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Monday, July 18, 2011


Using touch screens and apps to treat autism - San Jose Mercury News

As a commercial software expert for the financial services industry, Ted Conley was frustrated with the technology that a speech therapist recommended to help his developmentally disabled son. So he decided to build his own app.

In place of an unwieldy and expensive device with buttons that his son struggled to press, Conley developed a series of apps that allow the now 3-year-old Pierce to signal words and sentences by lightly touching a series of familiar pictures on an iPad screen, which prompts an audio program to play the words out loud.

Conley's line of "TapSpeak" programs are among scores of new apps available to help children with autism or other conditions that interfere with their ability to speak, learn or socialize.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Utah workshop: Where’s the app for autism? | The Salt Lake Tribune

Utah workshop: Where’s the app for autism? | The Salt Lake Tribune

Experts will guide parents of children with special needs toward the latest technological resources at a session on Monday at 6 p.m. at the downtown Salt Lake City library.

Gailynn Gluth, the founder of Wynsum Arts, a business that links families with online and technological resources, will address ways to help children with autism and other challenges. The event will take place in the library’s main auditorium, 210 East 400 South. Gluth, the parent of an autistic child, created Wynsum Arts to help meet families’ needs.