appsThis week, I spoke with my colleague, Speech Pathologist Bronwyn Sutton, principal therapist at B.E.S.T. Autism Therapy, and author of the The Learning App Guide about the perennial questions:

1. Is screen time bad for kids?

2. What apps are best for children?

Bronwyn outlines key factors to consider for device use and app selection including:

  1. Knowing your purpose for the device/app
  2. Understanding how each app is played, the skills a child needs to play them and those that it develops
  3. The importance of supervision – including Guided Access, to avoid app drift
  4. Encouraging active engagement in place of passive use

Bronwyn shares some of her favourite apps and uses for devices for a range of learning, speech and language skills development (and I add a couple of my own!).