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iPad App Review: Color Find Lite

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App Name: Color Find Lite

Cost:  Free

Color FindWhat does it promise?  The Color Find app uses the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) method to support children with developmental disabilities, special education needs or autism. This is a scientifically validated approach to understanding behavior and how it is affected by the environment.

Does it deliver?  Yes, with a word of caution. This app is not a substitute for professional intervention. With that in mind, the app does offer benefits to children with learning challenges. The app is broken down into a three-step process: Training - In the Learn parts of each Learn & Play section, the picture of a color is displayed with voice prompt. Play – In the Play part of a Learn & Play section, each screen displays a visual prompt and distracters for a color. The child is expected to recognize the picture for the prompted color from the displayed options. Reward - Each correct response is rewarded with a fun animation.

Can I use it in my classroom?  Tailored for Special Education teachers, Color Find Lite is a solid addition to the intervention toolbox.

All apps can be found in the iPad apps store under education.

Related resources

Explore the use of the iPad App Store in the classroom.
See additional EducationWorld reviews of iPad apps.
See other product reviews in our Tech in the Classroom archive.


Article by Jason Tomaszewski, EducationWorld Associate Editor
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