At his age, Derrick should be able to write his name. But, he is just so far behind. It is often difficult for others to understand him when says his name with all of his communication disabilities. So, this has been a major area for me when we meet. We use SO many different tools on the iPad to encourage communication, practice reading and writing skills, explore math, and develop social stories. My biggest goal is to help Derrick find ways to participate in the world around him, and the iPad has been our major tool.
Leah LaCrosse, an Apple Dinstinguished Educator from Huron, Ohio, posted this amazing reflection of a one-on-one tutoring session that saw significant growth over time using the iPad to increase communication and literacy skils with a cognitively challenged boy.
See on leahlacrosse.blogspot.com