The Choiceworks app is an essential learning tool that helps children complete daily routines (morning, day, & night), understand & manage feelings and improve waiting skills (taking turns and not interrupting). Choiceworks is designed for caregivers to provide clear and consistent support to foster a child’s independence, positive behaviour, and emotional regulation at home and in the community. It can also be customised for teachers in a school setting.
Key features included with Choiceworks:
- Full, unlimited access to all four board types: Schedule, Waiting, Feelings and Feelings Scale
- Image Library preloaded with over 180 images and audio
- Add your own images and record your own audio for limitless customizability
- Attach video to any board image
- Easily create profiles to personalize and manage multiple users
- Save an unlimited number of boards for multiple children or different routines
- Speaks boards out loud with child or adult voice
- Share boards by Email, Files app or iTunes with other Choiceworks app users
- Ability to print boards or save as PDF
Additional features included with Choiceworks+ (Early Access):
- Synchronize across all your devices
- Advanced sharing options
- Custom themes
- Library Assistant
- Custom timer sounds
What do you get with Choiceworks and Choiceworks+?
With your Choiceworks purchase you get access to all the features that have made it an award winning support app used in classrooms and homes around the globe for over a decade. No additional in-app purchase or subscriptions are required and there are no limits to how many boards or images you can create and share.
If you subscribe to Choiceworks+, you will get additional time saving data management features and customisation options that further enhance your experience. You will also receive additional premium features as they are released in future updates. Note: Choiceworks+ features require an Apple ID to function properly. If you are in a school or business setting, check with your IT administrator for any restrictions before you subscribe.
The Schedule Board makes task completion easier and more fun! The schedule is paired with an ‘all done’ column to check off steps toward a motivating reward. Timers can be added to any task or activity. The schedules are easy to edit and fully customisable. Once you have created a schedule, it will be saved automatically.
The Waiting Board teaches waiting skills like taking turns and not interrupting. The user can begin by reading the companion book, When Do I Have to Wait? Using the waiting board, the top picture indicates the reason why the child is waiting and a timer can be set to show how long the child will wait. The child can then choose an activity to do while waiting.
The Feelings Board provides a tool for helping children understand and express emotions. The user can begin by reading the companion book, When I Get Upset, to provide an example of how the child might recognise an emotion and choose a coping strategy. On the Feelings Board, the user can then help the child indicate how they are feeling from a range of options, select a coping strategy, and then request an activity to help them feel better or re-engage with others.
Helps users identify, manage and cope with feelings across environments throughout the day. By tracking their feelings on the board, users can analyse the data for trends to learn if tasks done at different times of day or in different environments affect outcome. Environments and schedules can then be altered to achieve better results.
This product may meet the requirements specified by NDIS for Low Cost Assistive Technology if directed and recommended by an allied health professional. We can assist with your NDIA Managed, Plan Managed or Self Managed order. A support letter from an allied health professional is required, and this app can be purchased together with an iPad Bundle.