Researchers create New iPad App: Enables Parents in Early Intervention for Autism

A child when diagnosed with Autism, devastates the parents. But if the parents think of timely early intervention for Autism, then the child can cope with Autism fast i.e. pace up the gap between his/her mental and Physiological Age fast.

A new iPad app, TOBY Playpad, aids parents in Early Intervention for Autism.

The App can provide early intervention therapy to kids diagnosed with autism.

The App is developed by Deakin University scientist Professor Svetha Venkatesh, along with Autism West (Australia) and others.

How the Autism iPad App Helps:

The App can be used to help children gain life skills even before their therapy starts. The App includes over 50 skills, such as matching socks. Currently the app is targeted for ages 2 through 6. more age groups will be included once, philanthropic and app sales money comes in.

Silvana Gaglia, an Autism expert said this about the App,

“It is a groundbreaking application which empowers parents and carers with children who have been diagnosed with the tools to immediately commence therapy activities during the crucial early intervention period.”

Price and Availability: Costs $100.

Resources on Autism -- Some of the Best Book on Autism:

1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger's, Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition

Son Rise by Barry Neil Kaufman

Teaching Individuals With Developmental Delays: Basic Intervention Techniques

The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science

Relationship Development Intervention with Young Children: Social and Emotional Development Activities for Asperger Syndrome, Autism, PDD and NLD

Relationship Development Intervention with Children, Adolescents and Adults

Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism (Vintage)

A Work in Progress: Behavior Management Strategies and a Curriculum for Intensive Behavioral Treatment of Autism

Children with Starving Brains: A Medical Treatment Guide for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders

A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism: How to Meet the Challenges and Help Your Child Thrive


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