This article and accompanying podcast explain recent research on how mobile devices may help people with autism stay on task. A team of occupational therapists gave each of three people on the autism disorder spectrum a specially programmed iPod Touch and a job. The iPod included features such as an alarm, checklists, and video prompts specific to their task. The jobs the three held were in the service industry and were successful in communication and socialization. The study, The Apple iPod Touch as a vocational support aid for adults with autism: Three case studies, is published in the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Original Article: Tablet Devices Keep Autistic People Working
Therapy topics referenced (follow links to see other content about these therapies): adults with autism, autism, autism disorder, communication, occupational therapy (OT), prompt, therapist, touch, vocational rehabilitation