May 9, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Stamford, Connecticut - Brain Parade, a pioneer in innovative mobile, education solutions, announced today that over 30,000 customers have downloaded its premiere iPad application, "See.Touch.Learn(TM)". Launched in early March, this special education app has received overwhelmingly positive reviews by users on iTunes.
Founder Jim McClafferty developed the groundbreaking tool to bring the power and potential of the iPad to the special needs classroom and improve the learning experience for children with autism and other special needs. "The response has been overwhelming" said McClafferty. "I've received hundreds of emails from parents and teachers thanking us for creating an app for special needs children."
The results speak for themselves. Stephanie O'Brien, a Certified Behavior Analyst who recently began using the tool says "One child I work with was able to reduce his response time to questions by nearly half using See.Touch.Learn. It also helps make lesson time much more efficient and enjoyable. When I first begin working with a student, it can take as much as 20 minutes to bond well enough to get him to want to sit with me and go through a lesson. The other day, I took out my iPad and opened the See.Touch.Learn. app and the child came right over to me to look at the pictures. Now he gets excited about our lessons."
Brain Parade's See.Touch.Learn. application combines the effectiveness of a large library of picture cards with the power and interactivity of the iPad. Parents and learning professionals can choose from professionally-designed exercises and lessons or create their own. The app automatically tracks a student's performance.
McClafferty, a 20-plus year technology executive with a proven track record of successfully identifying opportunities for software innovation, has assembled an advisory board comprised of committed parents, teachers and behavior consultants who actively contribute to product design and development.
"The education market is ripe for technology revolution," McClafferty said. Portable, interactive devices like the iPad have the potential to entirely transform the learning experience, especially for those with autism or other special needs. It is my sincere belief that Brain Parade's apps will have a profound, positive impact on the lives of individuals with special needs, and their teachers, therapists and families."
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 9.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
The first of several products planned by the company, See.Touch.Learn. includes a library of vibrant picture cards and exercises designed by a certified behavior analyst. See.Touch.Learn. 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category. Additional image libraries are available for purchase beginning at just $0.99 - a fraction of the cost of traditional picture cards.
Brain Parade builds innovative, mobile, technology solutions that improve the learning experience for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Jim McClafferty, a veteran technology executive and consultant, founded Brain Parade in 2010 with the goal of developing educational tools that capitalize on the power of the iPadTM platform to transform the ways in which students with special needs learn. Copyright (C) 2011 Brain Parade, LLC. 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.