Congratulations to Lee Veinot who won the free copy of Autismate. Picking a winner was a very difficult task. Thanks to everyone who entered.
We have a wonderful 5 year old boy with autism named Joseph. He is a gentle boy, and very sweet by nature, but the autism makes it so these traits don’t always come through. He has two younger brothers, a three year old who can’t understand why his brother is “mean” to him sometimes and a 9 month old who has nothing but trust, but is starting to cringe when he is around. Joseph cannot understand that something can hurt somebody, he does not understand that the actions he does cause pain to those he loves. Instead, he will laugh. We need some way to help him understand, to improve his social skills. He is about to enter Kindergarten in a special ed class, and has spent the past two years in a class especially for autism, gaining experience with the ipad. I know ipad apps capture his attention, but they seem to complicated for him. When I read about this app, and that the creator attempted to make an easy to comprehend app, I saw hope. I ask that you please consider us for you free copy of the app. We love him so much, his parents and brothers. - Lee Veinot
★ The communication and learning platform designed specifically for autism ★
For many visual learners, AutisMate’s scene-based approach to delivering therapy can be more effective and easier to understand than traditional grid-based augmentative communication (AAC). Hierarchal grid-based AAC was developed for a wide variety of communication disabilities and requires generalization, categorization and complex navigation that can be very difficult for many learners on the spectrum.
AutisMate integrates applied behavior analysis (ABA) strategies such as video-modeling and social stories to promote behavior and social skills in addition to communication. In minutes, caregivers can now share a view of the world around them by using their own pictures, videos and voice recordings that can be taken right from your iPad. These familiar scenes make it easer to share experiences with individuals on the spectrum and build communication skills, functional skills, routines, social skills and anything else you can imagine!
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➤ Easily customizable scene-based AAC
AutisMate’s visual approach to AAC allows caregivers to create contextual environments of a user that are more intuitive to learn than pure grid-based AAC systems. In just a few minutes, caregivers can upload their own custom videos, images and audio. In addition, AutisMate comes fully loaded with synthesized voice and a library of over 12,000 symbols at your disposal.
➤ Integrated video-modeling
Video-modeling allows children to model functional skills or appropriate behavior in day-to-day real life situations. Create your own videos and simply add to a contextual scene or social story to teach routines, social behavior, independence and much more…
Scenes can be tied to the app’s physical location through GPS, simplifying the navigation process by presenting relative language that is location-specific. For example, be presented with scenes tied to school when the end-user walks into school.
➤ Social stories for routine, functional or social skill development
Social stories are an effective way to present information on social situations in a structured and effective manner. Social stories can be integrated into relatable scenes, resulting in a powerful teaching tool where end-users can explore, learn and practice through pictures, video and text without the possible stresses of the social situation itself.
➤ Multi-variation recordings for generalization
Teachers and parents can set multiple variations of a certain phrase to the same picture in order to promote generalization. For example, one time a button may say, “I would like to have some orange juice?”, while another time it may say, “May I have some orange juice please?”
➤ E-mail content sharing
Share fully customized scenes with images, video and audio recordings with easy to use iPad to iPad content sharing. With just one click, teachers can share scenes with parents and vice versa.
➤ Custom word boards with multi-touch gestures
Grid-based word boards give the end-user access to communication that’s more abstract or that needs to accessible from any scene. Multi-touch gestures allow caregivers to move or hide the pictures/symbols of word boards during therapy while preventing children from doing the same.
➤ Free in-app support
Whether it’s a question or an idea for a new feature, our support team is always there for you. Just tap on the email support from within the app or visit our website to send us your inquiry.
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