App May Help Autistic Children SpeakBy UPI.com,
Publication Date: March 28, 2012
Article features an application for the Apple iPad that was designed to help children with autism communicate. Developed by students in the service-learning program at Purdue University, SPEAKall! allows users to construct sentences by choosing photos and graphic symbols. The app then speaks the sentence, which enables the child to communicate a thought and aids him or her in learning to speak. For example, the child can take an iPad with the app into a fast food restaurant, construct a sentence requesting a cheeseburger, then play it for the order taker. Hearing how the sentence sounds can aid the child in the development of language skills. The app is available free of charge from iTunes.
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