Apps For Autism Spectrum Disorder

Compiled by School District 8 and School District 20 Student Services Staff, and POPARD Consultant. December 2011.

Behavior, Relaxation and Structure Apps for ASD

2Do: A Stunning To Do List

Domain: Behaviour/Structure | Target Ages: Adolescents/Adults | Rating: 2

Planning template - Calendar type program.

$6.99 DOWNLOAD

 


iReward Chart Lite

Domain: Behaviour| Target Ages: All | Rating: 3

Template to chart behavior.

Free DOWNLOAD FREE | $4.99 DOWNLOAD FULL

 


Make a Martian

Domain: Game| Target Ages: 3-10 | Rating: 3

Interactive Game

$0.99 DOWNLOAD

 


NFB Films

Domain: Visual Aides  | Target Ages: Adolescent Rating: 3

Documentaries/Relaxation for high functioning. Social Studies visual aides. Great full version documentaries.

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Lightsaber Unleashed

Domain: Physical Movement| Target Ages: All | Rating: 3

Great noises, interactive as it moves. Caution: have to phsically swing the iPad.

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Tic Tac Toe

Domain: Social Skills, Game Play, Turn Taking| Target Ages: All | Rating: 4

Good graphics

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Whiteboard Lite

Domain: Social Skills, Collaboration Skills, Fine & Gross Motor Skills| Target Ages: All | Rating: 4

Work collaboratively but on separate IPads – interactive yet not intrusive

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Time Timer

Domain: Behaviour | Target Ages: All | Rating: 5

High visual, just like the physical version of the time time.

$6.99 DOWNLOAD

 


Model Me Going Places 2

Domain: Social Skills | Target Ages: All | Rating: 3

Video of common places to go with audio script. Might be better if you took your own pictures of specific students.

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Communication Apps for ASD

Bump

Domain: Communication | Target Ages: 10+ | Rating: 1

Instant sharing of music, messages, etc.

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Dragon Dictation

Domain: Communication, Voice to Text | Target Ages: 10+ | Rating: 2

Speak and instantly see your text or email messages, doesn’t speak back what’s written

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iConverse

Domain: Communication, AAC | Target Ages: All Rating: 3

6 built in communication tiles that represent a person's most basic needs, can individualize

$9.99 DOWNLOAD

 


iPrompts

Domain: Communication, Schedule | Target Ages: All Rating: 5

Can individualize pictures, has timer countdown,  choices

$49.99 DOWNLOAD iPhone/iPod  DOWNLOAD iPad

 


iSign

Domain: Communication, Signing | Target Ages: All Rating: 3

animated person, basic phrase book of 800 American Sign Language (ASL) gestures, good basics, good for TAs and support staff

$4.99 DOWNLOAD

 


Proloquo2Go

Domain: Communication | Target Ages: All Rating: 5

augmentative and alternative communication, variety of uses

$189.99 DOWNLOAD

 


Sight Words Flashcards

Domain: Reading | Target Ages: 6+ Rating: 2

Flashcards for sight words, not much else to the program

$1.99 DOWNLOAD

 


Sign Language!

Domain: Communicaction, Signing | Target Ages: All Rating: 3

fingerspell words, numbers, express basic sentences, idioms and learn about Deaf Culture, 

FREE DOWNLOAD

 


Sign 4 Me

Domain: Communicaction, Signing | Target Ages: All Rating: 4

3-D animated person, you can type in sentences and animation will sign it for you, can rotate the person for better vantage point

$12.99 DOWNLOAD

 


Speak It! Text to Speech

Domain: Communicaction, Text to Speech | Target Ages: All Rating: 3

Multi-step process to get document into program, need to be online 

$1.99 DOWNLOAD

 


Talk Assist

Domain: Communicaction, Text to Speech | Target Ages: All Rating: 1

No choices of voices, not updated since 2009  

$FREE DOWNLOAD

 


Social Skills Apps for ASD

Authentic Yoga with Deepak Chopra

Domain: Social Skills, Yoga | Target Ages: All | Rating: 4

Some conflicting ratings 2-5, can create your own poses, audio included, instructional lessons and special routines

$1.99 DOWNLOAD

 


Chess

Domain: Social Skills | Target Ages: Intermediate-Adult | Rating: 3

Need some background knowledge can be difficult, not much teaching but fun and easy to use

FREE DOWNLOAD

 


Guitar Jam

Domain: Social Skills | Target Ages: Primary-Intermediate | Rating: 2.5

Most reviews positive, many options available in different guitar styles

FREE DOWNLOAD Lite | $0.99 DOWNLOAD FULL

 


Hidden Curriculum for Kids

Domain: Social Skills, Adults with ASD | Target Ages: Primary-Intermediate | 

No reviews to date; describes/teaches the ‘unwritten social rules”

$1.99 DOWNLOAD

 


Hidden Curriculum for Adolescents

Domain: Social Skills, ASD Individuals | Target Ages: Adult-Adolescent | Rating: 5

Very instructional all ratings a 5! Unable to try app due to cost, teaches subtleties of  social interactions

$1.99 DOWNLOAD

 


iQuarium

Domain: Social Skills | Target Ages: Primary-Intermediate | Rating: 2

Requires reading instructions, not terribly exciting, can help to relax

FREE DOWNLOAD

 


Lightsaber

Domain: Social Skills | Target Ages: Primary-Intermediate | Rating: 1

Requires reading instructions, not terribly exciting, can help to relax

$0.99 DOWNLOAD

 


Tic Tac Toe (copy)

Domain: Social Skills, Game Play, Turn Taking| Target Ages: All | Rating: 4

Good graphics

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Whiteboard Lite (copy)

Domain: Social Skills, Collaboration Skills, Fine & Gross Motor Skills| Target Ages: All | Rating: 4

Work collaboratively but on separate IPads – interactive yet not intrusive

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Functional Apps for ASD

Audiobooks

Domain: Functional | Target Ages: Intermediate to Adult | Rating: 1

Not user friendly

Free DOWNLOAD

 


Documents 2

Domain: Functional | Target Ages: Expert Computer User | Rating: 3

For document exchange , computer to iPad/phone

Free DOWNLOAD

 


Grocery Gadget

Domain: Functional, Life Skills | Target Ages: Intermediate to Adult | Rating: 1

Difficult to use

Free DOWNLOAD

 


Lists Free

Domain: Functional, Life Skills | Target Ages: Adult | 

Great because you can make categories inside of categories IPhone only

Free DOWNLOAD

 


myhomework

Domain: Functional, Life Skills, Organization | Target Ages: Intermediate, High School, Post Secondary | Rating: 4

Easy use, academic students for assignments, does not have auditory reminder, calendar schedule nice-easy to read. IPhone only

Free DOWNLOAD

 


Model Me Going Places

Domain: Functional, Life Skills | Target Ages: Primary to Secondary Rating: 3

Generic photos no ability to edit photos/captions; task oriented

Free DOWNLOAD

 


Simplify Checklists

Domain: Functional, Life Skills, Organization | Target Ages: Secondary Adult Rating: 3

Good reviews; well organized; no graphics, annual goals can be included. IPhone only

$1.99 DOWNLOAD

 


Units

Domain: Functional | Target Ages: Intermediate to Adult Rating: 5

No graphics, every measureable you can imagine

Free DOWNLOAD

 


Apps for Sensory Issues

A Mood Pad - Heat Sensitive Surface

Domain: iPad/iPhone | Target Ages: All | Rating: 3

Fun, may be good with students with touch sensory needs not a lot of applicability

Free DOWNLOAD

 


Binaural Beats

Domain: iPad/iPhone | Target Ages: All | Rating: 3

Interesting sounds that might ground some people; relax some; limited applicability ie, it works or doesn’t

Free DOWNLOAD

 


Bright Puzzles: Sea Life Lite

Domain: iPad/iPhone | Target Ages: All | Rating: 5

Easy puzzles 9-25 pieces, good graphics auditory feedback (cheering)

Free DOWNLOAD

 


Bubblewrap

Domain: iPad | Target Ages: All | Rating: 4

Fine motor control, functional vision exercises.

Free DOWNLOAD

 


Facegoo

Domain: iPad | Target Ages: All | Rating: 5

Fine motor, social skills (making faces, happy, sad

Free DOWNLOAD

 


ilovefireworks

Domain: iPad | Target Ages: All | Rating: 1.5

Fine motor

Free DOWNLOAD

 


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