Social Skills Apps For Children & Young Adults With Autism And Special Needs

Social Skill Builder Software Boosts Test Scores

Does the Social Skill Builder approach, which combines social stories with interactive technology, produce measurable results in the real world? A 2004 study, conducted in Loudoun County, Virginia public schools, tested students learning social skills in a traditional therapeutic setting against students who used Social Skill Builder software. The students using Social Skill Builder’s My School Day software achieved significant gains in every category of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, including Communication, Daily Living Skills, Socialization, and Adaptive Behavior.


Result Highlights

  • On average, students who used My School Day software gained 10 percent in every category of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, compared to a 3 percent gain when using traditional methods alone.
  • When comparing subjects in the same age category (age 9), those who used My School Day software demonstrated higher post-test communications scores when compared to students using traditional methods only.
  • urveys by speech-language pathologists using My School Day software indicated that students stayed on task better when using the interactive technology.