IMPACT Every Day
By IMPACT Autism Foundation, Inc.
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IMPACT Every Day is a scheduling and task management iPad app for those with autism or other conditions that create learning challenges. IMPACT Every Day’s aim is to provide these people with more independence, while also freeing up teachers and parents from excessive repetition of certain basic lessons.
The IMPACT Every Day app allows parents and teachers to create a schedule by day, week or month and then to include photo or video-driven tutorials to support selected tasks. (This content, created by the parent or teacher, must be loaded from a computer.)
Users mark activities as completed so teachers and parents can monitor progress. In addition, whenever a user needs assistance, he or she can use the app to notify a parent or teacher.
While the app is free, its use requires a student license to be purchased from impacteverydayapp.com and a student account to be created by a parent or educator, after he or she has created his or her own account.
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Helps my son get through his after-school routine
My wife and I have just started using this app with our 11-year-old son to help him get through his after-school routine. While he is not on the Autism spectrum, he struggles with Attention Deficit Disorder and the app is helping him stay on track.
While it doesn't appear to let one add new activities from scratch on the iPad, we have modified several activities in the existing library to include photos of my son's bedroom, his study area, his math book, his violin etc. It seems like personalizing the images on the activities has helped him feel like this is truly "his" schedule. We're even building out some activities that link out to some of the videos recorded in his weekly guitar lesson.
We have also entered all of his known, routine homework assignments for the year so he has reminders of when he needs to work on certain math, spelling or reading assignments. It's not only helping him see what needs to be done every evening - it's helping to restore some level of sanity to our family's evening routine.
This is a well-designed app that in my opinion is worth the $65 investment. Can't wait to see how the functionality evolves over time.