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Autism Researchers Turn Their Attention to The iPad’s Potential

Autism Researchers Turn Their Attention to The iPad's PotentialThe Kansas City Star reported Wednesday that University of Kansas researchers have received a $1.2 million grant to embark on a study that could show whether or not an iPad voice output application can help children with autism.

“The researchers will train preschoolers with autism and their classmates to use the app,” the paper reports. “The researchers want to determine whether the technology can improve their deficits in communication, social reciprocity and play skills.”

University of Kansas assistant research professor Kathy Thiemann-Bourque is hopeful that the research will lead to a positive outcome for children with autism.

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