Children with autism may find it difficult to articulate their emotions to others, which can cause considerable frustration. However, many parents are finding that certain social media technologies can help their child with autism to more effectively convey feelings. If approved for usage by an autism therapy specialist, applications such as AutismXpress can improve exchange between a child with autism and family or friends.
AutismXpress allows children with autism to both recognize visual indicators of emotion and express their feelings to others. Its simple and easy-to-use interface affords children with autism the opportunity to select an image that represents their current emotions and communicate that feeling to whomever they are engaging. Over time, children with autism will be better able to express their own feelings and distinguish those of others.
With several locations across the greater Los Angeles area, STAR California provides autism treatment resources for children with autism. To learn more about our services, call us at (805) 624-6982.