Chair, Table, Comb, Toothbrush, Pillow… This app helps your children learn to recognize common objects that they come across in their daily living.
This app utilizes ABA method of intervention delivery to children with developmental disabilities, special education needs or Autism.
The app is part of iLearnNEarn App series and is organized into multiple Learn & Play sections. Each section has pictures as visual prompts.
Here is how the app progresses -
STEP1 – Training –A picture of object with name and audio prompt is shown in each screen
STEP 2 – DT/Play - The Play part of a LEARN & PLAY section works like this –
- Picture of object stated in the prompt is shown along with distracters
- Child selects picture of object referred in the prompt
STEP 3 – Reward - Each correct response is rewarded with an animation
ABA & iLearnNEarn App Series:
As we know, the recommendation of 40 hours per week of ABA programming as employed by Lovaas’s study has been cited by many parents as being vital to their child’s success. The National Research Council’s 2001 report (p. 184) summarizes the skills necessary for implementing an effective ABA program as:“Teachers must be familiar with theory and research concerning best practices for children with autistic spectrum disorders, including methods of applied behavior analysis, naturalistic learning, incidental teaching, assistive technology, socialization, communication, inclusion, adaptation of the environment, language interventions, assessment, and the effective use of data collection systems. Specific problems in generalization and maintenance of behaviors also affect the need for training in methods of teaching children with autistic spectrum disorders. The wide range of IQ scores and verbal skills associated with autistic spectrum disorders, from profound mental retardation and severe language impairments to superior intelligence make the need for training of personnel even greater.”
iLearnNEarn offers series of apps based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) which help parents and teachers with minimum knowledge of theory. These apps provide supplemental intervention and are delivered through mobile device, tablets and iPads. It also helps introduce generalization in different settings.
The content is reviewed and approved by the expert educators and researchers from the Autism industry and are based on ABA therapy (the only scientifically-validated treatment for children with developmental disabilities, special education needs or autism).
This app records score information for progress tracking and analysis purposes. Recorded scores are also used for customization of the assignment of the new educational material delivered through the app as the user progresses with the targeted skills.