Friday, November 29, 2013

Top Apps for Behavior Management


Discussion Topic: Apps for Behavior Management

Audience: Parents and Educators looking for apps to help with behavior

Top Recommended Apps: ClassDojo, iReward, Time Timer, Behavior Breakthroughs

Continue reading for the specific discussion question and the list of ideas.


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Cindy wrote: Hey guys! I teach a class on Behavior Management for parents and I am looking for free or cheap apps for parents and educators...any thoughts? 

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** Please note: Some of these apps have in-app purchases, but they can easily be disabled in the settings of your device. There are also ads and social network links in some of these apps. Only the app's developer can control when an app is free or not. All apps that we post as free are verified to be free at the time of this post. We make no guarantees otherwise.** 

Amy suggested: How about Class Dojo and iReward?
Elisa provided a list of apps: Choice Works, iReward Chart, Time Timer, Class Dojo (free online Bx management system for teachers or parents), Data Manager Pro- for easy data collection; kids can input the numbers and see their progress- highly motivating!
 

ClassDojo by Class Twist Inc

Rachel said: Class Dojo is awesome. Use it every day in my class.
Shannon wrote: Class Dojo has worked wonders for me. 

Heather S. wrote about it as a Good Free App of the Day 

From iTunes:
ClassDojo helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily. It captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators.

Teachers can use this app to give their students positive behavior feedback and manage their classes, while parents can check on their child's progress at school. Beautiful reports and easy classroom management are all built in - and everything syncs across all of your devices!

Better learning behaviors, smoother lessons, and hassle-free data - and it's free for teachers!

If you would like to download ClassDojo, please support Smart Apps for Special Needs by using our link:

FREE, iPad/iPhone

 
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iReward by Grembe Inc.
 
From iTunes:
iReward is a motivational tool for your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. You can create a star chart or token board to help reinforce positive behaviors using visual rewards. Use of motivational charts is not limited to any one group. We all benefit from motivation to achieve our goals! This type of praise or approval will help parents of typically developing children, children with autism, developmental delays, ADHD, and anxiety disorders. We've updated the app to support multiple users and added more customizable options.  

If you would like to download iReward, please support Smart Apps for Special Needs by using our link:

$4.99, iPad/iPhone

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Time Timer by Time Timer LLC

Stacy answered: Time timer 

From iTunes:
The Time Timer app displays time as a red disk that quietly gets smaller as time elapses. Children as young as three understand that when the red is gone, time is up! And unlike many other visual timers, the Time Timer app has a professional look and packed feature set to help adults make every moment count. Highly recommended by experts in professional organizing, healthcare, ADHD/ Autism and parenting.

 If you would like to download Time Timer, please support Smart Apps for Special Needs by using our link:

$2.99, iPhone/iPad 2x


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 Wait For It ~ Awesome Countdown by Imagina Labs

Dawn said: Check itunes for an app called Wait for it...some folks I know are using & loving it

From iTunes:
What does "Wait For It" offer you?

You can surprise your other half with your impeccable timing:
It was 7 years, 2 months, 4 hours , 13 minutes and 12 seconds ago that we had our first kiss, darling.

Don’t know how long you have to wait until the next series of Breaking Bad?
Don’t worry, "Wait For It" can also help you out there. This awesome app will even send you a notification a few days before so that you have plenty of time to stock up on Pringles and beer.

Does it also work in reverse?
It sure does, "Wait For It" can count from when an event occurred. Any event, be an unforgettable one for all the right, or wrong, reasons, it’s up to you! 

If you would like to download Wait For It ~ Awesome Countdown, please support Smart Apps for Special Needs by using our link:

Free, iPhone/iPad 2x

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iRewardChart by GotClues, Inc.

From iTunes:
When stars have been earned, your child can pick from the default list of suggested rewards, or you can setup your own custom rewards especially tailored for each of your children, like "$2 Pocket Money" or "One Hour Of TV".

Children love to feel responsible, challenged and respected. But most children don't like being told what to do... iRewardChart also allows you to set up abstract goals like "Patience" and "Sharing With Others", so rewards teach the virtues you want your child to learn.


If you would like to download iRewardChart, please support Smart Apps for Special Needs by using our link:

$3.99, iPhone/iPad 2x

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WaitStrip Visual Timer by JTB Apps

Stacy recommended: Waitstrip Visual Timer

From iTunes:
The format of the Waitstrip allows for any activity to be paired with the number of buttons to be pushed before the break can occur, depending upon the needs of the specific individual or the demands of the specific task or activity.

The Waitstrip is an app that can be used to add structure to most any activity or task. It is used to represent the passage of time before the task or activity is completed. The Waitstrip app was developed by an occupational therapist working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

If you would like to download Waitstrip Visual Timer, please support Smart Apps for Special Needs by using our link: 

FREE, iPhone/iPad 2x

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 Choiceworks by Bee Visual

From iTunes:
The Choiceworks app is an essential learning tool for helping children complete daily routines (morning, day, & night), understand & control their feelings and improve their waiting skills (taking turns and not interrupting). Created with the support of leading hospitals and child development specialists, this app is designed for caregivers to provide clear and consistent support to foster a child’s independence, positive behavior, and emotional regulation at home and in the community. It can also be customized for teachers in a school setting. 

If you would like to download Choiceworks, please support Smart Apps for Special Needs by using our link:

$6.99, iPad/iPhone


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Data Manager Pro by Appmedia

Elisa said: Data Manager Pro- for easy data collection; kids can input the numbers and see their progress- highly motivating!

From iTunes:
Whether you are watching your weight, spending budget or even test scores, you will definitely find this app useful. Best part is, our app gives you privacy screen lock and you can even set reminders so that you won’t miss inputting that important data.

App Features:

Ability to create several data entry logs
Organize your data into respective folders
Graphical view of see past improvement against time
Set reminder to enter new data
Password protection to prevent sensitive data from being viewed by anyone else
Export data through email via CSV file
Consolidate data daily  

If you would like to download Data Manager Pro, please support Smart Apps for Special Needs by using our link:

$1.99, iPad/iPhone


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Visual Cue Lite by Sanghoon Lee

From iTunes:
From now on, you can enjoy over 50 best fit, recognizable images specially prepared for Visual Cue app i.e., great looking objects and basic schedules for hygiene activities including wash hands and brush teeth through in app purchase. We plan to keep adding new images based on priority and popularity. If you want to enjoy full features without bothering ads or additional in app purchase, try full version - Visual Cue. 

If you would like to download Visual Cue Lite, please support Smart Apps for Special Needs by using our link:

Free, iPad/iPhone
 

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Behavior Breakthroughs by Southwest Research Institute

Bethany suggested: There's one called behavior breakthroughs, it's a training app. A little cheesy but...
Dorali said: Behavior breakthroughs

From iTunes:
Training application using simulations and an interactive environment to model and display a child's behavior based on interventions applied by the user. Caregivers learn to effectively implement proven behavioral strategies and techniques using game-based technology. The goal is to provide parents and caregivers with an opportunity to learn and practice reinforcing skills they want to see increase and to use extinction to reduce rates of behaviors they would like to see decrease. To progress, the user will have to master the skills of reinforcement and extinction. 

If you would like to download Behavior Breakthroughs, please support Smart Apps for Special Needs by using our link:

FREE, iPad/iPhone
 

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Chore Pad by Nannek

From iTunes:
Chore Pad is a powerful, fun tool for motivating your kids to complete chores. Each child completes their assigned chores to earn stars which are redeemable for rewards that you create! Give bonus stars for a job well done or penalty stars to let your child know they should strive to do better. 

If you would like to download Chore Pad, please support Smart Apps for Special Needs by using our link:
$0.99, iPhone/iPad 2x


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Sosh by Dr. Mark Bowers

Elizabeth commented: the whole SOSh app is good but if you want cheap they have the shredder app and relax app and the voice meter

From iTunes:
Sōsh™ focuses on five essential abilities for social skills development: Relate, Relax, Reason, Regulate, and Recognize. These "5R's" serve as a road map for individuals who want to be social, but may have faced obstacles in the past, and also serve as a guide for parents, teachers, and therapists hoping to encourage and assist individuals with their social goals.

Sōsh™ CONTAINS OVER 60 WELL-DESIGNED SCREENS presenting exercises, strategies, and practical information to work through social situations in a step-by-step manner. And, most importantly, the app encourages you to work on these skills during everyday interactions, when learning is most likely to occur.

Sōsh™ offers a journal, a goals area, a to-do list, and a rating scale to rate anything from your school day to an interaction with a peer. You also get a behavior tracking area, a voice meter, and an interest log. Did we mention you can archive all of this data to review later or share with others via email?

If you would like to download any of the Sosh related apps, please support Smart Apps for Special Needs by using our link:

Sosh ($39.99, iPhone/iPad 2x)                           The Shredder ($0.99, iPhone/iPad 2x)
                                         

Relax App ($5.99, iPhone/iPad 2x)                    Voice Meter ($0.99, iPhone/iPad 2x)
                                          

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One additional non-app suggestion
Lori wrote: www.pbisworld.com is great!
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Heather S. enjoys working with students with behaviors and loves that there are so many apps to help out. Heather blogs about working with behaviors at Teaching Through Turbulence.


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