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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Yes Parents, There's An App For That; Resources I Discovered On Social Media

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"My Socius" An App For Parents Of Children With Autism

"My Socius," an app designed for parents of children with autism, was designed by Keith Allen, professor of psychology at the University of Nebraska.

"My Socius" is designed to be a digital tutor for parents seeking ways to help motivate their child who is uncommunicative to begin using words. Professor Allen makes it clear this app is not designed to replace professional therapies. It's designed to reinforce and add to them.

"My Socius" helps to get children communicating themselves not letting the app communicate for them. In fact, it's a coaching tool not a communication device.

Those interesting in obtaining this app should call 402-423-2444. The present cost is $24.99.

Social Media's Resources For Autism

Social media is a gold mine for resources on autism and Aspergers.  The following are some I found in just the last several months:

  • A British school is currently developing a "sensory" garden for students with Autism. More information at http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/
  • Helping children with autism deal with grief on The Autism Support Network
  • Loving Someone With Aspergers on http://aspergersadvice.org/
  • Diet and Nutrition for individuals with autism at Autism Speaks.
  • What you need to know about taking your child with autism to the dentist? Autism College
  • Autism Traits in babies. http://www.thespec.com/
  • Epilepsy drug linked to tenfold increase in autism. UK Telegraph
  • Deep brain stimulation helps with autism. The Autism News
The above is just a small sampling on what is available on social media, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.  Take a few minutes to navigate this blog for a plethora of resources and information.

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