Meeting Point: Latest From Lovaas

Summer 2010

Meeting Point: Latest From Lovaas

iPod, iPhone, & iPad ABA Apps & a GIVEAWAY

In this fast-paced world of technology, there is an ever-growing set of tools available for children with autism and their teachers. Apple has gathered a variety of applications for use with the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Here is a list of some of the applications available.

Picture Scheduling

  • iPrompts ($50)
  • StepStones ($50)

Functional Communication

  • iPACS – pecs system ($10)
  • proloquo2go – pecs system ($190)
  • Expressionist – pecs sentence system ($30)
  • iConverse – pecs system ($10)
  • iCommunicate – scheduling and pecs system ($5)
  • Look2Learn – pecs system ($1)
  • MyTalk – pecs system ($36)
  • Grace – pecs system currently under development ($?)

Language Training

  • HaloTalk – expressive labeling ($30)
  • ABA flashcards – expressive labeling ($30)
  • Learn to Talk – expressive labeling ($2)
  • Watch Me Learn – expressive, receptive labeling ($2)
  • ABA Receptive Identification – receptive labeling ($1)
  • ABA Receptive Identification – by Function, Feature, and/or Class ($1)
  • Sentence Builder – discrete trials for expressive labeling with grammatically correct sentences ($3)
  • An Early English Words Game – receptive reading trials ($1)
  • Flash Cards – variety of categories ($1)

Problem Solving

  • What Rhymes ($1)
  • Which Does Not Belong ($1)
  • Which Go Together ($1)
  • Healthy Habits ($1)

Social Stories

  • Stories2Learn ($14)

Discrete Trials

  • ABABasic – discrete trial programming with randomization and data collection ($2)
  • ITPADD – discrete trial programming flexible set up ($11)

Token Reinforcement

  • iReward – token reinforcement system ($3)

Behavior Management

  • Cognitive Behavior Analysis – behavior management scheduler (free)

Data Collection

  • ABC Data Pro – behavior data recording system ($28) or ($5)
  • Behavior trackerpro – behavior data recording system graphs data ($30)

We want to hear from YOU! Have you tried one of these apps? What have you used that you like? What have you tried that didn't work? Leave a comment on our blog and tell us your experience with these or other applications for your Apple device! We will publish some of your responses in an upcoming newsletter. ALSO, we will be randomly selecting two contributors to win a $25 gift card to the iTunes store. If you haven't already tried these applications, why not give one or a few a try and let us know what you think. The drawing for the giveaway will take place at the end of the day on July 16, 2010.

The names of all children in this newsletter have been changed in respect for family confidentiality.


Where's My Hand! Say, "give me five" but lose your hand in your sleeve – have child help you find it and then lose the other hand.

Keep It Up! Cooperate keeping one balloon floating in the air.

Bubble Gum Bubble! Blow a big bubble of bubble gum and pop it with a big pop.

Macarena! Dance the Macarena. Learn all the moves in gross-motor imitation and build it together.

Kick the Can! Play kick the can by racing to be the first one to kick the can over. The child doesn't know which trial you'll let him go on, so you've got a head start. The anticipation of trying to race you keeps his attention at a peak. (But don't cheat by going when he's not attending!)




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