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iPad Apps That Help Autistic Children's Development (VIDEO)

First Posted: 08/18/10 11:17 AM ET Updated: 11/17/11 09:02 AM ET

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.


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