Children with autism tend to learn better from visual cues than from audible cues so there are many ways to increase effective communication. By substituting technology that increases visual information, autistic students can understand necessary information faster.
For children who are nonverbal or have a lot of trouble communicating, assistive technology can allow parents and kids, or teachers and students to communicate using pictures or symbols.
There are different levels of assistive technology that can be used in the classroom, ranging from “low tech” or no extra materials needed, to “high tech” which includes special hardware like computers or iPads. Tablets, and iPads in particular, are excellent tools for children with autism because there are many apps you can choose from.