In “The Rise of iPads in the Classroom”, an article written by Sarah Watson, a brief explanation as to why technology is becoming more valuable in different learning environments is discussed. Watson goes into great depth while trying to explain how and why the iPad plays an important role as a form of assistive technology to students that have learning disabilities. She highlights how, “desktop computers and laptops are also becoming a thing if the past… the iPad offers a sense of independence with many children, especially those with disabilities” (Watson 58). Serving for a more suitable and comfortable fit for students with a learning disability, such as autism, the iPad has helped to create stronger and more effective results when compared to the, “bulky, expensive older forms of assistive technology… [like] DynaVoxMaestro and DynaVoxDynaWrite 2.0” (Watson 58). Not only does Watson admire the usage of the iPad, but other educators do as well. Many feel that the iPad is a much more connective system of technology mainly because a variety of the students are, “visual learners and using the interactive touchscreen assists their visual needs” (Watson 60). In other words, the iPad can draw the child into being more attentive all while teaching them different social skills and a variety of subjects such as English or math. With Watson’s evidence, she helps to persuade her audience on how beneficial the use of iPads can prove to be. With Watson’s use of other cited research articles to using her own personal time to interview other teachers, she was able to support her thesis on how she feels iPads can prove to be an effective form of assistive technology to students with disabilities.

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