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Look in My Eyes: Math Facts is designed to help children with two skills. It helps children with addition and subtraction facts – at several different levels – while also helping them practice eye contact, an important social skill that some children find challenging. In this game children practice both these skills – while earning fun rewards and playing creatively. It was designed for children affected by ASD, especially those with Asperger’s Syndrome - but any child who has difficulties with eye contact – or who would like to practice addition and subtraction facts - may benefit from playing.
Players select "Addition" or "Subtraction" facts. Within addition, they choose from three levels: sums less than 10, sums up to 10 + 10, and sums up to 20 + 10. Within subtraction, they choose from three levels: problems with numbers 10 and below, 20 and below, and 30 and below.
The game rewards players for quickly focusing in on a person’s eyes. Through repeated practice we attempt to develop a habit that families can transfer to real life settings as they remind children to use the skills they have practiced in the game.
How do you play? Children look at a series of faces, and need to focus on the eyes quickly in order to answer the math facts question correctly and earn points. The game makes repeated practice fun as children use the points they earn to buy items for their own virtual restaurant, complete with 5 different rooms. Over 45 items of furniture, food, and utensils can be rotated, enlarged, shrunk and positioned to create cool scenes. Kids can take snapshots of their creations and view them in the game's Photo Gallery, the iPhone’s Camera Roll or the iPod touch’s Saved Photos.
The game’s unique reward system grew out of our decades of classroom teaching experience, observing what motivates young learners. We have combined that experience with our extensive training in best education practices and our many years of close personal relationships with children who have Asperger’s Syndrome and autism to create a social skills game we hope will benefit your child!