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SLPs, Educators, & Innovators
Here is an ongoing collection with short descriptions of current articles, news stories, and
weblogs focusing on using apps with young children:
Parents share their success stories, and some concerns, about using the iPad with their
toddlers while professionals offer reasons for its developemental appropriateness:
Baute, N. (2010, June 17). Is iPad the next big toy for toddlers? Parentcentral.ca. Retrieved
"For Autistic children, the new iPad is an effective, portable device for teaching
communication and social skills. It's also way cool":
Harrell, A. (2010, August 11). iHelp for Autism. San Francisco Weekly. Retrieved from
"Apple is highlighting a growing number of apps catering to individuals with special needs
with a featured special education section in its App store":
Heasley, S. (2010, October 26). Apple Puts Spotlight on Disability Offerings in App Store.
Disability Scoop. Retrieved from
A key article that described the benefit of using the iPad as a communication device for
children with special needs, especially for speech and language disorders:
Valentino-Devries, J. (2010, October 13). Using the iPad to Connect. Wall Street Journal.
iPads and Autism: A whole web page of links to great interviews and useful articles: