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My child has started saying words, so why should I keep prompting them to use an App?

When you use Grace App consistently you might find that the user starts to say single words independently, without needing the prompt. Your joyous reactions should be paired with extra tangible reinforcement: an extra big slice of the “cake” or crisps or chocolate or a longer turn on the computer if that is what they are requesting… [read more…]

Everybody has a right to be heard.

This is the TED Talk I gave last month at TEDx Dublin. [read more…]

Grace App for Autism: How an app can change lives

Apps can be fun. Apps can be useful. But Apps can also be incredibly important and irreplaceable in people’s lives. This is a short story of how an iPhone and a young iOS developer completely changed the life of Lisa and her autistic daughter Grace.
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Best Case Scenario for iPad – Review of the Gripcase

In the 5 years since I began developing Grace App I have paid for and trialled countless cases; Gripcase is the first one I have seen designed SPECIFICALLY for kids.  And kids are rough, whether they have extra needs or not! [read more…]

Parlez-vous français?

Grace App version 2.1.1 is now available on iTunes and this update includes New languages: French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Danish, Brazillian Portuguese or English [read more…]

What do you mean “Non-verbal” we are already communicating!

If there is one thing that really annoys me it is when people who do not speak in audible words are not being listened to. And by that I mean that the needs, interests and rights of the “non-verbal” are being overlooked. [read more…]

Grace App ya está disponible en español

Ganadora de los premios 2010 Irish Web Awards y del premio World Summit Award Mobile de las Naciones Unidas. *

Si ya dispones de Grace App, sólo tienes que ir a iTunes y actualizar la aplicación a la versión 2.1.1
A continuación, ve a Ajustes> General> Internacional> y selecciona Idioma Español> De esta forma Grace App ya estará en español con todas las imágenes personalizadas. [read more…]

Steve’s Got a Golden Ticket

Grace App Developer and all round iWizard Steve Troughton-Smith caught a bus up to Belfast last night, to queue overnight for the new iPhone 5: [read more…]

Creating “Menu” pages for the visually distracted

Got an email from a Mum this morning asking how to set up “Menu” folders within the food folder for her son who was easily distracted by too many choices. [read more…]

How to get Grace App

There are a lot of families that could benefit from trying out the Grace App – but they need the device to use it.
It is a big commitment for a family who may have limited means, and a lot of demands on their income due to the pressures of raising a child with Autism. [read more…]

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