KIDO'Z as a Tool for Autism
By KIDOZ on November 05, 2012
Research has shown that computers, and more recently tablets, have helped give a voice to kids who have autism. And an increasing number of parents with an autistic child will confirm that by using a tablet to teach their child basic things, the number of tantrums has decreased and their level of communication has increased vastly.
Teachers, parents and therapists have all praised the tablet. And over the past 12 months, a wide range of specialized apps for teaching autistic children to learn to handle social situations, develop fine-motor skills, and in some cases help provide a means of communication for children who cannot speak or have delayed speech have been created.
The New York Times and 60 Minutes both reported that the breakthrough in touch-screen technology has helped autistic children express themselves in a way that they never could before. They know that when they touch the screen, something will happen!
And KIDO'Z is proud to say that in the past three years, we have had feedback from many parents informing us how invaluable KIDO'Z has been to their autistic child. We strive to make KIDO'Z accessible for all children, and that is why we have just moderated and pre-approved many new apps that have been specifically designed for autistic children.
Kids Shapes (pre-school), Giraffe's Preschool Playground, Easy Kid Timer, Kids & Toddler Puzzle - Puzzingo, AutismXpress and Show Me Numbers are just some of the apps that we have approved, and as an added bonus, many of these apps are free to download!
Parents with autistic children have confirmed that these apps help teach their kids the basics, such as colors, numbers, shapes, the alphabet, facial expressions, animal sounds and how to tell the time.
And as parents, we understand the importance of giving our children all the help they need to enable them to be all that they can be. With that in mind, we see all autism-friendly apps as fantastic resource in helping those children who have special needs to flourish.
Google Play offers 1000's of "autism apps", and more than 200 of these are free to download.