News: Autistic boy’s older brother designs iPad app that builds language skills

An autistic boy’s older brother created a new app for the iPad that helps promote functional and social skills.

Jonathan Izak designed AutisMate so that users can add their own videos, pictures and voice recordings to create visual scenes, according to a news release.

Jonathan’s brother, Oriel, 10, is autistic and struggles with verbal communication.

“The design on the communication apps that were available required too much navigation for those with the language and generalization issues often associated with autism,” said Jonathan, who is founder of SpecialNeedsWare.

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2 Responses to News: Autistic boy’s older brother designs iPad app that builds language skills

  1. Deidre Dyer says:

    Where can this software be purchased and what is the price range on it?? Also is it “user friendly”? Any purchaser “responses/feedback” on the software’s effectiveness etc…?? Is this software geared to meet needs of any particular age range or “any age”? Any additional information which you may think could be beneficial to know, is appreciated. Thank you.

  2. John says:

    Deidre- I am not sure. I just came across this and know as much as you do. Did they not have any info on their website?