iPad use in therapy for children, teens

ipad_vert_srgb_0310-home-6f241Neil Versel in FierceMobileHealthcare writes on iPads being used as therapeutic tools for children with neurological conditions ranging from autism, motor-neuron disease and spinal injury.  An example of an assistive app is Proloquo2Go for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch from Dutch firm AssistiveWare (pictured) that helps children with autism or with cerebral palsy “speak” via graphical icons and typing that converts text and commands to speech.  The $190 cost is a bargain compared to special assistive devices that cost thousands.  More from the GigaOM blog and The New York Times (iPad opens world to disabled boy).