Since the iPad first hit the market in 2010, it’s revolutionized the way people approach technology for a variety of different tasks. It’s used in more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies and it’s already been put to use in thousands of school across the US and around the world.
It’s also helping children with disabilities in new ways. The MySocius iPad app is one of several available for children with autism. It has four different levels, each one slightly different than the others, which build upon the child’s confidence as they use it, teaching them ways to communicate better. It relies on your child’s favorite objects and activities to encourage them to communicate.
Here’s the official description from the App Store:
MySocius is an iPhone and iPad app designed for parents who want to help their child with autism communicate. MySocius uses evidence based, Naturalistic Teaching Procedures that “embeds teaching within the activities of everyday life.” Naturalistic Teaching Procedures have proved to be effective in clinical practice. MySocius makes this method available for parents.
MySocius was developed with content licensed from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in collaboration with UNMC researcher, Dr. Keith Allen.
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MySocius is available in the App Store for $24.99. (Link to App Store)
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