Emotions and Feelings - Autism

Emotions and Feelings - Autism

500 - 1,000 downloads

Pros
  • Understandable language
  • Kids-friendly graphics
  • Ease of use
Cons
  • Price
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"There's room for kids with autism spectrum"

Reviewed by / May 08, 2012

Emotion and Feelings is an app that will help your kid to identify emotions in faces

This app has been specially developed for kids in the autism spectrum, although it can be also used by other kids since it's a learning app for all audiences.

Well, this is a mix of game and e-tale. There are two basic game modes: "Story" which follow a day in a kid life through emotions and feelings. Instead of the story mode, you can also choose "emotions and feelings" mode which like a carousel of faces with different emotions and what can cause it. Finally, you can choose "Read to me" or "Read myself" with improves reading and listening skills of your kid.

This learning is set in kids-friendly hand-drawn cartoons. Language used to describe situations is simple and understandable. In a nutshell, a simple and useful app for helping your kids to learn emotions and feelings. Recommendable.

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Developer's original description available here
This app includes a social story about different emotions and feelings you may have throughout the day, and a simple visual support for asking how someone is feeling, or identifying feelings or emotions. The story focuses on why or when a person may feel something, and what may cause different feelings or emotions. Perfect for preschool aged children, a visual learner or a child diagnosed with a social delay such as an autism spectrum disorder.

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The app opens up to a menu that lets the user choose to either read the story or go to the “Emotions and Feelings” page. The social story describes different emotions and feelings, and what may cause them. The “Emotions and Feelings” page has nine buttons with different emotions and feelings from the story that say the word when pushed.

Children with Autism Spectrum disorders often have difficulty recognizing or identifying emotions and feelings. They often miss the facial cues that other people rely on to gauge the moods of others, or even of themselves. Teaching social skills such as recognizing or describing emotions and feelings to any child may be easier and less stressful when visual supports, like social stories are used.

Typical children usually develop an understanding of emotions and feelings without direct instruction from adults. This makes it is easy to forget that this may not be the case for everyone. Certain individuals, particularly those with social or communication delays, like someone diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, may need more direct instruction in this important skill.

Social stories are an important type of visual support often used with children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome or other special need. This social story uses simple text and descriptive pictures to describe common emotions and feelings and identify when and why they may occur.

Social stories were first defined by Carol Gray in 1991 and are commonly used to break down a task or social situation into small and easy to understand steps, often accompanied by descriptive pictures. Social stories are easy to implement and are used by many professionals for a wide range of behaviors and skills.

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Comments and ratings for Emotions and Feelings - Autism
  • (48)

    by Emmanuel-Lund on 10/05/2012

    Great app!

  • (48)

    by Natalie Gandy on 16/01/2013

    Weak. Needs more content to be worth $2.99 for app.