Emotion Detective

App Review
Additional Description

A great app that clearly demonstrates different facial expressions that match identified emotions. The app as inbuilt levels starting at photos, icons and self-portrait photos and progressing to thinking about peoples emotions following simple conversations and scenarios.

Format iPad
Age Range under school, early primary, late primary, high school, adult
Motivators tangible
Curriculum/Goal Areas literacy, ICT, critical/ creative, personal social
Evidence-based Intervention Individual Supports, Highly Structured Supports, Autism Specific Content
Targeted Skills Facial expression recognition and theory of mind
Great For

Supporting the development of understanding of nonverbal communication.
Supportive reflection on ‘theory of mind’ concepts by asking the child to consider another person’s feelings in a particular situation.
Audio uses Australian accents.

Please Consider

Children with significant difficulties with auditory comprehension may find this app challenging
Individualisation of the app is limited to taking self-portraits, not the actual learning tasks.
Links between the scenarios the child can select at the beginning and the task provided are not clear.

Generalise Skills and Knowledge

The app progresses through modeling, emotions, having the child identify emotions with photos then pictures, and then on to conversation level. The photos the child takes are accessible through the iPad’s photo gallery and could therefore be used to support the child’s application of these concepts in daily situations.





Developer: InGenius Labs / Brooke Purslowe Psychology

Price: 5.99 AUD





Emotion Detective

Customer ratings: (7 ratings)
Category: Education
Languages: English
Rated: 4+

Updated: 13.05.2012
Version: 1.1
Size: 42.91 MB
Requirements: iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74

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Praise for Emotion Detective:
"My son and I have used this App to assist with his social skills and to improve his ability to read social situations and the emotions that come into play when interacting...


Screenshots Emotion Detective for iPad