is also available online at

SC/DOW DSA [P14407 ]

Getting started - iPad apps / INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTRE W.A. INC. -- [Nedlands]: Independent Living Centre of Western Australia, 2011. 23 p. ; 21 cm

This is taken from the independent Living Centre website and features iPad apps that are available and which may be helpful for people with a disability. It include apps for communication, children's e-books, cause and effect, fine motor and handwriting, visual supports, spelling and sight words, maths, productivity, e-books, life skills, calendars and reminders, speech and language, early concepts, environmental controls, and leisure. Downloadable at :

CC 620 GET [P14377]