There is no question that kids of today’s generation are born with a screen in front of their faces. In fact, research conducted by retail site Angiolotty and compiled into an infographic found that babies as young as 6 months are playing with their parents’ electronic devices. In addition, more children 2-5 years old with Internet access at home know how to play a computer game and use a smartphone than know how to ride a bike or tie their shoelaces.
If this is this case, why aren’t more schools adopting virtual learning and online speech therapy for students with special needs? Although the study didn’t focus on the population of kids with special needs, when it comes to technology, they are just as savvy as their peers. On a couple of occasions, at schools were students are partaking in online speech therapy from PresenceLearning, students were able to fix small technology issues faster than their SLP.
To learn just how tech-savvy kids are today, check out the full infographic below.
Source: EdTech Magazine
Infographic Source: Angiolotty