How can apps help?
Apps are a great way to get a child involved and excited about learning. They can give a sense of independence and pride. These apps help track progress so parents and the children can see their achievements. This is important to help build confidence. Most of these apps are set up like games and that adds additional incentives to keep at it. Children with autism tend to be more visual learners and these apps help with that. They use colorful imagery and bright colors. Most of these apps can even be customized with the child's own voice or familiar members of the family. Think of these apps as tools.
Children with autism have many strengths, and apps like these help to focus on them. These strengths should be encouraged and praised.