A parent of a child with autism, and a speech-language pathologist together developed this language-intervention app to be used with students with severe to moderate autism.
This app is one within a series of five apps which use an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) platform.
It offers two levels of learning games.
- There are six games, the first set is free
- The first two sets of games involve matching an adjective to a picture, such as hot to a picture of hot coals
- In the third set of games, the objective is to identify what does not belong
- Concepts are more advanced than Level 1
- The user matches a word, such as dog to a picture of a dog house
- In the second set of games, the learner places an object into a group of similar objects to form a group
- The third set presents a word, such as fruit and the user has to identify all the fruit pictures
- Visual discrimination
- Short-term memory practice
- Vocabulary building
- Real-life images
- Six learning games
- Progress report
- Options to customize audio type, answer sets & text, and more
- Use this app to supplement a language-based learning disability therapy either as a therapy tool or practice homework for the student
- It can also be used in group speech and language therapy sessions
Transitioning to the next sequence within a game is a bit slow. Also, the words under each picture card do not match with the picture. This aspect of the tool will not help build a site vocabulary, make word-to-picture connections, and may foster a misconception of words to image correlation. Additional games beyond the first free set must be purchased at $1.99 for each level.
- Clean interface
- Real-life images
- Customizable features including choosing speaker to be male or female
- Slow transitions from sequence to sequence within a game
- Pictures do not relate to objects names
- The ABA used does not adhere exactly to traditional ABA practice