Apps for Special Needs These apps for special needs were made by the developers at Moms With Apps to assist children and families. We will update this list periodically. If you have feedback on the apps, please contact the developers as they are very open to collaboration. The descriptions below are NOT reviews – they are descriptions written by the developers. Abilipad by Appy Therapy, aka “the WRITE TOOL for the iPad” was developed by an occupational therapist to facilitate writing. ArtikPix by Expressive Solutions, ArtikPix is an engaging articulation app with flashcard and matching activities for children with speech sound delays. ConversationBuilder™ by Mobile Education Store ConversationBuilder™ is designed to help elementary aged children learn how to have multi-exchange conversations with their peers in a variety of social settings. iCommunicate by Grembe (See Demo Video) Create pictures, flashcards, storyboards, routines, and visual schedules. iReward by Grembe iReward is a fun and useful app. See.
10 Websites to Find Special Needs Apps for the iPad & iPhone This post is part Five of the Special Needs iPad & App Series. In only one year the Apple iPad has revolutionized the tech industry. 15 Million iPads have been sold and estimates are that within the next 3 years over 115 million tablets will be shipped. Dozens if not hundreds of applications have been created that enhance the quality of life for individuals with all types of disabilities. This has lead Apple to create a special education section in the App Store. To try and make sense of all of this we have put together a nine part series on the iPad and useful applications. In part four we discussed 11 Social Skills & Life Skills Apps in iPad App Store This week we bring you: 10 Websites to Find Special Needs Apps for the iPad & iPhone About.Com – Apps for Children With Special Needs About.com highlights new apps that are designed specifically to make life easier for people with special needs, by making communication or behavior management or health management easier. Did we miss any?
Special Education Apps for iPad Add In my classroom , I was blessed to have students from amazingly diverse backgrounds and with an array of skills and strengths. I worked relentlessly to build in supports and foster an inclusive community for all of my students. This meant cutting, laminating, velcro-ing, washing, re-making, and constructing what felt like a million supportive learning devices for my students with and without special needs. Now, having an iPad, I often play around with apps that I realize would have been incredibly beneficial for my students with special needs. Continuing with our Education Apps for iPad series, here are some apps grouped by category that students, parents, and teachers can leverage to support all learners! Communication Proloquo2Go . Grace . iConverse . iConverse is a simpler and cheaper AAC device that focuses on basic needs. TapToTalk . iCommunicate . Behavior First Then Visual Schedule . AutismXpress . CBTReferee . Earn It Stars . Skills Everyday Skills . iDress for Weather .
All About Apps for (Special) Education I keep finding more and more excellent resources around using iPads, iPods and Apps in (Special) education and wanted to share some of my favourite links with you. The first comes from the great Victorian Government site called Ipads for Education . There are a number of resources in the support section, including the handout ‘iPads in Special Education’ . Another good resource is a handout from Bridget Gilormini at the Simon Technology Center . ‘ covers resources for finding App reviews, accessories and blogs which provide information about Apps. Another resource, which I was very excited to find, is a series of excellent handouts by the people at inov8 Educational Consulting . “. And if you want further information about how apps work – you can’t go past the collection of over 185 videos at “Apps for Children with Special Needs “. And finally, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center
OT's with Apps | Review of apps for Occupational Therapists 10 Free iPad Apps For Children With Special Needs - Cool Gizmo Toys I’ve decided today, instead of reviewing a single app in depth, to give you guys a list of 10 Free iPad Apps for Children With Special Needs. I hope that you find a couple of applications that are perfect for your unique child, and that he enjoys using these apps just as much as you enjoy watching him learn and grow! If you like this post, please check out my recent article on the top 10 AAC apps under $30! Free iPad Apps List See.Touch.Learn By Brain Parade See.Touch.Learn is one of the top free iPad apps for children with special needs. I have been reading the questions aloud to my autistic son, instead of using the recorded voice. See.Touch.Learn is an app that takes picture cards to a whole new level and applies the concept to a great iPad application, designed by behavior analysts specifically for kids with special needs. Download See.Touch.Learn for Free TapToTalk TapToTalk is an in-depth, free AAC application. Model Me Going Places Talk Assist Download Talk Assist on iTunes Splatter HD
Education - Special Education Special Needs iphone/ itouch apps - iPad apps for children with special needs 0 Comments March 25, 2011 By: Guest Blogger Mar 24 Written by: 3/24/2011 11:36 PM ShareThis by Guest Blogger Vicki Windman We are always looking for tools to help special-needs children learn more effectively, so as to reduce the frustration level felt when they can not be independent or do not understand. The IPad has become such a tool, with over 10,000,000 apps in the Apple Store. Productivity Calendar apps - I personally like CalenGoo. Agenda apps - InClass was rated Best App for young adults 2011. Taking Notes - Notes Plus- Users can handwrite notes, type notes and record notes. Typing papers - Dragon is a dictation program that allows users to dictate while it records. My area of expertise is working with the Developmentally Disabled. Communication Skills Best App: Proloquo2Go. Story Builder is a WH app that records the child’s voice when answering questions. IQuestion is a game in which the student answers WH questions. Social Skills Math Bills and Coins also can be leveled. English
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EC Apps Guide Complete guide to educational and special needs apps With over 300,000 apps it's easy to become overwhelmed by the number of app choices. It's also easy to spend a small fortune on a lot of useless apps. As a special needs parent I wanted to get right to the "good stuff" and figured you did too. Check out our guide that breaks down the best of the apps by skill set so you can easily find and buy apps that most benefit your child. Great for kids with autism, ADHD, apraxia, learning disability, sensory issues and more. by Dawn Villarreal, One Place for Special Needs Android apps (all) Android does not have the nice interface of iTunes for viewing apps on the Internet as opposed to your device. Aphasia appsApps specific to those with aphasia Apraxia appsApps specific to those with Childhood Apraxia of Speech Articulation appsApps that focus on articulation. Auditory memory apps Auditory memory is the ability to remember what you heard. Autism appsApps specific to those on the autism spectrum
TeachMeetSEN In partnership with Leicester City Council TeachMeet SEN took place on 28 January 2012 with over 60 people attending in person from all over the UK. It will live on through a micro-site which will contain the resources shared on the day, including the best videos of the presentations and selected tweets, photos and blog posts. What is TeachMeetSEN? TeachMeet SEN will focus on engaging, amazing and effective examples of practice from parents and carers, school leaders, teachers and learning support staff working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN). What is a TeachMeet? TeachMeets are informal, free meetings, providing space and structure for people supporting education to share practice, innovation, insight and approaches. Venue, date and time 10 am - 2 pm Saturday 28 January 2012 Phoenix Square, 4 Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG Phoenix Square - one of the city’s most innovative buildings, is located in the Cultural Quarter of Leicester City. Accommodation
iPod Touch/iPhone App Round Up for Users with Significant Disabilities and Those who Teach Them Updated June 19, 2010 Please note YGWYPF notation means "You get what you pay for!"T&T means the blog author uses this applicationBIC is Best in Category, based only on the authors impression, no other criteria are in play * means that the app has been used by the author