The You Are a Social Detective Beginner App has 3 exciting levels with numerous video prompts to break down social situations into functional terms.

For Ages 7 - 12

Discover how to become a better social thinker with Social Skill Builder’s You Are A Social Detective Beginner App. This interactive App teaches children with Autism, Asperger’s and other special needs how to appropriately engage in everyday situations. It teaches them how to use their eyes, ears and brain to make smart social guesses and investigate clues to see how others' emotions and responses are connected to their own behavior. Based on the You Are A Social Detective! book by Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke of Social Thinking, the following social concepts come alive for children:

· Understanding Others’ Expected and Unexpected Behavior

· Understanding Others’ Comfortable and Uncomfortable Thoughts

· Learning to Use Your Social Tool Box Items (Eyes, Ears and Brain)

· Learning how to make Smart Guesses with your social tool box items

The You Are A Social Detective Beginner App allows the child to choose their own avatar and earn their social detective tools as they learn how to improve their social skills. Educators and parents can track and share progress by emailing graphs and percentages of outcomes after playing. This fun and engaging app is a great learning tool and autism resource for teaching social skills to all children!

Developed for teachers, therapists, counselors and parents Social Skill Builder’s apps use real life scenarios and video modeling to teach social skills to children with Autism, Asperger’s and other special needs.

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Other Apps from Social Skill Builder include:

Social Skill Builder Full-$10.99
Social Skill Builder Lite- 2.99 (Sample App with in-app purchases available)

What’s New

Version 1.2

* Fixed the video pause feature in the Magnifying Glass section (where the video pauses, the player is asked a question and then clicks “to see what happens next” ).

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
42 Ratings
42 Ratings
12dudeswithdaipers ,

Do not play,

trust me, you do not want to play this.

SpeechieMe89 ,

Worth the Price if supplementing curriculum

Dated, glitchy, repetitious. My speech kiddos on the spectrum love it, in a group it’s tough to use as an example and keep kids engaged; just video after video with multiple choice questions.

Private Practice SLP ,

Did you fix the problems yet?

Still freezing up on some of the screens which can be a major impediment to moving kids along in the process of the program.

Developer Response ,

These issues should be resolved with the update. Please contact us if you continue to have issues. Thanks!


Social Skill Builder, Inc.
179.9 MB
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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