By Lauren Lewis
August 4, 2014
With hundreds of apps now available to help individuals with special needs it has become increasingly difficult to find and choose the right special needs app. Friendship Circle created the Special Needs App Review to make it easier for you to find the right apps for your child. Now with over 300 apps on the site, your search for the perfect apps has become a bit simpler.
Here are some of the apps uploaded in the past month. Have a special needs app we should include? Submit it here.
The app has been assessed by numerous parents and teachers as part of the testing phase and has been received very positively.
Discovering Emotions with Zeely
Educational Tool for Learning Emotions
Zeely Adventures is an innovative therapy app to teach children emotions.
Recommended for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Downs Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury and more.
The engaging game-based approach motivates kids to recognize and interpret facial expressions.
Signed Stories Book Bundle #2 for Schools
Animated children’s stories and a video dictionary in American Sign Language, narration and captions. Stories have been selected carefully to support teachers working to the ECERS-R scale, and to complement Common Core State Standards. Children of all ages and abilities can enjoy books in this bundle.
Alex Learns to Sort
Platform: iOS and Android
Let’s Use Language
Let’s Use Language uses a literacy based approach to teach the language concepts of Vocabulary, Categories, Sequencing, and Opposites. Let’s Use Language comes with 10 stories and provides a context for language development, giving words meaning.
With 40 lessons, Let’s Use Language provides hours of content, and provides users with the ability to create their own stories and lessons from scratch using their own pictures and text.
Advanced Video Sequences
Use videos to create sequences starring you! Split videos into segments to allow students to slide them into the proper order. Great for task completion, story sequencing, self-care or working on social skills.
Toca Tea Party
Toca Tea Party, you can play together with your kids in a way that stimulates their imagination.
123 Kids Fun Animal Band
123 Kids Fun Animal Band is a unique application consisting of sounds and images that will introduce your child into one of the finest worlds – the world of sound. The application develops imagination and allows for any creative interpretation of sounds by a child.
Avatalker® AAC is a robust, full-featured augmentative and alternative communication solution designed for the iOS platform (iPad and iPad Mini). It gives nonverbal children and adolescents the ability to build phrases and sentences pictographically, which are converted to audible speech.
It features a 1,500 word vocabulary and exclusive symbol set library that is easy to navigate and fun to use!
Behavior Motivator is a tool that assists children to stay on task to achieve their goals. This tool may be used to help students regulate their time and behavior in the classroom and at home.
Go Pre-K! activities helps build literacy and math skills for 4 and 5 year olds, a critical learning stage for young children. Between the ages of 4 and 6, a child’s vocabulary goes from 1,500 to 2,500+ words. This is the ideal time to develop critical skills like sound and print awareness, number sense, special awareness, comparison, and problem solving. Each activity is quick, effective, and engaging, and teach children how to learn.
ASD Tools is a quick and easy to use app for parents & carers. Our mini tools work together to reinforce good behavior & motivate your child by making the day easier. Use 123 Steps to break tasks down into small manageable steps, FirstThen will reinforces problem areas, Timer will keep them on task; Rewards ties all of the pieces neatly together.