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iPadpalooza is a three-day event held at Westlake High School in Austin, TX.  This learning festival is a celebration of the cultural-shift the iPads have brought about in education and the world.  This event will focus on creativity, social collaboration, engagement and the compelling ways schools have integrated iPads into their classrooms.  This year we will also premiere our “iLead Academy” which will take place on June 17th (8:30-4:00) and is focused on helping campus and district leadership thrive in a mobile learning environment.

The festival will start on the evening of June 17th at 6:30pm (registration opens at 4:00pm) and end on June 19th and will feature amazing speakers from all over the world, lots of live music and of course, food trailers. Please note there will be limited seating to this event and the iLead Academy.

iPadpalooza…It’s not a conference, it’s a learning festival!

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Thursday, June 19 • 10:40am - 12:00pm
Apps and Autism: Increasing Social Interaction with iPads FULL

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After working with children on the autism spectrum for the last two years, I learned the value of using the tools the children are familiar with (iPads) in order to decrease anxiety and increase social interaction. Research has shown that autism makes face-to-face interactions overwhelming due to the multiple signals produced by the human face. Using an iPad decreases the stimulation in a social interaction. When teachers begin to view the iPad as a helpful tool towards social interaction instead of a tool facilitating isolation and distraction, the child and teacher have a less stressful option for communicating and collaborating.

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Adrienne Ahr

Counselor, EnvisionEd Consulting
Adrienne is a Licensed Professional Counseling Intern under the supervision of Dr. Jenny Dougherty, LPC-S, RPT-S. She is currently working as a counseling consultant with EnvisionEd Consulting and seeing clients in private practice in Plano, TX. Adrienne specializes in working with children with autism spectrum disorders through the use of play therapy. She believes play in many forms is important including the use of technology and assists... Read More →

Co-Speakers
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Jacqueline Young

Counselor, EnvisionEd Consulting


Thursday June 19, 2014 10:40am - 12:00pm
Room 278

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Waitlist (11)