Autism Apps App

Autism App, by TouchAutism was a great free find this week. It is an app that reviews apps that will support individuals with Autism. Although it is listed for Autism, the apps reviewed can benefit individuals with other special needs and reportedly were written by parents, specialists and other users from first-hand experience.

The categories tab lists 30 categories of apps, each reviewed with additional information on each app regarding:

  • Details
  • iPod Screenshots
  • iPad Screenshots
  • Reviews
  • Download link with cost

Some of the categories covered include :

  • ABA
  • Alphabet
  • Art
  • Assessment
  • Behavior and Social Skills
  • Books
  • Cause and Effect
  • Choice Making Apps
  • Colors
  • Communication
  • Creative Play
  • Data Collection
  • Fine Motor and Writing Skills
  • Geography
  • Letters
  • Literacy
  • Math
  • Medical
  • Music
  • Numbers
  • Professionals
  • Puzzles
  • Reference
  • Self Care
  • Sensory
  • Social Stories
  • Text to Speech
  • Time
  • Visual Schedules
  • Visual Timers

Well organized and easy to navigate, this is a great resource at your finger tips for anyone working with individuals with special needs. The apps appear geared toward the needs of preschool to primary aged students as well as functional life skills. Categories such as ABA, medical, data collection and professional provide app resources for individuals who support individuals with Autism. Some apps listed are suited for students at middle school skill levels (Geography, Math) however it does not include productivity or  note taking  apps.

I found this a valuable, one stop – job stop app right on my iPad. Although I have Bookmarks and shortcuts to other app resources and web pages added to my Home Screen, this is an easy, well-organized list. I am hoping will be updated and expanded on a regular basis. Despite having a  slight problem when I used a link from the app to their website causing an inability to get back into the app (I deleted it and reinstalled it) this app was well worth reinstalling as a resource for students and staff I service.

Check it out!

Carol

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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

OTR/L with 30 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 15 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary and post secondary students. Experience with adults with disabilities in employment and work transition.
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