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App of the Week: Scheduling for students with autism

By Laura Devaney
November 3rd, 2014

autism-schedulingApp name: Choiceworks

What is it? The Choiceworks app is an essential learning tool for helping children complete daily routines (morning, day, & night), understand & control their feelings and improve their waiting skills (taking turns and not interrupting).

Best for: Students with autism and educators working with students with autism

Price: $4.99

Requirements: iOS 6.0 or later

Features: Created with the support of leading hospitals and child development specialists, this app is designed for caregivers to provide clear and consistent support to foster a child’s independence, positive behavior, and emotional regulation at home and in the community. It can also be customized for teachers in a school setting.

Key Features

  • Three boards: Schedule, Waiting, and Feelings
  • Three Companion Books supporting each board
  • Image Library preloaded with over 180 images and audio
  • Add your own images and record your own audio for limitless customizability
  • Easily create profiles to personalize and manage multiple users
  • Save an unlimited number of boards for multiple children or different routines
  • Speaks boards out loud with professionally recorded audio
  • Time saving essentials like search and auto-save
  • Share boards by Email or iTunes File Sharing with other Choiceworks app users
  • Ability to print boards or save as PDF

Link: iTunes

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Ascione Devaney is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura