The pictures in this app are scenes from the lives of a set of characters. We see them interacting with others around their house, school, and town. Each scene has a main idea that involves a social situation. Often the pictures have several sub-themes that you can explore with the child.
The “Show Me” prompt will ask for the main idea. A typical prompt would be “Show Me… Do you want to play another game?” or “Show Me… Say that again, please.” After the child identifies the picture that best matches the prompt, the mentor can discuss appropriate and inappropriate responses to the social situation depicted in the pictures.
Target Audience: This app is recommended for children and adults who need assistance in understanding social interractions
Free for a limited time on the App Store.
Information for Professionals:
This is an Intermediate Level app that requires moderate level inference skill. There are 53 pictures in three categories: Expressions, Verbs, and Other. The questions are focused around social skills. e.g. Saying Please, Excuse me, and Thank-you; going to parties; playing on the playground.
Clinician guidance is suggested for the first several sessions in order to make the most of the question/answer format. Individuals with language disorders, central auditory processing dysfunction, short term auditory memory dysfunction and those with autism may benefit from learning multiple ways to ask and answer questions.
This app is based on the Word Practice game from LocuTour’s Artic Games & More! CD.
Rationale: Responding to a direct request such as “Show Me…” is an important response. It indicates the receptive understanding of the command and the target word, and it shows the ability to demonstrate comprehension using an expressive motoric response. The word selection for Show Me... Social includes words that are important for engaging in polite social conversations. The models give sentences to practice when and where to say, "Excuse me" or "Sorry" etc.