Amazing Apps that Benefit Children with Autism

Tech Trends in Home CareOver the past couple weeks at Best Home Care, we have explored some innovative apps that can help make life easier for not just the elderly but their home caregivers and at home nurses. In addition to these helpful apps for seniors in homecare and personal care assistants, we wanted to provide some helpful apps for children in pediatric homecare, specifically children with autism.

 

Approximately one in 68 children in the United States has some form of autism and it seems that there is new information coming out every day on way to help those with this disorder. These smartphone apps are specifically designed to help autistic children with emotional and social development:

 

  • Learn with Rufus uses a character that teaches words regarding emotions, facial expressions, and seeing and recognizing these in others.
  • Model Me Going Places 2 helps children understand appropriate behavior while out in places in the community such as the doctor’s office, grocery store, mall, restaurants and parks.
  • The Social Express is an interactive app that works to address certain situations a child with autism may struggle to comprehend, such as school, being social, and enjoying successes in life. It also encourages social interaction and helps in practicing it!
  • Autism Express helps children to identify emotional and facial expressions in others as well as indentifying and expressing their own!
  • Grace teaches special needs children how to better communicate by building sentences. This mobile app is customizable with specific words and images.

 

Best Home Care is proud to help individuals in the Twin Cities find their ideal home healthcare solution, as well as helping home healthcare aids find patients they can help on their unique schedule. Each day we help people of all ages and care situations find the homecare services they need. Our homecare professionals love to take it one step further and offer all the tips we can for whatever challenges you or your loved one are facing.

 

Visit our website for more information on our home care services, and for any questions, comments or concerns feel free to email us at info@besthomecaremn.com or call us at 651-330-2550.

What Can Home Care Do For You? Find Support for Persons with Learning Disorders.

Autism Home Support ServicesAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 children was identified with an autism spectrum disorder in 2010. The CDC also reported that 11% of children between the ages of 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011. The number of cases of children with learning disabilities like these has risen sharply over the last decade. This growth is expected to continue as more is learned about these disorders and how to diagnose them.

Parents with children that live with a learning disorder know first-hand the challenges that come with these conditions. Difficulties keeping up in school and making new friends are common. Many parents take on these struggles and share in their child’s emotional stress and frustration caused by a learning disorder.

If this sounds familiar, it’s important to remember that there is home health assistance available for you and your child. Hiring a personal care attendant is a smart way to give your child the extra help they need and you the time to take a break. Personal care attendants are trained to provide ADHD and autism home support services for children with learning disabilities.

PCA services benefit those living with learning disorders by:

  • Ensuring that the child remains safe
  • Scheduling a predictable daily routine
  • Assisting with schoolwork through tutoring and homework help
  • Providing help with diet and exercise needs
  • Offering companionship and support

Best Home Care serves personal care assistants that provide ADHD and autism home support services by facilitating administrative tasks and providing valuable resources. We also help family caregivers find out how to get paid for taking care of a family member. If you or someone you know is caring for a child with a learning disability, contact us today! Our professional staff will answer any home care questions you may have and explain the benefits of in-home supportive services for individuals living with learning disorders.