Ed-tech advocates are discovering the numerous benefits that mobile devices, including iPads, can have for students. But a growing number of special-education teachers are finding that iPads can have a positive effect on their students with autism in particular.
Students with autism often have trouble communicating and might struggle with transitions, such as changing classes, getting on a school bus, or taking a field trip. A report issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) last April indicated that one out of every 88 children is believed to have autism or fall somewhere on the autism spectrum.
Read more: How iPads can support learning for students with autism | eSchool News.
Can online learning work for students with special needs? This Autism Awareness Month it’s important to recognize that it can. And to recognize the students who have excelled because of it.
In our travels to investigate the success of digital learning, the iLearn Project’s visit to Ryan Fox will always stand out. At the time Ryan was a senior in high school, participating in three different programs: Washington Virtual Academy, Sultan High School, and his local community college. And Ryan is autistic.
[You just have to read Ryan’s letter to the school board, it blew us away!]
via Autism Awareness Month: How does online learning fit in? | iLearn Project.