I was provided a copy of the “Let’s Be Social” for review. All opinions are my own.
Many children on the autism spectrum or with other learning difficulties and developmental delays benefit greatly from apps that facilitate and help them to communicate, learn and interact with others.
One such app is launching today January 6th, and it’s called “Let’s Be Social”!!
It’s an iPad application that helps children with autism and other developmental delays develop social skills.
What’s fun about this application is that it’s set up as lessons. There is a brief description of the lesson followed by short questions with multiple choices answers. It gives the individual a visual of the lesson in addition to the appropriate behavior that is expected.
The content in this application has been created by licensed SLP’s. You can also create your own lesson, with your own pictures, questions and answers.
For example, if a child has issues with transitions at school, you can take pictures of specific areas that are difficult for them, attach the image with a description, followed by some questions and answers on what is the appropriate behavior from beginning to end. This also engages the child and aides them to problem solve on their own.
There are so many ways that you can adapt the lessons to fit individual needs, from social relationships to school behavior and more!
Let’s be Social is intended for parents, teachers, educators, and Speech-Language Pathologists. It can be used with children and teens with various cognitive levels.
The flexibility in creating your own content that is relevant to your child or someone that you are working with is not only fabulous but also important in ensuring positive and successful results with the child.
We all know that every child learns differently, therefore the ability to adapt an application to benefit the needs of the child is a positive feature with this app.
Here is a short video about “Let’s Be Social”.
I will be using this app with Emilio in the area he has the most difficulty with, separation anxiety. When I am not home due to an appointment or errands, Emilio get quite anxious. He describes it as being like Kevin in Home Alone. Well, it’s really not because he’s actually not alone, he’s with his brother and his step-dad. Still, this is how he feels; this is how he sees the situation. So I will create my own lesson and I will take pictures that he can relate to and hopefully, the next time I’m away, he’ll have an easier time adjusting to the separation.
“Let’s Be Social” was created out of a need for more adaptable therapy material to teach social skills that is also engaging for the individual. Cal Brunell and speech Language Pathologist, Brittany Lehane and are the wonderful people behind “Let’s Be Social”.
Here is a direct link to the app store“Let’s Be Social” App
To learn more about “Let’s Be Social”, please visit their website at http://myeverydayspeech.com/blog/a-beginners-guide-to-lets-be-social/
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