Emotions from I Can Do Apps is an educational tool designed in collaboration with a Speech Language Pathologist that allows you to introduce new concepts, practice identifying emotions, taking perspective / theory of mind, in a fun and simple way. This app focuses on helping individuals identify different facial expressions using real faces and test their understanding of emotions. Emotions include - happy, sad, scared, surprised and angry.
Emotions from I Can Do Apps is designed to be used by clinicians, families, educators and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, social language disorders and behavioral challenges.
Identifying, understanding, and responding to emotions are important skills for individuals to develop. These skills help us to develop relationships with others, identify their own feelings as well as others and then determine how to interpret emotions and respond appropriately in social situations.
- Teaching tool for speech and language development
- Pictures of real faces
- Developed by a Speech Language Pathologist
- Option to hear question read
- Random questions - no two sessions are alike
- Manually flip pages for teaching purposes
- Multiple levels with increasing difficulty
- Randomized auditory reinforcement
- Data collection / summary screen after ten questions
- Turn on/off written words
- Turn on/off audio reinforcement after answer selected
- No In-App purchases
- No Ads
- Aligned with the Common Core Standards (CCS)
- "Parental gate" to view our other apps
- We don’t collect personal information
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Ratings and Reviews
One reason it's not 5 stars!
This app is very good for getting toddlers to learn about emotions. I love that there are stages and it grasps different ways to ask questions. The reasons why I didn't give it 5 stars is because sometimes the pictures can be confusing even for an adult to distinguish (sad from mad and scared from surprised based on some of the pictures). Also some scenarios can possibly have more than one correct choice (ie: "...getting all answers right on a test" could be surprised and/or happy). I might also suggest trying to use more gender specific names if the scenario calls a person "she". While a lot of contemporary names are now unisex, for toddlers I would leave the Parkers and Pats out and stick with more Angelas and Michelles. Other than that it's really good.
As a learning resource teacher, I like the multiple options this app has for assessing a child's knowledge. The score at the end is also a nice feature. Having photographs of real people is a definite plus! My main criticism is about the exaggerated expressions of the people. As a previous reviewer (Gigi) mentioned, they are too theatrical. I would prefer more natural looking expressions. In the real world, no one will look like Macaulay Culkin, from Home Alone movie, when they are scared, so why would I want to teach this.
Great multi level learning
Teaching children how to not only recognize an emotion on ones face, but to also recognize what someone might be feeling in a situation (empathy) are great skills to teach all children. I found this app to not only do just that, but the photos of real kids and adults along with real life situations for them to depict was someone might be feeling is a major plus for this app.
Having an app that starts with the most basic of skills and then continues on a hiearchy is another plus for this app. Very customizable. Worth the purchase.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.