Apps For Special Education

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

Communication Apps

DAF Assistant

Domain: Fluency | Target Ages: All - SLP | Rating: 3.5

Delayed Aud Feedback thru iPod and iPad.  Req Apple earphones with remote headset.  Cheaper than DAF purchase. For SLP use

$12.99 DOWNLOAD

 


Model Me Going Places

Domain: Video Modeling | Target Ages: Elem-Sec | Rating: 3.5

6 video models around activities ie hair dresser, going out, restaurant etc.  voice over the story.  Real life pictures.

Free DOWNLOAD

 


Tap Speak Button

Domain: AAC | Target Ages: Severe | Rating: 3.5

Teach cause and effect relationships for AAC.  Switch type comm programmed with real voice.

$29.99 DOWNLOAD

 


Wh Questions

Domain: Communication | Target Ages: Elem SLP | Rating: 2.5

Therapy helps.  400 questions presented in diff ways

$14.99 DOWNLOAD

 


Organization Apps

Behaviour Tracker Pro

Domain: Behaviour Data | Target Ages: All | Rating: 4

Behavior Tracker Pro for Autism is an iPhone, iTouch and iPad application that allows BCBAs, behavioral therapists, aides, teachers or parents to track behaviors and automatically graph them. Dramatically improves the process of teaching and treating children with Autism! Optionally record video of behaviors or interventions to later review with parents, teachers or therapists. A.B.C. data, Frequency and Duration, High Frequency and Interval data collection are all supported. Graph by Frequency, Duration or Rate.
Functional Behavioral Assessments or FBA's are an ideal application for BTP.

$29.99 DOWNLOAD

 


Flashcards

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

FlashCards is designed to make it easy for you to create your own flashcards 

$1.99 DOWNLOAD

 


Evernote

Domain: Creating Notes | Target Ages: All | Rating: 4

Evernote turns the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad into an extension of your brain, helping you remember anything and everything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as it instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows desktop.

Free DOWNLOAD

 


Dictionary

Domain: Word Meanings | Target Ages: All | Rating: 5

The free Dictionary.com app delivers trusted reference content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com. NO INTERNET CONNECTION IS NEEDED TO SEARCH WORDS. The app includes nearly 2,000,000 words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms. It also features audio pronunciation, voice-to-text search.

Free DOWNLOAD

 


iReward

Domain: Behaviour | Target Ages: Younger | Rating: 4+

iReward is a motivational tool for your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. You can create a star chart or token board to help reinforce positive behaviors using visual rewards. Use of motivational charts is not limited to any one group. Updated the app to support multiple users and added more customizable options.  

-Organize by name for families, classrooms, or patients
-Custom color backgrounds and tokens(gold and red stars, smileys, check boxes, and gold coins)
-Use camera, pictures loaded on device, or image search to add pictures
-Use two pictures to reinforce a first-then reward
-Record custom audio and/or play keyboard cat video when reward completed

$4.99 DOWNLOAD

 


Reading Apps

ABC Pocket Phonics

Domain: Reading | Target Ages: 4+ | Rating: 4

Letter sounds. Handwriting. First words.

Lite version is free

Free DOWNLOAD | $2.99 DOWNLOAD

 


The Emperor's New Clothes

Domain: Reading | Target Ages: 4+ | Rating: 3

Self narrating, South Park-like illustrations

$0.99 DOWNLOAD

 


iMother Goose Talking Bugs

Domain: Reading | Target Ages: 2+ | Rating: 3.5

Touch each colourful picture and it will say the words (e.g, butterfly, spider), more vocabulary building than reading

$0.99 DOWNLOAD

 


My Friend Isabelle

Domain: Reading | Target Ages: 2-8 | Rating: 3

A book about two friends; one has Down Syndrome, story is narrated and has interactive text

$2.99 DOWNLOAD

 


Story Kit

Domain: Reading, Story Building | Target Ages: 5+ | Rating: 4

For iPhone, you have a choice of 5 stories or you can create your own, doesn’t have a narrator but has an option to record your own voice/sound effects, can take photos, paint, and add/delete  text.

Free DOWNLOAD

 


Reading Apps

Animal Match

Domain: Matching Game | Target Ages: Preschool/Primary | Rating: 4

Animal faces in a traditional memory game format.  Cute, ok for memory skills, animal vocab, and as reinforcement.

$0.99 DOWNLOAD

 


Preschool Adventure

Domain: Game | Target Ages: Preschool | Rating: 4

18 preschool games, most are music/math/creative.

$0.99 DOWNLOAD

 


Drum Kit

Domain: Music | Target Ages: Any | Rating: 3

Play basic drum beats

Free DOWNLOAD

 


Groovemaker Free

Domain: Music | Target Ages: Any | Rating: 3

Creating music with a dj type board.  Comes with some music, you can buy stuff.

Free DOWNLOAD

 


Tonepad

Domain: Music | Target Ages: Any | Rating: 3

Make songs with turning dots on and off.  Quite nice, unobtrusive.  Fine motor applications?  Can save music.

Free DOWNLOAD