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Apps Help Autistic People Communicate

With certain forms of autism, sufferers have problems communicating with others. Researchers around the world are developing computer programs and apps that can help mediate.

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Many autistic children have problems learning language. At the same time they often have a phenomenal visual memory. That's where new apps and computer programs come in. Using pictures and sounds, they help improve the children's verbal abilities. One example: e-Mintza, developed in the Basque region of Spain, is a tool to help kids overcome communication barriers.