While apps are no substitute for therapy, they can help a kid on the autism spectrum with everything from motor skills to motivation. They can also help with the kind of visual learning and positive reinforcement that is so essential for ASD kids. Oh and they’re also lots of fun. Here are a few of our favourite apps for kids with autism.
ABA – Problem Solving – What does not belong?
Learning for kids with autism can be improved by breaking problems down into their most basic parts. This multiple-choice game is visual and interactive. Adhering to a fundamental principle of applied behavioural analysis (ABA), the app provides lots and lots of positive reinforcement. Geared for kids aged two to four, it teaches such concepts as colours, shapes and size comparisons. Special features include the capability to add your own voice so your “toddler can learn everything in mommy or daddy’s voice.”