Wednesday, December 8, 2010

{iPad for Kids with Special Needs}

We plan on purchasing an iPad for Angela as soon as we get the funds together!  Because of the bright screen she seems to be able to see it.  There are so many great apps to teaching her cause and affect, which she might otherwise have great difficult learning considering her visual impairment.  There are also amazing communication apps as well when she is ready for it!  I have heard of so many stories of how the iPad is opening up worlds for children with special needs -- this is just one of many amazing stories! Click on the photo for the full story and to watch the video.

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10 comments:

Raeann Schoudt said...

Very cool! One of my best friends from college has CP and developed MS, so reading a book on her own has become nearly impossible, but she just got a Kindle and she says she's like a little kid, she can read by herself again!!!!! Technology is such an awesome thing!

Krista said...

Apple is awesome with kids with special needs. I teach special education and was given the opportunity to use an itouch with proloquo2go software for one of my students. It is a lifesaver because although he knows many signs, his speech is pretty difficult to understand unless you "know" him. The itouch has opened up a whole new world with his peers :) Good luck and CONGRATULATIONS!!

Makenzies Miracle said...

Angela is so beautiful! My 5 year old daughter Makenzie has quad CP and is one of the biggest blessings in my life! She has taught me SO much! Makenzie has an iPad and uses it all the time! It is by far the single best therapy tool/toy we have ever bought for her! Makenzie's story can be found at www.makenziesmiracle.org. I also did a post on the iPad at http://www.makenziesmiracle.org/2010/07/ipad-review.html


Your family is amazing!

Krista said...

I teach special education and use an itouch with one of my students. We use the software proloquo2 go since he has communication needs. While he signs, his speech is difficult for those who don't "know" him to understand. The itouch and proloquo2go have opened up a whole new world with his peers. Good Luck and Congratulations!! (I've been following your story since Erin Curtis turned her "followers" onto you) Have a great holiday with your new family!!

Shelly said...

Love it! I have just started using my iPhone for therapy with the kiddos I see and they love it! I've heard amazing stories about the iPad helping kids, and it's so much versatile than a regular communication device!

Anonymous said...

My husband bought me an iPad for my birthday and my three oldest grandchildren LOVE it and all the great apps. I would love to help you get this for your girls! I know this Christmas will be so special for all four of you. It appears that your daughter and Madison's sister has found her way home.

I would love to donate a little towards your iPad purchase. I can do it through paypal if that works for you. Please let me know.

kathleen kelley
camarillo, california
klecln@verizon.net

Jenn W said...

That will be an awesome purchase. We just talked about this use for the IPad in one of my special education classes...it's going to open up a lot of doors for gaining knowledge!

Jennjilla said...

We have a friend that has one for their special girl, Caleigh. It's awesome! I think its really opened up a whole new world for her! www.hollydgray.blogspot.com

Princess Isabelle's Corner said...

Thanks for this info. I really appreciate it. I am going to look into getting one for our Isabelle. I think it would really help her.

http://princessisabellescorner.blogspot.com/

Aaron B. said...

My name is Aaron, and my daughters name is Emmalee. She was diagnosed with polymicrogyria. Her spcialist told us the other day we should look into getting an IPAD with the app. proloquo2go due to her speech complications so far. She is starting to learn sign language and is doing AMAZING but we want to keep going forward on her communication. The problem is we can not afford it right now. Emmalee's mother stays at home with her day and night every second of the year and Em wouldn't be where she is right now if it wasn't for this but the bad thing about this is that the income isn't there. My question and prayer is that anyone that reads this would have any ideas on any IPAD donation websites or knowing anywhere that helps parents and kids with special needs to be able to get this amazing item to help with communication and speech. I thank you VERY much for your help and any information that can help us!! Prayers to all of you!

http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/emmaleebeach

Aaron B.
beachaar@hotmail.com