From Icatha College USA, a project involving Tina Caswell – Clinical Instructor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
With Horses and iPads, Autistic Children Learn to Communicate [Press release]
Interesting to note that they found that the light weight of an iPad device was an important factor
“…traditional assisted speech-generating devices can be cumbersome and heavy and children tend to abandon them due to lack of interest with their limited communication options. On the contrary, iPads loaded with speech-generating applications only weigh around 1 pound, cost significantly less than traditional assisted speaking devices and are more user friendly. …”
In the project they also utilise Dynavox Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices.