We finally got Ted an iPad, primarily for use as an AAC device, but we knew there were other apps out there that might be useful. We’ve found autism related apps, educational apps, some really fun apps for rewards, and lots of communication apps. We also found a fantastic case for it, too!
It’s a shame that insurance does not cover these. An AAC device starts at around 3k. An iPad with a good case, good AAC software, and some other apps? About 1k. But the insurance would rather pay 3k and up, because those devices are for communication only. Heaven forbid someone has something that can be used for things other than the intended purpose. They’d rather throw money away. No wonder premiums are so high. Insurance companies will not use common sense when it comes to deciding what to pay, and what not to pay.
I hope to be reviewing some of the apps we’re using. The whole experience is a real game changer. It’s made an impressive difference in my son’s life.