SMART Interactive Whiteboard Technology Helps Autistic Children Learn and Communicate

Advanced Education can provide life-changing learning solutions to non-verbal students

Thousands of educators in Canada and the United States have been turning to interactive whiteboards in their quest to improve the learning outcomes of autistic students. With researches exploring how technology benefits the learning disabled, new evidence is coming forth that shows interactive whiteboards and recently, iPads can improve the communication skills of children with autism.

SMART Technologies Inc., through Advanced Education, has been providing Canadian classrooms with interactive whiteboard technology for years. The large screens on a SMART board are controlled by touch rather than a mouse or keyboard, providing an interactive learning environment. It has been proven that autistic children using interactive SMART boards can undergo a breakthrough in speech development.

Autism is a disability that affects communication and social interaction. Between 10 and 25 percent of autistic people are thought to be “non-verbal.” Autistic students require routine and high visual processing, so SMART Boards are effective learning tools because they make the repetition required much more interesting and engaging to the student.

SMART products and software provide an entertaining way for children with autism to build on their strengths. While it is difficult for autistic students to follow verbal instructions, the technology and interaction with images can help build pattern recognition.

Advanced Education understands the importance of finding new approaches to teaching learning disabled children. Knowing that an autistic child understands language has encouraged school boards, teachers and parents to find alternative ways for the children to communicate.

For more information on technology solutions for today’s classroom or to set up a demonstration or consultation, contact Advanced Education at 1-855-502-0035 or visit them online at

About Advanced Education

Advanced Education is a leader in helping educators improve learning outcomes by turning classrooms into interactive learning environments.  Working with over 60 school districts in Ontario, Advanced Education has provided audio visual solutions which allow educators and presenters to share material in a flexible and dynamic way creating collaborative learning environments.  The technology and software solutions provided by Advanced Education allow educators to meet the individual needs of all students by addressing multiple learning styles and engaging students.

Advanced Education is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario with offices in Toronto, Ottawa, London, Sudbury, and Vancouver.  For more information, please visit

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