A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that My Video Schedule is a scheduling app made especially for kids and adults with special needs, such as autism. The app includes photo and video modeling as well as rewards for scheduled activities and behaviors. The library of photos and videos includes items such as brushing teeth, eating breakfast, getting on a school bus, going to the grocery store, and more. Parents or teachers can also add their own videos. For kids who respond well to visual cues and rewards, My Video Schedule could be an invaluable tool to help reinforce structure and necessary tasks in their daily life.
What's it about?
First set up scheduled tasks and events in Admin mode. Go to the desired date, tap the "+" tab, and enter a title. Next select one of the 100+ videos most closely related to the activity or event, choose a reward (such as animal crackers, DVD, happy face icon), and the time it starts and finishes, as well as whether it repeats on any date. In User mode, simply click Finish on the activity or task when finished, and the app moves the user to the reward page to show the reward. A good modeling, scheduling, and reward app.
Is it any good?
MY VIDEO SCHEDULE is a good way to help kids who need visual cues as reminders. There's a wide array of tasks and activities here, from getting dressed to going to class, cleaning the house or going shopping. The more than 100 videos cover a lot of material, but if you don't find a video that fits the activity or task you're entering into the schedule, you can create your own. The one downside of so many videos on My Video Schedule is that, even though they are categorized, it can take quite a while to scroll through so many before you find the right one. In future versions, it would be nice to see a keyword search feature for faster scheduling. That said, as it is now this app could be a very useful tool to provide modeling, structure, and rewards to kids who respond well to visual cues.
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- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Subjects: Language & Reading: following directions, naming
- Skills: Self-Direction: motivation, time management
Responsibility & Ethics: making wise decisions
- Price: $4.99
- Pricing structure: Paid
- Release date: November 14, 2012
- Category: Education
- Size: 0.80 MB
- Publisher: Acceptional Possibilities, LLC.
- Version: 1.0.3
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 5.0 or later
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