Some children with NF1 experience developmental delays that can make some aspects of school and everyday life difficult. One way to address these issues is to use technology, such as the iPad, to enable access to alternative opportunities for education and personal growth. But how can you learn about everything the iPad can afford your child?
Our Occupational Therapist, Nicole Weckherlin, has begun offering iPad instruction and training sessions for children and families with NF1. The goal of these private sessions, made possible through St. Louis Children’s Hospital Therapy Services, is to teach families with NF1 how to use the iPad (or other tablet that supports the same apps) to improve productivity and communication skills while promoting independence.
While the App Recommendations section of our website is a fantastic online resource for apps beneficial in addressing developmental delays often experienced by children with NF1, a session with Nicole Weckherline, OTR/L promises to be an opportunity for personalized recommendations for the best apps and iPad utilization for your individual child.
Appointments at the iPad App Therapy Clinic are being made now. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact Nicole Weckherlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.