Resources: Autism Technology

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  • Strategies for Video Modeling with iPods and iPads
    Tony Gentry, PhD OTR/L

    Now that iPod Touches and Tablet computers have onboard video cameras, it can be easy to build videos to assist with wayfinding, social cueing, task sequencing and behavioral prompting. This video introduces strategies for using video modeling for each of these purposes.

  • Promising Apps for Handheld Devices
    Tony Gentry, PhD OTR/L

    This video introduces a variety of apps that can help turn your ipod touch or ipad into a versatile cognitive-behavioral support tool. We look at apps for reminders, task-sequencing, homework, healthy living, behavior management and more.

  • Inexpensive Apps for Augmentative Communication
    Tony Gentry, PhD OTR/L

    Speech production apps offer affordable new opportunities for augmentative communication efforts. This video compares six apps - Tap-to-Talk, Talk Assist, Voice4u, Speak It!, Baldi and Talking Tom Cat - and discusses strategies for using them successfully.

  • Reminder Apps for the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad2
    Tony Gentry, PhD OTR/L

    Reminder alarms on handheld devices can be powerful tools for people with cognitive challenges helping them plan their day, take control of their activities, manage their task, and stay aware of time, switching tasks as needed.

Archived Webcasts

  • Smartphones, iPads and Tablet PCs as Cognitive-Behavioral Aids in Autism

    Smartphones, PDAs, iPads, and tablet computers can be powerful tools for managing cognitive-behavioral challenges experienced by people with autism. They can be easily customized to support just-in-time activity cueing, task-sequencing, wayfinding, communication assistance and behavioral coaching, among other uses. This presentation examines consumer platforms, applications and strategies for implementing individualized cognitive-behavioral suites, providing real life case studies, practical examples and outcome measures to assure success.

Assistive Technology for Cognition on Facebook
Assistive Technology (AT) can be used to manage cognitive-behavioral challenges experienced by people with autism. It can be easily customized to support activity cueing, task-sequencing, wayfinding, communication assistance and behavioral coaching, among other uses. Join Dr. Gentry on Facebook to learn about, discuss and share AT tools that are effective with individuals with ASD.

For more information about content from this page, please contact:

Tony GentryTony Gentry, PhD OTR/L
Assistant Professor
Director, Assistive Technology for Cognition Laboratory
Department of Occupational Therapy
Virginia Commonwealth University
logentry@vcu.edu
(804) 828-3397