Using iPad Apps

Well, I have finally entered the 21st Century and bought and iPad for Blethers!

The Blethers iPadAs well as the cost implication, I have given a lot of thought to the consideration that children nowadays have a lot of screen exposure in their daily lives. With evidence of a link between screen time and poor attention skills growing, I am anxious not to become part of the problem! I will therefore be very careful about who I use the iPad with and for how long. Having said that, it is an inescapable fact that the children of today are growing up in a world where using new technology and therefore screens is necessary for day to day life. It’s also true that, for some young people, a screen-based activity is the only way to engage them. I suppose what I’m saying here is that I am viewing the new iPad as another tool to add to my toy cupboard rather than something I will use all the time with all of my clients. I won’t be getting rid of Crocodile Dentist or Pop Up Pirate any time soon, that’s for sure!

If you’re interested in iPad Apps for communication skills, keep an eye out here as I will be adding some comments on the ones I use as I get a chance to try them…