Friday, August 14, 2015

iDo App Collection--Basic life skills for special needs! New Top Pick!

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Bottom Line: iDo is a top-notch collection of apps geared specifically towards children with special needs that uses video modeling to teach life skill tasks. Read below to discover each of the content areas the series addresses.




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Each app contains no ads or in-app purchases, and links to e-mail/social media are present under a protected parent section
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Each of the apps in this series from developer C.E.T.  contains seven to twelve subject areas related to the topic at hand.Each subject area contains four presentation options: a pre-loaded video and audio description, pre-loaded picture sequence, user video upload, or user picture sequence. The user selections allow you, the grown-up, to upload a video or series of pictures unique to your child completing the sequence.
Each of the nine subject areas include two opportunities for your child to show their smarts in "The Missing Step" and "Find the Picture" review areas. "The Missing Step" allows your child to identify the missing step in a portion of the sequence, and "Find the Picture" allows your child to identify the picture in which a stated action is happening."Let's Play" is an additional area that can be accessed from the main screen which allows for even more review opportunity in a game format.
400x400bbiDo Community
This app contains content areas focusing on areas in the community, such as using an elevator, going to the shops and the dentist, as well as being in the car. Basic expected behavior for each location in the community is reviewed.

$4.99, iPad only (normally $8.99)
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400x400bb (1)iDo Food 
 This particular app contains only seven content areas, including making chocolate milk, using the microwave, using a fork and knife, making a salad and sandwich, setting the table and washing fruit.

$2.99 iPad only (normally $8.99)

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6a00e398228361883301bb08535c95970diDo Getting Dressed
Nine content areas return in this app and include preparing clothes for summer and winter, getting undressed, and getting dressed for boys and girls. The steps to getting dressed for each gender are presented in a tasteful yet straight-forward and clear manner.
Read the full review HERE
$4.99, iPad only (normally $8.99)
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400x400bb (2)iDo Hygiene
Content areas in this app include shampooing, washing your face, brushing your teeth, washing your hands, shaving, making a ponytail, and using deodorant. As in iDo Getting Dressed, content in this app is presented in a clear cut and simple manner.
Read the full review HERE
$4.99, iPad only (normally $8.99)
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400x400bb (3)iDo Chores
Seven content areas appear in this app all about helping out around the house. Each activity is demonstrated step by step and takes on the feel of an activity sequence activity. Content area here includes folding and putting away clothes, washing dishes, sweeping, vacuuming, and straightening a room.
$2.99, iPad Only (normally $8.99)
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All in all, each one of these apps stand out in quality and usefulness in the app market. Because of the video and overall content, individual lessons can result in some loading time, however, which resulted in the 4.5 star rating. These apps have fields of usefulness for all kinds of adults interacting with children with special needs--speech therapists, parents, occupational therapists, special educators, the list goes on. When it comes to video modeling, these apps can't be beat in the area of practicality, simplicity or price.
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1560732_10204218224073356_3192949547136550803_nRachel J. returns to working as a speech therapist in the school system this week. She does not need a video model on how to drink copious amounts of coffee.



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