A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Kids can learn social skills and behaviors in lots of real-life settings. Those on the autism spectrum can learn to set goals and practice a wide range of social skills that have been clearly and carefully scripted. Kids learn to make transitions efficiently, to take turns in conversations, to relieve stress, and to think through social interactions, as well as recognizing facial expressions and "translating" idioms. Kids can log in and see their progress in the onboard Journal and use the Archive for reflection toward meeting social goals. For kids and teens who need assistance navigating the social world, SŌSH is an incredible, varied toolkit.
Ease of Play
SŌSH has a variety of features, some of which are intuitive and easy to use and others of which will need some collaboration with other kids, parents, teachers, and therapists.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that SŌSH is an app to help teens and adults with Asperger’s syndrome succeed socially. It's divided into five skill sets, each of which has tools, advice, and ways to track behaviors and progress, such as "Relax" or "Relate." It's not cheap, but it can be an invaluable tool for kids with social challenges, and if you want to test it, Sosh Lite allows you to download the full app for a seven-day trial.
Is It Any Good?
SŌSH covers a broad spectrum of social skills. Many sensory or self-regulation strategies used with students with autism are included, such as a voice meter, deep breathing, and music to calm. Used on a mobile device such as an iPod, iPhone, or iPad, these tools can be readily available to kids anywhere. The activities provide a clear visual and auditory presentation. This is a great app for high-functioning kids with autism or Asperger’s to work on self-regulation and social skills towards the goal of independent application of these strategies.
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