The one gadget that has become an inseparable part of our lives is the cell phone. We use our mobiles for practically everything – right from setting our alarms to sending out messages to checking mails and whatsapp. In this 3-part series, we explore features that could turn this handy gadget into a fun social skills … Continue reading Mobile features that help ASD kids teach social skills- Part 1
The first people to notice unusual behaviour in a child are parents. Even when the child is a little over a year old, we may notice little things, like the fact that the toddler doesn’t look at us when called. Our first reaction is usually to check with our parents if this is ok. More … Continue reading A tool that helps spot autistic traits in toddlers
In the third and final part of the series on using phone features to build social skills, we look at the camera feature. This idea comes from what is called video self-modelling.A little background first. Video Self-Modelling (VSM) is a technique in which individuals watch themselves performing the right behaviour on video and then go … Continue reading Mobile features that teach social skills – Part 3
In the second part of this series, we look at a little used feature on every mobile phone – the timer!When used imaginatively, this feature (usually found next to the alarm function) has the potential to create a racy, fun game that can strengthen conversational skills!Like most new activities, it’s best to play this game … Continue reading Mobile features that teach social skills – Part 2
This free app offers fun, engaging puzzles that help 2-3 year olds learn to mentally integrate multiple features of an object (colour, shape and size, for example). The app has a series of puzzles that grow in complexity of instruction and language, in line with the player’s ability. What’s great about Autism Therapy with MITA The puzzles … Continue reading App review: Autism Therapy with MITA
In a giant breakthrough for the FiDi shopping scene, Spanish sportswear and accessories chain Zara is opening a three-level store at 222 Broadway, across the street from St. Paul’s Chapel and the new Fulton Transit Center.