A smartphone app is now available to parents with children with autism that could help their communication skills.
It was developed by Dr. Keith Allen, professor of psychology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe – Meyer Institute. He says the “MySocius” app uses naturalistic teaching methods that can serve as a supplement to care of health professionals. Dr. Allen says the app helps parents create an environment in their home that facilitate kids wanting to communicate. It walks parents through each step and provides prompts to help achieve success.
Dr. Allen says the app is designed as a supplement and is not a substitute for trained professionals trained in treating speech and communication problems in children with autism.
A limited number of apps are being offered free of charge to families of children with autism who take part in a clinical trial. The app can be purchased retail for $24.99. For more information contact Craig Lutz-Prefect at BehaviorApp, LLC at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested can also call 402-423-2444.