Games & Social Apps

Entries into each section on this wiki will be structured so that this basic information is available. We will include the TITLE of the application, with a link to the broad description and rating on iTunes. The ICON is simply a screen shot of what will show up on the device. WHO describes the student you have used this particular app with. WHERE indicates whether the app was used at home, school, in therapy. HOW describes the manner in which you used it. This is also the place to elaborate on other ideas for application. WHY/WHY NOT provides the contributer an opportunity to indicate the value of the app, whether they would use it again, and rationale for the opinion. We invite anyone else who has used the app to comment on anything about it... different whos, hows and whys....

Smarty Pants
This is a very simple and engaging app designed for switch-users. Unfortunately I have not had an opportunity to trial this with our bluetooth switch, but I plan to. So far I have used it with children, teens, and young adults to engage in discussion about feelings. I show the choices of boys/girls and then ask about what feeling they want to see acted out. It is very basic, since only 3 feeling choices show up and a total of 9 are available (sorted randomly each time a character is selected). My students have all been very entertained by the choice of "raspberries." Here is a screenshot:
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Submitted by: Deanna Wagner, MS/CCC-SLP
Additional ideas/comments from others:
This app is worth the price as long as you realize that it will be your responsibility to keep the activity engaging and using it for different purposes, since it does not offer a variety within the app.
Toca Kitchen Monsters
This is one of my favorite apps! I use it primarily with elementary-aged students. You can choose from 2 monsters on the main screen. Then, you choose food to cook and feed the monster. The best part is putting the food in the blender - when you turn the "power" for the blender on, it makes your phone vibrate! Sometimes the monsters do not always like the food and may spit it out at you or refuse to eat it.

I use the app for giving/following directions, sequencing, predicting and describing.
Submitted by: Victoria Riggs, M.S., CCC-SLP
Additional ideas/comments from others:
I love the different games from TocaBoca, but this is one of my favorite. It would be nice if they added addtional food.