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Autism Apps - Easy App Finder Says:

We are all aware of many of the wonderful things the iPhone and iPad can help us with in our everyday lives. But did you know that if you are a parent of a child with Autism or Aspergers that your Apple device can be one of your biggest tools in unlocking the mysteries of these often miss diagnosed conditions. These apps are designed to resonate and interact with an autistic child, to help open up his or her mind to the world. With the help and suggestions of some great parents and industry professionals, EasyAppFinder has compiled the A list of autism apps that everyone associated with autism should not only be aware of, but should have at their disposal as well. Enjoy……… its pure magic !


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$1.99
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Released: 2012-02-22


Download Size: 6.01 mb

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The test is made up of 72 questions written for the caregiver of the person (called client) in question. Each question represents part of the definition and diagnostic criteria for a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder. Results of the assessment can be easily e-mailed from the app.

This test is for educational purposes only. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any disorder. The test is based on the definition of and diagnostic criteria for Autistic Disorder, which specifies that a person must display qualitative impairment in social interaction and communication and display restricted repetitive & stereotyped patterns of behavior.

Please be aware that no screening tool or assessment is 100% accurate, therefore the results from this assessment do not ensure whether the client does or does not have an autism spectrum disorder.
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Released: 2012-08-10


Download Size: 17.56 mb

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Autism Emotion uses music and a photo slideshow to help teach about different emotions.

EMOTIONS:
- Happy
- Sad
- Proud
- Calm

EASY TO USE:
Touch the forward and back buttons to move through the photos one by one. Or simply press the slide show button to advance photos automatically. A home button brings you back to the navigation menu where you may choose your next emotion.

ABOUT:
This app is based on the Model Me Faces & Emotions™ DVD, part of the Model Me Kids® social skills training series for children and teenagers with Autism and Asperger Syndrome.

FEATURES:
The app includes audio narration (English), descriptive text of each photo, and songs by Music Therapist Rachel Rambach.

To learn more, visit www.modelmekids.com
Follow us on Twitter @modelmekids
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Released: 2013-01-22


Download Size: 91.32 mb

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Autism iHelp is a vocabulary teaching aid developed by parents of a child with Autism and a speech-language pathologist. Autism iHelp was inspired by the need for specific language intervention tools for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder focusing on their unique strengths and difficulty with expressive vocabulary.
Autism iHelp is an invaluable tool for your child with Autism when those first words just don’t come. The colorful real-life photos are presented in an easy-to-label format.
This app includes 72 real world photos; it has been proven that children with Autism respond best to photos as opposed to illustrations and are very visual learners.
This app also includes two Learning Enhancement activities. These learning activities are presented in a game-like format. These games check retention of the learned vocabulary and integrate auditory and visual memory. Additionally, you are able to track your child's gains through progress reports that average the last 3 performances of each learning enhancement activity.
Autism iHelp colors is extremely unique when compared to any other first word learning apps. This app includes groups of pictures categorized by specific color. This app helps to distinguish and identify common items by color and allows for increased environmental generalization. This helps the child with Autism to recognize that boundaries in regards to categorization are not exclusive. Fortunately, the pictures for groups 'red' and 'yellow' are free of charge.
“with Autism iHelp…..it gets better.”
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Released: 2013-02-14


Download Size: 97.52 mb

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Autism iHelp is a vocabulary teaching aid developed by parents of a child with Autism and a speech-language pathologist. Autism iHelp was inspired by the need for specific language intervention tools for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder focusing on their unique strengths and difficulty with expressive vocabulary.
Autism iHelp Language Concepts targets fundamental vocabulary building concepts in a variety of formats. While utilizing real-life photographs, this app requires the learner to demonstrate more than just basic understanding of targeted vocabulary during manipulation activities involving categorization, and sorting skills.
Additionally, you are able to track your child's gains through progress reports that average the last 3 performances of each learning enhancement activity.

“with Autism iHelp…..it gets better.”
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Released: 2012-04-28


Download Size: 32.35 mb

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Autism iHelp is a vocabulary teaching aid developed by parents of a child with Autism and a speech-language pathologist. Autism iHelp was inspired by the need for specific language intervention tools for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder focusing on their unique strengths and difficulty with expressive vocabulary.
Autism iHelp is an invaluable tool for your child with Autism when those first words just don’t come. The colorful real-life photos are presented in an easy-to-label format. 
This app includes several features:
24 real world photos; it has been proven that children with Autism respond best to photos as opposed to illustrations and are very visual learners. 
- 24 photos chosen based on established expressive language milestones are divided into three sub groups of eight.  With 24 photos, over-stimulation is less likely which increases the child’s ability to grasp the concepts at an appropriate rate. 

- Labels of all photos with the option to turn off the label as some children with Autism may be more drawn to the written word. At the end of eight images there will be an option to try again, aiding in repetition and drill required for learning new words.

- Option to have images presented at random or not, to additionally aid in generalization and concrete learning.  
When audio is selected, two voice options are available—male and female.  This provides the most realistic experience for your child.  There will also be an option to turn the audio off, which would prompt your child to use his or her own voice and spontaneously label the learned words.

- This app also includes two Learning Enhancement activities.  These learning activities are presented in a game-like format, and require the child to either match a picture to word given multiple word choices or choose the word that goes with the picture in a field of 4 pictures.  These games check retention of the learned vocabulary and integrate auditory and visual memory.  Additionally, you are able to track your child's gains through progress reports that average the last 3 performances of each learning enhancement activity.

Autism iHelp - Play app offers engaging pictures of toys, outdoor activities, and arts and crafts often used in therapy or school. 

“with Autism iHelp…..it gets better.”
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Released: 2013-03-07


Download Size: 25.76 mb

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Autism iHelp is a vocabulary teaching aid developed by parents of a child with Autism and a speech-language pathologist. Autism iHelp was inspired by the need for specific language intervention tools for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder focusing on their unique strengths and difficulty with expressive vocabulary.
Autism iHelp - Sorting is a fun and interactive app that requires the learner to drag and drop items into the appropriately labeled 'categorical' box. This activity allows the learner another opportunity to generalize previously reviewed vocabulary through real-life photo images and improve categorization skills, divided attention, and visual processing.
Additionally, you are able to track your child's gains through progress reports that average the last 3 performances of each learning enhancement activity.
“with Autism iHelp…..it gets better.”
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Released: 2011-11-17


Download Size: 14.5 mb

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Featured by Physicians Practice Journal May 2015. Excellent video review by University of Nebraska Tech Edge - Episode 13, Apps for Exceptional Students. Featured by Apple iTunes Special Education for the years 2014 - 2016! Included in Brookes publication: Technology Tools for Students with Autism.

Autism Tracker can be life changing for families with an autistic child. Explore Autism. Track what matters to your child and your family. Use the visual calendar and multi-item graphs to view and discuss patterns. Share individual events or entire screens with your team using Dropbox, email or Twitter (Twitter lets you set up closed groups). Now, track several persons on one device. Daily Reminders.

Before you buy, please try the Lite version of Autism Tracker first. It has the same functionality as the Pro version. The number entries per item is limited to twelve in the Lite version. All data and set up can be transferred to Autism Tracker Pro.

Autism Tracker is an educational app that helps families explore Autism. Each of its screens represents a different domain of Autism. Several screens are already set up to get you started:

MOOD
- Happiness, - Stress, - Activity Level, - Hyperactivity, Weather

BEHAVIOR
- Bolting, - Self-injurious, - Property Destruction, - Tantrum

FOOD
- Casein, - Lactose, - Gluten, - Colorants, - Caffeine

HEALTH
- Sleep, - Bowel Movements, - BM Texture

REPORTS
- show and compare all items at a glance

Key features
- One tap Yes / No items
- Customizable visual scales
- Use your own images and labels
- Note item with photos
- Powerful analytical package
- Daily, weekly, monthly graphs
- Compare multiple graphs at a glance
- Average, Min, Max, Last statistics
- Bar, line, icon, an trend graphs
- Visual calendar calculates icons for each day
- Tweet entries, notes and icons with one tap
- Export lists of entries for detailed review
- Export tables for daily, weekly, or monthly graphs
- Export backups for safe keeping or sharing
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$99.99
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Released: 2009-05-06


Download Size: 46.76 mb

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iPrompts® PRO combines three apps into a powerful suite of next-generation autism technology! Buy iPrompts® PRO and receive iPrompts® (the leading research-based app for visual schedules, timers, choices and video modeling), StoryMaker™ (create and present Social Stories™) and SpeechPrompts™ (exercises for speech therapy and prosody) at a discount over buying individually.

iPrompts, the original app for visual support, is used by caregivers to provide visual structure to those with autism. StoryMaker is the premier app creating and presenting Social Stories, featuring exclusive content from Carol Gray. SpeechPrompts, a collaboration with the Yale Child Study Center, provides exercises to practice rate, pitch, stress and intensity of speech. Features of all apps are based on research, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s SBIR program.

SAVE MONEY by buying all three apps at once, and receive all of the following features:

* VISUAL SCHEDULES: Create and present sequences of pictures, breaking down tasks into discrete steps or presenting upcoming events in an easy-to-understand visual format. Tap CHECKBOXES to mark progress as schedule steps are completed. Schedules can be presented in REVIEW format (multiple steps per screen) or in PRESENTATION format (one step per screen).

* VISUAL COUNTDOWN TIMER: Display an image alongside graphical numeric countdown timers (set to any duration), to demonstrate how much time is left until a current activity ends, or before the next activity begins.

* CHOICES: Offer choices between images, empowering those who cannot vocalize their preferences. Up to six choices may be presented on the screen at once. Tap an image to highlight it visually and trigger a voice recording.

* STORIES: Create and present your own Social Stories, or customize one of Carol Gray’s “Classics”.

* ACADEMY: Learn to write effective Social Stories by completing a series of short training modules created by Carol Gray.

* EMAIL and PRINT: Schedules, choices and stories can be emailed as a PDF, then forwarded to other caregivers or printed from a computer.

* AUDIO PROMPTING: Record your voice to narrate the schedules, choices and stories you create.

* LOTS OF IMAGE SOURCES: Our “starter” library includes hundreds of useful illustrations and digital pictures. Add your own camera pictures, or search Google, Bing and Flickr from right within the app. You can “tag” each image into as many categories as you’d like, then search or filter to find what you need.

* VIDEOPROMPTS: More than 30 video modeling clips are included, demonstrating “School and Social” behavior. You may also add your own video modeling clips to the Library and play them back.

* VOICECHART: Like a “voice thermometer,” VoiceChart provides real-time feedback on loudness. Speakers are shown visually whether they are “Too Loud,” “Too Quiet,” or “Just Right”. Sliders allow customization of the thresholds between each volume zone. An animated meter and graphics change based on the volume level.

* VOICEMATCH: Provides visual and aural feedback on stress, rate and rhythm of speech by comparing a “Teacher” voice recording to a “Student” voice recording. The Student sample is compared both visually (via a waveform graphic) and aurally (via audio playback) to the Teacher recording, which serves as a model. The Student attempts to “match” the Teacher waveform by repeating it aloud. Visual differences between the two recordings can then be highlighted.

* PITCHCHART: Visualizes pitch in the form of a spectrogram.

* TEMPOMATCH: Select a graphic and set the tempo of speech (BPM), then allow speakers to try and match the tempo (and "tap along" with the tap pad).

For more information: www.iprompts.com.

U.S. Patent #8,296,686. ©2009-14 HandHold Adaptive, LLC, all rights reserved. iPrompts® and HandHold Adaptive® are registered trademarks of HandHold Adaptive, LLC.
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$2.99
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Released: 2011-12-21


Download Size: 11.74 mb

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My Day with WH words includes a social story about talking about one’s day, and a simple visual support that asks different “WH” questions (Who, What, When, Where, Why, How). The story focuses on why it’s important to tell people about your day and on what each different WH question means.

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The app opens up to a menu that allows the user to choose between going to the story, or to the simple WH question support tool. The tool asks Who, What, When, Where, Why and How questions. The social story describes why it’s good to talk about your day, and what kind of questions people may ask about your day.

“Who,” “what,” “when,” “where,” “why,” and “how” are some of the most important words in our language. From early childhood these words form the building blocks of personal interactions and conversations.

Typical children usually develop an understanding of these questions without direct instruction from adults. This makes it is easy to forget that this may not be the case for everyone. Certain individuals, particularly those with a communication delay as someone diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, may need more direct instruction in learning to understand question forms and in learning to use these skills to become better partners in daily interaction.

Based on a study sponsored by the Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA), it is recommended that most verbal students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are four years of age and older be screened for WH question comprehension.

A common error for people with ASD is something called a mismatch. This means that they will answer a question as if a different question had been asked. For example, the student answer a Who question as if a What, Where, or When question had been asked.

A visual support may be used to enhance instruction and to assist in WH question comprehension to prevent such “mismatches.”

The WH Question visual support can be used in several ways. First of all any person asking a WH question of the child can point to it as they ask questions. The graphic represents a visual support for the orally asked question. When the buttons themselves are tapped different questions are asked so that the user may practice answering.

Instruction in answering WH questions is common in classrooms, which may make the visuals more meaningful to the student.

Question comprehension is important and a simple visual support might be an important tool to use to aid the student’s progress.

Teaching conversational skills to any child may be easier and less stressful when visual supports, like social stories are used.

Social stories are an important type of visual support often used with children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome or other special need. This social story uses simple text and descriptive pictures to explain WH questions.

Social stories were first defined by Carol Gray in 1991 and are commonly used to break down a task or social situation into small and easy to understand steps, often accompanied by descriptive pictures. Social stories are easy to implement and are used by many professionals for a wide range of behaviors and skills.
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$4.99
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Released: 2011-03-22


Download Size: 80.06 mb

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VAST-Autism provides unprecedented support for spoken language, combining evidence-based best practices and technology to deliver remarkable results.

VAST-Autism is a groundbreaking tool that provides state-of-the-art therapy to students with autism and motor speech programming disorders such as apraxia. VAST-Autism combines the highly effective concept of video modeling with written words and auditory cues to help individuals acquire relevant words, phrases and sentences so that they can speak for themselves. For children and individuals with strong visual skills, this can be a key to developing speech.

Ongoing research and initial pilot studies indicate that students are highly interested in VAST videos, and will almost immediately attempt lip movements or touch their mouths in response to the models. After a few short weeks, many students who were essentially nonverbal began word approximations and word attempts more readily. Perhaps, the best and most unexpected therapeutic improvements have been in the students’ ability to generalize skills. Individuals may begin attending to the speaker’s oral motor movements during daily communication and continue learning speech in a traditional, naturalistic manner.

The mirror feature promotes oral motor sequencing and self-monitoring. Using a mirror while practicing speech sounds can provide visual feedback to help individuals improve their muscle coordination and sequencing for speech production. Visual input can be an important source of feedback in developmental apraxia of speech. Individuals should focus on how to produce the target sounds/words from a model and then observe and monitor their own attempts by using a mirror.

After trialing the application with her students, Harumi Kato, MS, CCC-SLP said:

“My students showed immediate results. To my surprise, after the FIRST trail, they started to vocalize some sounds.”

Videos are organized into a hierarchy of 5 categories beginning with syllables and ending with sentences. Each video gives a spoken target utterance that is preceded by the written word(s). Each word, phrase and sentence is concrete and has meaning that can be generalized and practiced throughout the day. Providing the written word will prevent a student from labeling a picture of a frog jumping as "go," a person laying on a mat as "break time" or labeling a swing as "weee." The ability to recognize the written target word(s) will increase functional communication and enhance acquisition of spoken language. The progression of VAST-Autism Videos is as follows:

1. Syllable Repetition
2. Single Syllable Words
3. Multi-Syllabic Words
4. Phrases
5. Sentences

This “Core” app represents the first release of the VAST-Autism program. We intend to expand upon this offering through future applications and via the SpeakinMotion web-based platform.

As it becomes available, we will provide more extensive information about the application and professional guidance surrounding its use on the web at:

www.speakinmotion.com

and

www.proactivespeechtherapy.com

RESEARCH

Video Modeling- A significant amount of research has shown video modeling to be rapid and highly effective not only in teaching new behaviors, but also in generalizing and maintaining these behaviors as well.

Visual Language and Literacy- Children and adults on the spectrum who have difficulty with speaking and writing, can learn to read and spell. The ability to read increases functional communication. Information that is not understood auditorally may be easily processed visually. Providing written word(s) to individuals with autism also prevents mislabeling concepts, for example, a car would not be labeled "beep beep."
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$0.99
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Released: 2012-02-18


Download Size: 9.06 mb

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A work system is a strategy that addresses independence as an essential outcome for students with ASD. A work system, an element of structured teaching, is defined by Division TEACCH as a systematic and organized presentation of tasks and materials that visually communicates at least four pieces of information to the student (Schopler, Mesibov, & Hearsey, 1995):

1. The tasks/steps the student is supposed to do.
2. What is the nature of the task?
3. How many tasks/steps there are to be completed.
4. How the student knows he/she is finished.

The student should independently recognize the end of the activity through the structure within the task, use of a finished box, timer, or other visual cue such as a stop sign.

What to do when he/she is finished. Indicate next scheduled activity. May need to use a highly desired item/activity to increase motivation, though often being “finished” is motivating enough.

While a picture schedule directs a student WHERE TO GO, a work system instructs a student on WHAT TO DO once they arrive in the scheduled area.

In our own lives, a daily planner may direct us to the grocery store (our schedule), while our grocery list informs us what to do/buy while at the store (our work system).

A work system provides all of the required information without adult prompting and teaches the student to attend to visual cues (rather than verbal directives) when completing a task.

A work system assists in organizing a student with ASD by providing a systematic work routine—working from left-to-right or top-to-bottom. Students do not have to plan where to begin or how to proceed.

Work systems can be used with any type of task or activity (e.g., academic, self-help, leisure), across settings (e.g., independent work area, cafeteria, place of employment), and for individuals at all functioning levels (e.g., systems can range from concrete to abstract).
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