iPods Might Help Asperger's Kids ; Technology Provides Social Cues with Touch of a Screen
Tribune, Minneapolis Star, Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, MO)
Sue Pederson knows that the teenage boys in her treatment program have trouble making conversation. They might not know what to talk about; or once they get started, when to shut up.
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That's one of the striking features of people with Asperger's syndrome: They struggle with the social skills that come so naturally to others.
But about a year ago, Pederson, a psychologist, and her colleagues at the Fraser Child & Family Center in Minneapolis found a new way to reach these students -- right through their headphones. They're using iPods, which play music and …
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Publication information: Article title: iPods Might Help Asperger's Kids ; Technology Provides Social Cues with Touch of a Screen. Contributors: Tribune, Minneapolis Star - Author. Newspaper title: Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, MO). Publication date: August 4, 2009. Page number: B6. © 2007 Columbia Daily Tribune. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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