iGet It Apps has developed a new app, i Get… Cooking Vocabulary and Create Recipe Photo Sequence Books for iPhone and iPad (4.99). iGet Cooking provides not only vocabulary support but also the sequential steps of cooking tasks from identifying equipment needed, ingredients, steps to mix and make a recipe and the cooking process. Customization is allowed by creating your own books as well as creating users with their customized cooking contents and steps of the task.
Pre-made books are provided in the app:
- Cooking Supplies – 36 pre-made pages provide a photos of supplies found in a kitchen.
- Cooking Actions-33 pre-made pages provide photos of actions that take place while cooking.
- Cooking Appliances -18 pre-made pages provide photos of appliances found in the kitchen.
- My Recipe- a blank book template to be used to create your own sequential recipes
- PBJ Sandwich- a sample recipe book showing the steps in making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
- My Photos- blank book
Customization is provided using a blank books or one of the book templates available:
- Cooking Actions
- Cooking Appliances
- Cooking Supplies
- My Photos
- My Recipe
- Sample PBJ Sandwich
- Blank Book
I created a simple book “Cereal” of the steps of making cereal using one of the existing templates. It was an easy process, providing the typical options of taking a picture, adding a picture from the album or from the apps picture library, add audio recording or text to the title or page caption.
Page ordering, hiding existing pages from templates and offering check marks for completion are some of the options that are readily available when adding or editing pages within a customized or existing book.
Creating a cooking book was easy and provided important options of easily providing real pictures of supplies or ingredients, adding text as well as audio to the task sequences. If needed taking pictures in context such as the individuals kitchen, refrigerator or cupboard could be created. Although this app library features support for cooking, this app could certainly be used for other ADL task sequences if needed by using the blank book template. iGet it Apps also provides an extensive library of video tutorials of their apps many features to support learning how to create and edit within the apps(http://igetitapps.com/video-tutorials/).
One option that does not appear to be available is importing a video, which would be a great addition given the positive research video modeling (Nichcy, 2007) has provided for the types of clients that benefit from apps like iGet… Cooking app.
Although this was a pretty easy process, it certainly required time to include the step by step sequence of a task. Having the pre-made task sequences available within the app is a boon to save time, even if needing to editing some of the pictures as needed for your client.
iGet It Apps provides a series of iSee-quence and Identification apps for select tasks and special events which provide visual communication supports. Visit iGet It Apps for their many visual communication apps.
Thank you to iGet It Apps for providing me with this app for review. I would recommend this app for its ease of use if needing to create a photo based step by step task sequence for your client. It certainly has the flexibility to use it not only for cooking tasks but also other types of ADL or iADL tasks if needed.
NICHCY (2007), retrieved on June 8, 2013 from: http://nichcy.org/research/summaries/abstract72