Be it medicine, education or even farming; all you have to do is look around and technology is everywhere. In the most minor of places to the most advanced of areas, you will find this particular phenomenon everywhere.
Recently, a new trend is seen in the field of autism which is that teachers have started to use technology to communicate with autistic children. With the use of technology, it has been observed that communication takes place more effectively. A school in United Kingdom has started this particular use and is happy with the result this step is producing.
Children having different forms of autism interact with the echoes with the help of a large multi-touch screen. They are able to view the objects on a larger screen, explore the environment as well as have an autobot assistance to guide them with any problem they might be facing. The autobot helps the student to engage in diverse activities related to their subjects which helps the children in improving their academic knowledge.
There have been researches that state that children with autism tend to feel safer when they are around computers and technology because they feel that interacting on their own with the device would help them in dealing with things better. A major issue with autistic children is that they are not able to communicate and interact effectively owing to which they are not able to tell the teacher what they are feeling or what they want. However, with the use of technology, they can convey their feelings without feeling that they are inferior to any other normal student.
It is important that schools understand that the use of technology should not only be made for normal students, but also for students with special needs. There have been cases in which students with special needs have surmounted normal students, just with a little help from technology. Moreover, it is the responsibility of the school to nurture each of their students and ensure that each child reaches his/her potential.
Every child has the capability to become a scientist or a doctor. We just have to ensure that we are letting their wings grow so that they are able to fly out on their own and have their dream fulfilled that they have been dreaming since their interest in the specific field.