Saturday, 17 December 2011


*For sale in the app store for $14.99 (29/12/11)*

A new app has just been released and is currently free (was $19.99). It is called Choiceworks.

The app description on iTunes describes it as offering:

■ Three boards: Schedule, Waiting, and Feelings
■ Three Companion Books supporting each board
■ Image Library preloaded with over 165 images and audio
■ Add your own images and record your own audio for limitless customizability
■ Save an unlimited number of schedules for multiple children or different routines
■ Speaks boards out loud with professionally recorded audio
■ Time saving essentials like search and auto-save

iPhone Screenshot 1 I was easily able to create a visual schedule for each school day, as well as choice boards to offer students who are waiting with pictures of appropriate choices form the classroom. The voice recording feature was simple to use and the display is easy to navigate.

iPhone Screenshot 2
I like that in the schedule boards when an activity is completed the student has to move that picture to the right and it is checked off. It looks a lot like the paper schedules we are using in the classroom and is a copy of the . I also like that there is a timer feature built into the waiting board so that the time periods are clear and finite. 

It is the app version of the Choiceworks Visual Support System sold by Communication Crossroads.

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