Autism App: Model Me Going Places 2 Version 3.0
Developer: Model Me Kids, LLC
Platform: iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone (English)
Category: Behavioral and Social Story
Free Autism App Models Exemplary Behavior By Coupling Visuals With Audio
Model Me Going Places 2 emphasizes taking turns and calm hands in a fun and enjoyable manner! The free iPad application includes six scenarios: Hairdresser, Mall, Doctor, Playground, Grocery Store, and Restaurant.
Each short story has around eleven slides, and depicts different children correctly handling various situations. For example, many children with autism are afraid to get a haircut because they don’t understand that hair does not hurt like any other body part when it is cut. After watching a small boy, smiling the whole time, going through the process, they will feel more comfortable.
Model Me Kids, Inc. even includes a “That was easy!” statement at the end of most social story scenarios.
What Do The Stories Emphasize? Specifically?
All of the short stories mention two major things which children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) often have difficulty with – waiting calmly and keeping their hands to themselves. Honestly, even if the children are not following the social stories or really caring about the correct etiquette, they will have a ball watching the pictures, listening to the voices, and listening to the music.
Every time the kid taps the green arrow in the bottom right corner, Model Me Going Places 2 goes to the next slide, furthering the story. Text appears on the bottom of the screen and is read aloud. A picture of the event taking place is also shown, increasing the mental pathways through which this information can travel.
Hint: If your child on the autism spectrum would rather just watch the scenario play out rather than tapping the button, just hit the purple arrow on the top right to keep the slides moving continuously. The orange arrow on the bottom left moves the iPad application back a slide.
Model Me Going Places 2 is a great social stories autism app for children who need an example of correct behavior given to them in a creative way!
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