Special Needs Apps

Assistive Communication Android Apps for Children with Intellectual Disability

Assistive Communication Apps (AAC Apps) can be incredibly powerful tools to help a child who is not able to speak learn to communicate with those around him.  These apps are used for children who have difficulty using speech to convey their thoughts and ideas.  For those children, an alternative means of communication could be beneficial. […]

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The First-Ever Nonverbal Talk Show Host

According to the National Autism Association, about 40 percent of autistic children do not have the ability to talk. Although some will eventually develop speaking skills, some will never use language in a meaningful way. Others will use picture cards or sign language, and some learn to communicate through written or typed language. One inspiring woman with nonverbal […]

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Behavior and Communication Puzzle – Questions we ask ourselves 24/7

Sadly, it took us long time to understand that Mitra’s explosive behaviors were exhibited on purpose. With no more energy left and with the lack of experience, we thought she used behavior to avoid a difficult situation, to gain attention, to harass us or just to be stubborn. It is true that sometimes it was […]

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Daily Routines for Children with Intellectual Disability

Our routines These are how we organize ourselves to get things done, make the life more predictable for Mitra, spend time together and have fun. Routines help us know who should do what, when, in what order and how often. Main parts of our routines are for things we do every day – for example, […]

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