Autism & PDD Picture Stories & Language Activities are widely popular and highly successful speech therapy materials in book and software formats. This app features the loveable characters from that series, Matt and Molly, who provide functional education for children with special needs. The fun and easy-to-use lessons teach children with autism appropriate manners and behaviors to use at home.
The 8 lessons are:
Molly Has an Empty Cup
Matt Has Dirty Hands
Molly Hears a Knock at the Door
Molly Has Wet Hair
Matt Goes to Bed
Matt and Molly Watch TV
Molly Has a Dog
Matt Hears the Phone Ring
Developed by Patti Koski, an SLP in private practice who works primarily with children on the autism spectrum, the stories and activities are broken down into a limited number of steps to make social skills “stick.” Matt and Molly show children the right and wrong ways to act in situations that occur at home, allowing the children to divide the behaviors in their minds into “black” and “white.” This minimizes the “gray” areas of social interaction that children with autism spectrum disorders don’t understand or like. Follow up each story with three fully-narrated, interactive language activities based on the theme:
wh- questions – choose the picture that answers the question
yes/no questions – touch the yes or no balloon that answers the question
text match items – choose the story picture that matches the words
For each activity, items are automatically scored and the student receives immediate audio and visual feedback. When the child completes an activity, view the score and track progress using the comprehensive Summary screen for all three activities. Use these documented results to report progress or modify your therapy approach and goals. The record of student performance helps you know exactly where to start your next session.
Children’s social behavior and social language skills will develop and, in turn, the children will have reduced anxiety in social situations. This facilitates more compliant behavior and allows the children to feel better about themselves for a job well done!