Teachers and parents looking for a reliable yet cost-efficient assessment tool for school-age children with autism now have an Android app to put their faith on, in addition to trying any other evaluation method they find helpful.
Online PR News – 06-September-2012 – Somerset, NJ – WebTeam Corporation's latest autism assessment app iAssessNTeach 2, which is developed for teachers, parents and professionals to assess different skill areas of school-age children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is now available on Google Play, for Android users.
A paid version for preschool children - billed as iAssessNTeach 1 - was launched on Google's multimedia distribution channel on Aug 4. The Lite edition of iAssessNTeach 1 has already registered 50 downloads last month and the numbers are expected to upswing in September.
The benefits of the latest installment in the autism app series include advanced assessment features specifically designed for school-age children between 3 and 16 years. Using Shanesh's very own assistive technology, the app allows parents and special instructors to methodically assess a number of key life skills in individuals on the autism spectrum.
The challenges of rearing a child with autism become extremely demanding when he or she steps outside his or her familiar home environment and starts mingling with peers in schools or playgroups. With iAssessNTeach 2, parents can quickly measure how prepared their sons or daughters are in pre-academic, academic, social, communicative, domestic and vocational areas of learning.
For special needs teachers, the app comes as a powerful assessment tool which they can customize depending on specific requirements of each student. Both parents and teachers can exchange crucial information among each other about a student's progress to make intervention targeted, consistent and effective.
"Google Play offers a viable scope to launch apps such as iAssessNTeach and the response we have got so far from Android users is encouraging enough to seriously consider this market to reach out to more parents, teachers and professionals dealing with autism," said Nish Parikh, CEO of WebTeam Corporation and the chief architect of Shanesh COLORS Program - a special needs education model where kids with autism are benefitted from kids' imagination.
"The number of Android downloads for iAssessNTeach 1 Lite has touched 50 in August and we are keeping our fingers crossed (for an even better result) this month. The new school year has just begun (in the US) and this could be the right time for parents and teachers to try out Android apps and iPad games as additional aids for special needs children," said K. J. Sharma, adviser to WebTeam Corporation.
The company's India operations too sounded hopeful about the prospects of iAssessNTeach in India and Middle East. Rajni Israni, Program Coordinator in India, said, "The market for Android is growing at a fairly rapid clip and we are counting on that to establish ourselves as a reliable service provider of free as well as paid autism apps. We have already approached a few non-profit autism support groups from metro cities to try the school series of iAssessNTeach and they have shown genuine interest in the new technology."
Currently, WebTeam Corporation is busy developing in-app purchase features, which will add flexibility to overall user experience.