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COMMUNICATION

 

APP

PRICE

DESCRIPTION

DEVICES

VIDEO

 

TouchChat HD - AAC with WordPower

$299.99

Full-featured high definition communication solution for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice. Designed for individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, ALS, apraxia, stroke, or other conditions that affect a person's ability to use natural speech. This version is bundled with the WordPower series of AAC vocabularies.

iPad

Video

 

Speak for Yourself

$299.99

Application uses a word-based vocabulary of frequently used words in communication. Utilizes Pixon and SmartySymbols.

iPad

Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proloquo2Go

$189.99

Full-featured augmentative alternative communication solution. Provides natural sounding text-to-speech voices high resolution up-to-date symbols, automatic conjugations, a vocabulary of over 7000 items, advanced word prediction, expandability and ease of use.

iPhone, iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OneVoice

$199.99

Offers both male and female voice options and has pre-populated vocabulary with the ability to add personal phrases.  User can also customize photos. Interface allows for drag and drop organization

iPhone, iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

Predictable

$159.99

Universal text-to-speech application. Offers customizable AAC functions with social media integration. Uses a word prediction engine and switch access.

iPhone, iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

TapSpeak Choice for iPad

$149.99

New interpretation of communication boards and speech generation devices for the iPad. Comphrensive app that supports communication needs from simple choice selection to complete speech generation.

iPad

Video

 

 

 

Tobii Sono Flex

$99.99

Universal AAC vocabulary app that turns symbols into speech. Provides over 50 pre-made vocabulary options and also provides access to over 11,000 SymbolStix symbols.

iPhone, iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

 

I Click I Talk – Multi-Student

$89.99

 

AAC system that allows for educators to monitor student progress and assist in identifying preferences. Data can be reproduced as a reference. Provides multiple layout and text image options. Allows for imported images

iPad

Video

 

 

 

GoTalk Now

$79.99

Customizable pages that allow for imports directly from device camera, photo library, or built-in internet search. Provides multiple voice outputs.

iPad

Video

 

 

Scene&Heard

$49.99

A Visual Scene Display augmentative communication aid. Provides over 10,000 symbols or allows for personalized photos to be utilized. Also allows for personalized voice recording. Links scenes to created sequence of events.

 

iPhone, iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

iCommunicate

$49.99

Universal access allows for app to work on all devices. Customizable picture application and access to SymbolStix images.  Personalized recordable audio and has text-to-speech capabilities. Voice upgrades  are available via internet connection.

iPhone, iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

MyTalk

Tools Mobile

$49.99

Full AAC capability and allows for option to store information online. Allows for access to Symbolstix image library. Provides basic text-to-speech function with ability to download alternate voices.

iPhone, iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

SoundingBoard

$49.99

Can create custom boards using AbleNet symbols or your own photos. For children in special education, persons on the autism spectrum, and adults with disabilities.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

AutoVerbal Pro

$19.99

App allows for built-in phrases in over a dozen categories. Provides several buttons to speak unique messages. Also provides the option of using text-to-speech software. Allows for custom photos and voices. 

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

Alexicom AAC

Free

AAC app that provides images taken on device camera to be directly imported or allows for access to premade icons. Offers word-prediction and text-to-speech software as well as word and learning tracking.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

TapToTalk

Free

Turns device into an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. Tap a picture and device speaks. Availability of internet is key as it syncs to an online picture database with over 2,000 images.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

Verbally

Free

AAC app provides a list of core words and phrases and alternate keyboard layouts. Provides feature to aid users who need assistance with fine motor movements. Does not require internet connection to function

iPad

Video

 

READING

 

APP

PRICE

DESCRIPTION

DEVICES

VIDEO

 

Read2Go

$19.99

Allows user to search, download and read books while having control over the visual and audio features the pages provide. These features included font size and color, background and highlighting color, as well as text-to-speech preferences. The software also allows for word-by-word highlighting for multi-modal reading.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

See Read Say

$1.99

User can practice sight words and progress can be tracked. Provides an interface that is suitable for all ages. 

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

N/A

 

ABC Animals

$1.99

App provides content for user to build on writing letters, working on phonics and handwriting.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

iTouch

iLearn Words

 

$1.99

Animated app that provides an entertaining interface for practicing reading, sight words, and spelling.  Also allows for practicing pronunciation skills

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

TextGrabber + Translater

$0.99

Allows user to take a picture of printed items for translation and can even manipulate images using the camera function on devices. Also allows for sharing capabilities.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

Free Books

Free

Fully-featured eReader that provides access to over 23,000 titles. App also provides access to note-taking features, bookmarks and dictionary support.

iPad

N/A

 

StoryKit

Free

User can create an electronic storybook. App has a pubic domain books available on the app which can be rewritten or rearranged for personal use.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

Bluefire Reader

Free

Allows for reading of ebooks on all three types of Appie products. User can import books from other book purchasing apps and can import it into this app for use.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

Pocket Phonics - Lite

Free

App allows user to build on writing and letter sounds. Allows for writing in upper and lower case letters as well as cursive. There is a full version available.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

Blio

Free

Reader that works with cookbooks, travel guides, how-to manuals, textbooks, and children’s books.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

WRITING

 

APP

PRICE

DESCRIPTION

DEVICES

VIDEO

 

WritePad

$3.99

Text editor that uses handwriting recognition input for the English language as well as keyboard for text entry, and includes spell checker, context analyzer, and standard editing operations such as copy, cut, paste, etc. It recognizes cursive, print, and mixed handwriting styles.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

FirstWords: Animals

$1.99

Letter matching game that allows user to begin to understand letter sounds and how to spell words associated with animals. Interactive features allow it to function as an educational game. 

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

Letter Writer Oceans

$0.99

Allows user to practice letter-writing strokes against an alternate background. Other backgrounds are available via a purchase. 

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

Witty Bit World ABC

$0.99

App allows user to work on writing letters with while interactive sounds accompany each letter.  User can scroll through letters similar to a flashcard setting.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

Dragon Dictation

Free

Allows for turning spoken words into text on the device being used.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

iWrite Words - Lite

Free

Interactive app that teaches user to learn how to write letters and numbers on the screen. Also allows for practice writing words and capital letters. There is a full version available as well.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

ABC Cursive Writing Free Lite

Free

User can practice writing letters in cursive on the screen. Provides words and sounds associated with writing in a fun and interactive format.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

N/A

 

 

ORGANZATION/SCHEDULING

 

APP

PRICE

DESCRIPTION

DEVICES

VIDEO

 

iPrompts

$49.99

Picture-based prompting app that provides options for picture schedules, visual countdown timers, choice prompts and an image library

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

First Then Visual Schedule

$9.99

Provides a customizable visual scheduler to aid in daily activities and transitions.  Allows for personalized voice and picture prompts. User can create as many schedules as needed.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

Big Day - Lite

Free

Provides a visual countdown reminder for a specified date that user puts in. There is a full version available that provides access to mark multiple dates. 

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

Pocket Picture Planner

Free

Allows user to create a personalized visual calendar of scheduled activities. App acts as a self-management tool. User has the option to use customizable pictures and sounds

iPad

N/A

 

Visual Impact

Free

Provides visual step-by-step instructions for daily tasks or routines.  Can also be used for social skill building. Provides multi-modal sensory interfaces to better fit the user.  A professional version is available at cost for fully customizable features.

iPad

N/A

 

 

SOCIAL SKILLS

 

APP

PRICE

DESCRIPTION

DEVICES

VIDEO

 

Stories2Learn

$13.99

App allows for educators and/or parents to create visual stories that can discuss various different types of social situations. 

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

Puppet Pals

$2.99

Interactive storyboard allows users to create characters and personalize stories. Provides a unique and customizable way to tell stories.

iPad

Video

 

The Social Express Lite

Free

App provides interactive social learning software that allows student to work on social and emotional behaviors through video modeling. Full version is also available

iPad

Video

 

Social Skill Builder

Free

Provides interface that allows for work on problem solving, friendship and life skills, critical thinking, emotions, and consequences. Customizable photos allow for picture of actual life scenarios.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

Model Me Going Places

Free

Provides a visual tool to work on challenging social situation within the community. Allows for customizable pictures to create photo slide show to demonstrate proper behavior in the predetermined social setting. Social settings are already predetermined.

iPad

Video

 

 

COMMUNITY LIVING

 

APP

PRICE

DESCRIPTION

DEVICES

VIDEO

 

Living Safely – Pocket Edition

$29.99

Provides visual stories and prompts discussing everyday personal safety skills

iPad

N/A

 

Everyday Skills – Pocket Edition

$19.99

App provides self-directed lessons learning skills for everyday independent living. 

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

N/A

 

Community Sidekick

$19.99

Provides caregiver emails and preset intervals to notify of the users’ location. The email also contains a map to show location and allows user to send back basic responses.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

N/A

 

Manners HD

$1.99

App that assists in reinforcing proper social behavior in to foster independent living. Provides 80 videos and can be set to practice based on user needs.

iPad

N/A

 

Everyday Social Skills HD

$1.99

App that assists in reinforcing skills to foster independent living. Provides 80 videos and can be set to practice based on user needs. Narrated with quality audio.

iPad

N/A

 

 

TRANSITION

 

APP

PRICE

DESCRIPTION

DEVICES

VIDEO

 

iReward

$4.99

App provides a visual motivational tool that can assist in reinforcing positive behaviors. It allows for users to create visual charts using custom screens and topics

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

iMovie

$4.99

Universal app that allows user to upload and edit videos taken on any iOS device. Also provides other movie editing features including screen-to-screen, title screen, and sound effects.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

ChorePad HD

$4.99

Rewards-based system that creates an interactive way to keep track of progress of household chores. Allows for syncing on multiple use for ease of access.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

 

Visules

$4.99

Visual communication and reminder app for daily task scheduling. Cues consist of text, visuals, and colors.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

N/A

 

My Medical

$2.99

Record-keeping app that allows a unique way for user to carry around medical and contact information.  Also works with calendar and reminders on device for appointments. Can be password protected.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

ADAPTIVE NEEDS

 

APP

PRICE

DESCRIPTION

DEVICES

VIDEO

 

iSeeClearly

$1.99

App allows for user to enhance the size of images on the screen of the device. Also allows for zoomed in, on-screen images to be saved to the device.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

N/A

 

A Special Phone

$0.99

Phone application that allows user to only have to tap the phone screen and shake the phone to make a phone call. Allows for up to six programmable numbers. App can also function as a speed dialer.

iPhone

Video

 

Sharing Timer

$0.99

Customizable visual timer and scheduler that allows for user to set up a visual schedule of who is doing the activity, what the activity is and who is next in line.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

N/A

 

ABA Flashcards -Actions

Free

App provides a list of over 50 pre-created flashcards to build on language development. The images contained on the cards will benefit both auditory and visual learners. There are also similar adaptive flashcard apps that follow the same pattern.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

N/A

 

MONEY/TIME

 

APP

PRICE

DESCRIPTION

DEVICES

VIDEO

 

Interactive Telling Time

$2.99

App allows for a unique way to introduce the concept of telling time. Provides stats to chart learning progress within the app. Has adjustable difficulty levels.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

Telling Time

$0.99

App provides multiple clock images and provides customizable visuals and sounds.  App is in a gaming format which allows for manipulation of degree of difficulty.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

N/A

 

Count Money

$0.99

Provides customizable voice prompts and has actual visual representation for appropriate coin counting.  Has multiple feedback interfaces.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

N/A

 

Fun Clock

$0.99

Interactive game play app that allows students to practice telling time. Allows for increased functions after progressing through game play.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

Make Change

$0.99

App helps develop early coin counting skills. Provides realistic coin images that can be manipulated on screen. 

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

 

FLASHCARDS

 

APP

PRICE

DESCRIPTION

DEVICES

VIDEO

 

Alphabet Zoop

$1.99

Provides audio and visual images to teach user pronunciation of letters and corresponding animals. Also teaches some basic spelling.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

Toddler Flashcards (Free)

Free

App provides user with 20 flashcards with pictures and auditory cues.  Provides basic words, but can be expanded with full version purchase to over 200 cards

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

Video

 

Flashcards+

Free

Allows for simple flashcard creating and use on device.  Provides text-to-speech function as well as links to a flashcard database.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

N/A

 

Toddler Flashcards*

Free

Provides a database of over 450 preset flashcards for young learners. App also provides text-to-speech with voice-over functions. Comes with a picture dictionary as well.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

N/A

 

Flashcards by Parents Magazine

Free

Multi-use flashcard app that provides options to teach various beginning subjects. Has multiple functions with each card pack that includes games, quizzes, and tracing functions. Only comes with colors and shapes card packs. Others are available via purchase.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad

N/A

 

 

Resources for Locating Apps

 

 

WEBSITE

DESCRIPTION

LINK

Spectronics

Here is a newer app list put out by the folks at Spectronics. The apps are broken down by learning category and lists everything from the device it works for to feedback and comments, costs, etc. for each app listed. It is an active list that is updated.

Link

Apps for Children with Special Needs

This is my Cadillac.  This does some excellent work in identifying apps but also offering some excellent illustrations. Dr. Gary Brown offers an overview as well as video to offer you what these apps look like in practice.

Link

Apps for AAC

This site offers a blog, comparisons, listings and more on apps for AAC.  They do a good job in this area.

Link

Eric Sailers

Links to resources for apps for Apple touch screen products suggested by a speech language pathologist.

Link

Apps 4 Kids

Site dedicated to reviewing apps for children.

Link

Moms with Apps

Website that lists apps for children with special needs. Provides a mobile app that helps parents find apps sorted by specific educational categories.

Link

iFig

This is a STEM based project that offers their own list of Apps specific to this content.  They have also included Apps that they believe to be UDL-based.

Link

LanSchool

This is not the direction I would recommend but this service allows teachers and schools to manage where their students are on an iPad and the desktop.  This might be the future for some.

Link

Apple Education

This is the site where Apple is now making it available for schools to purchase apps on volume.  Yes, long time coming!

Link

Assistive Technology Blog

Includes a variety of issues including ideas on apps.  Again, another example of what is out there for our consideration.

Link

iPad Apptitude

One of several blogs out there on apps for those with special needs.  This is focused on autism but many of the issues transfer to other areas as well.

Link

OCALI

The Ohio Center on Low Incidence Disabilities has created a number of these cheat sheet or guides for app consideration.

Link

Fun Educational Apps

Another great resources that has attempted to get a handle on all the apps relevant to education and share.

Link

OT’s with Apps

App review website produced by occupational therapists who work with children and adults.

Link

Teach With Your iPad

Provides an example of using Wikispaces to compile an app list.

Link

Appolicious

Blog with links to what appears to be nearly 7000 apps for students with special needs. It also provides a description of the app and a link to purchase and view how to use it.

Link

iEAR

Like a number of the ones listed above, this provides some good information for users and education apps.  The blog is also helpful so don’t miss this in your consideration.

Link

App Annie

This is another resource that ranks, offers categorical lists and more for folks trying to identify the right apps for their needs.

Link

App Miner

This app does mining for you based on what you are looking for and what you need.  This is a favorite of mine via my iPad.

Link

AppShopper

Provides what the name says. It is place to search for and find links to app worth purchasing. The site has device categories and top app lists.

Link

One Place for Special Needs

Provides a categorized way to shop for apps for students with special needs. Provides rankings, explanation of products and links to purchase.

Link

ABA For Autism.com

Provides a list of apps for discreet trial training developed by a licensed child psychologist.

Link

Quixey

Highly useful technology search engine that allows user to search for technology or apps under any topic areas. Lists apps for all types of devices including PC, Apple, and Android. Also lists available ratings, screen shots, and any video reviews available for the product.

Link

YouTube

One the best ways to see a preview of an app before downloading or purchasing it is to just simply type the name into YouTube. This site will tell someone two things: is the app worth purchasing based on what I’ve seen; and, is the app popular or worthy enough for someone to post a video of it. Chances are if enough people find the app useful, there will be a video explaining it.

Link

Special Needs Apps for Kids

Group of parents, teachers, doctors, and therapists who are utilizing Apple and Android products and are sharing information for individuals with special needs and families.

Link

Special Needs Apps for Kids –Pilot Program

Pilot program with the goal of matching apps to IEPs of children with special needs. The link takes you to place if you are interested in participating.

Link

Autism Hangout

Provides discussion forums and videos about the latest technology trends in the news.

Link

Other Items

Link to purchase an accessory to keep device clean and dry.

Link

Maine Cite

Apps for iPad/iPod and Students with Disabilities

Link

Match A College

40 iPad Apps for the Learning Disabled

Link

iPads For Learning

Website provides a list of apps for education and special education

Link

Apps In Education

Blog that discusses iOS 5 Accessibility Features for Students with Disabilities

Link

Hilton School

PDF list of apps and prices by category

Link

inov8

Apps and software for students with language-based learning disabilities

Link

The Friendship Circle

Make sure you scroll to the bottom of the blog. There is a list of nine different links that could be very helpful resources and are part of a series of blogs that discuss apps and students with special needs

Link

Apportunities

Blog created by a staff member at the University of Arizona. Has a few links posted that might be helpful.

Link

SpedApps2

Wiki page with several links to pages of skill specific apps. It is a pretty extensive list. There are even lists of hardware, software and accessories along with apps for data tracking, etc.

Link

Teachers with Apps

List of apps created by teachers. The website offers a few suggestions that might be helpful.

Link

i-Itch

Website promotes apps for students that are viewed as both educational and entertaining. The organization was founded by a special education teacher and an early childhood educator.

Link

Special Needs.com

Provides a multifaceted resource for parents of children of students with disabilities. This links provides access to over 12 pages of apps the site has reviewed and provided a description for.

Link

Teaching Appz

This site doesn’t necessarily categorize apps for students with disabilities, but it does provide a good-sized catalog of apps separated out by subject/topic, age range, and devices. It also allows users to upload apps and sites. Be sure to check the archives as well at the bottom of the page.

Link

 

 
 
 
KidCalc (99 cent) Math App
 
Genius Scan (FREE) app for converting photos to pdfs or jpegs  
 
Small Talk apps (FREE) speech therapy - Phonemes http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smalltalk-aphasia-female/id310102858?mt=8
 
Shake A Phrase App (Grammar)
 
 
How to childproof your i Pad http://t.co/3ZMM0mY3
 
 
Great sights for finding apps
 
 
 
 
 

Teach with Special Needs

 

Free Must-Have iPad Apps

For Special Education

http://www.tcea.org/documents/PD/Free%20Must-Have%20Apps%20for%20Special%20Education.pdf

 

 ABA Flash Cards & Games – Emotions – This app covers over 20 different emotions via gorgeous flash cards and interactive games.

Autism Apps - Autism Apps is simply a comprehensive list of apps that are being used with and by people diagnosed with autism, Down syndrome and other special needs.

AutismXpress – This app is designed to encourage people with autism to recognize and express their emotions through its fun and easy-to-use interface.

Behavior Breakthroughs - Training application using simulations and an interactive environment to model and display a child's behavior based on interventions applied by the user. Caregivers learn to effectively implement proven behavioral strategies and techniques using game-based technology.

ChoiceBoard-Creator - It is the perfect app for creating customizable choice boards for the unique needs of individuals with communication challenges. It reinforces correct choice by expanding the selected image as well as playing the customized auditory rewards.

ComApp – This app has been created using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to allow children with autism or any other language deficit to easily and effectively communicate their basics needs and wants in five main categories: food, drink, clothing, toys, and emotions using actual photographs and real voices.

Flash Cards for Kids – First Food Words - Includes gorgeous photographs that are carefully hand-picked and selected. Additional words are available through in-app purchase.

Geek SLP – Apps and Technology Information - Geek SLP is an application designed to let you access the posts from the Geek SLP blog on your iPad.

Injini: Child Development Game Suite Lite - The lite version includes 8 of the 9 games included in the full version. Within each game, your child can play up to 3 of the 8+ levels.

iTouchLearn Words for Preschool & Special Needs Kids Free - Engaging and interactive animations and activities that teach kids about the context of words while making them laugh. Each word game reinforces learning with virtual rewards. Interactive word animations associate words and corresponding action.

Learn to Speak – I Like Fall -

Add your own voice to this interactive picture book.

 

Let’s Build a Bedroom – Build a bedroom with toys, music, and more.

 

Let’s Name Things Fun Deck - This colorful vocabulary app has 52 illustrated picture cards plus audio of each card’s text.

 

Model Me Going Places - Model Me Going Places is a great visual teaching tool for helping students learn to navigate challenging locations in the community. Each location contains a photo slide show of children modeling appropriate behavior. There is also a free Model Me Going Places 2.

 

My Little Suitcase - My Little Suitcase is a children’s travel application where children pack for their family vacation and choose where to go!

 

NLConcepts Autism: Sort & Categorize – Students can learn to sort and categorize objects while having so much fun!

 

PCS Vocabulary Bingo - The PCS Vocabulary Bingo app is free to download and includes a free Animals Bingo board. You can also purchase more than 30 bingo boards in more than a dozen categories directly from the app.

 

The Reward Chart (by Joe Scrivens) – A wonderful reward chart children.

 

Same Meaning Magic (Synonyms) - Same Meaning Magic is an adventure game designed to help children and students understand synonyms. Best for grades 2-6.

 

Snow Wonder - Welcome to Snow Wonder, a winter playground where you can build your own snowman and play in the snow. Pack your choices by dragging them into the suitcase. When you are finished, tap the arrow to go to the snow. Now you can arrange your snowman, making it tall or short, or upside down.

 

Speech Therapy – I Love Mom Picture Book – Add your own voice to this interactive picture book.

 

Story Wheel - Story Wheel is an educational game that improves your child’s cognitive abilities. Players record a story by spinning the wheel to get a picture, and then narrate a portion of the story. When done, you can listen to your story with beautifully animated pictures. Additional themes are available as in-app purchases.

 

A Sunny Day - A Sunny Day is an app for kids with autism to understand simple behaviors in daily life.

 

Touch and Learn – Emotions - You can use Touch and Learn to teach basic concepts such as "boy vs. girl" or advanced concepts such as feelings (e.g. happy, sad, frustrated, etc.). This game comes pre-loaded with over 100 unique images to provide hours of learning and entertainment.

 

Verbally - Verbally is an easy-to-use, comprehensive Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app for the iPad. In-app upgrade with more features available.

 

Visual Cue Lite – This app offers five useful tools for students to learn to communicate through pictures

 

 

 

List of Top 50 free education apps

http://www.appstoreapps.com/top-50-free-education-apps/

Below is the top 50 free applications in the Education category(data is pulled from iTunes). We also have a list of the best paid education iPhone apps.

EDUCATION :

Visual Processing Issues versus Sight Issues GREAT ARTICLE http://www.lensshopper.com/contact-lens-faq/contacts-and-glasses.asp

www.bigiqkids.com  Website for spelling:   The mom’s advise(names have been removed to protect privacy):  On Monday, we put his spelling words in and do the Word Introduction, which has the word at the top and he spells it for me while I type. You can have them do it themselves, but I get less push back if I do the typing.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, we play Hangbot, which puts the letters in their place even if he has them out of order and he likesthe robot's reactions.  He just has to tell me which letters are in the word.  On Thursday, we do the spelling test.  He earns game coins for completing each run through, and then can play games on it.  It works really well for my other kiddo too.  The site has a great state map for learning too.  We haven't tried much of the math.

 FREE IEP Checklist APP www.peatc.org   The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) is pleased to announce Version 2 of the IEP Checklist iPhone app. The IEP is an Individualized Education Program designed to support the educational needs of school aged students with disabilities.The IEP Checklist App helps parents of students with special needs become better-informed advocates by making IEP information easier to access. Version 2 has active links to the relevant language in the federal regulations; allows users to record the IEP meeting or record notes; and has the capacity to print out notes and click on a checklist as requested items are discussed

 www.visualaidsforlearning.com   Visual Aids for Learning is a company that develops images to streamline and support learning; empowering people to participate and achieve success and independence. Visit their website to download FREE visual aids to help your child or student.

 http://www.scribd.com/doc/24470331/iPhone-iPad-and-iPod-touch-Apps-for-Special-Education  The iphone, ipad and itouch apps for special education list we published previously has now been updated! Check out the new 36 page list with links to a variety of apps.

  http://www.ocali.org/up_archive_doc/AAC_Apps_Good_Bad_Ugly.pdf  The Ohio Center for Autism compiled a helpful Apps Review which identifies price, strengths and weaknesses

 www.teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogspot.com  Teaching Learners with Mulitple Special Needs website offers resources and ideas for teachers of learners with severe, profound, intensive, significant, complex or multiple special needs. Assistive technology, curriculum adaptations, helpful blogs and success stories are all shared to help you help your students.

 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/46243117/InclusionBasics/player.html   The lack of a common understanding of what "inclusion" means impedes progress for students, their families and the educators who teach them.  Inclusive Schools Network has a great FREE online 15 minute presentation which outlines Inclusion Basics. You can download and view the presentation.

 http://health.mo.gov/living/families/shcn/cyshcn.php  Missouri Children and Youth With Special Healthcare Needs  The Missouri CSHCN Program provides assistance statewide for children with special needs birth to 21 who meet medical and financial guidelines. Print the CSHCN Brochure to learn more.

   http://youtu.be/FGU1ELjS7bQ  This is an explanation about using the iPad for communication, social stories…It’s lengthy, and I did not watch the entire clip.  Thought you might find it interesting.  The ipad information was recently highlighted on CBS “60 Minutes”.

 http://leftbrainrightbrain.co.uk/2011/04/effectiveness-of-virtual-reality-using-wii-gaming-technology-in-children-with-down-syndrome/  This link is concerning left and right brain WII for kiddos with DS, but may have some overlaps haven't had a chance to watch it yet...

  http://dmh.mo.gov/docs/dd/autismtrg.pdf  This is a fantastic link helping explain autism and has links to wonderful information at the end…It’s set-up in a Powerpoint format

 www.theupsideofdowns.org/education/inclusion-solutions  For any teachers you know This is a free newsletter designed assist them in their efforts to support students with DS in their classrooms and at home. 

MORTGAGES

Mortages for Individuals with Disabilities http://mortgageloan.com/disabilities 

Great resource for anyone needing to learn how to use Proloque
www.proloquo2go.com
On this page we offer a number of introductory and tutorial videos covering some key features of Proloquo2Go. Note that these video tutorials

 

Apple store has 107 different connections to apps for IPads...and FREE training for educators/administrators/teachers etc...as well as links to how to buy in bulk...LOTS of Special Ed Apps pretied to curriculm

  REAd FANTASTIC ARTICLE!!!

mashable.com
Touch devices like the iPad are revolutionizing the lives of children, adults and seniors with special needs.
 
www.ncld.org
When a person has difficulties with reading, writing, spelling and maybe even speaking, no matter how hard he or she tries, the problem could be a learning disability known as dyslexia.
FREE APPS TEACHERS LIKE: Math Quizzer: Quick Graph (graphing calculator:Today in History Lite: NASA App: Puppet Pals: Project Noah: Science 360: Toontastic (storytelling): Red Stamp: Free E cards: Virtuoso Piano: Era of Dino Lite (Dinosaurs): Dragon Dictation (writes as you speak)
This information is courtesy of Kathy McCurry from the Kirsville Group via a webinar
 Many have asked me for resources on how and where to have drivers with disabilities evaluated, trained, and recommendations made. These services use to be able to be done locally out of Rusk Rehabilitation
in Columbia MO, but the occupational therapist that specialized indriving services is no longer there.The closest and most reliable sourc found currently is aprogram called Driving Connections offered out of the St Louis
Rehabilitation Institute. "Driving Connections is a collaborative effort between The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, Washinton University School of Medicine, and Independent Drivers, LLC. The objective of the assessment is to provide driving evaluations for those with medical impairments or disabilities that may impact driving ability and safety." (web link below)
 http://www.rehabinstitutestl.com/program_driving_connections.htm
 It seems you can also go directly through Independent Drivers, LLC and on their website under FAQ, they explain that they will travel. They also state that cost vary and that most insurances don't cover the
 costs involved, but that they will set up a flexible payment plan if needed. (web link )http://drivingevaluation.com/
Also a search of the membership list of the National Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists and the closest member listings were out of
IL. and a company that will travel to MO out of Minnesota. (web links below).http://www.driver-ed.org/custom/directory/index.cfm#results
http://www.adaptiveexperts.com/mo.html
 Hopefully those that need it will find this information useful as a place to start this process. If you do find out further useful info
and/or resources, please share and it will be shared with the Kirksville group that relayed this information.Thanks!
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