iPrompts® is used by thousands of caregivers, and has been acclaimed on television and in news stories worldwide. Created by the parents of a boy with Autism and a certified Speech-Language Pathologist, the app provides several useful visual prompting tools (no audio prompts or voice output) to help impaired individuals transition from one activity to the next, understand upcoming events, make choices, and focus on the task at hand:
- PICTURE SCHEDULES: Allows caregivers to create and present sequences of pictures, guiding those they care for through activities of any sort. Schedules can have many pictures, or even just two (i.e., to create a FIRST THIS, THEN THAT picture prompt). Captions can be edited for each image. To create a schedule, users can choose from hundreds of stock photos and illustrations provided by iPrompts®, add their own digital pictures (e.g., “on the fly” using built-in cameras), or add a picture from a Web-enabled search, all from right within the app!
- VISUAL COUNTDOWN TIMER: This feature displays an image of the caregiver’s choice along with a graphical countdown timer (set to any duration), and is useful for demonstrating how much time is left until a current activity ends, or before the next pictured activity begins.
- CHOICE PROMPTS: Lets caregivers offer choices between images, empowering those who cannot vocalize their preferences. When rotated horizontally, the Choice Prompt and Picture Schedule features enlarge and orient images for display to individuals needing visual support.
- IMAGE LIBRARY: Our “starter” library includes hundreds of useful illustrations and digital pictures across many categories. Additional categories and pictures may be supplied by users. The Library search feature can be used to bring up both “local” results and images from the Web, which may then be saved permanently. Users may also duplicate or delete images, and edit their captions.
iPrompts® is a portable, flexible, easy-to-use, stigma-free and “green” alternative to using physical pictures, and is especially helpful in reducing the frustrations of everyday life when traveling or on the go. iPrompts® has been successfully field tested with parents and educators who love the time it saves compared to various other tools (like CD-ROM packages) requiring tedious printing, cutting and lamination. Therapists and special educators can store multiple visual supports for entire caseloads of different patients or students (as can parents for different children, days of the week, etc.). No more carrying binders full of social narratives and picture strips! With iPrompts®, it’s all in the palm of your hand.
Unlike other apps, iPrompts® is supported by peer-reviewed research, funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s IES SBIR program.
iPrompts® XL is an iPad-specific version of the leading visual support app, iPrompts®. iPrompts® XL has been visually optimized to take advantage of the iPad’s larger screen. Now you can use iPrompts on the iPad to create and present large visual supports, including picture schedules, visual timers and choices!
iPrompts® is also designed for a consistent and stable visual support and picture prompting experience on a wide array of Android-compatible devices. We find that it works best on the most recent 4″+ smartphones and on 7″ tablets.
|iPrompts® XL||$39.99||This app is designed for iPad.|
|iPrompts®||$39.99||This app is designed for iPhone and iPod touch.|
|iPrompts® ASD Visual Support||$9.99||This app is designed for Android. Special introductory price.|
iPrompts® is used by caregivers around the world to create and present visual schedules, timers, and choices to those with autism spectrum disorders.
With research funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s IES SBIR program, iPrompts® contains a suite of visual support tools on iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) designed to improve attention to task, increase understanding of upcoming events, smooth transitions to new environments, and empower visual thinkers to stay organized and communicate preferences.