Summer holidays are just beginning for schools across US. Are you one of those working parents’ who leaves your children with mobile phones to be in touch with them while you are away at work? As a parent you may have concerns about several issues your kids of this digital era face or are subjected to, owing to the emerging “mobile app culture” and more so when a holiday season like this one comes up, while you are busy at workplace.
Every coin has two sides and let us begin with the affirmatives of adapting to the world of mobile apps. With flocks of educative mobile applications being introduced the kids are able to access knowledge at their palm length. If you have made sure that your kids have access to only such applications, then rest assured you may continue to work peacefully. Some primary advantages of these kind of apps are: Learning has become interactive, sophisticated and easy. Learning with mobile apps has broken the stereotype of picking a book and just read through pages after pages monotonously.
Mobile apps being mobilized for the learning of kids fighting autism and being ably challenged is one of the greatest progression for this technology.
Kids challenged with Autism Spectrum Disorder clinically fall into three primary categories*:
- Impairment of verbal and non-verbal communication
- Lack of social interaction and spontaneity
- Dependence on repetitive behavior
Internet is flooding with articles but most of them with reference this topic on Mobile Apps for ASD are with anecdotal references and not based on complete research. Hence there is always enough scope for further development of better applications for ASD’s provided all parties involved such as, family, educationalists, health care professionals contribute responsibly in the recuperation of Autistic children.
The ideas of developing mobile apps for kids is growing be it for instructional programs through ipads or as Intervening Mobile Tools for Alternative Communication or even mobile technology assessment apps for diagnosis of autism. It is also critical that the creators of the mobile apps understand the technology deeply and abreast themselves constantly with research and learning about the major trends and issues associated with Mobile Technology for children with ASD. If you are someone who wants to turn your ideas into apps for the little palms ensure you thrust the responsibility in the right hands. Together we can contribute to the progressive angle of this magnificent technology on its growing avenues to serve the people better.
While some mobile apps are designed to help the autistic children to learn on their go some apps are designed to be life-savers for kids whose parents are away from them owing to business or trips. These safety apps add to another progressive angle of this growing mobile technology. It is inevitable to teach our kids about some of the safety apps especially when kids happen to have their own mobile for appropriate reasons.