Autism & PDD Opposites App Beth W. Respess

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Ages: 3-7

Buddy Bear contrasts opposite-pairs and teaches vocabulary and concepts in this app that continues the successful format of the Buddy Bear storybooks and software.

Speech-language pathologists and early childhood educators appreciate the specialized learning format for children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental delays:

  • simple, predictable language
  • uncluttered illustrations
  • open-ended responses
  • cheerful, reassuring audio
  • rewarding animation and sound effects
  • flexible story-based learning

Five stories teach opposite-pairs and develop joint attention, reciprocity, and early language skills. The stories match the content of the Autism & PDD Opposites 5-Book Set. The stories present these opposite pairs:

  • Buddy Bear's Clothes dirty/clean, same/different, old/new, and more
  • Buddy Bear's Animals up/down, under/over, long/short, and more
  • Buddy Bear's Toys fast/slow, loud/quiet, white/black, and more
  • Buddy Bear's Food sweet/sour, hot/cold, empty/full, and more
  • Buddy Bear and Bonnie Bear short/tall, front/back, top/bottom, and more

Once you start the app, tap on one of the five stories. Touch the back, forward, and repeat arrows for easy screen navigation. Children choose the correct answer with an easy one-touch response. Correct responses are reinforced with animation, sound effects, and a friendly "Good job!" A randomization feature can be turned on/off.

The app has 45 interactive screens packed with teaching opportunities so youngsters can:

  • associate common objects
  • build language and literacy
  • increase spontaneous communication exchanges
  • develop joint attention and social reciprocity