Dear Apple, I think i have your future president or software developer.
Even though Emily is non-verbal, she is very receptive and this helps to encourage cause and effect. A cause being WHY something happens. An effect is WHAT happens.
Emily watches movies on her iPad all the time and we do have a speak for yourself app but since she only associates her Ipad with movies….it’s been hard redirecting her to anything else. For now….we just watch in amazement, as she navigates through movies, apps, photos, videos and music. She knows what she wants and she knows how to get there.
Is this building social skills? Probably not. But it is inviting her into a world of make believe and imagination. And she loves it there.
Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you. ~Richard Brinsley Sheridan