Poster Session  |   July 2017
The Effectiveness of iPad Handwriting Applications in Improving Visual–Motor and Handwriting Skills in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
Author Affiliations
  • Misericordia University
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / School-Based Practice / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   July 2017
The Effectiveness of iPad Handwriting Applications in Improving Visual–Motor and Handwriting Skills in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111520282p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO2149
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111520282p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO2149
Abstract

Date Presented 3/30/2017

The use of iPad apps for fine motor and visual–motor skills is a common intervention in pediatric occupational therapy (OT). This study provides evidence to support this intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder. Children use handwriting as a main means of communication in their role as students; therefore, OT is highly involved.

Primary Author and Speaker: Jennifer Dessoye

Additional Authors and Speakers: Chelsey Converse-Korhonen, Lindsey McLaughlin, Shannon McSweeney, Cathryn Steinhoff