Ios Therapy For Autism
Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:37 AM
How was everyone's weekend? Get up to much?
Just posted a really interesting read on using apps to help in the treatment of Autism. Just another reminder of what technology can do, beyond the expected like gaming and web development. Truly amazing
There's a great little app I use called Diabetes Buddy Lite - just a simple (and free) download that lets you track sugar levels. I use it to email all my info to my doctor. Much more convenient than scrawling everything down in a booklet.
Do any of you know of other health-related programs worthy of note?
Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:15 AM
are you are diabetic ? i am. i have used different apps for entering sugar levels but find most of them a little annoying to use. it would be great if the app just synced to your blood glucose device and imported all the data, i remember in one of the apple keynotes johnson and johnson showed of an app that sort of did that with their device but i've never seen the app or the device.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:07 PM
Great to see you back on here!
Had a nice weekend.. Took the kids to the Zoo which was fun. As Jamie mentioned... It was sunny in the morning so we made the best of it.
That was a really interesting article about iOS therapy for Autism.
My son who doesn't have Autism but is slightly delayed. . We have constant trouble with him not being able to entertain himself... It's really challenging... He just doesn't know how to play by himself and use imaginative play, so he always wanting attention which is very hard to deal with st times. His motto is 'What can I do now?'
But give him my iPhone, iPad or my Mac.. He's on there for 1 hour or more...sometimes 2 hours. Of course we limit his play....we don't always let him use the devices but it's so tempting at times.
He loves technology and is very good at it. I know he gets that from me....
So I can definitely see the benefits of the iPad... Especially when he's playing educational games and learning things.
Posted 13 February 2012 - 02:36 PM
I am diabetic Jamie, and I too wish there was a meter with a syncing capability but I've not heard of one to date. For me, it's a case of having the results as a back up because I lose my record book so often and also I'm pretty certain my doctor can't read my handwriting!
There's something very special about iPads and their ability to communicate to children/teens/adults in ways we cannot. And I can't help but think it's only the beginning of greater things to come.
I actually randomly met a geneticist several months back and we started talking about health and technology and she told me that she had just come from a conference where they were discussing the possibility of diabetic patients with insulin implants that you could operate using an app on your smartphone. CRAZY! I'm hanging out to hear more about things like this. Life would certainly be easier...