Technology opens up new worlds for children with autism

Via Scoop.itThe eLearning Site

Braeden Barr, 14, chortles to himself as he edits a video in his classroom at Chimo Elementary School in Smiths Falls, Ont. “Braeden, do you want to keep working on the iPad?” asks his teacher, David Balfour. “Yes,” the boy responds, a simple, one-word answer he wouldn’t have been capable of four years ago. Braeden has autism. He couldn’t speak when he first met Mr. Balfour. He balked when asked to communicate with Velcro-backed symbols, sometimes becoming so frustrated he threw chairs around the room.

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