★AppAble: Overall, this is a fantastic little app for the price - just 99¢ (http://bit.ly/OMa6Ns)
★ consonantlyspeaking.com "It is easy to use and very clean"
•Present a Choice is an app designed to help a parent or caregiver quickly present a set of choices to a special needs or young child. Great for when a child is upset and having more trouble verbalizing.
•This app will give both typical children and children with developmental disabilities a voice. It gives them a chance to be an individual, and to express their own wants and needs.
•A parent, therapist, doctor, or caregiver would create a set of choices on the phone, allowing 2, 3, or 4 options. Each choice has a picture and a line of text below it. Create a set of choices on the iPhone or iPod, and then hand the device to the child or patient. They tap which one they would like, and show you.
✔ 2, 3, or 4 options per choice
✔ Picture for every choice option
✔ Line of text for every option
✔ Save choices
✔ Stock images are included
✔ Take photos from within the app
✔ Choose from photo library
•Taking a photo from within the app makes this app perfect for on-the-go situations, like when at the store and trying to decide which snack your child would like better. With this app, you can quickly ask your non-verbal child.
•This makes it much easier for an autistic child to understand the choices and options available to them in a given situation, being able to see a visual of each option and text as well as being told the options.
•Each choice is infinitely reusable, and you can edit them after you create them as well. A small amount of stock photos are available, and there will certainly be more in the future as well.
•This app reinforces repetitive communication, and encourages expressive language. This is fantastic when trying to get your autistic child to come out of their shell.
Ratings and Reviews
Great Basic App for Offering 2-4 Choices
This is a great app for developing custom 2, 3, or 4 choice options for children. It is available anywhere you take your iPhone, iPod or iPad, which is necessary for parents and health professionals who work with children and adults who cannot speak or need to communicate by pictures only. Overall, I like this app and all the possibilities it has for use as a parent of children with special needs and for my work as an occupational therapist!
An introduction to choices
Giving children choices is very empowering. Being able to personalize those choices with your own text and pictures increases a child's ability to identify and adapt. The app give a great start, for future considerations should include a fixed screen without scrolling, customization with colors and fonts, as well as recordable voice.
Over all this has the potential to be a great app for typically developing toddlers and children with special needs. The app gives you the ability to create choices for the child with picture cues. You can add your own text and pictures. At this time the stock photo library is very limited. The addition of a voice option would nice. Also when the choices are presented you need to scroll to see all of them.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.