I Do Hygiene, Getting Dressed, Chores, Food Apps
The Center for Educational Technology, dedicates it’s services to education for the 21st Century. Among their projects are special needs apps, with “I Do” apps focusing on step by step instruction for self care tasks. Their apps provide video modeling, an evidence based practice¹ for individuals with autism to assist with learning the sequences of self care tasks.
IDo Hygiene app (free; 9.99 for all tasks) was their first self care app which included tasks of brushing teeth, shampooing hair, washing face, taking a shower and many more personal self care activities. Video modeling and a picture sequence is provided for each skill with the tools to create your own video or picture sequence for each task. Audio and text instruction is provided within the videos.
The I DO series now provides I Do Getting Dressed, I Do Chores and I Do Cooking apps each regularly 8.99. Currently, the I Do Getting Dressed is 4.99 for a short period of time. Here are a few snap shots of the other I Do apps:
I Do Chores (8.99 full version; iPad) contains folding blanket, clothes, vacuuming, washing dishes, straightening room.
I Do Dressing (4.99; regularly 8.99 for full version; iPad) provides numerous dressing tasks: putting on socks and shoes, donning coat, dressing for boys and for girls, undressing, dressing for bed among others.
I Do Food app (8.99; iPad) provides images and video on food preparation tasks including making a sandwich, chocolate milk and salad as well as related tasks. Washing hands, using a microwave, setting the table and eating with knife and fork are other food preparation instructions provided with image sequences or video modeling.
The I Do self care apps provides both premade and customizable video modeling instruction for children. What is your favorite app for implementing video modeling at home or school?
¹Evidence Base for Video Modeling (http://autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu/sites/autismpdc.fpg.unc.edu/files/imce/documents/VideoModeling_Complete.pdf )
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