Essential School Tools Banner
Essential School Tools Mobile Banner

ConversationBuilder App Poster Image

Using this tool for practice helps kids who are on the autism spectrum rehearse, learn from mistakes, and ultimately have successful, multi-step conversations within the format of more than 100 included scripts and more that parents or therapists can customize.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Cool School: Where Peace Rules Game Poster Image
This product is no longer available

Charming game models conflict resolution and aims to reduce bullying. Players help the diverse students at Cool School resolve their conflicts peacefully; students model good and bad behaviors to engage players in learning how to make good decisions.

Mac, Windows
Emotion Detective App Poster Image

Scenes depict situations that invoke certain emotions (a picture suggests two people are arguing and thus are angry); kids learn to identify the emotions. Designed for kids with autism spectrum disorder or kids who have trouble reading emotions or relating to others.

Make Beliefs Comix Website Poster Image

Nifty comic-creation tool offers positive, upbeat messages. Kids can create their own comics using a charming cast of predrawn characters. Features a few religious references.

Model Me Going Places 2 App Poster Image

Six sets of photos with narration demonstrate appropriate and expected behaviors at a hairdresser, mall, doctor's office, playground, grocery store, and restaurant. Prepares kids with autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays for social situations.

iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad


Bright light bulb

Help Your Child at Home

  • Create a family vocabulary blog: Use social media such as Pinterest or a collaboration app such as Evernote to save interesting words your family finds and discuss them together.
  • Take note of real-life chances to discuss times tables; if your family eats three meals a day, how many meals do you eat in a week?
  • Develop a politeness policy, including behavioral expectations for your child and other family members. Make it clear that taking turns, listening, and saying "please" all are important at home and at school.