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Speech with Milo: Sequencing

Speech with Milo

Doonan Speech Therapy

Follow the cute mouse Milo through storytelling sequences.

Speech with Milo: Sequencing is an educational app for children ages 7 and under. Kids will learn how to sequence events such as washing hands and going to the movies. Once they put these types of cards in the correct order, they can watch an entertaining animation, which tells the story.

Silly Sentence Articulation
Silly Sentence Articulation

Silly Sentence Articulation

Erik X. Raj

Created by Erik X

Created by Erik X. Raj, M.S., CCC-SLP, Silly Sentence Articulation is an interactive app for your iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, and iPod touch that features a collection of over 500 silly sentence questions (also known as absurdities) designed for speech-language pathologists to use with individuals who exhibit difficulty producing the following speech sounds: S, Z, R, L, S/R/L Blends, SH,...

Secret Mission Articulation
Secret Mission Articulation

Secret Mission Articulation

Erik X. Raj

Created by Erik X

Created by Erik X. Raj, M.S., CCC-SLP, Secret Mission Articulation is a unique speech therapy game that challenges players to guess a hidden word by choosing from different letters on an alphabet board. The upgraded version of this app features a comprehensive collection of over 600 sound-specific articulation words designed for speech-language pathologists to use with individuals who exhibit difficulty...

Charades Articulation
Charades Articulation

Charades Articulation

Erik X. Raj

Created by Erik X

Created by Erik X. Raj, M.S., CCC-SLP, this easy-to-play and fast-paced speech therapy game helps players to have fun while describing, acting out, and guessing random words. Charades Articulation elaborates on the classic party game of charades by including a comprehensive collection of over 1,000 sound-specific articulation words that can be chosen from to appear during a round of play....

InnerVoice: Communication
InnerVoice: Communication

InnerVoice

iTherapy

InnerVoice promotes best teaching practices for those who have challenges with verbal communication -- at a fraction of the cost you'd expect from a typical AAC app

InnerVoice promotes best teaching practices for those who have challenges with verbal communication -- at a fraction of the cost you'd expect from a typical AAC app.

InnerVoice can help teach speech, language, and social communication skills to people with autism -- or just about anyone else! -- using a combination of science and fun.

For those who need a...

Speech Therapy for Apraxia-2
Speech Therapy for Apraxia-2

Speech Therapy for Apraxia

Blue Whale Apps Inc

Speech Therapy for Apraxia-Words is a convenient, effective tool for:

Speech Therapy for Apraxia-Words is a convenient, effective tool for:
• children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech/dyspraxia
• adults with apraxia
• use by anyone working with individuals with apraxia, either therapists or parents
• can also be used for traditional articulation practice

Developed by the National Association for Child Development team, including a certified speech-language pathologist, this app practices articulation at the word level...

Missing Letter Articulation
Missing Letter Articulation

Missing Letter Articulation

Erik X. Raj

Created by Erik X

Created by Erik X. Raj, M.S., CCC-SLP, Missing Letter Articulation is an interactive app for your iPad, iPad mini, iPhone, and iPod touch that features over 1,000 sound-specific articulation word puzzles (words that are missing one letter). Your goal with these word puzzles are to figure out which letter is missing before the timer runs out. These word puzzles were...

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Reading Therapy
Reading Therapy
Reading Therapy

Reading Therapy

Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd.

1800+ phrase & sentence level reading comprehension tasks with the option of creating your own exercises!

**Try for FREE as part of Language Therapy Lite or purchase in our 4-in-1 bundle: Language Therapy **

This app gives adults with neurological impairment (stroke, brain injury, aphasia) and older children with special...

Listen Close Articulation
Listen Close Articulation
Listen Close Articulation

Listen Close Articulation

Erik X. Raj

*Featured in 10 Speech & Language Apps to Gift this Holiday Season by Sublime Speech

Created by Erik X. Raj, M.S., CCC-SLP, Listen Close Articulation is a unique speech therapy game that challenges players to memorize and repeat an ever-increasing string of articulation word sequences. It features a comprehensive collection of...

Pogg - kids game for language
Pogg - kids game for language
Pogg - kids game for language

Pogg - kids game for language

Ricky Vuckovic

Pogg is a game that will help your kids learn words, objects, actions, and have a great time in the process!

It's a fun educational game for young children, as well as a proven useful tool in kids' language development. It stars Pogg, a little green alien who can do all...

SpeakColors
SpeakColors
SpeakColors

SpeakColors

RWH Technology, LLC

SpeakColors is an iPad app designed to encourage young children to imitate and use two word phrases with color words and common objects. The app is geared toward toddlers with speech and language delays, autism, Down syndrome and other developmental disorders.

This motivating app increases vocabulary skills, phrase length, and receptive...

ABA Flash Cards & Games - Emotions
ABA Flash Cards & Games - Emotions
ABA Flash Cards & Games - Emotions

ABA Flash Cards & Games - Emotions

Innovative Mobile Apps

A fun, simple, and easy way to learn to recognize emotions. Love the picture and that its free!

Endorsed by tens of thousands of satisfied parents, teachers, and kids the world over.

Ideal for Kids 1 - 4 Years Old

Identifying, understanding, and responding appropriately to emotions is a very important skill...

Open-Ended Articulation
Open-Ended Articulation
Open-Ended Articulation

Open-Ended Articulation

Erik X. Raj

"Top Pick App" - Smart Apps For Kids

"Erik has created a great app that students will have fun with. They might not even notice they're working!" - Home Sweet Speech Room

"It's perfect for carry-over of those later developing sounds!" - Busy Bee Speech

Introduction:

Created by Erik X. Raj, M.S., CCC-SLP, Open-Ended...

Wacky Selfie Articulation
Wacky Selfie Articulation
Wacky Selfie Articulation

Wacky Selfie Articulation

Erik X. Raj

Created by Erik X. Raj, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Wacky Selfie Articulation is a comprehensive collection of over 450 hilarious sound-specific stickers that can be placed on top of a selfie photo to turn a regular selfie into a wacky one. Designed for speech-language pathologists, this photo-based app was made to be...

Word Search Articulation
Word Search Articulation
Word Search Articulation

Word Search Articulation

Erik X. Raj

Practice your searching skills while working on your articulation abilities with this fun and exciting speech therapy game. Created by Erik X. Raj, M.S., CCC-SLP, Word Search Articulation is jam-packed with over 1,000 sound-specific articulation words that can be hunted for. These puzzles contain hidden words designed for speech-language pathologists...

Drillaby Pro Speech Therapy Game - SLP Edition
Drillaby Pro Speech Therapy Game - SLP Edition
Drillaby Pro Speech Therapy Game - SLP Edition

Drillaby Pro Speech Therapy Game - SLP Edition

SLP TechTools

Drillaby is a speech therapy game designed for SLPs to use for articulation drills. Drillaby is appropriate for kids in preschool through mid-elementary. The app is designed to give kids lots of practice opportunities while playing a motivating game. The object of the game is to get Drillaby through four...

Spokle
Spokle
Spokle

Spokle

Spokle Group Pty Ltd

ENJOY, ENGAGE and CONNECT with your child AND help your child reach their communication milestones.

Introducing Spokle™ App - your family’s speech language therapist in your pocket.

The Spokle App is designed for families and professionals caring for children with communications difficulties. Learn from 300+ videos of fun, play-based activities you...

Speech Therapy for Apraxia-1
Speech Therapy for Apraxia-1
Speech Therapy for Apraxia-1

Speech Therapy for Apraxia-1

Blue Whale Apps Inc

The NACD Home Speech Therapist iPad app is a convenient, effective tool for children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech/dyspraxia. It can also be used for:

• adults with apraxia
• speech therapists working with individuals with apraxia
• parents working with children with apraxia
• traditional articulation practice


"A useful...

Speech Therapy for Apraxia-4
Speech Therapy for Apraxia-4
Speech Therapy for Apraxia-4

Speech Therapy for Apraxia-4

Blue Whale Apps Inc

This app is a convenient, effective tool for:
• children with childhood apraxia of speech/dyspraxia
• adults with apraxia
• anyone working with individuals with apraxia, either therapists or parents
• can also be used for traditional articulation practice

As with the original Speech Therapy for Apraxia app, this app...

Tiga Talk Speech Therapy Games
Tiga Talk Speech Therapy Games
Tiga Talk Speech Therapy Games

Tiga Talk Speech Therapy Games

Tiga Talk 3 Inc & Tactica Interactive

"Tiga Talk Speech Therapy Games", developed with licensed speech and language pathologists, is a fun way for children to develop speech sounds through playful voice-controlled games that can improve speech clarity, articulation, and instill confidence. The app is for parents and speech therapists working with toddlers and children with language...

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SpeechBox™ for Speech Therapy (Apraxia, Autism, Down's Syndrome) - iPhone Edition

SpeechBox™ for Speech Therapy (Apraxia, Autism, Down's Syndrome) - iPhone Edition

Jonah Bonah Learning LLC

•• NEW! iPhone/iPod Touch Edition! Same as the iPad edition, only smaller! ••

SpeechBox™ is an Award Winning iPhone/iPod Touch app for word practice designed to work with Children with various Speech Language delays including: Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), Autism, Down's Syndrome, and other Speech Language disorders. Parents, Educators, Speech Therapists, etc. can work with Children and practice speaking simple words in a beautiful interface with engaging colorful pictures.

Within moments of opening the app you can get started practicing words. There are no complex menus to navigate through before being presented with the pictures. You simply tap on a box, and it displays it’s contents. Selecting a picture is as easy as moving around the pictures and tapping on the one you wish to view. When you are done with the picture you can swipe to remove it from the box or pinch it to put it back in the box.

Not only can you work with the over 700 beautiful retina quality pictures, but you can add your own pictures using the iPhone's camera or photo library. You can easily add pictures of friends, family and other common objects the child can practice with.

New Features
• British English Prompts
• Australian English Prompts
• Bing™ Image Search for Importing Pictures
• Dropbox™ Support for Importing Pictures
• Sort Boxes for better organization
• Includes optimization for iPhone 5 Display

Features
• Over 700 beautiful color pictures
• Retina graphics & pictures
• Simple, engaging, easy to operate interface
• Add your own pictures
• Add custom Boxes (categories)
• Share Boxes with Friends & others
• Professionally recorded word prompts
• Record custom word prompts
• Create notes for each word
• Male and Female voice prompts (US English Only)
• Easily hide unused pictures
• Parental lock option (hides buttons)
• Support for iOS 6
• US, UK & AUS English Prompts

“I work with a range of ages, from Early Intervention through developmentally challenged students in high school. And I must say, it has become one of my ‘go to’ tools for many of the children in my practice. I highly recommend it.” - Cynthia James, M.A. CCC-SLP, Midland Park, NJ

“I was able to pick up the app and instantly use it to drill my little girl on all three /k/ sets.  SpeechBox worked beautifully and exactly as intended.  She enjoyed the pictures and interface.  It is the only speech therapy app I have found to be that useful with my daughter. Best speech therapy app I've laid hands on so far.” - Dala, M.A., CCC-SLP (Testy yet trying Blogger, Author)

“Students with Apraxia require such repetitive practice in order to learn the motor movements for speech, making it very important to select words that kids will practically use throughout their day. SpeechBox has done just that. With beautiful pictures and a very thoughtful approach to selecting target words, SpeechBox is able to go beyond your typical articulation app in meeting the needs of children with diverse speech challenges.” - Katherine Kelley, M.A., CCC-SLP (Peachyspeech.com Blogger)

SpeechBox™ was developed by a Dad of a child with Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

Please submit all suggestions, comments and questions to [email protected] Thank you!

•• SpeechBox™ iPad Edition is available as a separate download. Please see the App Store fore details. ••

•• SpeechBox for iOS was voted Best App Ever, Special Needs Category for 2012. ••

Sentence Builder for Special Needs Children

Sentence Builder for Special Needs Children

Emmy Chen

The app is designed for special needs children. We worked closely with many SLP to get their input and feedbacks on both content and user interface.

The app includes three different levels. The first level includes the sentences with simple structures. The sentences in level two are more complicated. The level three, we includes the extra words to reinforce the grammar, punctuations, vocabularies, etc.

The users can also created their own sentences, add their own words and images.

The app supports unlimited user accounts and the detail progress report for each user.

You can sync customized content, user account, etc among other iPads in your classroom.

The content and design are teacher approved content.

Features:
•Sentences
•Sight Words
•Vocabulary
•Grammars
•Punctuation
•Pronunciation
•Teacher approved content
•Two different levels
•Kindergarten
•First Grade
•Second Grade

Students can move the words around to build the sentence themselves. Start with the built-in sentences, then create your own sentences, use your own images, and use your voice to record your own sentences and words. Each word can be clicked for the sound of the word, and words can be rearranged to make a proper sentence.

The app starts with simple sentences and progresses to more complex sentences. The sentences focus on daily life situations, with many references to numbers, colors, and dialogue.

This app is ideal for self-paced learning or home schooling. It teaches kids grammar, sentence structure, and develops their listening skills.

This game is is like having a private tutor to teach your child one on one.

•Sentence Builder helps kids to learn how to construct short sentences
•The app includes two built-in levels and self created sentences
•Level one is designed for kindergarten and first grade students
•Level two is designed for first grade and second grade students
•Level three is designed for first grade and second grade students
•The self created content allow users to pick their own images, create new sentences and words, record their own voice.

This is a paid app. We also have free version for you to try it out before you buy the app.

PLEASE CONTACT US
If you have questions, problems, suggestions or complaints, please contact us: [email protected]

Abitalk is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages:4-9
Categories: Reading, Sight Words, Vocabulary

When you download and use this app, we don’t require you to provide any information nor do we collect any information from you or about you, your device, or your use of this app.
This app complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
- See more at: http://www.abitalk.com/our-privacy-policy/

Sentence Builder for Special Needs Children Free

Sentence Builder for Special Needs Children Free

Emmy Chen

The app is designed for special needs children. We worked closely with many SLP to get their input and feedbacks on both content and user interface.

The app includes three different levels. The first level includes the sentences with simple structures. The sentences in level two are more complicated. The level three, we includes the extra words to reinforce the grammar, punctuations, vocabularies, etc.

The users can also created their own sentences, add their own words and images.

The app supports unlimited user accounts and the detail progress report for each user.

You can sync customized content, user account, etc among other iPads in your classroom.

The content and design are teacher approved content.

Features:
•Sentences
•Sight Words
•Vocabulary
•Grammars
•Punctuation
•Pronunciation
•Teacher approved content
•Two different levels
•Kindergarten
•First Grade
•Second Grade

Students can move the words around to build the sentence themselves. Start with the built-in sentences, then create your own sentences, use your own images, and use your voice to record your own sentences and words. Each word can be clicked for the sound of the word, and words can be rearranged to make a proper sentence.

The app starts with simple sentences and progresses to more complex sentences. The sentences focus on daily life situations, with many references to numbers, colors, and dialogue.

This app is ideal for self-paced learning or home schooling. It teaches kids grammar, sentence structure, and develops their listening skills.

This game is is like having a private tutor to teach your child one on one.

•Sentence Builder helps kids to learn how to construct short sentences
•The app includes two built-in levels and self created sentences
•Level one is designed for kindergarten and first grade students
•Level two is designed for first grade and second grade students
•Level three is designed for first grade and second grade students
•The self created content allow users to pick their own images, create new sentences and words, record their own voice.

This is a free app with in-app-purchase. We also have paid version for school bulk purchase.

PLEASE CONTACT US
If you have questions, problems, suggestions or complaints, please contact us: [email protected]

Abitalk is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages:4-9
Categories: Reading, Sight Words, Vocabulary

When you download and use this app, we don’t require you to provide any information nor do we collect any information from you or about you, your device, or your use of this app.
This app complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
- See more at: http://www.abitalk.com/our-privacy-policy/

iDo Community – kids with special needs learn to act independently in the community

iDo Community – kids with special needs learn to act independently in the community

C.E.T - THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

*** iDo Community is an innovative and comprehensive application for learning to act independently in the community (In the car, at the supermarket, at the doctor's office etc).

***THIS FULL VERSION IS SUITABLE ALSO FOR SCHOOLS USING THE VOLUME PURCHASE PROGRAM.***

*** "This is the most comprehensive and professional application for special education I have seen that addresses the field of ADL both in content as well as in the activities it provides" (Dr. Orit Hetzroni, Special Education expert).

*** Designed by professionals specifically for those on the autistic spectrum disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, Down syndrome and other special needs.

*** Watch step by step demonstration videos and picture sequences, and make your own.

*** Suitable for children, teenagers, and young adults

The iDo Community application includes 9 units + a game:
1. In the Car
2. In the Elevator
3. At the Supermarket
4. At the shop
5. At the Cafe
6. At the Movies
7. At the Barbershop
8. At the Dentist's
9. At the Doctor’s Office

What’s in each unit:
- A video presenting a teenager demonstrating the activity, step by step.

- A sequence of the task’s steps in images, accompanied by narrated text for each stage, and the option to mark the completion of each step with a V.

- A unique tool to create a personal sequence of the task’s steps, by photographing directly from the application.

- A tool to create a personal video of the task, directly from the application.

- Learning games to practice understanding of the sequence – what is the next step, what doesn’t belong, and so on.



What’s in the game:

- A board game which combines fun and learning for all 9 of the application’s tasks.

- Suitable for one player or two, and allows practicing in taking turns.

- Contains a pool of randomly selected activities, which allow transfer, generalization, and enrichment of what was learned in the units: products you can buy at the supermarket, identifying different signs, and so on.

- For persons who have difficulty playing, there is the option of going through the activities without playing. 6 activities are randomly selected from the pool of activities.


Advantages of using the application:

Built by professionals with an expertise in special education, in cooperation with parents, occupational therapists, speech therapists, teachers and researchers.

Each task is broken up into its stages, and may be learned step by step.

Using video clips has been proven efficient in instructing individuals with autism and cognitive disabilities.

Building a sequence of the task, with photographs of the user himself, creates a perfect personalization: the users sees himself performing the task.

The board game combines fun with learning. The activities in the game are an expansion of the videos and images sequences, and allow generalization and transfer of performing the tasks to other environments.

Particularly accessible and user-friendly application, meticulously designed to be suitable for users of a wide range of ages.

Diverse use of media: video, images, written text, narration, as well as diverse viewing options.

Preservation of personal materials.

Option of operating both online and offline.

*** Working on daily activities is important for the development of independent functioning and quality of life of special education children and teenagers.

*** The iDo series is recommended for use at home and in educational environments to impart and practice daily skills.

*** Visit our website www.snapps.cet.ac.il

*** Do you have any questions? We’re here to answer them. Email us at [email protected]

Me & My Body – Know your body, for kids and teens with special needs

Me & My Body – Know your body, for kids and teens with special needs

C.E.T - THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

"Me & My Body" is an app that explores issues related to the body, encouraging self-expression and acquisition of basic concepts about one’s body.

"Me & My Body" includes play activities that help Special Education children to make personal choices. The activities are focused on getting to know the different parts of the body, examining the changes that occur with growth through imagination and creativity, paying attention to the sounds of the body and encouraging self-reflection about the user’s physical characteristics.

The "Me & My Body" app has been designed with the aspiration of empowering people with autism, Down syndrome and other disabilities to make personal choices, relate positively to their body image and create constructive experiences.

The rationale

Most apps tend to focus on the subject of human anatomy or examine disease and pain. However Me & My Body offers a new way of looking at our body, empowering the users and enabling them to understand the value and capabilities of their body while making important personal choices. Games, and creativity aspects, help children on various levels of understanding to use the app independently.

What’s in the app?

The Me & My Body app includes creative, interactive activities on six issues related to the user's body: About Myself, My Body, Look How I Grew Up, With a Little Imagination, The Sound of My Body, About My Body.
Each topic is broken down into short and simple stages that together create an interactive page in the personal album.

The "Me & My Body" album has two modes:

1. Edit Mode: In Edit mode, the activities and choices at each stage of work are customized to the individual pace and
comprehension level of each user. In this mode, the user is prompted to combine photos, stickers, text and
recordings, according to the subjects and personal preferences.
2. View mode: In view mode, users can browse an album and decorate it with stickers. The complete album can be shared with
parents, teachers and friends.

Why is the "Me & My Body" app suitable for users with special needs?

1. Content - This app deals with personal choices and self-expression, a topic of great importance for users with cognitive disabilities and other special needs.

2. Diversity of data representation and multi-sensory learning – information in the app is presented in a variety of ways: Text, recording, illustrations, photo images and texts read aloud – supporting understanding among different levels of users.

3. Independent work – all activities in the app are accompanied by clear explanations and a help function to encourage individual working.

4. Customization and parental control – if users find the sounds distracting, the app can be operated in silent mode. The edit function can be disabled to avoid existing albums being deleted by accident.

5. Meticulous and respectful design – the app design is suitable for children and adolescents, and the artwork is interesting and respectful.


"Me&My Body" is part of the Me&My app series, a range of special education apps about personal choices that feature interactive activities and games that the users with autism and other special needs can do independently or with a companion. The purpose of the Me & My series is to enable users to create personal albums through play, around topics of "Me & Myself", "Me & My Body" and “My Choices”. The activities in the series encourage the development of self-identity,, selection abilities, independent work, cooperation and literacy.


We are certain that you will enjoy working together with your child on the application, and discovering new worlds of individuality.

** Visit our website www.snapps.cet.ac.il

*** Do you have any questions? We’re here to answer them. Email us at [email protected]

Me & My Choices – Play and learn to express your preferences, for kids with Autism and other Special Needs

Me & My Choices – Play and learn to express your preferences, for kids with Autism and other Special Needs

C.E.T - THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

The Me & My Choices application focuses on identifying the user’s personal choices in two modes, recording the choices based on selected areas of interest, and the possibility of sorting areas of interest based on whether they are liked or disliked.

The application encourages self-expression for children with autism and other special needs and offers people with autism, Down syndrome and other disabilities an environment to practice personal choice and express opinions regarding concepts and activities in the surrounding environment, as chosen by the user and those working with him.
The rationale

Making individual choices, the selection of tasks, games, and expressing opinions about whether they are liked or disliked, is a basis for independent functioning and quality of life. Many individuals in special education frameworks are not asked about their preferences and choices when it comes to much of their daily routine. The use of Me & My Choices calls for work on a variety of areas, while practicing these important skills.

***What’s in the Application?
In the Me & My Choices application, users play a game of roulette centered on personal choices; they create a personal album that collects and records their individual choices, under two game options, “My Choices” or “My Likes and Dislikes.”
1. “My Choices” game
The roulette wheel has six different topics.

2. “My Likes and Dislikes” game
The roulette wheel is divided into six topics, each of which is divided into two sub-topics, “Like” and “Dislike.”

In both games initially the game can be played with the pre-set topics. However, by clicking on the “Edit Topics” button, the topics can then be changed or adapted in line with the user’s individual preferences. After spinning the wheel, a page opens, in the form of a treasure map, and here the user can save his choices. Different methods for entering content can be chosen – typing, recording, adding a picture, or adding a video clip.

***Why is the Me & My Choices application suitable for users with special needs?

1. Content – the application deals with personal choices and self-expression, so significant for users with special needs. The application is an open tool, and users can choose to address content that is relevant to them.
2. A variety of display modes for information, and multi-sensory learning – the information in the application appears using a variety of display modes (text, recordings, illustrations, photographs, and narrated texts). The various display modes support the users’ understanding and expression.
3. Independent work – the application is accompanied by clear explanations for all of the activities. This help is available to users at every stage, and assists in understanding the required actions.
4. Individual adjustment and parental control –Editing and deletion of existing albums can be blocked.
5. Design that is both clear and respectful – the application’s design is appropriate for children and young adolescents, and the graphics are designed to arouse interest, yet are respectful of them.

The Me & My Choices application is part of the Me & My series of applications, a series of interactive, game-based activities that allow the user to work alone or with assistance, and to function meaningfully in the area of personal choices. The aim of the series is to create personal albums in a game-like way, on the subjects of “Me & Myself,” “Me & My Body,” and “Me & My Choices.” The activities in the series encourage the development of individual identity, investigative abilities, the ability to make choices, independent work, sharing, and literacy.

We are certain that you will enjoy working together with your child on the application, and discovering new worlds of individuality.
** Looking for more Special Needs Apps? Visit our website www.snapps.cet.ac.il
*** Do you have any questions? We’re here to answer them. Email us at [email protected]

Me & Myself - Learn to express yourself, for kids and teens with special needs.

Me & Myself - Learn to express yourself, for kids and teens with special needs.

C.E.T - THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Me & MySelf is an interactive album that stimulates the user to present himself, his hobbies and his
preferences, through various enjoyable activities.

The application will help kids and teens with special needs to express themselves, formulate their own life preferences, and practice making individual choices.

The application encourages involvement through games and creativity, adapted to children with a range of functional and cognitive levels, working independently.

In designing the app, emphasis was placed on adapting it to users with various levels of literacy – those who can read and write, and those who cannot. Users can type text, record sound, and use images and video clips to express their personal choices in each part of the application.

**The Me & Myself app allows interactive, creative activity under eight different topic headings relevant to the user:

• About Myself

• Me and my Family

• My Home

• I Wish I Was

• Things I'm Good At

• Things I Can Say About Myself

• Me and My Friends

• Moments to Remember


Each topic is divided into small working steps that together create interactive personalized pages in an album.

The Me & Myself album has two modes:
• Edit mode, in which the user can combine images, video clips, stickers, text and recordings, in keeping with the various topics and his own personal preferences. This editing mode can be locked, In the Parental Controls section, to prevent the user from accidentally deleting the album.

• View Mode, in which one can browse through an existing album, and decorate it with stickers. The complete album may be shared with parents, teachers and friends.

**The album framework allows independent, individualized work, and is accompanied by clear, easily-accessed explanations as to how to use all parts of the application.

“This is the richest app that I have encountered in the area of self expression. The application encourages the sharing of personal experiences, and allows self-expression combined with enjoyable games in an attractive, well designed virtual environment, all of which is accessible and adaptable. This is good news for special education” (Dr. Adi Neeman, Special Education).

The rationale behind developing tools for self-expression:

Children and adolescents with special needs (particularly those diagnosed on the autistic spectrum, individuals with communications disorders, and individuals with cognitive disabilities) usually find it difficult to express themselves independently. This difficulty affects the individual’s self-perception and recognition of his own uniqueness and strengths.

Most of them make very few personal choices, due either to the characteristics of their disability or the circumstances of their lives. In many areas, the decisions are made for them. This has implications both for the difficulty in making choices, when this is allowed, and for experiencing and practicing the making of effective choices.

Suitability for users with special needs:

• Personal Content – the application addresses the content areas of personal choice and self-expression, which are significant for users with special needs.
• Multi-sensory learning – Using diverse media to enable users of different learning styles and capabilities such as :Text, audio, images and video clips
• Encouraging self-expression and Independent work
• Personal customization: Individual adjustment and parental control
• Accessibility: the interface is adapted and accessible for special needs individuals with a broad spectrum of disabilities and levels of functioning.
• Detailed, respectful design. The design is adapted for kids, teenagers and adults.

We are certain that you will enjoy working together with your child on the application, and discovering new worlds of individuality.

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