Thursday, February 9, 2012

Autism Awareness: A Special Needs App to Consider

Dexteria from on Vimeo.

Fine motor skills are lagging in my Autistic son. When holding a pencil or crayon most of his concentration and effort is spent taming the instrument. We made an end run around this temporary physical limitation (he is gaining skills daily) by purchasing an iPad to facilitate his use of our preschool and Kindergarten curriculum.

Since he is a few years behind in dexterity but a smart little cookie in so many other ways, we thought it best to invest in a "pencil and paper" that he could use now. He continues working with the pens, pencils, crayons and paintbrushes, of course, but in order to learn new skills we ease the struggle so he can wrestle with his academics instead of his own body.

Here's a company I think you should be aware of if you have or are working with special needs.

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