* WINNER of a Parents' Choice "Gold" Award for Best Mobile App * * WINNER of the Children's Technology Review "Editor's Choice" Award for Excellence in Design * * Featured as "NEW AND NOTEWORTHY" on the iTunes Store * * 5 STARS from Common Sense Media, the nation's leading non-profit for kids and media *
Go Go Games is an award-winning suite of casual games to support children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in learning to quickly notice multiple features of the objects in the world around them – a specific perceptual skill that is essential to learning and comes naturally to most children, but is known to be a common difficulty for those with ASD.
***** "The game is designed for use with autistic children, but this app provides valuable learning play for all children. An app with a wonderful goal and focused design." - KinderTown
"Highly recommended for children with ASD working on multiple-cue selectivity, as well as for toddlers, pre-schoolers, and kindergarteners working on visual discrimination, matching, and pattern recognition." - The iMums
"Some of the details kids must notice while playing these games are quite specific; this may be a simple concept, but it's not an easy game. If your kid needs help with this basic perception skill, Go Go Games can be a very useful tool, and one that is disguised in a fun, colorful game." - Common Sense Media
"If you have children with ASD or know someone that does, this could be a great app to check out -- and I personally think that all children would enjoy playing this app!" - The iPhone Mom
Go Go Games uses the techniques of Pivotal Response Therapy (PRT), an evidence-based behavioral intervention which targets several common challenges for learners with ASD, including this particular perceptual ability.
Go Go Games provides the opportunity to build this critical skill by maneuvering trucks, trains, and spaceships through a trio of fantasy adventures. We designed the game to be simple, playful, and fun – though behind the scenes each matching sequence is carefully selected to gradually improve a player's ability to notice and respond to increasingly complex features.
We are very excited to translate a proven therapy into game format. We hope that your kids find this new teaching technique rewarding and fun!
FEATURES: 3 different matching games to support a broad range of children on the autism spectrum 6 levels of difficulty to help a child to observe, scan, focus, and categorize Touch-sensitivity and responsiveness for players with fine motor challenges Positive rewards with verbal praise and delightful sounds to boost confidence; stress-free gaming experience with no penalties Original artwork, music, real voice files, and colorful animations
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Updates to align trials in "Wheels and Roads" more closely with PRT; updates for iOS 7.
App Store Reviews
appuser1328, 5 stars:
It's rare to come across a gem like this that's both beautiful to interact with and actually… wait for it… HELPFUL. Check out Go Go Games' website - they really know what they're doing and it shines through 100% in the app. So refreshing to see in the app store. Bravo!
As a teacher, I appreciate the goal of this app - to focus kids on the characteristics that make objects different. I've seen some autistic spectrum kids that really struggle with this task. Moreover, I'm sure it would be great for young children learning patterns as well.