Posts Tagged ‘ Behavior Apps ’

Social Skills Wrapped In a Story: Trudy Goes to the Beach

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Telling stories will never go out of style. Kids love reading, hearing, and telling stories, especially children on the autism spectrum.With new technology, like the iPad, children can even interact with a story and its characters.Ruby Cube Inc. has created an app, Trudy Goes to the Beach, that uses audio, graphics, and stories to...

Hidden Curriculum for Adolescents and Adults: Unstated Social Rules and Customs

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Hidden Curriculum apps are usually built for young ones with autism spectrum disorder. But it turns out that older adolescents and adults have our own app to help us with unspoken societal rules! I absolutely burst out laughing at the example below as soon as it came up. Why? If you're a literal...

Motivate Kids With Special Needs: First & Then App

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Kids find it challenging to understand the "first, then" concept. They don't enjoy having to do something they don't like before doing something they prefer. However, this is a much needed lesson that will see them through their school career and even further.The first activity might include doing homework, eating a vegetable, or picking...

Potty Training App: Social Story Eases Potty Worries

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Every parent knows that potty training is not the most fun thing to do. TouchAutism has created the Potty Training Social Story app to help ease the pain and show kids that it's really not that bad - everyone does it!Some autistic children have a tough time going potty in the toilet.That big, porcelain,...

4 FREE Social Stories and Life Skills iPad Apps

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This week's Free Apps List features Social Stories and life skills apps: 4 Free Social Stories and Life Skills Apps for Children With Special Needs.The iPad is great for children who are having difficulty with social situations in natural settings. Children respond to the interactive nature of these apps, and it encourages...

Facial Expressions Made Easy: Expressions App for iPad

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Autistic children learning about facial expressions are going to love EdNinja's Expressions educational app! Most autistic children find it challenging to determine whether or not their friends or family members might be sad or angry and why. With animation, detailed graphics, and audio, children can build happy, sad, angry, or scared faces...

Track Your Child’s Progress With My Autism Day

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I frequently hear from readers looking for daily planner and progress tracker programs. Parents and caregivers need a place to easily keep and record important information. If you're one of the many who have been searching for an app like this, keep reading! The Daily Log is the part of My...

AutisMate: Full-Blown Therapy Tool With Easy, Endless Customization

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AutisMate is a difficult app for me to review, but not because it lacks benefits for children with ASD. No - this review is difficult to put together because AutisMate is such a comprehensive app, and you can't really summarize it in a couple of paragraphs! (I can assure you, my friends,...

Proloquo2Go iPad Demo – Click Below to Watch!

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Who’s Behind Autism Plugged In?

Who’s Behind Autism Plugged In?

My name is Jack Kieffer and I'm a blogger sharing my love of technology at blogs like Cool Gizmo Toys, Greenamajigger, and here at Autism Plugged In where I'm trying to make a difference in the lives of children with autism.

Several years ago, I began volunteering with special needs kids, who gave me much joy and an appreciation for life. This blog is my way of giving back. Any proceeds from this effort are used to support my friends with autism. Read more about Jack or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.