What is MyFriendQuest?
MyFriendQuest is an animated PC application created by the BrightMind LABS team to teach children to recognize and respond appropriately to emotions. Initially designed for the specific needs of children with high functioning autism or Asperger’s syndrome, MyFriendQuest also achieves great results with children with ADD, ADHD, dyspraxia, learning difficulties, social anxiety and severe shyness. MyFriendQuest is designed to engage children on a gaming level while making sense of a part of everyday life that many struggle with.
Difficulty with social skills is often a major factor standing in the way of children reaching their full potential – and their capacity to communicate and develop empathy.
- An easy and fun way for parents to help and manage their child
- Develops self esteem in your child
- Helps children recognise and manage their own emotions
- Helps children respond appropriately to others’ emotions
- Develops skills in how to act appropriately in different social settings
- Breaks down barriers kids may have in making friends and socialising
- Helps kids and their parents develop a more meaningful relationship
- Helps teachers deal with difficult behaviours in the classroom and playground
- Assists health professionals to work with children in a concise easy and fun way
How Do I Get it?
MyFriendQuest is available for download to your PC. It will take around one minute to download. No transactions are conducted through this website, you will be redirected to the FastSpring system to ensure complete safety – and all transactions are conducted through PAYPAL.
You will immediately be emailed a download link – and a serial number which you will need to enter before first use. Please note: MyFriendQuest is only available for PC and will not work on tablets, mobile phones or Apple devices.
How do I know it works?
Children with high functioning autism or Asperger’s syndrome often learn best in a structured fashion – broken down into discrete, predictable elements that can be mastered separately. MyFriendQuest and its underlying algorithm have been designed with this tendency in mind – and include many subtle clinical features to help ensure the skills are retained.
Clinical pilot studies have shown great results with the test group of children aged 4 to 10 – all of whom had a diagnosis with high functioning autism or Asperger’s syndrome. The results of the Clinical Pilot Study were presented as a paper to the Royal Australasian College of Psychiatrists.