Unexpected "Cure" for Autism Found: iPadsMarch 10, 2011 0 Comments
Apparently, the touchsceen interface of an iPad is able to bridge the communication gap between autistic children and their parents struggling to understand them. The iPad allows autistic children direct control over its interface, as opposed to a normal computer's keyboard and mouse, which they can suffer immense difficulty with.
There already exist 3 dozen iPad apps for autistic children.
Experts say the Apple iPad lessens the symptoms of the disorder, helping kids deal with life's sensory overload -- in a sense "curing" the disorder, one parent says.
That's what Laura Holmquist believes, at least. Her son Hudson was having 8 or 9 violent meltdowns per day. One morning he started screaming in his bedroom -- and didn't stop until late that evening. The family of eight could not go to public events or out to dinner and had a hard time communicating with him.
"The iPad has given us our family back."
I was blow away by how many iPad/Autism videos existed on YouTube. Apparently, lots of parents are happy with it.