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Building Language: What Does the Research Say?

Understanding the research on language development

Think of a weekend visit to a park swarming with children. Kids playing soccer, kids swinging on the monkey bars, kids talking a mile a minute, kids climbing the jungle gym. Chances are a few of those kids have autism, a condition that affects 1 in 68 people. These kids have difficulties with their social communication, and often have restricted interests or repetitive patterns of behaviour.

Updated on 6/30/16 12:41 PM

Updated by Hayley Vininsky, M.S., BCBA on 6/30/16 12:41 PM

Teaching with Pictures

Language Builder App

Autism and Language

Autism Technology

Flash Cards vs. iPad Apps: Which is Best?

All over the news, we see stories about kids with autism and their iPads. Rookie reporters tout the devices as The Next Big Thing, even going so far as to refer to them as cures. I’m sure we would all agree that the touch screen tablets are amazing, for little and big kids alike. But where’s the research backing their use for educational purposes for our students? In one word, nonexistent. As a doctoral student at Montreal’s McGill University, I aim to change that.

The focus of my upcoming thesis is on developing a rigorous and research-based understanding of using iPads to teach children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). I have been extremely fortunate to meet with the Stages Learning Materials staff, and receive their support to use the Language Builder Picture Cards and the newly created Language Builder from Stages app to test which method results in better and faster learning of receptive and expressive language.

Updated on 8/30/14 4:23 PM

Updated by Hayley Vininsky, M.S., BCBA on 8/30/14 4:23 PM

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