This is our app of the day and we’re certainly not alone in thinking it’s great. Over 30,000 users have downloaded this premier special education app. See.Touch.Learn. 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.
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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."