Parents, Educators, and Youth
Kids love technology. Seeing a child make a connection with an app created just
for them is a joy. The power of a tablet, smartphone, or iPod to reach children
in such an engaging way opens whole worlds of exciting possibility. New media tools
help young people thrive by enabling them to become more organized and independent.
But the simple truth is, every child is unique. Every child has individual needs.
Solutions aren't one size fits all. That's especially true for children
A search through an online store reveals literally hundreds of apps-and not
all of the apps that are available will show up in a keyword search. After pouring
through countless blogs, teacher's comments, association sites, and autism app
catalogs, we've identified more than 700 apps identified for the autism community.
Some of the apps are amazing. Some of them are perfect ... for someone
else. Some haven't been professionally vetted at all.
Find the solutions that are specifically right for you with i.AM Search™
i.AM Search™ from Wynsum Arts® is a new app for the iPhone, iPad, and
iPod Touch that helps parents and educators sort through the hundreds of possible
apps for the ones that are exactly right for a child's specific needs. In short,
we provide information that empowers consumers to make the best purchasing decision.
i.AM Search starts by helping you create a profile for a child, including age, gender,
grade, symptom (need) domains, independence level (severity), and skill sets. Then,
it displays a list of apps that are specifically appropriate. All the apps you see
are apps that fits your child's profile. After all, an app for a first grade
girl with classic autism isn't likely to help a middle school boy with Asperger's
Your purchases make a difference
You can read about and purchase the apps directly through i.AM Search. There's
no additional charge for the apps when you buy through us, but each purchase helps
support our work so that we can continue to reach out to other young people with
autism and children with other special needs-giving them the tools they need
to build thriving lives.
Every app is carefully selected and evaluated by a panel of experts
The apps that i.AM Search lists have all been carefully studied, rated,and evaluated
through a proprietary process by the Wynsum Arts board of certified reviewers. These
experts include educators and doctoral candidates involved in active research. Our
team looks at six categories that assess the adoption, scalability, relevance, quality,
and accuracy of the app. Our process also provides information on using the app
with the programs in your school system. We have even identified our editors'
How i.AM Search gives back to the community.
By using common data points in cataloging apps, Wynsum Arts can know which apps
and solutions are really being used, as opposed to those that may be popular but
don't deliver true impact. In other words, the evaluations are more than subjective.
We also return the information we gather to researchers and developers.
That's how i.AM Search gives back to the research community.
Finally, the i.AM Search team helps developers profile the contribution of the app
to the common data elements model championed by Wynsum
Arts. We also forward the best-in- breed apps to a consortium of experts
to provide a seal of approval parents and educators trust.
Strength in Numbers
If you're familiar with Pandora,
the Internet radio service that makes music recommendations based on your unique
musical preferences, you know that it gets "smarter" the more people use
it. In other words, the more data it collects, the more accurate and relevant its
recommendations become. i.AM Search works the same way. It harnesses the power of
special needs communities to constantly improve its recommendations. Your participation
helps us all.
Download i.AM Search
With i.AM Search from Wynsum Arts, you have the comfort of knowing the apps you
chose for your child are carefully vetted and uniquely suited for your child.
Download the app today to open new worlds of possibility for your child.