Technology is constantly expanding in our everyday lives, but rather than trying to eliminate technology, it may be beneficial to utilise it. Technology can be a great way to ‘keep your child busy’ when necessary, however it is best to see technology as a facilitator (helping hand) of communication and an activity you can take time to enjoy together.
For many children, computer and iPad screens are captivating, motivating and fun! There are now many apps that are widely available that claim to help your child’s speech, language and communication. I have chosen my favourite iPad apps that parents, teachers and other therapists may find useful. The apps chosen are a mixture of free and paid apps.
When using all of these apps, it is important to remember that screen time with your child should be done together and should not be a solitary activity for the child.