Small Study: Computer Tablets May Help Kids With Autism Talk, Interact More

HealthDay (7/2, Doheny) reports that according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, “adding access to a computer tablet to traditional therapy may help children with autism talk and interact more.” The study, which involved 61 youngsters with an autism spectrum disorder who ranged in age from five to eight, “compared language and social communication treatment – with or without access to an iPad computer tablet…and found that the device helped boost the effect of the treatment.”

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— “iPads May Help Boost Speaking Skills in Kids With Autism: Study,” Kathleen Doheny, HealthDay, July 1, 2014.

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