Learn social skills with Give Me 5!

For some children, especially many on the autism spectrum, learning how to behave appropriately can be rather challenging.  Individuals at The Developmental Garden acknowledge this fact and aspire to help children succeed by developing helpful resources, such as the Give Me 5 app. Give Me 5 is a social skills learning app available on both Android and iOS platforms. […]

Camp Discovery: Autism Learning Games

Searching for an Android app to benefit your early learner with autism?  Look no further!  Camp Discovery was developed by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), “one of the world’s largest organizations using applied behavior analysis (ABA) in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder.”  Although Camp Discovery is designed for children with autism, all children can […]

CrowdViz: an app designed to assist blind and visually impaired

Several months ago, I wrote about the Be My Eyes app and even hosted a podcast on this app.  If you’re not familiar with this app, Be My Eyes was designed to connect individuals who are blind with volunteer helpers around the globe via live video chat.  By pairing individuals with visual impairments with sighted volunteers, […]

iSEQUENCES: educational app teaches social habits and emotions

For individuals on the autism spectrum, learning social habits and emotions may be rather challenging.  Over the past few years, several apps have been developed to help teach these skills to said individuals.  One of these apps is iSEQUENCES, which is available for both iOS and Android devices. iSEQUENCES allows children to practice 100 different sequences about daily situations, […]

Exploring Braille with Madilyn and Ruff

For young children with visual impairments, there are additional challenges in terms of child development.  Many experts believe that children with visual impairments develop more slowly than their peers, but now research proves there is just as much “variability in terms of when they acquire a skill.”  As is the case with other children, practicing skills as […]

Forbrain: Auditory Processing Product

A startup company, Sound For Life Ltd., has developed a revolutionary patented device to aid speech and auditory processing by using auditory feedback.  Forbrain® is a headset that uses “groundbreaking technologies to create an enhanced audio-vocal loop which enables users to improve their speech.” Because the device optimizes the audio-vocal loop’s operating ability, Forbrain can significantly improve one’s […]