Special Needs App of the Day: All About Me Storybook

Special Needs App of the Day: All About Me Storybook

All About Me Storybook is one of the latest apps developed by I Get It, LLC, who creates educational applications for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. The storybook is a part of their Identification Series, which helps support individuals to learn their personal information.

All About Me Storybook allows the user to create a profile, which includes:

  • Names
  • Birthday
  • Phone number
  • Family members
  • Pets
  • Friends
  • Favorite things
  • School
  • Computer
  • Things I Like
  • Places I Like

Each topic includes a place to insert a picture, and the user can change the subtitle to personalize the text that goes along with the picture — the app also includes a feature to allow users to add audio to each page. After entering the information, the user clicks “Read,” and all the information is presented in a story-like fashion.

The design of All About Me Storybook is extremely user-friendly, and children will love helping their parents choose pictures and text for their personal book. Additionally, instead of adding words to each picture, you can put lines in the text boxes to allow your child to practice recalling the information from memory.

New features include:

  • Multi-user feature
  • Each category of personal information becomes a book chapter
  • Each chapter allows you to add or remove pages
  • Pages can be hidden to work on specific information
  • A lock feature prevents children from deleting information

A wonderful aspect of All About Me Storybook is your ability to tailor the book and information to your needs — you can add or delete as many pages as you want. The customizability of the app is a strong feature, so you have the potential to make the storybook a very useful and interesting tool.

Most children going into Kindergarten need to learn their personal information, and this app is a fun and interactive way to teach them. This app is great for typically-developing children, and it also has usefulness for individuals with special needs. The developer was inspired by her son with autism, and the app is friendly for a variety of users. Teachers and therapists can also use the tool in their classrooms and sessions.

All About Me Storybook is available now for iPad and iPhone, and it costs $2.99.

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