Jo Booth, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, wrote to us:
“I am writing you to let you know what a stellar app Emotions is, in terms of working with kids with developmental delays. When I have a child who is unable to play with standard toys or play schemes, I pull out “Emotions” and it is an immediate way to reference cause and effect play….but not in the way of A to B….but in the way if I do “A” then something may happen with what I am doing, and waiting to give an adaptive response. There is a volley of communication or a surprise and needing to look at the reaction – not always your reaction…and that is cool. I have been able to witness kids learning the ability to invoke a response…and get validation via joint attention skills, and this is so monumental! The ability to desensitize eye contact is great. I also like the sensory responsiveness of the animals and that sometimes they are over stimulated and sometimes under stimulated. Displaying a range helps kids feel OK with their responses, and they then can venture out more in terms of expression. Thank you Avokiddo for making an app that not only teaches emotions, but the differences in all of us….and that is what makes us human!” – Jo Booth OT
Thank you so much Jo, we really appreciate the feedback!
Jo Booth has been a Pediatric Occupational Therapist for over 30 years, and is now working at EasterSeals-Sepa in Pennsylvania, USA. She sees kids newly diagnosed on the spectrum as well as medically fragile kids. She loves to move, explore and play everyday; so that “her kids” grow up to be healthy independent learners.