TITLE

The Apple iPadâ„¢ as an Innovative Employment Support for Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Other Developmental Disabilities

AUTHOR(S)
Hill, Doris Adams; Belcher, Leigh; Brigman, Holly E.; Renner, Scott; Stephens, Brooke
PUB. DATE
April 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling;Spring2013, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Recent studies on the use of iPadâ„¢, iPhoneâ„¢, and iPodâ„¢ touch as assistive technology have been largely limited to young students with disabilities. The purpose of this project was to investigate the use of the iPadâ„¢ as an innovative employment support tool to in crease the independence and success of young adults enrolled in a program that provides employment support through comprehensive services of life-coaching, job coaching, and therapy as these in dividualstransition into their adult roles. Case studies of three young adults with developmental disabilities that include autismspectrum disorder, ADHD, and Tourette's syndrome are provided. The case studies exemplify the development, implementation, and use of the iPadâ„¢ to support not only independence in daily living, but to enhance the interpersonal skills needed to contribute to a positive work experience and successful out - comes.
ACCESSION #
86956476

 

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