Ethan has never really been interested in many of the special apps that Apple has on their iPhones or iPods. My mom had offered to buy him an iPad if it would help him, but he did not seem interested in it and really, Ethan has stopped using apps as any type of therapy treatments. But I did want to share some of the apps we have used in the past. Keep in mind that Ethan has Asperger's, is high-functioning, severely ADHD, and still learning how to deal with other socially. That is where we are in private treatments and in school treatments.
|Model Me Kids App|
|BrainPop is great! They have a website, an app for the iPhone, iPod and now the iPad. I think they have one for Android, too. Everyday, they have a featured movie and many schools use this website as part of their curriculum. It is very informative, factual, but also fun! Both of my boys really enjoy this app because although they are learning, it does not feel like it! It feel like you are watching a video, playing video games, and they cover all different subjects!|
|I do not know if you have heard of Lego Creationary, but it is an app that is also a "board" game...if that is what you can call it. Made by the creators of Lego, you roll the dice, it tells you what category you are building from: nature, buildings, vehicles, or things. You have to use your imagination, your creativity, your building and your guessing skills. I thought this was a good app for Ethan because many times he wants to play games by himself that keep him within himself. An app like this make him come out of his "shell" and force him to interact with others. Sometimes we have to force our Aspie kids to do that.|