Looking for a tool or checklist to sort out how to consider if an iPad, iPod (or other mobile device) is appropriate for your child, student or client with Autism?
I recently had the opportunity of attending a Wisconsin DPI Autsim Training ” Addressing Communication” with presenters Kate McGinnity, Mary Graczyk and Daniel Parker. Not surprizingly, two days packed full of resources, ideas, and information from these presenters provided wonderful information with incredible depth from their experience with years of work with individuals with autism. It’s what keeps you coming back in an attempt to absorb their perspectives and understandings of the uniquenesses of autism.
One of the many resources shared is a iPad/iPod Touch Assessment Checklist (updated in 3/2013) created by Kate McGinnity, National Autism Specialist. It provides skills, supports and reasoning when considering the use of a mobile device with individuals with autism. Here are images of the assessment checklist created by Kate McGinnity with a link to the form provided below:
Thank you to author, Kate McGinnity, for permission to share the iPad/iPod Touch Assessment Checklist .
This list can be appropriate for evaluating the needs or appropriateness of any mobile device for a variety of different students.
Thank you again to Kate McGinnity and collaborators for permission to share the checklist!