PDAs, Smartphones and Tablet PCs as Cognitive-Behavioral Aids in Autism
Tony Gentry, VCU
Smartphones, PDAs and tablet computers can be powerful tools for managing cognitive-behavioral challenges experienced by people with autism. They can be easily customized to support just-in-time activity cueing, task-sequencing, wayfinding, communication assistance and behavioral coaching, among other uses. This presentation examines consumer platforms, applications and strategies for implementing individualized cognitive-behavioral suites, providing real life case studies, practical examples and outcome measures to assure success.
Attendees will be able to:
a. discuss the pros and cons of various handheld platforms as cognitive-behavioral assistive technology
b. select from a variety of handheld applications and adaptations that have proven useful as cognitive behavioral
c. consider strategies for developing individualized suites of adaptive tools and assuring their use by consumers with autism.