Best image from an iPad-autism blog post

12 Apr

If you don’t regularly read the Liv’s Journey blog, it’s well worth taking a look. The blog has some great insights and a great sense of humor. Case in point: The Case FOR iPads Being a Miracle Device for Children with Autism. Posted in response to a post here on LeftBrainRightBrain: Wired: iPads Are Not a Miracle for Children With Autism, it takes a long look at the iPad. What made me snort aloud what this graphic:

I don’t know if he lifted it from someplace or created it himself (I didn’t find it with a quick google search). But it shows the humor of the blog. The real meat is in the actual posts, which are very well thought out and presented.

4 Responses to “Best image from an iPad-autism blog post”

  1. livsparents April 12, 2011 at 18:59 #

    Shhhh…I lifted it, but even I could probably photoshop that! I forgot what the Google search was, but I remember another one that had Steve Jobs shopped into the same picture, but I thought it too esoteric. I also had a riff that didn’t make it that had Edward G Robinson diddling with an Android-based device and being reprimanded for worshiping false tablets (Thou shalt have no other Pods before me). But I realized I had gone too far…

    I was wondering why I had all this activity, thanks for the kind words. Livie’s iPad is currently on Lantau Island in Hong Kong heading in our direction. I’m not really techno-savvy…I’m a Windows baby; Apple and the iPad is going to be a whole new world for us.

    There has not been much to read lately on my blog, bad case of writer’s block. I hope that the promise that I see in iPads changing the special educational game can inspire me to get more stuff out.

  2. Nightstorm April 12, 2011 at 21:57 #

    Hmmm, I think iPads are like any tool, some can work with it, some can’t. I know one student at the school I work at, had an iPad, he really struggled with it. He uses a PECS book now and does well with it. But it’s kinda disappointing that he having issues with the iPad.

  3. livsparents April 12, 2011 at 22:45 #

    I worry about the lack of a tactile ‘thing’ for Livie to move on the screen…no physicality to it. However, it’s leaps and bounds ahead of trying to get her to visualize the concept of moving this ‘thing’ on the table to move that ‘thing’ on the screen. It’s too bad there’s no physical drag associated with stuff pushed on the iPad screen, that would help a lot of people feel it better. Ah well…welcome to iPad 3!

  4. jypsy April 13, 2011 at 00:28 #

    The source of the image (credit where credit’s due and all that)

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