Words in Pictures is the new app for visual communication for iPhone and iPad. The app is ... More
Words in Pictures is the new app for visual communication for iPhone and iPad. The app is available on Apple store and is developed by Finger Talks (a brand of the Italian company App42 Ltd.). The app is dedicated to the children affected by autism or mental disability and those who interact with them.
The app is the international version of Immaginario, a product launched in the Italian market one year ago. The app has had a great success, with more than 13.000 downloads, 5-star vote on iTunes and many awards, among which AboutPharma Digital Awards 2013 as best app for patients.
The app is available in 5 languages: English, French, German and Spanish, in addition to the original Italian version. Now the app is available to many children around the world.
Last updated 5 Mar 2014
Published 6 Mar 2014
According to Wikipedia, Autism is defined as ' a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and verbal and non-verbal communication and by restricted, repetitive or stereotypical behavior.' Sufferers, more often than not young children, regularly have trouble understanding concepts that can generally only be solved using pictures to back up vocabulary and diligent parents will spend hours at home setting up image cards to help kids understand better, the world that they live in. A year or so back, an Italian developer - aided by a team of neuropsychiatrists, speech therapists, educators and parents from all over the world - released an app called Immaginario. It was the first app expressly created to give parents, teachers and specialists a practical, effective and fully portable tool for visual communication to the autistic or intellectually disabled child or adult. A new, updated and international version of the app - Words in Pictures - has now been released for iOS...with an Android version due up next.
Words in Pictures is a new app for visual communication for iPhone and iPad that is dedicated to children affected by autism or mental disability and those who interact with them. Researchers and therapists say that autistic children, independent of their intelligence, have trouble in the understanding of verbal concepts. They are not very good at recognizing the social cues - or even the spoken words - that most people take for granted when they communicate. This can be overcome only by the use of pictures to support verbal...