By StudioEmotion Pty Ltd
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The ‘Autism Xpress’has been created to help promote greater awareness about autism spectrum disorders. It is designed to encourage people with autism to recognizes and express their emotions through its fun and easy to use interface.
Autism is a lifelong disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to other people and the world around them. Those affected typically display major impairments in three areas: social interaction, communication and behavior (restricted interests and repetitive behaviors).
Part of the reason for creating ‘Autism Xpress’ is that People with autism have trouble interpreting emotions and understanding what different facial expressions may represent.
1 in 160 children have autism in some form, making it twice as common as cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, childhood deafness or blindness and ten times more common than childhood leukemia. Despite the prevalence of this condition, for which there is no cure, awareness and access to appropriate services remains remarkably low.
We hope you enjoy this fun application.
Not effective for teaching emotions!
Free or not, this app really should not be targeted to children on the autism spectrum (ASD) . As an SLP, I would definitely not recommend this app to be used with children with ASD. They need real faces to help interpret emotions and feelings - not animated boxes. I would not mind it as much if it wasn't being marketed as an app for ASD! Maybe would make a cute interactive game for typically developing children or something children with ASD would like to play with for the goofy noise. I dislike this app so much it made me develop my own app to address Emotions in the ASD population!
As a communication group facilitator, I found this App to be most helpful with all ages. Its animation draws the attention and the emotion allows for clear and direct communication. I have not tried the Pro version as of yet but if it is like the FREE version, I will be very pleased.
This app crashes every time it is used. If that were fixed, it would be a great app for my 6 yr old with autism but until it is... I won't be using it since it causes a meltdown every time it is used.
- Category: Education
- Released: Feb 05, 2010
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 7.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: StudioEmotion Pty Ltd
- © StudioEmotion
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.