Autism app uses Noun Project library
Many children with autism has social difficulties that makes talking and listening to people a daily hassle. When it comes to daily routines that a parent or teachers needs to guide them with it can from the child's perspective feel like a information overload. But using images is in many cases a way to communicate on the child terms.
DayCape is an app that uses images and icons from Noun Project to make it easier to communicate the daily routines. The app makes it very simple for parents, teachers and assistants to collaborate with helping out with the planning for the child.
Parents with autistic children puts a enormous effort to communicate and prepare their children for the day. It can be about the simply things as going up from bed, eating breakfast and going to school. The only difference is that the parents needs to tell their child very specific on exactly how a routine needs to be done. For example they might need to explain that for brushing the teeth the
child need to have a tooth brush, tooth past, shover the tooth past with water and then brush. Doing
this every morning is very time consuming for parent. So to Having a tool for easier tell them what
happening next could make a huge difference.
In school there are other routines that the teachers need to tell the child. It can be about doing the
school assignments and to make sure the child go out on break with the other children. In this case
the teachers has many children to help and that makes it difficult to get the right amount of time to
help. Making it easier to help one or many autistic children could help make sure that they don’t fall
behind in school and are able to play with other children.
The DayCape app displays for the child what ́s going to happen next and for how long time it will
last. The images can be fotografs in some cases on the teachers their going to meet or icons simply
displaying what the child needs to bring to school. This is a much easier way for the children to
listen to what they need to know for the day and they can look on it when then need it.
On the mobile adapted website it’s very easy to communicate to the child by simply sending them
images on what happens next. Here the whole planing can be created on a computer or in a mobile
phone. To make it easy to add images DayCape provides images recurses bout illustrations and
icons searchable from the Nounproject. This makes it easy and quick to communicate to the child
during the day.
The DayCape app is just released it ́s first version and is free to use for early