iPrompts®, the original app for visual support, is used by special educators, therapists and parents of those benefiting from visual structure, including individuals with Autism. Features of iPrompts® are based in peer-reviewed research, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s IES SBIR program.

Used by thousands around the world, iPrompts® has been acclaimed on television, and is featured in the Autism Speaks Technology Guide. Caregivers use the app to rapidly create and present visual supports, helping individuals transition from one activity to the next, understand upcoming events, make choices, focus on the task at hand, and learn social skills. An image Library including several hundred starter images can be easily expanded “on the fly” using the device’s camera or through built-in Web searches.

* VISUAL SCHEDULES: Allows caregivers to create and present sequences of pictures, breaking down tasks into discrete steps or presenting upcoming events in an easy-to-understand visual format. Schedules can have many pictures, or even just two (i.e., to create a FIRST THIS, THEN THAT prompt). Captions are editable, and AUDIO can be used to support the visual prompting experience. Tap CHECKBOXES to mark progress as schedule steps are completed. Schedules can be presented in REVIEW format (multiple steps per screen) or in PRESENTATION format (one step per screen).

* VISUAL COUNTDOWN TIMER: This feature displays an image of the caregiver’s choice along with a graphical countdown timer (set to any duration), and is useful for demonstrating how much time is left until a current activity ends, or before the next pictured activity begins.

* CHOICE PROMPTS: Lets caregivers offer choices between images, empowering those who cannot vocalize their preferences. Up to six choices may be presented on the screen at once. Tap an image to highlight it visually and trigger a voice recording.

* EMAIL and PRINT: Your schedules and choice sets can be emailed as a PDF, then forwarded to other caregivers or printed from a computer.

* NOW WITH AUDIO: Record a voice narration along with a schedule or choice item to support the visual prompting experience with additional audio reinforcement.

* IMAGE LIBRARY: Our “starter” library includes hundreds of useful illustrations and digital pictures across many categories. Additional categories and pictures may be supplied by users. Built-in iOS cameras allow rapid individualization of the visual supports you create. Or, search Google, Bing and Flickr from right within the app. You can “tag” each image into as many categories as you’d like, then search or filter through the Library to find what you need.

* VIDEOPROMPTS: More than 30 video modeling clips are included, demonstrating “School and Social” behavior. You may also add your own video modeling clips to the Library and play them back using iPrompts®.

In an independent study of 29 teachers working with 88 students with autism, 100% of teachers felt that iPrompts® was not too difficult to set-up, and 82% of observations identified a positive impact on students’ on-task behavior and attentiveness. iPrompts® is a research-based, portable, easy-to-use, customizable visual support suite that parents and special educators should not be left without!

For more information:

U.S. Patent #8,296,686. Additional patents pending. ©2009-2014 HandHold Adaptive, LLC, all rights reserved. iPrompts® and HandHold Adaptive® are registered trademarks of HandHold Adaptive, LLC.

What's New

Version 4.4.02

• Fixed camera cropping on iPad
• Updated web image search to work reliably


Handhold Adaptive, LLC
49 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2009-2016 HandHoldAdaptive, LLC


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