Empathy Pics: Social Skills
Develop Social Awareness & Understanding
Watch Empathy Pics in Action
Empathy Pics is ideal for older children and teenagers with autism and social communication difficulties.
Target expressive language and the ability to understand the perspective of others
Improve ability to understand emotions and body language
Develop understanding of what to say in a variety of social situations e.g. how to respond to good or bad news, how to show interest or concern
User profiles allow for individual user scoring
Empathy App with Real-life scenarios
Empathy Skills contains over 100 high-quality photos, depicting real-life scenarios. Each scenario has been carefully chosen to help older children and adults with autism become more aware of the feelings of others.
to use Empathy Pics
Verbal explanations are essential when teaching social awareness and understanding to older children and adults with autism and/or social communication difficulties. Therefore, the questions in our Empathy App are designed as thinking prompts that encourage interaction between the user and the speech language pathologist, teacher or family member.
Emotions & Situations
Choose a picture. Ask the user the 5 questions.
Q1: Describe what you see in the picture
Q2: Identify how the other person is feeling
Q3: Discuss how you would feel in the same situation
Q4: Discuss what you would do in the same situation
Q5: Discuss a similar situation that has happened to you
others say about Empathy Pics
How our Empathy App Helped
Mum of Alex
My son Ethan has high-functioning autism. He can struggle to accept others differences and to express him emotions. Sometimes, he can be too direct and puts his foot in it! Empathy Pics has been a wonderful resource for us to use at home. He is now much better able talk about his feelings and recognise how others may be feeling too. He is starting to understand that others can have very different lives and opinions to him! Thank you for making such a fantastic resource to help teenagers like my son who have autism and problems with social skills.
behind Empathy Pics
Many older children and adults with social communication difficulties can find it hard to express how they feel. They might also assume that others feel the same as they do in different situations. They need support to understand and to recognise the emotions of others. They also need support to understand that others can have a different perspective to them. These difficulties frequently result in not knowing what to say or how to respond in different social situations.
We wanted to make an interactive resource that would foster better social awareness and improve the ability to see things from another person's point of view. This is what led us to develop Empathy Pics, an empathy app for adults and older children.