A new app on IOS called sidekicks has opened a door for individuals with autism. It gives parents the ability to communicate via the role of a sidekick on their phone. You can talk to them through the app about school, things they love, or just to help them with their social skills. The app also allows you to add other family members, teachers, or therapist to see their progress. Fizbit is an automated sidekick that will automatically interact with your child when you are unable too.
According to the website, “Parents whose kids chat regularly with their sidekick have reported an increase in sentence length and their child’s ability to respond to questions independently”. Through a click of an app this exciting new technology will help individuals across the world who have autism.
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Check out their website: https://www.sidekicks.com/#howitworks