IPads help Chattanooga students with autism communicate

photo Rowan Murray, 2, plays with an iPad on Wednesday morning at the Siskin Early Learning Center in Chattanooga. The Institute has integrated iPads into its curriculum because they are believed to improve social and communication skills, especially with children with autism.

photo Speech therapist, Kara Knowles helps Marlon Parks, 2, play with an iPad Wednesday morning at the Siskin Early Learning Center in Chattanooga. The Institute has integrated iPads into their curriculum because they are believed to improve social and communication skills, especially with children with autism.

Two-and-a-half-year-old Rowan Murray used to get so frustrated she would scream and throw tantrums, even breaking her mother's nose in such a fit.

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