Latest phone App Helps Children with Autism Communicate Better

The University of Nebraska Medical Center has come up with a smartphone app developed by Keith Allen, Ph.D., professor of psychology that claims to help children with autism communicate more successfully

The app uses evidence-based naturalistic teaching procedures to advance communication.

Dr. Allen said, “We wanted to help parents do more to help their children learn basic communication skills. We wanted to develop something that could assist parents right in their homes, and we wanted something that was supported by research,”. “Naturalistic teaching that provides pictures of objects and prompts for parents fit all of these requirements.” Dr. Allen and BehaviorApp, LLC (www.sectornow.com) — a Lincoln, Neb.-based smartphone app development company are working on this joint venture.

Evelyn Bartlett , CEO BehaviorApp, LLC  indicated that  “This will allow us to put the experience of a professional like Dr. Allen into the hands of many families of children with autism”.

Dr. Allen stressed that the app is intended to complement, not replace  skilled professionals who specialize in treating speech and communication problems in children with autism.

A few apps, which retail for $24.99, are  obtainable free of charge to families of children with autism.
For more information go to BehaviorApp, LLC at http://www.sectornow.com/   and contact Craig Lutz-Prefect at craig@sectornow.com or 402-423-2444

Download app at http://www.unmc.edu/

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