“Special Learning is proud to participate in the first Touch Technology Conference through our sponsorship. We believe that this conference will make a significant impact within the autism community.” - Michele LaMarche, BCBA and founder of Special Lear
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 29, 2012
ABA Consulting Services is pleased to announce its inaugural, two-day “Touch Technology Applications for Children With Special Needs Conference & Expo.” Touch technology is allowing children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other disabilities to engage and excel in academic work; improve social interactions; expand personal interests; and better express their personality, wants and needs. However, the recent proliferation of mobile applications have left parents, professionals and educators wondering which apps are appropriate to meet the unique needs of their individual learners.
Supported by Special Learning, this conference brings together leading practitioners and researchers to present the latest practical applications in touch-screen tablet technology in the world of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. App developers will share and demonstrate the latest touch technology applications for use in therapy, school, home and social settings through live demonstrations and videos. Through theme-specific breakout sessions, local and national therapists will lead practical hands-on sessions demonstrating the use of apps for communication, speech, language, motor skills, social skills, academic skills, behavioral skills, and more. Attendees will be able to customize their conference experience through two days of break-out sessions.
The Touch Technology exhibition is the place to test the latest applications in touch technology for children with special needs and see live demos of various applications running on touch-screen tablets. App creators will discuss the ins and outs, and how children can benefit from the apps. The expo provides a valuable opportunity to speak with application developers, provide feedback on existing apps and children’s needs, and give input into new application development. See apps in operation before purchasing them.
“Through my own clients and practice, I have seen the profound difference that touch technology has made in the lives of children with autism. Touch tablets are wonderful tools that can enhance not only communication, but also learning and leisure for many children with a variety of special needs. I hope that many parents and professionals can benefit from our conference by learning about the endless possibilities." - Debra Bryant, BCaBA and founder of Touch Technology Conference
About Touch Technology (http://www.specialneedstouchtechnology.com)
Touch Technology, a division of ABA Consulting Services LLC, is committed to providing quality education in the use of touch-screen tablet technology for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and learning disabilities. The first Touch Technology Applications for Children With Special Needs Conference provides a venue for app developers, parents, professionals, and special educators to come together so that children with special needs can be served in the most effective way possible. Our goal is to provide engaging educational forums where parents and professionals can share their needs and experiences with app developers so that new apps can be developed.
About Special Learning (http://www.special-learning.com)
Special Learning is dedicated to becoming the global leader for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) solutions by leveraging technology to offer every person diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) the opportunity to attain an abundant and fulfilling life. Through its comprehensive information and resource portal, Special Learning provides the global Autism community with a broad range of free products, tools and services. Its comprehensive product line includes ABA training and education products, iPhone Apps, web-based and downloadable tools, and professional services designed to empower parents, teachers and providers so that they can help individuals with Autism move up the skills spectrum intuitively, successfully and affordably.
Debra Bryant, BCaBA
Touch Technology Conference