This app includes content from the Buddy Bear software and storybooks that have a huge following among speech-language pathologists and educators. Research-based techniques target the unique learning needs of children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities, including: •story-based learning •simple, predictable language •uncluttered illustrations •open-ended responses •cheerful, calming narration •engaging animation and sound effects
Buddy Bear helps children understand categories and subcategories as well as develop joint attention, reciprocity, and early language and literacy skills in a variety of contexts:
Buddy Bear in the House—food, money, clothes, chores, school supplies, and more Buddy Bear in the Yard—plants, insects, tools, playground, flowers, and more Buddy Bear in the Kitchen—dishes, fruit, breakfast, snacks, drinks, and more Buddy Bear on Vacation—luggage, beach, woods, farm, ocean, and more Buddy Bear Plays—toys, pets, games, sports equipment, musical instruments, and more
Once you start the app, tap on one of the five stories. Back, forward, and repeat arrows provide easy screen navigation. Children choose the correct answer with an easy one-tap response. Correct responses are reinforced with animation, sound effects, and a friendly “Good job!”
Although the information on the left states that this app is available in all languages, it is only presented in English.