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iLearn: Using the iPad with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Lakeside Center for Austim's Assistive Technology Team Presentation for CSUN 2012

Mari Therrien

on 17 February 2015

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Transcript of iLearn: Using the iPad with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

iLearn: Using the iPad with Children with ASD
Michelle Therrien, MA
Mari Therrien, PT, MPT
Vina Sargent, MA, CCC-SLP
OT, PT, Speech
Developmental therapy
Early childhood classroom
Assistive technology
iLearn: Using Technology to Enhance Communication, Participation and Learning
Program Focus
Intervention Methods
Individual one-on-one sessions
Co-treat with other disciplines
Programming/iPad customization
Parent training
Ongoing assessment
Consultation with therapists & early childhood classroom
Visual Schedules
Support transitions
Increase positive behaviors
Increase flexibility
Functional Play
Cause and effect
Pretend play
Turn taking
Sharing ideas
Social Stories
Social skills
Positive behavior support
Emotional regulation
Motor skills
Classroom Applications
Therapy Applications
Visual schedule of activities
Using apps and video to enhance instruction & provide context
Literacy center
Early learning activities
Encouraging social interaction
our blog
on Facebook
on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/lakesideautism
For More Info...
Supporting core areas for children with ASD
Simplifying or expanding current supports
Integrating technology supports into daily life
Evidence Based?
4 factors of evidence-based practice
Established Treatments
1. Research findings
2. Professional judgement
3. Values and preferences
4. Capacity
notes: values and preferences refers to parents, care givers and the individual for example: if a treatment has been tried in the past with a negative outcome

capacity = all people involved have proper training and adequate resources
1. Joint attention intervention
2. Modeling
3. Naturalistic teaching strategies
4. Schedules
5. Story-based intervention
Emerging Treatments
1. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)
2. Language Training (production and understanding)
3. Tech-based Intervention
*taken from the National Autism Center's National Standards Report, 2009
OT: handwriting, ADLs
PT: encourage movement, motivation for repetitions, sequence complex movements
SLP: receptive and expressive language, narrative-building
Data collection: tracking behaviors, discrete trial data
Sharing Ideas
LCA's current list of favorite apps can be found on our website at http://lakesideautism.com/our-services/ilearn/ilearn-app-list
Expand language
Initiate conversation
Repair breakdowns
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