Money Trainer App is the first (and only) interactive app for teaching money management skills to teens and young adults with autism and other learning disabilities.
Money Trainer App is written mainly for young people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other learning disabilities, but may also be useful for their friends and family, and/or young adults just starting on their way to financial independence. Life is full of different scenarios, and we have to learn how to work and deal with problems on a daily basis. For some, financial matters can be quite straightforward but for others those can be quite complex, complicated and foreboding. Our interactive lessons let you experience these daily money challenges without real-world consequences, from the comfort of your own home.
The Money Trainer App consists of different interactive modules, each based on universally accepted teaching methods and quality intervention studies.
1. Using an ATM Lesson Plan Based on: McDonnell, J. J., & Ferguson, B. (1989). An comparison of time delay and decreasing prompt hierarchy strategies in teaching banking skills to students with moderate handicaps.
2. Depositing Cash and Checks esson Plan Based on: Cuvo, A. J., Davis, P., & Gluck, M. S. (1991). Cumulative and interspersal task sequencing in self-paced training for persons with mild handicaps.
3. Purchasing Using a Debit Card Lesson Plan Based on: Cihak, D. F., Alberto, P. A., Kessler, K., & Taber, T. A. (2004). An investigation of instructional scheduling arrangements for community based instruction.
4. Paying Bills Lesson Plan Based on: Cuvo, A. J., Davis, P., & Gluck, M. S. (1991). Cumulative and interspersal task sequencing in self-paced training for persons with mild handicaps.
5. Purchasing With Cash Lesson Plan Based on: Cihak, D. F., & Grim, J. (2008). Teaching students with autism spectrum disorder and moderate intellectual disabilities to use counting-on strategies to enhance independent purchasing skills.
There is a wide range in estimates of the number of people affected by learning disabilities and disorders. According to the review of University College London from April of 2013 “Up to 10 percent of the population are affected by specific learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism, translating to 2 or 3 pupils in every classroom.”
Lead author Professor Brian Butterworth (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) said:
“Each child has a unique cognitive and genetic profile, and the educational system should be able to monitor and adapt to the learner’s current repertoire of skills and knowledge.” “A promising approach involves the development of technology-enhanced learning applications — such as games — that are capable of adapting to individual needs for each of the basic disciplines.”
Money trainer app is a great tool for teaching teenagers and young adults with autism to manage money and help them achieve financial independence.