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ABA Receptive Identification by Kindergarten.com is an excellent tool for teaching young children to identify objects by looking at their picture. The app follows proven principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and errorless teaching techniques in a manner that is both clear and easy to use with young children. According to the developers, the Receptive Identification App contains about 300 pictures. The pictures are high quality photos that with white backgrounds and no distractions.
Data collection is an important part of any true ABA program. Kindergarten.com’s receptive identification app collects data during each session including a detailed summary of the correct and incorrect answers. The app provides a simple export mechanism to email the data to teachers or caregivers. My only complaint (if I had to make a complaint) is the fact that data collection does not support multiple students.
A great app for picture sequencing. It uses real photos but you have the ability to take your own photos (directly using the app, from your iPad’s camera or your existing camera roll). There are 15 built in sequences with 3-5 pictures. By tapping on each photo, a text is read to you. You do have the ability in settings to turn the text on/off, turn the audio on/off or turn the numbers on/off for the pictures. You can “shuffle” the cards as many times as you like and when correct, the child receives a “great job” or a cheer. If incorrect, the child is told “try again.”By customizing your own sequences, you can use activities from a child’s daily routine and make personalized sequences. For example, I’ve made customized sequences for: hatching baby chicks from eggs in the classroom, planting seeds in the greenhouse, making chocolate dipped pretzels in career education class, ordering lunch in the cafeteria, shopping at the grocery store. At home, sequences could be made with the child’s own photo in his own room with familiar items (e.g., favoriteteddy) perhaps for the bedtime routine. This app also allows you or the child to record his/her voice to narrate each picture. This is a great way to work on sentence formation including verb tenses, pronouns, etc.