The mother of Nolan, a young boy diagnosed with autism, found herself pleasantly surprised by what technology could do to help her son's development.
Nolan's mom created a list of fun iPad apps that are also useful for learning social skills, fine motor skills, language and communication skills, sensory skills and others.
This video highlights a few of her and Nolan's favorites, like Tom the Talking Cat, who repeats back out loud whatever you say -- just the way you said it -- so kids can hear themselves as they tell a story.
"I love how he encourages my child to communicate and build his vocabulary," Nolan's mother said.
A complete list of autism-friendly iPad apps can be found at BookroomReviews.com.