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Welcome to Stories2Learn (S2L) 3.0, an affordable and powerful way to promote social messages to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Noted on multiple parent blogs as a “top 10 application for autism,” S2L provides a new optimized interface for all of Apple’s iOS devices (iPod touch, iPhone, and all iPads). Please note that Stories2Learn is not optimized for the iPad Mini at this time. We are in the process into addressing these needs.
S2L offers parents and educators the ability to create personalized stories using photos, text, and audio messages. These stories can be used to promote an individual’s literacy, leisure, as well as social skills.
“Stories” comes preloaded with 12 finely crafted social narratives that can be used to teach social skills in the areas of reciprocal play, non-verbal communication, playground and school rules, turn taking, and more (please note that there are six actual stories with two different ways to view the story depending on the individuals’ developmental level).
With S2L an educator can quickly create a story that shows various social cues. For example, if an individual is learning a new concept such as turn taking, making improved eye contact, sharing, or other social messages, these concepts can be quickly depicted in a story created by parent or educator within minutes! The creator is able to add their own audio and write dialogue that corresponds to the photos.
While S2L is the perfect app for teaching social messages, it can also be used for a number of additional learning purposes. Featuring an easy to use interface, S2L can also be used for visual schedules and other supports. Teachers or parents can quickly add a photo and add text to help organize the individual throughout the day. This can be effective for individuals who benefit from a high degree of structure such as students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or others with special needs that thrive on these visual supports.
An educational team consisting of a school psychologist, speech therapist, and teachers developed S2L. While the program was created for individuals with ASD or students with other social learning challenges, S2L is also the ideal way to accelerate social learning in typical developing students, as well.
The program works on the iPod touch, iPhone (all versions), and the iPad (iPads 1 and 2).
Don't forget to check out Video Scheduler (iTunes app) which allows you to share video schedules/video modeling and more!
Visit www.look2learn.com for tutorials for both Stories2Learn and Look2Learn.
What's New in Version 3.0
PLEASE NOTE: IN UPDATING TO THIS NEW VERSION, PREVIOUS STORIES WILL NOT BE RETAINED (Stories that were created in version 1.0)
Also, please note that in most cases, Wi Fi (or via iTunes) will be necessary to download the new version. In some instances with the iPhone, the network has not supported the download and Wi Fi was needed to complete the update.
- Optimized for the iPad 1 and 2
- Allows users to take photos with the camera
- Brand new design and easy to use interface
i love this app! great for an autistic child
We use this app on a daily basis in school. My son is autistic and struggles with change in his environment. The new updated app is great because we can take pictures on the fly. You need the Ipad 2 because the original ipad does not have a camera, so you have to sync to get pictures. Please don't require us to rewrite stories with the next upgrade. It took hours to rewrite the stories since we lost them all when we upgraded to the new version.
Also, all the prewritten stories, which I do not use, are listed at the top. Is there any way to delete those? It would be nice if the stories I write stories be displayed in an easier menu so nonreaders could access the stories they wanted. Good job, keep making this app better! The teacher is starting to use it in the autism classroom!!!
Love this app, but
I'd give this app 5 stars if I could print the stories.
I use this app all the time to make stories for my two special needs children. It 's been very helpful. I've purchased and discarded many apps for writing stories, and this is only one of two that made the cut.
I'd love to see two features added. The first is the ability to e-mail the stories so that I could print them. My kids have vision issues, and a physical copy of the story would be very helpful. Second, I 'd love to be able to highlight words in the story and adjust the size of the font. This would allow me to draw attention to certain words and word endings. My kids need this visual cue to figure out new words.
Thank you so much for this great app.
Need more options
Great app. Simple to use. But I would like to see a few more simple features like background change, order of stories, maybe folders for stories that are used more and being able to change story title and picture after the story is made. Keep updating:)
- Category: Education
- Updated: Nov 19, 2011
- Version: 3.0
- Size: 60.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: MDR
- © 2011 MDR Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.