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Touch Technology News - Information on Mobile Technology and Apps for Individuals with Autism and Developmental Disability

Published : 2013-02-15
Author : Special Learning

Synopsis: Special Learning Touch Technology News publication provides parents, providers and educators with information about using and purchasing touch technology for individuals with special needs.

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Special Learning, Inc. Releases its First Issue of "Touch Technology News," a Publication Providing Expert Reviews and Articles on Mobile Technology and Apps for Individuals affected by Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.

Touch Technology - A touchscreen is a display that also serves as an input device. Some touch-screens require a proprietary pen for input, though most modern touch-screens detect human touch. A touch screen is a computer display screen that is also an input device. The screens are sensitive to pressure; a user interacts with the computer by touching pictures or words on the screen.

Special Learning, Inc., the leading global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), announced today the launch of Touch Technology News, a premier monthly publication that provides parents, providers and educators with information to make knowledgeable decisions about using and purchasing touch technology for individuals with special needs.

Touch Technology News delivers up-to-date news, reviews, articles and insight about the industry of touch technology, including the impact that devices and mobile apps have on educating individuals with ASD and other developmental disabilities. The newsletter creates a gateway for the spread of knowledge about mobile technologies developed for individuals with special needs and how touch technologies can benefit the special needs community.

The newsletter's multi-disciplinary expert clinical team and its industry-based contributors compile the latest studies, trends and statistics available to educate subscribers through a monthly e-newsletter and interactive website,

"The vision of Touch Technology News is to provide users and facilitators of touch technologies with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions on the purchase and use of mobile devices and apps for individuals with special needs," said Karen Chung, founder and chief executive officer of Special Learning.

Special Learning aligned with several strategic partners including Step By Step, Inc., ABA Solutions, LLC, and Apps for Children with Special Needs to launch, develop, publish and bring Touch Technology News to the market.

The newsletter was created in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Touch Technology Conference, a first of its kind technology conference scheduled for fall 2013. No other conference or industry event exists like the Touch Technology Conference, which allows conference goers to assemble and work collaboratively to close the gap between the special needs community, including professionals, educators, and parents; technology developers and device manufacturers; and leading universities pushing boundaries with the progression and expansion of evidence-based mobile devices and applications.

"Through the conference and newsletter, a main priority will be to develop protocols for creating a standardized way for apps to be classified, meaning users can more easily find apps they are searching for," said Chung. "Currently, there is no standardized classification for apps. With a market-wide classification system in place, users will be able to easily find and purchase apps to meet their specific needs."

For more information about the Touch Technology Newsletter, visit For more information about Special Learning, visit

About Special Learning, Inc. - Special Learning is the leading global provider of autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) solutions. As a trailblazer in bringing technology into education to generate superior outcomes for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Special Learning designs mobile applications and educational resources grounded in clinical evidence-based research. Through its comprehensive web portal, Special Learning provides the global autism community with a range of ABA training and educational products that use technology as a means to inform, educate and empower parents, teachers and providers so that they can help individuals with autism move up the skills spectrum intuitively, successfully and affordably. As the creator of Touch Technology News, Special Learning is driving innovation further and serving as a change agent for the industry. Follow Special Learning on Facebook,, and Twitter,

About Step By Step, Inc. - Step By Step (SBSA) is a private, nonprofit treatment center for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Using its continuum of care model, it offers a range of services, including center-based programs, partnerships with local school districts and direct services for the community, designed to diagnose the nature and extent of the condition and provide the appropriate treatment and environment across the spectrum for children, adolescents and young adults SBSA employs the evidence based methods of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and incorporates the use of technology-based systems and training throughout its best practices treatment model to bring individuals with autism to their highest potential. In addition, SBSA serves as a product development and testing site for the use of technology in education. In 2011, SBSA was chosen as a winner of the Groundwork Group's Non-Profit CreativITy awards for its excellence in using information technology to carry out its mission.

About ABA Consulting Services - ABA Consulting Services, LLC, founded in 2001, provides educational consultation services to children with autism and related disorders based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). As a comprehensive company, ABA Consulting Services improves the quality of life for children and their families through customized educational and behavioral programs using collaboration and interactive technology.

About Apps for Children with Special Needs - Apps for Children with Special Needs (a4cwsn) provides families and caregivers of those affected by autism with high-quality video resources, aimed at providing relevant and valuable insight into how touch technology applications and devices can help those with special needs build their life skills. The site's mission is to be a trusted independent source that provides high quality videos, reliable information and advice to enable users to make sensible decisions when determining the suitability of applications and devices and purchasing them for educating children with special needs. For more information, visit

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