Joe Little, President
The Five Horizons Foundation
There was some discussion in the CFK Facebook Group about a program called GemIIni. This is a program that is geared toward teaching speech and reading skills to people with autism, Down syndrome and other special needs. It is a web-based product with a large library of high quality videos you can watch with your child. The videos use a variety of visual and audio techniques to keep the audience engaged. There is also a great deal of repetition, allowing a student the chance to repeat a word or phrase multiple times.
The interface is relatively intuitive and they have good tutorials on how to use the program whether you’re a professional or a parent. At $98 per month it is definitely not an inexpensive proposition. They do offer scholarships if money is your barrier to using the software.
For one user’s detailed review of the product, click here.