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Our App Of The Day – See.Touch.Learn. 1.0

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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.

As our App of the Day, all our regular readers know the trailer for this app will feature on every page of our site for a whole day. Just scroll to the bottom of this page to take a look.

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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."

This app is free to download and you can do so here.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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