Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Special Learning, Inc. Launches ComApp3

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

Special Learning, Inc. Launches ComApp3

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Special Learning, Inc., a global provider of mobile technology applications and educational resources for the autism community, recently announced the launch of the latest version of its popular Communicating Basic Needs app (ComApp3) for iPad. The newest features of this innovative app continue to provide advanced ways for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), or other language deficits, to easily and effectively communicate their basic wants and needs with the highest quality images and real voices that are now customizable right from the user's device.

ComApp3 offers a fully customizable adaptation of Special Learning's ComApp, released earlier this year. Using a simple-to-use icon-based system that adheres to the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the app gives voice to individuals affected by developmental disabilities by allowing them to express simple requests quickly and successfully. This latest version allows users to personalize their app, not only through the app's online Mobile Dashboard, but also directly from the user's iPad camera, personal photo gallery and a built-in voice recorder. This means that no third party applications are needed to upload images and voice files. Parents and providers can fully customize their devices to their own liking and have the customizations, whether from the device or Mobile Dashboard, appear in both locations through the use of the synchronization function.

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The third version of Special Learning's mobile communication app also includes the reporting functions, offered on the previous versions, which track frequency data by category and by individual item accessed. Through the Mobile Dashboard, parents and providers can also run reports to track the frequency of data accessed from the device, and, most importantly, save the settings for future use through the synchronization function. …

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