A review of the use of touch-screen mobile devices by people with developmental disorders

Jennifer Stephenson, Lisa Limbrick

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    Abstract

    This article presents a review of the research on the use of mobile touch-screen devices such as PDAs, iPod Touches, iPads and smart phones by people with developmental disabilities. Most of the research has been on very basic use of the devices as speech generating devices, as a means of providing video, pictorial and/or audio selfprompting and for leisure activities such as listening to music and watching videos. Most research studies were small-n designs that provided a preponderant level of research evidence. There is a clear need for more research with younger participants and with a much wider range of apps, including educational apps.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3777-3791
    Number of pages15
    JournalJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
    Volume45
    Issue number12
    Early online date2013
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

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