Researchers funded by Autism Speaks are using iPads to encourage speech among minimally verbal gradeschoolers affected by autism
The post below is offered by Drs. Connie Kasari and Ann Kaiser along with team members, Drs. Charlotte Mucchetti, Stephanie Shire from UCLA and Dr. Courtney Wright from Vanderbilt University.
The frustration is a familiar one in autism research: A new behavioral therapy works great when study participants come into a laboratory or academic clinic. Not so well in classrooms where teachers and therapists try to put the intervention into action.
Guest post by Connie Kasari, Ph.D., Center for Autism Research & Treatment, UCLA Semel Institute