Apps That Teach Social Skills to Children By: Naomi Easterly

Introduction

Basic social skills may not come easy to some children. However, iPad has a number of applications on the market today that can help teach children social skills in a non-threatening and easy to learn environment. The iPad is a line of tablet computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc. An iPad can shoot video, take photos, play music, send and receive email, and browse the web. Other functions—games, reference, GPS navigation, social networking, etc. This issue of NASET’s Autism Spectrum Disorder series was written by Noami Esterly and reprinted with permission by Doug Goldberg of the Special Education Advisor.  It focuses on the top iPad applications to help children interact in social and independent settings.

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