iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone Apps – Learning Games for Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)

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This is a list of Learning Games for Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Apps compatible with iPhoneiPod Touch and iPad.

Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a different way to teach and it is effective with people on the autism spectrum because the teaching method is a structured, direct way to learn.

iTunes apps can be used as a teaching tool for Applied Behavioral Analysis and games can be a fun way to give instruction for a skill or task.

Problem Solving Games

Healthy Habits $0.99 – helps people develop discrimination and reasoning skills for healthy living habits with 120 concrete, colorful images that are of common everyday and clearly pronounced audio for verbal praise to reward and reinforce the person’s appropriate responses as well as encourage vocal imitation.

What Rhymes? $0.99 – Rhyming is a basic component of phonics and a very important pre-reading skill that prepares people for spelling and decoding words. Teaching rhyming words can help set a solid base for reading comprehension later on.

Which Go Together? $0.99 – an introduction to associations and helps develop visual discrimination skills and understanding of different objects and events by showing 4 images per page and asked which two items belong together.

Which Does Not Belong? $0.99 – Teaches to discriminate which items do not belong in a group as well as introduce them to the negative form “not” which takes some expanded thinking.

Receptive Language Games

ABA Receptive Identification $0.99 – Suitable for early, intermediate and advanced learners, the application helps people comprehend simple instructions and practice effective listening behaviors. With 85 colorful, concrete images showing 3 images per page to identify common objects and people. For example, “touch the cat”, “find the guitar”, “show me the scissors”, or “where is the firefighter”. Clearly pronounced audio offers verbal praise to reward and reinforce appropriate responses as well as encourage vocal imitation.

ABA Receptive Identification – Feature $0.99 – When a person can ask for, label and receptively identify a great many items, it’s a good time to start teaching the FFC’s or rather features, function and class of items, people and places. These lessons teach a person to talk about things rather than just labeling them. Classes may be: zoo animals, vehicles, foods, clothing, etc. Features may be: doors, wheels, tails, ears, etc.

ABA Receptive Identification – By Function $0.99 – When a person can ask for, label and receptively identify a great many items, it’s a good time to start teaching the FFC’s or rather features, function and class of items, people and places. These lessons teach a person to talk about things rather than just labeling them. Functions may be: cutting, driving, eating, sleeping, etc.

ABA Receptive Identification – By Class $0.99 – When a person can ask for, label and receptively identify a great many items, it’s a good time to start teaching the FFC’s or rather features, function and class of items, people and places. These lessons teach a person to talk about things rather than just labeling them. Classes may be: zoo animals, vehicles, foods, clothing, etc.

ABA Receptive Identification – Feature, Function, Class Combined $0.99 – Many people with emerging language skills do not think of things as having parts, attributes or fitting into categories but these are necessary for developing appropriate, functional conversation skills. Once a person can ask for, label and receptively identify a great many items, it’s a good time to start teaching the FFC’s or rather feature, function and class of items, people and places. These lessons teach a child to talk about things rather than just labeling them.

An Early English Words Game $0.99 – You are shown an english word and 4 pictures. The player has to pick the picture that corresponds to the english word. Special emphasis has been taken to encourage the person with complimentary and encouraging remarks such as “Great Job”, “Marvelous”, “Excellent”.

Expressive Language Games

Halo Talk $9.99 – The application comes with over 50 pairs of responses commonly used daily. Each pre-defined response/adjective is natural voice enabled, with visual cue to help the user to pick an item.

Learn to Talk $1.99 – An innovative audio flash card application that facilitates language development. It uses both sight and sounds to teach basic vocabulary and early language skills. Over 160 highly interactive, colorful flash cards engage and motivate learning. For each lesson, simply swipe to the left for the next card to appear or swipe to the right to go back one. As you flips through the cards, you can listens to, repeat and learn the words and phrases.

Sentence Builder $3.99 – Learn how to build grammatically correct sentences. Explicit attention is paid to the connector words that make up over 80% of the english language.

Social Storyboards

Stories2Learn $13.99 – Create personalized stories using photos, text, and audio messages. For example, if an individual is learning a new concept such as turn taking, making improved eye contact, sharing, or other social messages, these concepts can be quickly depicted in a custom story using an iPod Touch or iPhone and S2L. video demo

StoryKit $free – Create and electronic storybook by adding text, drawing a picture or adding a photo, and recording sounds.

Pictello $14.99 – a simple way to create talking photo albums, talking books and social stories with pictures and speech. Each page in a Pictello Story can contain a picture, up to five lines of text, and a recorded sound or text-to-speech using high-quality voices.

Tap to Talk $free – Tap a picture and TapToTalk speaks. Each picture can lead to another screen of pictures. It comes with one functional album. If you want to create albums that are individualized to meet the specific needs there is an online subscription service that you use to create your own albums called TapToTalk Designer that includes a library of over 2,000 pictures.

Creative Play Games

Scene Builder: Undersea $0.99 – Create scenes in five different parts of a virtual ocean – open sea, ocean trench, reef, undersea ruins and arches. Select props from a warehouse, including fish, undersea creatures, artifacts and divers. They rotate, enlarge or shrink these props, and position them to create cool scenes. You can take snapshots of their creations and view them in the game’s Photo Gallery or on the iPhone’s camera roll. At the end of the session, the player’s current game is saved so they can continue where they left off next time.

Scene Builder: Restaurant $0.99 – Create scenes in five different rooms of a virtual restaurant. Select props from a warehouse, then rotate, enlarge or shrink them, and position them to create cool scenes. Take snapshots of your creations and view them in the game’s Photo Gallery or on the iPhone’s camera roll.

Scene Builder Car Mechanic $0.99 – Create scenes in five different rooms of a virtual Mechanic’s shop. Select props from a warehouse, then rotate, enlarge or shrink them, and position them to create cool scenes. Take snapshots of their creations and view them in the game’s Photo Gallery or on the iPhone’s camera roll.

Social Skills Games

Look in My Eyes (Develops Eye Contact Skills, Uses ABA teaching methodology) – Eye contact is an important communication skill that some children find challenging. “Look in My Eyes” helps them practice this skill – while earning fun rewards and playing creatively. It was designed for children on the autism spectrum and any child who has difficulties with eye contact may benefit from playing.

Look in My Eyes Restaurant App $2.99, video demo

Look in My Eyes Car Mechanic App $2.99

Look in My Eyes Dinosaur App $2.99, video demo

Look in My Eyes Undersea App $2.99

Eye Contact Toybox App $2.99

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