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You do not need an iPad to achieve success with learning. Some individuals are highly motivated and respond well to iPads, other people may not. The iPad is an additional strategy in your toolbox that can assist an individual to learn.
There are many types of tablet devices available, including the iPad. The Apps website identifies which apps are compatible with different device tablets so knowing what your device is, can help with the process.

For additional support, link-in with your therapy services to discuss the benefits of technology and iPads and to investigate options that are most suitable to match the person’s needs. If you do not have a therapist but are interested in investigating technology options, you may want to contact local disability assistive technology services.

You may wish to consider a more robust device or investigate insurance options in addition to accessories to protect your device.
Always start by considering the needs of the individual and identifying a key topic or area that the person can build on or practice. Consider the key elements of the app and how motivated the person will be to participate and engage with it. Have a look at our ‘Making it work’ section with a step by step guide to help you decide if the App is suitable and cost effective.
You may want to review how the iPad is used (how often, for how long and for what purposes) and reintroduce it to the person. It may help to change the iPad case so that it looks different. Set some clear rules and boundaries, if necessary, so the person knows what to expect and model the expectations by showing your own technology use is consistent with the rules. You can also use appropriate visual supports such as a Social Story™ or written rules to outline how the iPad can be used and those times the person can access it for DVDs or games. Use the iPad’s built-in capability for restrictions to limit what the student can access.
Unfortunately this is a common occurrence and we cannot control what occurs on iTunes as the App creators often change their Apps or remove them altogether.  We attempt to keep the information on the website up to date and as accurate as possible. Please contact us to let us know of any errors or issues you find.

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