Buddy Bear products have a huge following among speech-language pathologists and early interventionists for the proven techniques they use to improve communication skills in children with autism spectrum disorders. Use Buddy Bear to help students develop problem-solving and reasoning skills.
Learning strategies in the app target the unique learning needs of children with autism and developmental disabilities:
• simple, predictable language
• uncluttered illustrations
• reassuring audio narration
• open-ended responses
Children choose the correct answer with an easy one-tap response. Back, forward, and repeat arrows provide easy screen navigation. The stories are fully narrated and a friendly “Good job!” reinforces correct responses.
Practice all of these skills in isolation:
• Solving a Problem—answer “what” questions to solve problems
• Cause and Effect—answer a "why" question to determine cause and effect
• Predicting—infer and predict what Buddy Bear is going to do based on the items he has
• Sequencing—identify Buddy Bear’s next step
• Comparing—identify how two items are the same
Although the information on the left states that this app is available in all languages, it is only presented in English.
Support for iOS 11
Ratings and Reviews
As a speech language pathologist I found the app useful but the price way too expensive for less than 50 stimulus items
Please update the Buddy Bear apps! It’s frustrating that I can’t use them after paying so much. Otherwise they were great.
Low value for expense
When I trailed the free version, there were 8 situations depicted in the problem solving section ...my students went thru that very quickly. But I liked the concept so I spent the $34+ and was extremely disappointed to find no new situations added in this subject area. As it stands, this app is extremely overpriced! MAYBE worth $5. If they decide to expand...I will come back and change my rating
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.