Touch & Say
- App Store Info
Description"Touch & Say" is an activity app for early development in children. "Touch & Say" provides six activities for your child to practice these basic social skills:
- Emotion recognition
- Color recognition
- Following directives
- Directed gaze (a key step in developing joint attention)
- Say the alphabet *NEW*
- Count 1-10 *NEW*
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"Touch & Say" is for developmentally young children, including most children ages 1-4, and also young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) who may have delayed development in social skills.
"Touch & Say" is based on lessons learned during a pilot study with the Autism Center of Pittsburgh exploring the use of Interbots' "Popchilla" robot as a therapy tool. This pilot study took place in fall 2010 and was supported by the Sprout Fund MicroSpark program. The six activities in "Touch & Say" were used with Popchilla to attempt to stimulate social skill development in children with ASD. We have compiled these exercises into a single app designed for standalone use without a robot.
"Touch & Say" is provided as a potential tool for parents and children. Interbots make no claims or guarantees about child development outcomes from using "Touch & Say."
We are continuing to explore technology for developing children, including robotics and interactive applications. Do you have feedback or suggestions for us? We'd love to hear from you! Contact us at [email protected]
If you'd like to learn more about our work with robots & ASD, please visit http://www.interbots.com/blog/autism-therapy/