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iPod Touch as a Vocational Support for People with Autism

In an article published in the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, the iPod Touch was found to improve the employability of people with autism. The article reports on three cases of workers with ASD who have been trained to use Apple iPod Touch PDAs as vocational supports in the workplace, resulting in improved functional performance and reduced behavioral challenges.

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iPhone saves one man $8700 in AT

Blogger James Nuttall has figured out that his iPhone with apps is worth $8700 in assistive technology that he used to use or would have like to have. He uses his iPhone to find his way, to magnify, as a book scanner/reader, calculator, and more.

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Wider Letter Spacing Helps Dyslexic Children

Science Daily reports that "Increasing the spacing between characters and words in a text improves the speed and quality of dyslexic children's reading, without prior training. They read 20% faster on average and make half as many errors. "  

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How Many Speech Therapists are Using iPads?

Stephanie Bruno Dowling, MS, CCC-SLP has posted on her blog Early Intervention Speech Therapy, an entry called: How Many SLPs are REALLY Using iPads? The conclusion, based on a survey of 139 people, is that over 50% are using one in their practice.

She writes "A few weeks ago, PSHA sent out the final results of a recent survey they conducted asking speech-language pathologists about their use of iPads for speech therapy and within the workplace. I found the results very interesting and wanted to share some of the highlights.

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Operating an iDevice Loaner Program

Center for Accessible Technology (CforAT) has been loaning iPads and other devices, thanks to a grant from the California Communications Access Foundation. We'd like to share our experience with others.

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