I've been delighted to see iPhone apps designed to make life easier and maybe a little cooler for children with disabilities and their parents. I've written here previously about an app that puts schedules for kids with autism on the iPhone or iPod touch, and one that turns those handy little gizmos into augmentative communication devices. Yesterday I saw another one that has general parenting applications, but may be of most use to those of us who are always looking for a new and child-attention-getting way to do a behavior chart. Called "Earn It Stars," the 99-cent app from Reticent Arts lets you set a goal, determine the amount of stars it will take to earn it, and mark stars as earned as you go. Might be a good emergency behavior chart to get a young child through church, or for longer-term use for a teen who might be more attracted by stars on a screen than on a piece of paper stuck to the wall.
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