SLPs and educators love the specialized teaching format of the Buddy Bear products! This app teaches yes/no questions and develops reciprocity and early language skills.
- Correctly answer yes/no questions
- Develop language comprehension and literacy
- Increase communication exchanges
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The research-based teaching techniques meet the unique learning needs of children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental delays:
- simple, predictable language
- uncluttered illustrations
- engaging, reassuring audio narration
- rewarding animation and sound effects
- open-ended responses
- flexible, story-based learning
There are five themed stories. The stories match the content of the Autism & PDD Yes/No Questions Interactive Software and 5-Book Set.
- Buddy Bear at the Beach—e.g., "Buddy Bear is at the beach. He brought something to wear. Is it pants?"
- Buddy Bear at the Grocery Store—"Buddy Bear is at the grocery store. He is buying fruit. Is it an apple?"
- Buddy Bear at Home—"Buddy Bear is at home. He wants something shiny. Is it a ring?"
- Buddy Bear at the Park—"Buddy Bear is at the park. He sees something pretty. Is it a butterfly?"
- Buddy Bear at School—"Buddy Bear is at school. He has something to read. Is it a newspaper?"
The free Autism & PDD Yes/No Questions App LITE version lets your student interact with one screen from each story. The full version has 45 interactive screens packed with teaching opportunities so youngsters can:
- understand and answer yes/no questions
- build language comprehension
- increase spontaneous communication exchanges
- develop joint attention and social reciprocity
Once you start the app, tap on one of the five stories. Touch the back, forward, and repeat arrows for easy screen navigation. Each answer screen has two Buddy Bears—one is nodding "yes" and the other is shaking his head "no." Children touch the Buddy Bear who answers the question correctly. Correct responses are reinforced with a friendly "Good job!" A randomization feature can be turned on/off.
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- Therapy aimed at fostering the development of age-appropriate communication skills and age/ability-appropriate language comprehension and language use will improve the child's level of functioning (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
- Many children with autism spectrum disorders learn more readily through the visual modality (Taylor-Goh, 2005).
- Computer-assisted instruction (CAI) has a positive effect on the learning process of young children who learn better with pictures and sounds (Vernadakis et al., 2005).
- Computers are successful teaching instruments for children with autism. Multisensory interactions; controlled and structured environments; multilevel interactive functions; and independent, individualized use assist learning and generalization to other settings (Hetzroni & Tannous, 2004).
Autism & PDD Yes/No Questions App incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
Hetzroni, O.E., & Tannous, J. (2004). Effects of a computer-based intervention program on the communicative functions of children with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 34(2), 95-113.
Taylor-Goh, S. (2005). Royal college of speech & language therapists: Clinical guidelines. United Kingdom: Speechmark.
Vernadakis, N., Avgerinos, A., Tsitskari, E., & Zachopoulou, E. (2005, October). The use of computer assisted instruction in preschool education: Making teaching meaningful. Early Childhood Education Journal, 33(2), 99-104.
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- iPad only
- English only
- not compatible with iPod or iPhone
- minimum 7" screen required
- English only