Texas Dad Says Apple Watch Changed the Life of His Autistic Son

Texas Dad Says Apple Watch Changed the Life of His Autistic Son

It’s not often that we link to a story in People magazine, but this one bears sharing. A Frisco, Texas father says his Apple Watch has changed the life of his autistic 21-year-old son, Sam.

Sam Bennett is on the autism spectrum, and although he is somewhat of a social butterfly, he’s long struggled with keeping the volume of his voice down to an “acceptable” level.

“He just never had the ability to modulate it,” says Scott, 59. “For years we’ve been struggling with this, since he started talking… and the voice level is really, really, really loud.”

While Sam would initially respond well when he was asked to lower his volume the change would only be temporary, as his noise levels would soon rise once again.

“You learn to adapt, but it’s always tough, and especially for a guy like me who thrives on silence,” says Scott. “I got blessed with the loudest human being on the planet.”

However, all that changed recently for the family, thanks to an app that Scott stumbled across while scrolling through the apps installed on his Apple Watch. Scott noticed the Noise app, which uses the Apple Watch’s built-in microphone to measure the decibel levels of a user’s surroundings, and flashes yellow when the surrounding noise is loud to the point of risking hearing damage.

“My first thought was, ‘I gotta try this with Sam. Why didn’t I think of this sooner?’ Because we had tried everything,” Scott recalls.

Excited by his discovery, Scott immediately woke his son and showed him how his voice could make the app go from green to yellow.

“He immediately saw that and started using his own voice to make it work, and then immediately started talking really quietly,” he says. “I was like, you gotta be kidding me. My wife is not gonna believe this. I don’t believe what I’m seeing.”

In the following weeks Scott has been able to simply flash Sam his watch to get him to modulate his volume. He says the Bennett household has been a lot more “peaceful” since the discovery. He says the family dog is especially grateful, as the dog would typically run to a separate part of the room while Sam spoke too loudly.

While Scott is grateful for the technology and how it has helped Sam, he wishes his son would’ve had the technology as a child, saying it “could’ve made a big difference for us,” if his son had been able to gauge the loudness of his voice growing up.

Scott has worked to share the information with other parents that are dealing with similar issues, via a Facebook group for parents with children with special needs.

  1. 483524 696169Hey! Do you use Twitter? Id like to follow you if that would be ok. Im undoubtedly enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates. 607700

  2. 796161 924928I discovered your weblog web site on google and appearance a couple of of your early posts. Keep up the superb operate. I just extra the RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Seeking for forward to reading more on your part later on! 80648

  3. 334818 125526Greetings! Quick question thats completely off topic. Do you know how to make your web site mobile friendly? My internet site looks weird when browsing from my apple iphone. Im trying to locate a template or plugin that might be able to correct this concern. In the event you have any suggestions, please share. With thanks! 554485

  4. Tedanomi says:

    [url=https://acicloviracyclovir.quest/]cost of acyclovir[/url]

  5. Ashanomi says:

    [url=https://ivermectinetab.quest/]stromectol cream[/url]

  6. Teoanomi says:

    [url=http://benicar.live/]where can i get benicar[/url]

  7. 셔츠룸 says:

    395272 91097I gotta favorite this internet site it seems handy really valuable 627819

  8. Kiaanomi says:

    [url=https://lipitoratorvastatin.monster/]lipitor 40 mg generic price[/url]

  9. Wimanomi says:

    [url=http://plavix.today/]plavix tablet[/url]

  10. Amyanomi says:

    [url=http://valacyclovir.today/]cheap generic valtrex[/url]

  11. Booanomi says:

    [url=http://prednisone.boutique/]prednisone acetate[/url]

  12. Joeanomi says:

    [url=https://ivermectinog.monster/]ivermectin 10 mg[/url]

  13. Janeanomi says:

    [url=https://vermoxtabs.online/]vermox medicine[/url]

  14. Joeanomi says:

    [url=https://neurontin.cyou/]neurontin 100mg cap[/url]

  15. Kiaanomi says:

    [url=https://zithromax.cyou/]zithromax 250mg online[/url]

  16. Jackanomi says:

    [url=https://ivermectinhl.monster/]where to buy stromectol[/url]

  17. Annaanomi says:

    [url=http://ivermectinxx.monster/]buy stromectol online uk[/url]

  18. Samanomi says:

    [url=https://doxycycline.company/]cost of generic doxycycline[/url]

  19. Joeanomi says:

    [url=https://diflucanfluconazole.monster/]diflucan australia[/url]

  20. nova88 says:

    71666 734907Any way Ill be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon. I dont believe I could have put it far better myself. 547961

  21. Samanomi says:

    [url=https://ondansetronzofran.quest/]zofran 315[/url]

  22. Tedanomi says:

    [url=https://dexonadexamethasone.monster/]dexamethasone cream brand name[/url]

  23. Judyanomi says:

    [url=http://flomax.cyou/]cost of flomax in canada[/url]

  24. Alananomi says:

    [url=http://venlafaxineeffexor.monster/]effexor 10 mg[/url]

  25. Jackanomi says:

    [url=https://cymbaltaduloxetine.monster/]cymbalta 20 mg[/url]

  26. Nickanomi says:

    [url=https://lipitoratorvastatin.quest/]lipitor 5 mg tablet[/url]

  27. Carlanomi says:

    [url=http://finasteridepropecia.monster/]propecia prices[/url]

  28. Kiaanomi says:

    [url=http://propecia.solutions/]can you buy generic propecia online[/url]

  29. Tedanomi says:

    [url=https://celecoxibcelebrex.monster/]celebrex pill price[/url]

  30. Tedanomi says:

    [url=https://ivermectinqe.quest/]ivermectin rx[/url]

  31. Eyeanomi says:

    [url=http://abilifyaripiprazole.quest/]abilify pill[/url]

  32. Teoanomi says:

    [url=https://tretinoin.cyou/]tretinoin 1[/url]

  33. Kimanomi says:

    [url=https://prednisonedeltasone.quest/]buying prednisone from canada[/url]

  34. Samanomi says:

    [url=https://diflucan.cyou/]diflucan cream price[/url]

  35. Jackanomi says:

    [url=http://acyclovir.cyou/]acyclovir 1000 mg[/url]

  36. Jimanomi says:

    [url=http://diflucan.cyou/]diflucan 75 mg[/url]

  37. Jasonanomi says:

    [url=http://sildenafil2022.com/]sildenafil discount coupon[/url]

  38. Nickanomi says:

    [url=https://diflucan.cyou/]where can i buy diflucan without a prescription[/url]

  39. Jackanomi says:

    [url=http://divermectin.com/]stromectol 12mg[/url]

  40. Amyanomi says:

    [url=https://amoxicillin.life/]amoxicillin 10mg[/url]

  41. Ivyanomi says:

    [url=http://amoxicillin.life/]where can you get amoxicillin over the counter[/url]

  42. Carlanomi says:

    [url=https://baclofen.shop/]medication baclofen 10 mg[/url]

  43. Tedanomi says:

    [url=http://fildena.shop/]fildena 100 india[/url]

  44. Miaanomi says:

    [url=http://prednisolone.cyou/]prednisolone uk buy[/url]

  45. Nickanomi says:

    [url=http://avodart.cyou/]avodart 0.5[/url]

  46. Jimanomi says:

    [url=https://azithromycin.shop/]buy azithromycin 1g[/url]

  47. Jimanomi says:

    [url=https://doxycycline.cyou/]doxycycline without a prescription[/url]

  48. Jasonanomi says:

    [url=http://doxycycline.cyou/]doxycycline 100mg buy online[/url]

  49. Kimanomi says:

    [url=https://mebendazole.run/]vermox tablets where to buy[/url]

  50. Denanomi says:

    [url=http://vivermectin.com/]how to get ivermectin[/url]

  51. Amyanomi says:

    [url=https://doxycycline.life/]doxycycline hydrochloride 100mg[/url]

  52. Jasonanomi says:

    [url=http://glucophage.cyou/]metformin brand name in india[/url]

  53. Joeanomi says:

    [url=http://antabuse.life/]antabuse tablets south africa[/url]

  54. Nickanomi says:

    [url=https://glucophage.cyou/]buy generic metformin online[/url]

  55. Kiaanomi says:

    [url=http://ondansetronzofran.monster/]zofran prescription discount[/url]

  56. Judyanomi says:

    [url=http://wellbutrin.cyou/]generic bupropion pill[/url]

  57. Kimanomi says:

    [url=https://celecoxibcelebrex.quest/]celebrex 100 mg capsule[/url]

  58. Kimanomi says:

    [url=https://zanaflex.cyou/]order zanaflex online[/url]

  59. Monteslump says:

    [url=http://cheapdrugs.store/#]ed solutions[/url]

  60. Carlanomi says:

    [url=https://celebrex.cyou/]celebrex canada cost[/url]

  61. Denanomi says:

    [url=http://zanaflex.cyou/]zanaflex otc[/url]

  62. Jasonanomi says:

    [url=http://zanaflextizanidine.quest/]buy tizanidine 4mg[/url]

  63. Williamfum says:

    prednisone cream rx prednisone for sale prednisone 5mg coupon

  64. Sueanomi says:

    [url=https://celebrex.cyou/]buy cheap celebrex[/url]

  65. Tedanomi says:

    [url=http://tivermectin.com/]ivermectin cost in usa[/url]

  66. Denanomi says:

    [url=http://mebendazolevermox.today/]vermox medicine[/url]

  67. Denanomi says:

    [url=http://minipressprazosin.monster/]prazosin for anxiety[/url]

  68. Markanomi says:

    [url=http://wellbutrin.cfd/]wellbutrin 300 mg[/url]

  69. Annaanomi says:

    [url=https://doxycycline.guru/]doxycycline 100mg without a prescription[/url]

  70. Williamfum says:

    ed in men best medication for ed pet meds without vet prescription canada

  71. Carlanomi says:

    [url=https://prednisolone.store/]prednisolone online[/url]

  72. Williamfum says:

    natural ed cures ed meds online canada compare ed drugs

  73. Williamfum says:

    canine prednisone 5mg no prescription order prednisone prednisone 5 mg tablet rx

  74. Williamfum says:

    prednisone otc uk generic prednisone prednisone 20mg capsule

  75. Williamfum says:

    ivermectin lotion price ivermectin rosacea reddit is ivermectin an antibiotic

  76. Charleswat says:

    how much is ivermectin for humans dr rajter ivermectin ivermectin wormer for horses

  77. Charleswat says:

    best non prescription ed pills best ed pills at gnc best over the counter ed pills

  78. Charleswat says:

    ivermectin drug class ivermectin for budgies ivermectin 200 mcg

  79. Charleswat says:

    buy finasteride finasteride tablets buy generic propecia

  80. Annaanomi says:

    [url=http://augmentin.shop/]augmentin 875 mg buy[/url]

  81. Charleswat says:

    ed dysfunction treatment erection pills best ed drugs

  82. Charleswat says:

    ivermectin stock ivermectin for demodex mites in dogs buy ivermectin canada

  83. Carlanomi says:

    [url=https://finasteride.best/]buy finasteride 1mg australia[/url]

  84. Nickanomi says:

    [url=http://finasteride.works/]how to get a propecia prescription[/url]

  85. Charleswat says:

    pierre khoury ivermectin ivermectin where to purchase ivermectin for mange in foxes

  86. Evaanomi says:

    [url=http://chloroquine.shop/]nivaquine-p[/url]

  87. Evaanomi says:

    [url=http://chloroquine.shop/]chloroquine phosphate for sale uk[/url]

  88. Yonanomi says:

    [url=http://prednisolone.directory/]prednisolone gel[/url]

  89. Canadabuh says:

    ed pills for sale pills for erection ed meds online

  90. Denanomi says:

    [url=https://buytrazodone.shop/]trazodone europe[/url]

  91. Nickanomi says:

    [url=http://chloroquine.shop/]malarex[/url]

  92. Tedanomi says:

    [url=https://strattera.store/]strattera 120 mg daily[/url]

  93. Canadabuh says:

    buy prescription drugs online cheap aarp approved canadian online pharmacies reputable canadian mail order pharmacies

  94. Evaanomi says:

    [url=https://trazodone.works/]trazodone generic 100mg[/url]

  95. Canadabuh says:

    stromectol 12 mg tablets stromectol stromectol without a doctor prescription

  96. Eyeanomi says:

    [url=http://ivermectin.world/]ivermectin[/url]

  97. Eyeanomi says:

    [url=http://ivermectin.fyi/]ivermectin cream 1[/url]

  98. MichaelcaB says:

    buy clomid 50mg online where to buy cheap clomid online buy clomid

  99. Nickanomi says:

    [url=https://modafinil.sale/]where to get modafinil in canada[/url]

  100. Evaanomi says:

    [url=https://ivermectin.cc/]ivermectin nz[/url]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.