THIS GIVEAWAY IS FINISHED.
Time Timer's product line doesn't stop with apps. That's just the beginning! Much like Autism Epicenter, apps are just a small part of what they do. They also sell Time Timer computer software, watches, puzzles, and more. See their website for more info. For this promotion they've generously agreed to give 2 winners a prize pack that consists of...
a) 3" physical Time Timer and
b) your choice of either the Time Timer iPhone app or iPad app
This giveaway is too enticing to pass up! Don't let time slip away from you. Get in on this!
Within the past few days I performed comprehensive reviews of two apps. Slide 2 Unlock is for teaching a certain motor skill to people who struggle with unlocking, or opening, the iPad. We're talking about accessibility for all here! This app by RJ Cooper and Associates is surprisingly well designed. The review can be found listed under the Misc. category on Autism Epicenter.
Preference Assessment can be located in the category For Professionals. This app is all about figuring out exactly which reinforcer is most effective for teaching at home, or in the clinical setting. As you'll notice when reading the review, even when parents think they know what the best reinforcer is, they often do not. Don't make the mistake of using a non-preferred item for motivation! Figure out what is preferred (maybe it's just a hug!) and make therapy effective!
As always, I shoot straight - In these reviews I give you the good, the bad, and the whatneedstobeimproved. Yes, that's one word. Haha!
The speaker on the iPad is decent. The speaker on the iPad 2 is slightly better. But for someone who has autism and relies upon the iPad as an augmentative and alternative communication device, something louder is often needed. Enter RJ Cooper's Tablet (iPad) Speaker.
Roughly the size of an iPhone, RJ's iPad speaker is Bluetooth enabled so it can be used wirelessly. And that's exactly how you want it to be! During my trials I had absolutely no problem with the speaker. It works great! Pairing the speaker with my son's iPad was easy as pie and it began working right off the bat.
iBallz makes products for your iPadz. And they're good quality products, too. Believe me, I've used iBallz first-hand.
And honestly, iBallz offers superb drop protection like you don't know. No bounce, just shock absorption. Would you dare drop your iPad, 'protected' with an Otterbox, on a cement floor? I've owned an Otterbox Defender and there's no way I would trust that slim plastic and silicon case to protect my son's iPad if he dropped it on a hard surface.
Children with autism, and many other disabilities, can be harder on things. Lack of motor skills and increased frustration levels would make anyone harder on things.