One of the challenges that therapists face when conducting early treatment sessions with a child is their difficulty to learn how to behave. To learn a word, an object, a game ... a child must first listen, watch, wait, and it is not easy to teach them how to stay calm.
In many cases , the work material draws too much attention from the child, who is then unable to contain their curiosity and desire to manipulate these new items.
It was in one of these situations in which an educator discovered that Abaplanet is more than a tool for learning objects and words.
AbaPlanet format and features make the app look like an enjoyable game rather than a serious tool for learning. This is why children see it as an entertainment and therapists are willing to use it as a support for Aba therapies. Through practising with AbaPlanet, children quickly learn that they have to wait without touching anything until the card or voice appears on the secreen to show them what to do.
Waiting and responding properly to the screen instructions brings them a prize. On the other hand, if they do any anticipated action, or get the wrong answer, they get no rewards. Before getting a prize, children have to learn to wait and to respond only when they are told so by AbaPlanet.
According to this educator’s experience, AbaPlanet accelerates the process of learning how to behave and wait for instructions. The skills that children have gained through the app also apply to everyday practice with the therapist, allowing more time to focus on learning other subjects.