Since I got a couple of iPads for my practice a couple of years ago I’ve been using the PBS Kids Games app. I never cease to be amazed by this app. It’s completely FREE, though you need to download each game (within the app) before you play it. I started using it as a reward/choose time app, which allowed me to find apps to use during treatment.
- So many games!
- Lots of games that can be used in treatment such as the Donkey Hodie™ FroYo Stand for following multi-step directions (see below) and the Pinkcredible Story Maker (also available online) for narrative creation/retell and/or emotion inferencing (you can see how I used Toca Life World for social inferencing to get an idea for how I use the Pinkalicious game).
- Easy to incorporate kids’ interests.
- The app takes up so much space on my iPads!
- We can’t modify any of the settings on the apps so they’re harder to use as naturalistic activities for treatment.