According to the most recent research by the CDC, 1 in every 68 school-aged children in the U.S. has been identified has having autism or a related disorder — defined as an impairment in social interaction and communication and by restricted, repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior.
As the incidence of autism increases, so have the tools to help treat it. Mobile technology, such as the iPad, has been extremely helpful for parents and teachers of autistic children, as apps have replaced dedicated devices that cost upwards of $2,000. As part of Autism Awareness Month, we’ve highlighted the best iPad apps that help address various aspects of autism.
One common symptom of autism is a difficulty in speaking or an inability to speak. Proloquo2Go is an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app that teaches children how to construct sentences using symbols and pictures. It also has text-to-speech (in American and British children's voices), word prediction, and a customizable vocabulary and interface.