We have a new app for the IPad that I just have to tell you about. It is pretty fracken cool.
It is called Stories 2 Learn, and it has become something of a rage in the IPad/IPhone special-needs scene. It is a social stories program that allows you to create stories to teach concepts like sharing and cooperation with pictures from the child's own life, or to provide preparation for something new coming up. I am not using it for social stories (yet!), but rather to create stories with pictures about J-man's day or about the people in his life as a mode for conversation for us. I have made two stories up to this point, one with simple pictures of family members so we can talk about Mommy, Daddy, Papa and Mumu, etc etc, and the other one is about what we do at OT.
Here is a video of J-man scrolling through the A Day at OT story. Usually I would be commenting about the pictures (trying to get a little conversation going), but in this video I wanted to just show how it worked.
As you can see, you can put your own pictures, text and voiceover in the story. How cool is that?