AbleLink Technologies Announces Everyday Skills for the iPad

AbleLink Technologies, the nation’s leading developer of cognitive support technology, has announced the release of Everyday Skills for the iPad platform.

This second offering in AbleLink’s series of accessible task playing Apps features self-directed learning sessions for 40 important skills, all vital for living independently and accessing the community, based on proven content developed by the Attainment Company. Everyday Skills provides an accessible learning tool that is specifically designed to be used directly by individuals with autism, learning or other developmental disabilities at their own pace on the coolest technology platform there is – the iPad! Everyday Skills is powered by Visual Impact, AbleLink’s highly effective, cognitively accessible learning tool.

Everyday Skills also utilizes the AbleLink Instructional Media Standard (AIMS), AbleLink’s award-winning step-by-step multimedia training system, which applies universal design principles to provide multimodal instruction using visual and auditory media. Anyone who needs support learning and maintaining skills necessary for daily living, context-appropriate social skills, and skills necessary for accessing the community, can benefit from the simplicity of Everyday Skills.

Indoor Chores - Washing Dishes
Indoor Chores - Washing Dishes

Everyday Skills’ cognitively accessible learning sessions on the Community, Personal Skills, and Transition/Transportation include topics such as:

  • Stairs, Escalators, and Elevators
  • Fast Food Restaurants
  • Grocery Stores
  • Hotels
  • Going out on a Date
  • Outdoor Chores – Lawn Care
  • Taking Care of Pets
  • Recycling and Garbage
  • Visit to the Doctor’s Office
  • Riding the School Bus
  • The Lunchroom
  • Community Signs
  • Safety Signs
  • Working in an Office

Everyday Skills is available now in the iPad App store for $49.99.  Watch for several new cognitively accessible titles from AbleLink in the coming months!  In case you missed it, you can also view AbleLink’s original iPad App, Living Safely (released October 15, 2010).

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