iSEQUENCES, by, Fundacion Planeta Imaginario, takes the guesswork out of putting steps in the order in an unusual and engaging way. With 6 characters and 100 different sequences to choose from, your child will soon be showing you how to brush their teeth, go to the circus or what happens if they fall down.
Colorful pictures are presented for the child to put in order. If they’re correct, a celebration comes up complete with music and a cute picture. If not, the screen darkens and the pictures go back to their original positions so the child can try again. When the pictures are in the correct order, the narrator reads a sentence. Then pictures come up for the child to decide if the character is happy or sad. This is a great exercise for young children, but especially great for children with autism struggling to read faces and understand emotions. This is a fun and engaging way to help these children learn without boring flashcards. I really liked when the activity expanded into a fourth card, to ask what happens next, as this is another critical skill, children with special needs may struggle with. It is also a great way to reach children that may have difficulties with eye contact.
This app has friendly settings allowing for audio and text, just audio or just text, or none. Four languages are supported: English, French, Spanish, and Catalan… which may also be a unique way for older children to practice another language. The settings break down the activities so you can choose just emotions, or what will happen next. There is even a further setting for easy and difficult. Specific situations can even be chosen to allow further modification of this program. Both concrete and abstract situations are covered. This app has great application in the special needs field and has been developed by an early intervention center for autism. There is a lite version to try for FREE and the full version sells for $.2.99 in the App store.
About the Author
Ann Francis is a die hard special education teacher of who believes everyone can learn. She has been using iPads in the classroom for three years and it has totally changed the way she instructs. Ann also offers professional development on collecting data with apps, training teachers on apps and using the iPad. Visit Ann at iPadBrainology and on twitter @ipadbrainolgy