App "Open up our world" - Maternal Speech to Children with ASD #autism
"Open up our world" for iPad - the app specially designed for children
with autism and mental retardation meant to develop their cognitive
skills, improve social adaptation and recover their psychic and
emotional health. The parents will find the app "Open up our world" as
an effective tool to assist their child to get to know the surrounding
The app “Open up our world” uses pictures of familiar objects that are marked and voiced. While playing the child will learn to identify objects and categorize them by certain common feature which is a very important skill for the development of kids suffering from autism.
The feature of extension is a true advantage of the app. Therefore parents are engaged in the game by uploading and marking their own pictures in such a way as to let their child recognize his/her house, toys, garden, street etc.
The app includes three play modes:
1. The Study Mode
2. “Find all the objects from one category” Mode
3. “Find the object by its name” Mode
Consistent playing with the App “Open up our world” focuses the child’s attention on the object and assists him/her inretaining the visual impression of the object in memory. It also helps improve visual and auditory attention, develop the skills of object distinction , improve visual memory and practice the reference skills.
The kid suffering from autism faces most difficulties when he/she deals with practical application of knowledge rather than its grasping.
• This app has been developed for cooperative work of kids suffering from autism and their parents.
• The app allows for uploading new pictures and taking pictures within the app.
• It provides parents with a tool to show their kid the environment and talk about it.
• It can use the parents’ voices to describe pictures and encouraging and prompting comments.
• The App includes six built in pictures of the everyday child's environment.