I’ve been a researcher working with people with autism for a decade now and in that time I’ve worked with adults, adolescents, young children and their parents, teachers, clinicians and other members of what I often refer to as “the autism community”. Before that I spent a year helping out once a week in . . . → Read More: Puzzled about the right language for autism
Another five app reviews for the last month: these are AutisMate, Injini, Thomas the Tank Engine Game Pack, Itsy Bitsy Spider, and all the apps in the iHelp range (there are about fourteen currently available).
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Earlier this month at IMFAR 2013 – the International Meeting for Autism Research – I presented a conference poster reporting on the Click-East project. Sadly we haven’t completed the randomised controlled trial (RCT) yet, so I couldn’t share the final outcomes – that will have to wait for IMFAR 2014 – but I’m taking . . . → Read More: Lessons from running my first RCT
My latest app review is a slightly different format where I’m making a direct comparison between 6 apps for roughly the same purpose. All of these allow the user to touch symbols on the screen, producing audio from the iPad, as a method of communication. I’ve noted some of my concerns around using AACs, . . . → Read More: AACs and autism: app review and notes
This week I have had the very great pleasure of attending the International Meeting for Autism Research in San Sebastián / Donostia in northern Spain. Loads of things about the conference were great, not least the extraordinary venue and the beautiful city with its delicious local cuisine. But I’m also now suffering from a . . . → Read More: Why do academics need to go to conferences?
A quick post today just to alert you all that we’ve published another very short newsletter summarising progress on the Click-East project so far.
You can download a pdf copy here.
There’s an issue here which has been building up in my mind for some time so I wanted to put my thoughts down. I hope they might be of use and interest to both researchers in the field, and to parents or practitioners supporting people with autism. But I must emphasise these are my . . . → Read More: Using audio communicator apps with people with autism
Here we go with another six app reviews: I’ve tried to go beyond my usual pre-school remit but it seems that there are far fewer apps out there being targeted for older children, adolescents and adults with autism. If you want to keep updated with regular app reviews, follow me on Twitter @SueReviews There’ll . . . → Read More: Six more app reviews
I am absolutely delighted to say that our commercial partners, Interface 3, have recently released the full version of the Click-East project app on iTunes, in the form of an update to the original app. This update has new content and features, and is available for both iPhone and iPad. In addition, the licence . . . → Read More: Full Click-East app now available!
A quick post to put up my first five app reviews, which I’m now posting as often as I can on Twitter, @SueReviews. Hopefully with time this will start to be a good resource of app reviews specific to autism using a consistent template to evaluate apps. Any comments on the format of the . . . → Read More: First five app reviews