Tune-In: 60 Minutes Story on Tablet Computers and Apps for Autism
Tune in to CBS “60 Minutes” this Sunday, October 23, at 7:00 p.m., ET, for a report on the growing use of tablet computers as teaching and communication tools for children with autism. The segment profiles two non-verbal students who have made significant strides communicating with touch-screen tablets, and features an interview with a University of Pittsburgh neuroscientist who is researching why more than 30 percent of individuals on the spectrum cannot speak. Over the past six months, Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geri Dawson and Vice President of Scientific Affairs Andy Shih both provided “60 Minutes” with extensive background information for this story.
Watch an excerpt from the story below: