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We use smartphones and tablets for a lot of things these days but now doctors are using technology to advance therapy.

Speech therapist Samantha Litz said, “Originally when we would target some of these goals, we would use pen and paper or flash cards or materials that we make or purchase. But now that you can get the iPad, I can go on and find a free app that might be targeting exactly what I need in therapy.”

The device can also be used when teaching children the basics of reading and other lessons.

Experts suggest searching for free apps by using key words like “learning to write,” “colors” or “counting.”

Tanya Durham said, “Even though the iPad is used for her for speech therapy, it also helps her with coordination, being able to point to things and using her fingers and stuff.”