Autism & PDD Picture Stories & Language Activities are widely popular and highly successful speech therapy materials in book and software formats. This app features the loveable characters from that series, Matt and Molly, who provide functional education for children with special needs. The fun and easy-to-use lessons teach children with autism appropriate behaviors to use at school.
The 8 lessons are:
Matt Waits for the School Bus
Molly Goes to the Library
Matt’s Nose Is Dripping
Molly Goes to Art
Matt Lines Up in the Hall
Molly Goes to the Cafeteria
Matt and Molly Go to the Playground
Matt Goes to the Bathroom
Developed by Patti Koski, an SLP in private practice who works primarily with children on the autism spectrum, the stories and activities are broken down into a limited number of steps to make social skills “stick.” Matt and Molly show children the right and wrong ways to act in situations that occur at school, allowing the children to divide the behaviors in their minds into “black” and “white.” This minimizes the “gray” areas of social interaction that children with autism spectrum disorders don’t understand or like. Follow up each story with three fully-narrated, interactive language activities based on the theme:
wh- questions – choose the picture that answers the question
yes/no questions – touch the yes or no balloon that answers the question
text match items – choose the story picture that matches the words
For each activity, items are automatically scored and the student receives immediate audio and visual feedback. When the child completes an activity, view the score and track progress using the comprehensive Summary screen for all three activities. Use these documented results to report progress or modify your therapy approach and goals. The record of student performance helps you know exactly where to start your next session.
Children’s social behavior and social language skills will develop and, in turn, the children will have reduced anxiety in social situations. This facilitates more compliant behavior and allows the children to feel better about themselves for a job well done!
Support for iOS 11
Ratings and Reviews
No longer works after iOS 11 update
From a professional perspective, as a Speech Language Pathologist it is infuriating to discover at the start of Therapy that this app. Will not function with the new iOS11. Linguisystems Inc. is a company that has provided therapy materials for years and seemed to understand the need of therapists. This is such an oversight on the companies part. This was a paid app. That no longer functions.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.