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Handwriting App for Autism Hits Shelves of Samsung
Autism app developer WebTeam Corporation enters the Samsung Apps store to launch a new handwriting app for individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
“Improving wobbly handwriting is often the biggest challenge many parents and teachers face when dealing with autism. Mastering handwriting can be an extremely dull and repetitive task requiring hours of attention and practice. Cursive Upper Case can provide a quick and effective solution to hone elementary handwriting skills in a fun and exciting way,” said Amit Patel, Flash Designer at WebTeam Corporation.
“When we talk about a person with fairly good handwriting skills, we understand that his/her visual, motor and memory circuits are in sync. Autism, however, presents a different scenario altogether. Motor skill deficiencies make it difficult for the individual to apply an adequate amount of pressure on the pen, resulting in shaky strokes and lack of direction. Now considering the fact that children with autism are inclined to using smartphones, it won’t be a bad idea to engage them with an educational app,” noted Nish Parikh, WebTeam CEO.
Cursive Upper Case contains 10 activities that the child can play unassisted. The app allows the user to share score on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Going by the underlying principles of the ABA method, the app offers animated rewards on successful completion of each activity.
“We have been working with higher education institutes and universities, research facilities, and special needs education experts to serve the autism community on both sides of the Atlantic and Far East. Our long-term goal is to develop a cutting-edge, platform-independent technology accessible from anywhere, anytime. We also aim to collect data in a centralized location to facilitate research in the area of autism intervention. Our newly-launched app in Samsung store is just a step toward that direction,” Parikh stated.