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  • Brain Parade Announces Major Update to See.Touch.Learn.
    April 8, 2014

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  • Brain Parade Secures Funding
    November 20, 2013

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  • Brain Parade Receives Official Teacher App Certification
    September 30, 2013

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  • Brain Parade Announce See.Touch.Learn.® Site Edition at ISTE 2013 Conference
    June 24, 2013

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  • Brain Parade® Receives Top Innovator Award from SIIA (Software & Information Industry Association)
    May 13, 2013

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  • Brain Parade updates See.Touch.Learn. – Adds Community Feature For Enhanced User-Sharing Experience
    April 24, 2013

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  • Brain Parade Receives Accolades For Innovation – See.Touch.Learn.® Selected as SIIA Innovation Incubator Participant
    April 18, 2013

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  • Brain Parade Appoints Board of Directors
    February 20, 2013

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  • Huge Sale – Labor Day, Back to School
    August 31, 2012

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  • Back to School Sale – See.Touch.Learn.
    August 27, 2012

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  • Brain Parade Announces Major See.Touch.Learn. Update at ISTE 2012
    June 25, 2012

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  • Brain Parade Wins GOLD Level CQIA Innovation Award
    June 7, 2012

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  • Brain Parade Releases See.Touch.Learn. PRO 2012 for autism, special needs professionals
    October 26, 2011

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  • See.Touch.Learn.™ Pro 2012 Released
    October 26, 2011

    Brain Parade reached a major milestone today with the launch of See.Touch.Learn.™ Pro 2012.  This new addition to the product line is an all-inclusive version of the wildly successful and popular app, See.Touch.Learn.

    In addition, beginning today educational institutions that participate in the Apple App Store Volume Purchase Program will be able to purchase See.Touch.Learn. Pro 2012 under the terms of that program.  This is a HUGE new benefit to schools and districts that up until now have been unable to easily purchase libraries and add-ons in See.Touch.Learn.

    Our customers have been asking for pay-one-price option for some time and See.Touch.Learn. Pro 2012 now provides that option with a whopping 40% discount versus purchasing libraries and add-on features individually in the free version.

    We plan to develop additional features like student management, enhanced data capture, and lesson sharing – features that are of particular interest to learning professionals.

    Those features as well as at least ten new libraries will be provided for no additional cost to buyers of See.Touch.Learn. Pro 2012 in regular periodic updates.

    Follow this link to download See.Touch.Learn.™ Pro 2012

  • See.Touch.Learn. hits 100K Downloads
    September 15, 2011

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  • 100,000 Downloads in 6 Months!
    September 11, 2011

    On Sunday, September 11th, 2011 just six months after it was launched, the 100,000th copy of See.Touch.Learn. was downloaded!

  • Apple’s Retail Stores feature See.Touch.Learn. app
    June 21, 2011

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  • Apple’s U.S. Retail Stores featuring See.Touch.Learn.™ app for autistic, special needs children
    June 20, 2011

    Showcased among only eight education programs on retail outlet’s iPads

    Stamford, Conn., June 20, 2011 – Apple® Stores in the U.S. are now featuring Brain Parade’s See.Touch.Learn.™ application for children with autism and special needs on its iPads.

    The program is among just eight educational apps chosen by Apple for its in-store iPad offerings, and combines the effectiveness of picture cards with the power and interactivity of the tablet devices.

    “We knew this program was a game changer in bettering the lives of autistic and special needs children, and Apple’s decision to feature it on their in-store products is a testament to that,” says Jim McClafferty, Brain Parade’s founder. “Knowing the high premium Apple puts on design, usability and quality, we take great pride in the fact that they have chosen See.Touch.Learn. to be part of their retail stores.

    “The application has been downloaded more than 55,000 times since it was launched in March. We’re receiving some terrific feedback on how we’re helping families and educators see measurable improvements in children’s development,” McClafferty adds.

    Apple ended the March quarter with 323 stores and greeted one billion retail visitors, according to published reports. In addition to the U.S., Apple has stores around the world in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and Japan.  A recent Wall Street Journal article noted that more people now visit Apple’s retail stores in a single quarter than the 60 million who visited Disney Co.’s four biggest theme parks last year, according to data from Apple and the Themed Entertainment Association. McClafferty says “Brain Parade is delighted to have the opportunity to introduce See.Touch.Learn. to those visitors.”

    Brain Parade’s See.Touch.Learn. program improves upon traditional picture cards by building a powerful and intuitive user interface on the world’s leading tablet device. Parents and learning professionals can choose from professionally-designed exercises and lessons or they can create their own.  The app automatically tracks a student’s performance. See.Touch.Learn.’s “Getting Started” screens walk a user through the various functions of the program, and instructors can customize the audio responses and record voice prompts to instruct the child in each exercise.

    The application has been the #1 Free iPad education program in Australia and New Zealand, has reached the Number 4 position in the United States and has appeared in the top ten lists in more than 15 countries.  The app enjoys a user rating of 4.6 stars out of a possible 5 stars in Apple’s iTunes®.

    See.Touch.Learn. can be downloaded free of charge from the Apple iTunes onlinestore. Additional image libraries are available for purchase beginning at just $0.99 – a fraction of the cost of traditional picture cards. Brain Parade also donates one dollar for each copy of its specially designed “Light it up Blue” library to Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization.

    © 2011 by Brain Parade, Inc. All rights reserved.


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  • See.Touch.Learn. iPad app for Autism, Special Needs – Price Reduction
    June 17, 2011

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  • See.Touch.Learn.™ version 1.1 released
    June 8, 2011


    Improvements made based on customer input make See.Touch.Learn.™ an even more powerful and indispensable tool for parents, educators working with special needs children.  ”Customer input is absolutely critical to us,” says Jim McClafferty, Brain Parade’s founder. “We worked very hard early on to establish a feedback loop with parents and educators working with children on the autism spectrum so that we could continue to improve the product to suit their needs. In response to that feedback Brain Parade introduced enhanced audio capabilities to See.Touch.Learn.(TM) in version 1.1. Users can now customize the audio responses and use the iPad to record voice prompts within See.Touch.Learn.(TM) and provide verbal instruction to the child in each exercise. According to McClafferty, “The custom audio features are something that users have been clamoring for. This will make a significant improvement in the lesson effectiveness and can even open the door for non-English speakers to use See.Touch.Learn.(TM)”. Brain Parade has also made a number of usability improvements to See.Touch.Learn.(TM), including the creation of a series of “Getting Started” screens that walk a user through the various functions of the app. Full press release here.

  • Brain Parade updates See.Touch.Learn. iPad Autism App with Custom Audio
    June 7, 2011

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  • See.Touch.Learn. iPad App for Special Needs Reaches 30,000 Users
    May 19, 2011

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  • See.Touch.Learn. iPad App for Special Needs Reaches 30,000 Users
    May 19, 2011

    Brain Parade announced today that over 30,000 customers have downloaded See.Touch.Learn. 1.0, its premiere special education app for iPad devices. See.Touch.Learn. combines the effectiveness of a large library of picture cards with the power and interactivity of the iPad. Parents and learning professionals can choose from professionally-designed exercises and lessons or create their own. The app automatically tracks a student’s performance.

    Download PDF to read more

  • Praise for See.Touch.Learn.
    January 8, 2014

    Tech&Learning magazine spoke with Beth Greer, assistive technology specialist at Bancroft School about the use of technology at Bancroft. She had particular praise for Brain Parade saying “The teachers at Bancroft are especially enamored of See.Touch.Learn.Pro. It’s very versatile and has become our go-to app.”

    Read more here

  • Brain Parade Supports Giveaway of 800 iPads with Autism Speaks
    December 11, 2013

    autism-speaks-brain-paradeBrain Parade donates $32,000 in software as part of the Autism Speaks iPad giveaway.

    Click here to read more and view a slideshow of past recipients.

  • See.Touch.Learn. Stimulates Minds
    December 4, 2013

    Fractus Learning chose See.Touch.Learn as one of “5 Different Education Apps to Stimulate Your Child’s Mind.

    It’s easy to see why we made the list. There are thousands of images to choose from in this learning tool for children with special needs.

    Discover more here.

  • Everyone CAN! features See.Touch.Learn.
    November 9, 2013

    Big Deal Media launched its inaugural newsletter for Educators of Special Needs Students - Everyone CAN!

    Brain Parade is delighted that they chose to highlight See.Touch.Learn. in their first issue!

    Click here to read more.

  • The Online Technology-Autism Connection
    October 31, 2013

    Robin Portanova, President of Stamford Education 4 Autism was interviewed by the Journal.  Robin has been a long time supporter of and advisor to Brain Parade and she has worked tirelessly to assist the autism community in Stamford, CT.

    “I’ve seen this type of online teaching in action, and it’s literally a magnet for autistic students,” says Portanova. “They love learning this way.” The setup also works well for pupils who have attention deficit disorder, she adds. “It’s amazing how long they will sit in front of the computer versus anywhere else,” says Portanova. “It’s a great focus tool.”

    Click here to read the article!

  • See.Touch.Learn. Pro featured
    October 29, 2013

    Learning & Leading magazine, published by the International Society for Technology in Education, told its readers to: “Try See.Touch.Learn. Pro for Assistive Ed.”

    They interviewed long time user Beth Greer from the Bancroft School in New Jersey and she had some great things to say about See.Touch.Learn. Pro.

    “See.Touch.Learn. Pro by Brain Parade is standard issue for all teachers and clinicians. This app incorporates instructional methods and practices typically used in special-education classrooms and is a great fit for students with autism, developmental delays, and neurological challenges.”

    “There are no limits to the versatility of this app. And there is no more need for paper flashcards—it’s all digital now!”

    Read the magazine here!

  • Cool Tools – See.Touch.Learn.
    August 16, 2013

    EdTech Digest calls See.Touch.Learn. a Cool Tool and recognizes our commitment to improving our products with feedback from our customers.

    “Jim McClafferty, president of Brain Parade and creator of the iPad app See.Touch.Learn., recognizes that the input of mobile learners is irreplaceable. He first released the visual learning application to address the rising prevalence of autism in the classroom. Since then many updates, including two significant transformations, have been directly influenced through suggestions from its users. In order to create a more collaborative environment, Jim created the Brain Parade Community feature, offering users the invaluable opportunity to share and download lessons with more than 360,000 subscribers worldwide.”

    Read the full article here!

  • Teachers With Apps
    August 4, 2013

    Teachers With Apps calls See.Touch.Learn. Pro.  “An indispensable, 21st century learning tool that is revolutionizing instruction for children around the world. “

    See the full review here: http://teacherswithapps.com/app_reviews-see-touch-learn-pro/

  • The Impact of Autism on Our Schools
    July 16, 2013

    Brain Parade president Jim McClafferty appeared on Larry Jacobs’ Education Talk Radio along with Kevin Custer from Arc Capital Development to discuss the Impact of Autism on our Schools and our attendance at the Autism Society Conference last week in Pittsburgh.
    Click here to listen to the radio broadcast.

  • eSchool News reports on 20 new tools that caught their eye at the ISTE 2013 conference
    July 12, 2013

    Brain Parade, whose See.Touch.Learn. app was named one of the 10 best mobile apps for education in 2013 by eSchool News, unveiled a school site edition for the app that includes training and supportIt’s easy for teachers to create their own lessons using the software, and there’s also an online community where users can upload, download, and share lessons with each other.

  • ISTE 2013 Conference in San Antonio
    June 25, 2013

    At the ISTE 2013 Conference in San Antonio.  Brain Parade President Jim McClafferty was asked to talk about ISTE and See.Touch.Learn. on the Fox News Morning show. Watch the video below.


  • See.Touch.Learn.® Pro ranked among top Early Childhood Classroom Skills apps by appoLearning
    April 17, 2013

    AppoLearning lists “The best educational iPad apps, handpicked by experts”.

    According to Tech Crunch, for each education app category, “five apps are shown, each rated on a scale out of 100. These are meant to represent the five best applications within that particular category, as chosen by an educational expert whose bio appears on the site, detailing their experience. This section also includes an explanation about why these apps and the skills they teach are important, also written by the educator.”

    See.Touch.Learn.® Pro is ranked in the Early Childhood Classroom Skills category.

    Click here to see the appoLearning Early Childhood Classroom Skills Category.

  • SmartAppsForKids gives See.Touch.Learn.® Pro 5-Stars – AGAIN!
    January 8, 2013

    if you’re willing to spend the time to utilize it fully, it renders a lot of other educational apps unnecessary.

    Read the review here!

  • App Abled
    December 30, 2012

    App Abled calls See.Touch.Learn Pro 2012 “an app for the 21st century educator and student”. Adding that “The sky is the limit when you’re talking about potential uses for See.Touch.Learn Pro. It is an educators dream and should be in every classroom around the world so it can enhance children’s lives.”  Read their review here!

  • Autism Plugged In
    December 11, 2012

    Autism Plugged In provides a review of the new See.Touch.Learn.® Pro version 2 update.  ”And, let me say it again – this app has loads of potential.  There are endless ways in which this program could be used by therapists, parents, or educators.”  Check out the full review here!

  • Connecticut Technology Council calls Brain Parade A 2012 Tech Company to Watch
    November 1, 2012

    The Connecticut Technology Council selected 75 companies to participate this year as Tech Companies to Watch, representing an array of technology verticals. Most are recent start-ups, a few are more mature tech companies who have been in business for a few years and have significant revenue.

  • Brain Parade Founder interviewed on Fox News AppAttack segment by Meg Baker
    August 16, 2012

    Brain Parade founder Jim McClafferty was interviewed by Meg Baker from Fox News.com about See.Touch.Learn.®.  This segment highlights Proloquo2Go and See.Touch.Learn.®.

    Click here see the interview.

  • See.Touch.Learn.® featured in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Educational Apps Directory
    July 10, 2012

    The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine is the premier, monthly homeschooling magazine, offering homeschoolers a variety of resources, encouragement, and ways to learn about the latest and greatest educational resources out there.  The 2012 Educational App Directory was just released in July and Brain Parade® is proud to be listed.

    Click here to visit The Old Schoolhouse Magazine.

  • See Touch Learn – Great Looking iPad App for Those with Autism and Special Needs
    May 15, 2012

    See. Touch. Learn. is a hugely impressive looking iPad app from Brain Parade, a publisher dedicated to creating solutions for children with autism and other developmental challenges. The app is described as “a picture learning system for the iPad that brings picture cards into the 21st Century” – and is designed specifically for those with autism and other special needs.

    Click here to visit iPad Insight.

  • A New Learning Experience by Nick Cheadle
    May 14, 2012

    HooplaHa.com was created as your instant dose of uplifting, feel-good video guaranteed to put a smile on your face every day!”

    A few weeks back we sat down with Hoopla Ha and the folks at the Bancroft School in Haddonfield, NJ to capture See.Touch.Learn.® in action.  Thanks to Julie Walsh, Beth Greer, and Marjorie Cutler at Bancroft, and to Stephanie O’Brien from Brain Parade. Nick Cheadle at 9South Productions did a great job with the interview and the video.

    And a special thanks to the star of the show, Erin!

    Check out the Video below (if you are on an iPad or iPhone, click here)


  • Brain Parade Founder, Jim McClafferty, Interviewed by News 12 CT Anchor for Education Notebook
    May 8, 2012

    Brain Parade founder and president Jim McClafferty had an opportunity to sit down with Amelie Wilson, News 12 Connecticut Anchor and Education Notebook host to talk about See.Touch.Learn.

    Watch the interview here.

  • iMum Review
    November 15, 2011

    . . . once you have downloaded the original app and checked it out I would strongly recommend purchasing the Pro version – having all the libraries available and the ability to add your own custom cards makes it a very powerful learning tool.
    Read the full Review Here.

  • Perfect for ABA therapy, … perfect for any teacher, parent, therapist working with special needs children
    November 4, 2011

    Missy at Welcome To Their World Apps posted another great review of See.Touch.Learn.™ Pro 2012.  You can read the review here.

  • Smart Apps For Kids gives See.Touch.Learn.™ Pro 2012 a 5-Star Rating!
    November 2, 2011

    Ron at SmartAppsForKids.comrecently reviewed See.Touch.Learn.™ Pro 2012 and had some great things to say about it.  Here’s how the review begins:

    Bottom Line: If you’re willing to invest the time and money, it’s a complete and total game-changer for education on the iPad.”

    We don’t think we could have said it better ourselves, so why don’t you follow the link here to read the review yourself.

  • It’s Relevant
    October 26, 2011

    Brain Parade founder Jim McClafferty had an opportunity to sit down with Ali Warshavsky at itsRelevant.com and talk about what inspired him to start Brain Parade and create See.Touch.Learn.™. View the video interview here.

  • Ally4Autism
    October 18, 2011

    Ally4Autism reviews See.Touch.Learn.™ Watch the video here at : Ally4Autism.com

  • 10 Apps to Help Children with Autism and Their Parents
    September 28, 2011

    8. See.Touch.Learn – See.Touch.Learn is an app that was specifically designed for the parents of children with special needs. With this iPad app, a parent can program lessons, using his or her own voice. For example, the mom of an autistic child can setup a picture of an apple to show on the screen and record her voice saying the words “Click on the apple.” The child will associate a familiar voice with this unfamiliar method of learning and will be more likely to feel comfortable using the program. Of course, that translates to increased learning.

    Read the article.

  • 10 Free iPad Apps For Children With Special Needs
    September 12, 2011

    See.Touch.Learn is one of the top free iPad apps for children with special needs. Click here to read the article.

  • Westfair Online – Brain Power
    July 4, 2011


    Brain Parade founder Jim McClafferty had an opportunity to speak with Ryan Doran at Westfair Online recently about Brain Parade, Apple, and developing apps for special needs children.  The full text of the article can be found online here.

    See.Touch.Learn.™ was chosen by Apple as one of just eight educational apps to be featured in U.S. stores, which host more visitors in three months than all four Disney Theme parks do in a full year.

    “It’s an amazing amount of eyes to be in front of,” said McClafferty, founder of Brain Parade in Stamford. “I have the vehicle to make some great ideas happen in the education space. It’s not so simple though, you need the expertise to build the app, get it through Apple’s approval process and have people find it.”

    Click the link below to check out See.Touch.Learn. for yourself and see what Apple found so compelling.


  • PadGadget Recommends See.Touch.Learn.™
    June 21, 2011

    PadGadget, one of the largest and most respected iPad focused websites for iPad news, apps & reviews, reviewed and Recommended See.Touch.Learn.™. Ironically, our favorite part of the review was the reviewer’s “What I didn’t like” paragraph:

    What I didn’t like: I liked everything about See.Touch.Learn. Normally I do not favor in-app purchasing, but for See.Touch.Learn. having the extra libraries available as in-app purchases helps keep the basic app free, and allows users to pay only for the content they need.

    Check out the complete review on PadGadget here.

  • SNApps4Kids reviews See.Touch.Learn.™
    May 24, 2011

    SNApps4Kids.com (Special Needs Apps 4 kids) is a community of parents, therapists, doctors, and teachers who share information on how we are using the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch with children who have special needs.  Their therapists used See.Touch.Learn.’s starter library with a number of children ranging in age from 3 to 10. Among these children were those with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Global Developmental Delay and Intellectual Disabilities.  You can read their writeup on their website by clicking here.

  • Special Ed Needs? Stamford Man Makes App for That
    May 14, 2011

    Brain Parade founder Jim McClafferty was interviewed by The Daily Stamford about how he started the company and created See.Touch.Learn.™.  Click here for the full article.

  • Autism, meet your archenemy: Apple iPad
    April 6, 2011

    Desiree Q. Luong’s article is in alignment with Brain Parade Founder’s belief that the iPad is a game changer when it comes to education for children with special needs.  In the article, Desiree refers to a 2-year old boy who is using See.Touch.Learn.™

  • See. Touch. Learn.(FREE) – Most Flexible tool(app) available for Educators especially for ABA Programs
    April 5, 2011

    Wow!  The folks at Technology in (SPL) Education really nailed it – “This not an app but a tool that allows you to build so many programs on your own, the possibilities are endless.” They also highlighted a few areas where they felt the product could be improved, and guess what – we’re already working on them! Read this great review of See.Touch.Learn.™

  • AppsMama published review of See.Touch.Learn.™ (in Spanish)
    March 31, 2011

    See.Touch.Learn, Apps for educating children with autism or special learning needs – Click here to read the article.

  • iAutism.info publishes excellent review of See.Touch.Learn.
    March 20, 2011

    Francesc Sistach at iAutism.info has posted a very detailed review of See.Touch.Learn. and added See.Touch.Learn. to the iAutism.info list of applications

  • Apps 4 Children with Special Needs – Reviews See.Touch.Learn.
    StamfordAdvocate.com, March 11, 2011

    Gary James at A4CWSN.com (Apps 4 Children With Special Needs) recorded a very positive video review of See.Touch.Learn. See and hear what Gary has to say about Brain Parade’s flagship application.

  • iPads provide needed tool for Stamford autistic students
    StamfordAdvocate.com, February 8, 2011

    Maggie Gordon with the Stamford Advocate spoke with Brain Parade’s founder Jim McClafferty about the recent purchase of iPads by local non-profit organization, Stamford Education 4 Autism for use in the autism classes in the Stamford public schools.  Jim shared his thoughts about why the iPad is an exceptional technology for these kids.


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