Porter Library offers iPad with special needs apps

Westlake Porter Public Library is offering educators and parents of children with special needs something new: An iPad loaded with apps specifically for special needs children that they can use in the library.

The iPad is an ideal way for educators and parents to take a look at the apps before buying. It also provides something different and “just for them” for special needs children to do at the library. Included among the apps are:

  • Apps for communication, such as Proloquo2Go
  • Apps for helping children with learning disabilities, including writing, reading and math apps
  • Apps that help build social skills and design sensory breaks

New apps are added regularly.

Visit the library’s Youth Services Desk to use the iPad. Parents can use it in one of the study rooms and even have their child try the apps out! Please note that the device cannot leave the library. To use it, patrons need a valid driver’s license and a WPPL library card in good standing.

For questions about the special needs iPad, please call Rebecca Shook at 440-250-5471 or stop by the Youth Services Desk.

Elaine Willis

Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 9:26 AM, 06.02.2015