This app focuses on the key areas of friendship, bullying and online safety for children on the ASD spectrum. The app is designed to enhance the user’s understanding of friendships and how to become a good friend. It also looks at how to identify and report bullying and how to stay safe online.
The Social Skills for Autism app also tries to address the nuances in social interaction by introducing the concepts of context sensitivity, social consequences and emotional recognition into social situations.
Kloog 2 “Return to Zugopolis” is the second app in the Social Skills for Autism series. In this app our old friend Kloog asks some of his friends from planet Earth to help him avoid a potential disaster in his own galaxy. The evil Suctar from the planet Vectoalux has launched a giant gravy meatball at Zugopolis and the neighbouring planets of Bob and Capella. The inhabitants of Zugopolis, Bob and Capella have to work together as friends to defeat Suctar but they have no idea how to do this. In an effort to help Cian, Ben and Ciaran (the PALS team) take off from planet Earth and head for Zugopolis to help their friend Kloog. The user will be introduced to some wonderful new worlds and characters as they make their way through the fully animated lessons that are focused on friendship, bullying and online safety. User understanding is tested throughout the programme. The app can be used independently or with the assistance of a parent, teacher, tutor or assistant depending on ability and existing levels of social skills.
THE STORY - MEET BEN, CIAN & CIARAN
When Suctar from Vectoalux launches an enormous gravy meatball at Zugopolis and the neighbouring planets of Bob and Capella the inhabitants have no choice but to work together to avoid a disaster. The problem is that they have no idea how to be friends and what is expected of a friend so it looks like they are doomed.
Our old friend Kloog contacts the friends he met when he crash landed on planet Earth for help. The PALS Team of Cian, Ben and Ciaran blast off and head for Zugopolis to help their friend to defeat Suctar and save the 3 planets from disaster. When they arrive they begin to teach the inhabitants how to be friends and work together.
But will they have enough time before that yucky, sticky, stinky giant meatball arrives??
WHAT DOES IT COVER?
In 18 fully animated lessons this new app covers the important areas of Friendship, The Responsibilities of a Friend, Peer Pressure, Bullying, Cyber Bullying and the Safe Use of Smart Devices. See a full list of the lesson plans below:
LEVELS OF RELATIONSHIP
WHAT IS A FRIEND
RESPONSIBILITIES OF A FRIEND
RESPONSIBILITIES TO YOUR ONLINE CONNECTIONS
DEALING WITH PEER PRESSURE
ASKING TO JOIN A GAME
BEING A GRACIOUS LOSER
BEING A GRACIOUS WINNER
GOING TO YOUR FRIENDS HOUSE
WHEN A FRIEND CALLS TO YOUR HOUSE
WHEN WE ARGUE WITH FRIENDS
DEALING WITH BULLYING
DEALING WITH CYBER BULLYING
SAFE USE OF SMART DEVICES
There are a series of fun quizzes built into the app to test concept comprehension and there is restricted progress through the app until the user reaches the required level of understanding. These "evaluations of understanding" are key in ensuring that progress is based on increased competencies in each area of the app. Progress is stored locally on the users device only.
CONCEPT COMPREHENSION IS TESTED THROUGH 18 FUN QUIZZES.
18 FULLY ANIMATED LESSONS TO TEACH SOCIAL SKILLS DEVELOPED BY THE SHINE CENTRE FOR AUTISM.
LET'S DISCUSS SECTIONS THROUGH OUT THE APP TO CONFIRM UNDERSTANDING
A FUN AND INTERACTIVE WAY TO LEARN WITH A SOCIALLY CLUMSY ALIEN CALLED KLOOG
THE USER CAN UNLOCK FUNNY BONUS VIDEOS AS THEY PROGRESS THROUGH THE APP
THE APP CONTAINS 18 FULLY ANIMATED LESSON PLANS
COLLECT A BONUS PART AFTER EACH LESSON AND HELP TO STOP SUCTAR’S NASTY PLAN.
OVER 350 INFORMATION SLIDES