I get a lot of questions on how to keep kids from closing apps on an iPad or iPhone. I made a photo tutorial last year for the iPhone and decided to try my hand at a video tutorial. You can change settings on your iPad to use a feature called Guided Access, which allows you to shut off certain areas of the screen, lock the volume and home buttons, etc. Super useful. So, after several hours this afternoon, TA DA! My first video tutorial...
So, what'd you think? Let me know in the comments if you have any questions. Do you already use Guided Access? There will be more videos to come soon, I think, reviewing my favorite apps.
I'm always looking for realistic parenting tips for families who have children with Autism, Asperger's, and ADHD. I recently discovered a great series of short parenting videos from @AskDocG, Dr. Deborah Gilboa regularly posts tips on parenting.
I've already used this suggestion several times to teach children on the spectrum how to interrupt their parents politely. I couldn't believe I had never thought of something this simple before, definitely worth watching. Dr. G posts weekly with great tips for parents, you can find those on her YouTube Channel.
Now, that you've watched it... I recently tried this with a child that I know outside of the office, who is rather impatient. I couldn't believe how quickly she picked it up and didn't interrupt once the rest of the afternoon. I was shocked. Try it out, I would love to hear how it works out for your kiddo.