On February 5, 2011 Cristen Reat spoke to a group of parents, educators and therapists attending the second annual Trisomy 21 (T-21) conference in Houston, Texas. This conference is designed specifically for medical professionals, teachers and parents to provide new insights, address current trends, and answer complex questions related to Down syndrome.
Cristen’s presentation offered a parent’s perspective of how she has used the iPad to improve skills and enhance the life of her 7-year-old son Vincent, who has Down syndrome. Her presentation includes short video clips of her son using a variety of apps to practice reading, spelling, matching, and fine motor skills.
Cristen works for an educational non-profit and is the mother of two boys, ages 7 and 10. She is co-founder of the group SNApps4Kids (Special Needs Apps for Kids) that meets to discuss how emerging application technology can benefit children with special needs.
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox Puzzle game (page 4)
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox Matching (page 5)
iWriteWords Tracing (page 6)
iWtireWords Using Stylus (page 7)
First Words Animals (page 8)
First Words Animals Spelling (page 9)
First Words Animals (page 10)
The Loin and the Mouse (page 11)
My First Sentences (page 12)
Treadmill Motivator at work! (page 15)