Monday, August 19, 2013

#AppMondayTAS - Attainment's Community Success

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Attainment's Community Success
- $39.99 (iPad Only)

Reviewer Comments
Attainment’s Community Success is an app that is designed to help users with disabilities prepare for and become more independent on community outings. It is well developed and shows a true understanding of the many complex skills one needs in order to access the community with independence.
There are 24 community-based tasks covered in the app. Examples of tasks include, but are not limited to: going to the library, riding in a car, riding the bus, and waiting in line. The tasks are broken into the following five easy to navigate categories: Getting Around, At Home, With People, Out Shopping, and Around Town.
Information within each module is presented in a variety of ways that includes interactive stories, photographs and illustrations, as well as video modeling. The tasks are broken down in four different areas including steps to complete the task, social skills, a story, and a video. This is consistent throughout the app making it a good user experience, especially for students with autism that do well with this consistency and predictability.
Other features that are beneficial include the ability to hear text read aloud, the ability to have various words in the stories defined, comprehension questions at the end of each story to check for understanding, and the option to create an account for students that access the app. You can even extend learning by role-playing various scenes and recording them using the camera on the iPad. This helps with skill retention and generalization.
The easy to use layout, consistency of material within each module, and the ability to use this app with individuals and small groups, for instance, broadcasting it on the smartboard, make it worth the current price of $39.99. It can be used in conjunction with other materials and products from Attainment as well. A detailed pdf document is available in the app to explain some of the other customizations including a number of alternative accessibility features.
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