Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Calm Counter

Calm Counter - Social Story and Anger Management Tool for Autism, Down Syndrome and Special Needs by Touch Autism

Since Mondays can be a difficult transition for all of us...
Calm Counter shows an 'I Need a Break' visual and a 10 to 1 count down from an upset Red face to a happy Green face and encourages calm deep breathing. It also has a wonderful social story to explain about anger and different steps to calm down. Whew! I feel more calm already...

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From iTunes:
Calm Counter is a visual and audio tool to help people calm down when they are angry or anxious. The app includes a social story about anger, and audio/visual tools for calming down.


The app opens up to a “I need a break screen” that vocalizes “I need a break” when it is tapped. The screen then transitions to a red screen with an angry face and the number ten. With each tap the screen transitions to a calmer face and color. In this way, the app prompts the user to count backwards from ten followed by a deep breath.

The app also includes a simple social story with line drawings about anger. The social story talks about feeling angry and things you can do, like counting to ten, breathing deeply and taking a break, to calm yourself down.

The settings screen allows you to choose from male, female or no vocals for counting back from ten and for reading the social story out loud.

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Leslie has decided to rename Monday to Funday in a bid to avoid Mondayitis.

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