Autism App for iPad under Development

I’ve been really deep into and haven’t had the time to post here the past week. I’ve resurrect my old P3, threw a third hard drive into it, installed , and am working on making it dual boot with the existing Slackware system.

But this report from one my local televisions stations caught my eye: A local father with an autistic son is developing a app for use in reaching and teaching autistic children; he got the from observing his son’s fascination with the Angry Birds game:

Joe Hill’s autism app idea is not the first, but here’s what makes it unique: – His concept for interactive flash cards using the camera on thie iPad 2. – Parents can take pictures of people, toys, juice, anything specific to an individual child. – When the child touches the screen a voice will say the word and even help form a sentence.

It can’t be tested until it’s developed.

Given how difficult it is to reach autistic kids, I hope it works.

And, if it works, I hope it spreads to more affordable platforms.

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