The partnership is with Sue Fletcher-Watson from Edinburgh University School of Education.
The new app is an innovative game designed specifically for very young children with autism.
Sue is part of the ‘CLICK EAST’ project that is addressing the need for good quality software aimed at pre-school children with autism. http://www.clickeast.co.uk/
The app is aimed at toddlers aged 18mths-3yrs and is designed to help them recognize and pay attention to people.
But why pre-schoolers?
Research shows that the pre-school years can be hugely important in child development, particularly if the child has a developmental disorder (ie. autism or Asperger syndrome).
The National Autistic Society highly recommends the use of educational software in these early years as one of the best methods for parents to encourage their child’s learning.
BUT currently there is very little good quality software to meet this need.
Hence, CLICK EAST.
Here at Interface3 we are always excited to be be part of a project that is making it easier for children to learn and develop learning and social skills, so we are delighted to be involved.
And we would love if you would get involved too!
Check out the demo. http://vimeo.com/27406543
Our plan is to have a demo ready to share at BETT this coming January in London.
Let us know your thoughts!