Spell Me is a language app that lets your child learn spelling in an interactive way.
The app utilizes the ABA method of intervention delivery for children with developmental disabilities, special education needs or autism.
This app is part of the iLearnNEarn Series of Apps for Autism and is organized into multiple Learn & Play sections. Each section has pictures as visual prompts.
Here is how the app progresses
Step 1 Training Spelling of each word is displayed in one screen.
Step 2 DT/Play Play part of the Learn & Play section works like this
Each screen displays a word along with distracters
The child selects correct spelling of the prompted word from the options shown
Step 3 Reward Each correct response is rewarded with an animation
ABA & iLearnNEarn Series of Apps for Autism
As we know, the recommendation of 40 hours per week of ABA programming as posted by Lovaas study has been cited by many parents as being vital to their child's success. The National Research Council's 2001 report (p. 184) summarizes the skills necessary for implementing an effective ABA program as:
"Teachers must be familiar with theory and research concerning best practices for children with autistic spectrum disorders, including methods of applied behavior analysis, naturalistic learning, incidental teaching, assistive technology, socialization, communication, inclusion, adaptation of the environment, language interventions, assessment, and the effective use of data collection systems. Specific problems in generalization and maintenance of behaviors also affect the need for training in methods of teaching children with autistic spectrum disorders."
iLearnNEarn offers a series of apps based on ABA which help parents and teachers with minimum knowledge of theory. These apps provide supplemental intervention and are delivered through assistive technology devices such as mobile phones, tablets and the iPad. It also helps introduce generalization in different settings.
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