Special Needs App of the Day: Going Shopping

Special Needs App of the Day: Going Shopping

Some children with special needs react with difficult behaviors like tantrums when going into a store. Going Shopping Social Story is an app that focuses on things that can be fun while shopping. Because children with special needs such as Down syndrome or autism often need more visual examples of what they can or cannot do, this app uses brightly colored images to illustrate good shopping behavior. Going Shopping Social Story also helps your child know what to expect at the store.

Social Stories were first developed by Carol Gray in 1991 as a means of breaking down a task or social situation into easy-to-understand steps. They are often accompanied by vivid pictures. Social stories are now used by professionals in treating a variety of behaviors.

This app is available on Android, iPad, and iPhone for $2.99.

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