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

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