Top 10 Autism Tools for Improving Communication

Those who have interacted with autistic people have become aware of the need to help them improve their communication skills. This type of people began to be frustrated when they can’t express their needs. Fortunately, there are a lot of strategies that parents can use to improve the communication abilities of their autistic children. Programs and tools must be developed by parents and teachers to help children with autism learn the basic skills generated in school and overcome frequent problems resulted from lack of communication. Here are some of the top autism tools which you can apply to help your children get along with others effectively.

Help an Autistic Child Communicate with the World They Live in


So, I was on twitter recently (nothing new there I know) when I came across a very interesting tweet from one of my new followers.

The tweet in question contained a link to a very interesting website and article focused around a campaign that is aiming to help children with autism by providing them with a way to communicate with the world they live in! Here’s how.

With your help a child with autism can be given the tools needed to better communicate their needs, making the world a much easier place for them to live in. The charity making this happen is “Hearts & Minds Challenge

To learn more about the strategy on how to help your autistic child improve his or her communication skills, visit

Augmentative Communication for Autistic Children


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For any child the ability to communicate is an important part of learning. For autistic children this can prove to be a unique challenge. Using augmentative communication tools even a non-verbal child can learn how to reach their full potential.

For years educators have been aware of the advantages of introducing children to enriched learning environments that reinforce a child’s primary learning style whether they are an auditory, kinesthetic or visual learner. An auditory learner interprets the underlying meaning of speech through tone, pitch and voice speed.

Visit for more details about augmentative communication.


iPad gives voice to kids with autism


Sharia stood immobile in front of the television, transfixed by its images, unaware of the world around her. Her family called her name over and over again, but she did not respond. It was that moment when they knew something was wrong.

Initially, they thought it was a hearing problem. When they found nothing wrong, they decided to take 2-year-old Sharia to a specialist at an early detection center in 2009.

“Within five minutes of looking at Sharia, (the specialist) said that she has autism,” said Sharia’s father, Fawad Siddiqui. “A very clear case of it.”

If you want to understand how iPad helps autistic people develop their communication abilities, visit

iPhone App for Autism Students


Brandy Wheeler is on a mission to place iPads in the hands of every local student with Autism. To meet this lofty goal she partnered with Traverse City Area Public Schools to expand their iPads for Autism program. While planning the upcoming fundraiser, the Traverse Traveler Scavenger Hunt for Autism, Apple finally released the latest edition of their iPad tablet leaving consumers faced with the difficult decision: What to do with their iPad2? Wheeler has the solution: Donate it to TCAPS to support the iPads for Autism program. “We took a creative approach to fundraising by using social media for social good. Breathing new life into old technology fits right in with our goals.”

This iPhone app for autistic students describes how technology helps a lot in improving one’s communication skills. Visit for more details.

Alternative Treatments for Autistic Children


autism todayA small, uncontrolled case series (reports of the experiences of three children on the autism spectrum who received synthetic intravenous secretin during a routine endoscopy evaluation for gastrointestinal problems) resulted in the funding of the largest controlled trial of an alternative treatment for autism ever conducted. The initial report noted that within five weeks of the secretin infusion the children experienced “a significant amelioration of” their gastrointestinal symptoms but also a “dramatic improvement in their behavior, manifested by improved eye contact, alertness and expansion of expressive language.” The same results were reported after a second infusion given weeks later.

If you want to learn some alternative treatments for autistic children, visit

Autism Communication Resources: Computers and Technology


Autistic children often have problems with verbal communication. There are a number of solutions involving technology to communicate with children that have a hard time expressing themselves verbally.

Verbal communication is often one of the issues that those on the autism spectrum live with daily. It doesn’t mean they are ignoring you or that there are physical problems with the ears or physical items linked with oral communication. What it does mean is that you need to try something besides talking if you want to communicate with the individual who has autistic communication issues. Don’t give up help on verbal communication, just understand that there may be other steps you need to take before you can assist the autistic individual in verbalizing their thoughts.

What to know more how computers and technology develop the communication skills of autistic people? Visit

Benefits of Social Media to Those with Autism


Social media has become a staple in communication across the globe. It allows for constant contact, networking, and various levels of friendly and professional communication that could not otherwise be achieved. It provides an unlimited amount of benefits, with the digital world at the fingertips of anyone who chooses to use it. One impact that social media has that is less commonly explored is its impact on those with autism in the communication world.

Visit for more information about the benefits of social media to autistic people.


Vast Autism Improves Communication 


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VAST-Autism provides unprecedented support for spoken language, combining evidence-based best practices and technology to deliver remarkable results.

VAST-Autism is a groundbreaking tool that provides state-of-the-art therapy to students with autism and motor speech programming disorders such as apraxia. VAST-Autism combines the highly effective concept of video modeling with written words and auditory cues to help individuals acquire relevant words, phrases and sentences so that they can speak for themselves. For children and individuals with strong visual skills, this can be a key to developing speech.

Vast Autism is one of the trending autism tools today. If you want to know more about this effective tool, visit

Effective Autism Tool


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I’ve been making my way through a book which is a compilation of the life stories of successful autistic adults, written by themselves. The compilation is brought together by Temple Grandin, and is called “Different… Not Less.” Once I complete the book I’ll do a full review, but at this stage I want to write about a particular recurring aspect in the stories, which is already impacting on how I view autism and my son.

These successful adults were typically diagnosed late in life, even though their autism (and associated conditions) were impacting on their lives from childhood. Late diagnosis of these adults is no mystery, considering the huge rise over the past two decades in awareness and recognition of autism, and the changes in autism criteria during that time.

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iPad Storytelling App for Kids With Autism


Bellingham, Washington – Limited Cue LLC, an independent mobile application developer, has just rocketed their second application to the Apple App Store worldwide. Stories About Me is an Apple iPad application designed specifically for kids with autism, kids with special needs and disabilities, and early learners in general. The application helps the users to create situational stories about themselves, and to share what they think and feel with others.

Founded in 2012, Limited Cue dedicates themselves to designing and building mobile applications for users with severe to moderate disabilities along with their families and educators. The company was established to fill a market void for specific education tools, games and aids in the form of affordable mobile applications. They carry the mission to provide useful applications with exceptional entertainment and educational value to enable users learning, playing, practicing and having fun at the same time.’

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