Everything iPad

“The iPad made such a huge difference in my son’s life. It’s definitely a game-changer, without a doubt.”
–Celeste, Jason’s mom

In the past there have been a few electronic devices on the market to help support people with special needs, but until the iPad came along, there wasn’t much choice to be had.┬áThese older AAC devices were and still are often clunky, heavy, and incredibly expensive, with price tags upwards of $8000-$10,000. Not many people could afford access to a device, and those who could many times complained of limitations while using these devices.

 

The iPad has taken the special needs community by storm, and with good reason. Number one is the cost. $400-$800 is much more affordable for a device that makes so much difference in a life. Study after study confirms what parents have known all along–the iPad helps a child with Down syndrome learn.

Using an iPad helps with:

Speech
Fine Motor Skills
Attention Span
Communicating What the Child Knows
Fostering Independence
Promoting Responsibility

And Much More

Apps we like

The iPad is a life-changing tool for those with Down syndrome and special needs. There are thousands of apps devoted to helping children with special needs learn. Many apps are available for adults as well, helping them in life skills and communication.

The iPad is so easy to use that children simply turn it on and go. The touch screen makes it easy for little hands who may not be able to control a computer mouse to become actively involved in learning. The level of interaction between child and app is incredible–they learn so much.

“I had no idea that Madison knew so much because she wasn’t able to tell me verbally. From the first interaction with her iPad she was showing me matching families, tracing letters, even matching letters to make words. These are things that her pre-school teacher wasn’t able to get her to do on paper. We all thought she didn’t know her ABC’s, but using the iPad showed us that, indeed, Madison knew a LOT more than we gave her credit for. She started talking with the apps, saying words…it truly was amazing. I just wish all kids with Down syndrome could have an iPad. It represents an opportunity to gain independence.” –Nikki, Madison’s mom