September 30, 2014 in Education (F)
[prMac.com] Yoshkar-Ola, Russian Federation - Virtual Space has announced the release and immediate availability of "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 environment better.
The app uses pictures of familiar objects that are marked and voiced. While playing the child will learn to identify objects and categorize them by a certain common feature, the skill which is a very important for the development of kids with autism.
The Extension feature 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 and more.
The app includes three play modes:
* Study Mode
* "Find all the objects from one category" Mode
* "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 in retaining 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. Any child with autism faces most difficulties when he/she deals with practical application of knowledge rather than its grasping.
* Has been developed for cooperative work of children with autism and their parents
* Allows uploading new pictures and taking pictures within the app
* Provides parents with a tool to show their child the environment and talk about it
* Can use the parents' voices to describe pictures and encouraging and prompting comments
* Includes six built in pictures of the everyday child's environment
* US English and Russian
* Requires iOS 5.1 or later
* 42.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Open up our world 1.0 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store under the Education category.
Virtual Space has had over 10 years experience in educational applications development. Copyright (C) 2014 Virtual Space. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.