June 17, 2014
I can only imagine the struggles that parents of children with autism and other learning disabilities face on a daily basis.
We all know by now that our smartphones are powerful tools, with applications that help us do everything from manage grocery lists to achieve our fitness goals to staying entertained with music and video while on-the-go.
Staying true to our Sprint Good WorksSM commitment – to use our technology, human and financial resources to help make the world a better place – we just launched the Neurodiversity ID pack, a unique bundle of best-in-class mobile applications targeted at helping individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities, such as autism, dyslexia and dyspraxia.
Now, with a simple click, parents can have a collection of 25 helpful resources – chosen by Sprint and several organizations focused on disabilities that impact learning, attention and behavior – right at their fingertips.
The ID pack is a collection of apps and weblinks that aims to help improve math and reading skills, provides educational tools, and offers developmental games for children in kindergarten through 12th grade, in addition to providing support apps for parents. Select apps include:
- For early learning and play, the ID pack includes the Make Sentences app, the Play and Learn Languages app, and the ACC Autism myVoiceCommunicator app.
- For older children, the ID pack includes a two-part Middle School Confidential series app.
- Additionally, parents can use the My Autism Help app to connect with other special-needs parents, the First-Then Visual Schedule app to create customized schedules to assist children in keeping track of everyday tasks and iReward Chart Lite to help reward children for good behavior and keep them motivated.
The Neurodiversity ID pack is available for download onto the following Sprint devices: Sanyo Zio, LG Optimus, Samsung Replenish, Motorola Photon, Samsung Conquer, Kyocera Milano, Samsung Galaxy II, Epic 4G, LG Marquee, Samsung Transform Ultra, ZTE Fury, Sprint Express, Kyocera Rise, Samsung Galaxy Victory, Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE, LG Viper, LG Optimus Elite, LG Optimus G, LG Mach, Sprint Force, Kyocera Torque, Sprint Vital, Kyocera Hydro Edge, LG Optimus F3, LG G2, ZTE Optik 2, LG G Flex.
Amy Johnsonbaugh is a communications manager for the Apps and Services team at Sprint. Based in Orange County, Calif., she can answer questions related to Sprint-branded or third-party consumer applications, music/entertainment applications, accessibility applications, Sprint ID and family service applications. Amy can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.