This App Helps Children Get to Know People and Objects at School

By: Katherine Pendrill - May 17, 2016
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'My School Vocabulary Photo Book' is a mobile app that helps children learn more about the staff and facilities at their school through personalized photo albums. For children with developmental delays, it can sometimes be overwhelming to be introduced to an entire school staff on the first day. This app helps children see photos of the school staff in advance so that they can familiarize themselves with teachers and administrators before classes begin.

The My School Vocabulary Photo Book app provides a user-friendly platform for helping parent create custom photo books that teach children about their school. Parents can import personal photos of staff and then individualize each page with titles and other important information. There is also an audio feature that allows children to listen to pre-recorded messages for each page. These features are useful for a variety of purposes, which include "receptive identification, expressive labeling and providing the functions of people at school."

For parents of children with developmental delays, the app provides a valuable tool for helping kids feel more comfortable returning to school.