ABA Receptive Identification – By Function – Autism App Review


App: ABA Receptive Identification – By Function

Developer: Kindergarten.com

Platform: iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad (English)

Price: $.99 ABA Receptive Identification - By Function - Kindergarten.com

Category: Behavioral Apps


ABA Receptive Identification – By Function App


The ABA Receptive Identification – By Function App was created with children who have autism in mind.  This wonderful application helps kids understand not just the names of certain objects and people, but what they do.  This is why the app is called “By Function.”

For example, the application will show the user three different objects.  It will then tell your child to tap on the one that cuts paper.  Hopefully, your child will tap on the scissors, showing that they can connect the image with the assigned function of the object.

In addition to creating fundamental connections such as the example shown above, it can also serve as a behavioral app.  For example, the app can ask which one of the three objects we are supposed to eat.  The program displays an apple, grass, and glue.  I have seen children with autism eat both grass and glue, so this may not be a particularly easy question for some children. *smile*


ABA Receptive Identification By Function iPad App


According to its creator, Kindergarten.com, here’s a list of the functions this app serves:


Our “Receptive by Function” application targets the following functions:

Find the one that: Bakes, Cleans Carpet, Cuts Paper, Keeps you Dry, Keeps you Safe, Plays Music, Puts out Fires, Reaches High, Takes Care of Your Body, Takes Pictures, Tells Time, The Dog Eats, Washes Clothes. Find the one that you: Carve, Eat, Play With, Read, Ride, Sit On, Sleep On, Wear.


With a little guidance from mom or dad, the ABA Receptive Identification – By Function application can be a great teaching tool.  Awesome!



aba receptive identification by function


Volume Issues


Perhaps my download was messy, but when I opened the app, I was having issues with volume.  Even if I turned my iPad’s volume all the way down to zero, the reward sequence was super loud.  And, even if I turned my iPad’s volume to full, the rest of the sounds were really quiet and the reward sequence was still blaring.  The app is only $.99, and it is still usable with the annoying volume issue, so I would take the chance and I hope that I just had a bout of bad luck come my way.  There is an option to turn the volume off, so keep that in mind.

ABA Receptive Identification – By Function – is a great app if your kids are on the spectrum and need a bit of help connecting names, functions, and images into an accessible bundle of knowledge.

Further Reading:  Speech With Milo: Sequencing 

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  3. Anna Wittmuss on September 24, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    I am looking for the app “ABA receptive identification function” but I can’t get it to come up on my i-Pad. I used to have the ABA flash cards and now I can’t find them. Did the apps for Kindergarten.com go away?

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