Non-Verbal Autism and iPads

The iPad is really intriguing. Technology is helping me find a place in the world. I have been liberated by my letter board which first gave me a voice. Though I have never been moved or touched when I use it, because someone else holds the letter board up, some people call it facilitation. This bugs me because it is so obvious I communicate myself that it takes bias to cast doubt. But that is the reality of being a non-verbal communicator.
 The old keyboard I had was tough to use. The voice was robotic and the screen small. In more than a year I still resisted it because it was cumbersome. My iPad is working out better. No one holds it. It is propped on a table. No one touches my arm, as always, and the voice is more human. The transition is hard, but I’ll do it.

4 responses to “Non-Verbal Autism and iPads

  1. Practice will make you more comfortable. Good luck!

  2. I am truly amazed! I am a one on one para educator for a non verbal autistic boy who is 9 years old.. we just started using the Ipad and IPod touch with.. Any advice? He is extremely smart and I feel he is just going to surprise us all one day!

  3. Hi Ido,
    I’m trying to find a good Text to Speech app for the iPad for my son to progress in his RPM. Have you tried many? Which one(s) are your favourites?

    • I use assistive express. I know many like proloquo2go. I am looking for one with great word prediction at the moment.

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