Likes and Dislikes
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The LaD app is an Autism educational application that maintains an editable list of Likes and Dislikes. An aide to communicate an individual's Likes or Dislikes at a particular moment. An item in the list will be composed of an image (which can be chosen from the Camera Roll), a description, and a sound (which can be recorded by the user). The application can be locked from edits by tapping on the main window's upper left and right corner; to unlock for edits, tap on the main window's upper left and right corner again. Sample Likes and Dislikes have been provided for the user to edit or replace. And, the user can add their own Likes and Dislikes to the lists.
Transitioning from one word to a simple sentence:
When providing text and sound for an item, use one word as a start. For example, for a picture of Mom, use the single word "Mom" as the recorded sound and the text description. Then, as learning progresses, change the recording and the text description to be more complex. For example, change it from "Mom" to "I want Mom".
Made for Christian-Allen with Love:
Audio by Uncle Vincent
Art work illustrations by Auntie Tiffany
Testing by Grandma Derbie
Development by Grandpa Benit
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Autism affects 1 in 88 children (1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls). Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.
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Great for kids and seniors
We've used this with my friend's autistic daughter. It's a great tool for engaging her in group discussions and has helped build her confidence.
I also started using it with the dementia patients where my Mom lives. Some of them don't talk any more but still clearly like to communicate. This is a fun and gentle way to help understand their needs.
Awesome tool. Thanks for the great work!
Great App for Young Children
Creative, simple, and very simple to use. The ability to customize the app based on our own child's needs is genius. The different formats in which the words are delivered (visual, vocalized, and animated) really help with memorization. Highly recommended. 👍
Simple word audio visual
This app is good to teach kids words. It is easy to customize your own words with your own audio and images. It would be nice if they made this app free, but allowed for donations for people who find the app useful and wanted to support the developers.