June 2013 Recipients
CCS Disability Action Auckland, an organisation that runs an early intervention service for children with disabilities has been awarded $1,694 from the Mazda Foundation to purchase two iPad 2’s.
Part of CCS Disability’s service is providing speech therapy to children with speech and language impairments, a result of ailments such as cerebral palsy, autism and intellectual disability. The iPad’s will allow staff to use as range of apps that have been developed to help with children’s language, communication, learning and engagement in activities.
These applications are effective because they help to motivate and reward students, while also helping them to use and learn about modern technology and learning techniques.