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Special Learning, Inc. Launches a New Applied Behavior Analysis-based iPhone App for Children with Autism Called "Communicating Basic Needs"Website: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/7/prweb8578252.htm
The application's main purpose is to let non-verbal children, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD, communicate to parents, teachers and caregivers what they want quickly and easily. However, it can also be used as part of a child's ABA therapy to begin to teach basic language skills; the app can help the child learn what words mean and what they sound like in an entertaining and interesting way, holding the child's interest and keeping him or her engaged for longer periods of time.
The app was developed and tested under the guidance of a team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and adheres strictly to the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the only therapeutic approach for children with ASD recognized as effective by both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Surgeon General of the United States.
Some features of the app are as follows:
(1) Ability to select from four "Voice" options: girl, boy, man and woman;
As measurement is such a critical aspect of Applied Behavior Analysis, the app also features a data capturing and reporting function that tracks frequency data by category and by item. The full version of the app provides the ability to create charts and graphs for specific time and data ranges using a back-end web interface.
Every app by Special Learning is designed from the ground up with the help of Board Certified Behavior Analysts to be fully Applied Behavior Analysis (or ABA) compliant. That's important to families of children with ASD because no other product on the market will fit so seamlessly and integrally into a child's ABA intervention program, or provide parents and support teams with critical information to help customize a child's lessons to his or her exact needs.
Special Learning, Inc. is a comprehensive autism solutions company that exists to offer every parent with a special child a genuine chance to help their son or daughter attain an abundant and fulfilling life. Our mission is to bring light and hope to children with autism and developmental disabilities around the globe.
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