A List of Apps for Social Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorders by Jessica Chase, SLP

While researching social skills apps appropriate for individuals with autism, I stumbled upon an extensive app list entitled “A List of Apps for Social Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorders”  compiled by Jessica Chase, MA. CCC-SLP on her website Constantly Speaking.

A List of Apps for Social Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Her list of apps published in May 2012 is extensive (82 pages!).  She  categorized the hundreds of apps under the following topics:

  • Overall Social Skills
  • Prewritten Social Story Apps
  • Stories with Social Skills Concepts/students with Disabilities
  • Life Skills
  • Create Your Own Social Stories/Video. Modeling Apps
  • Conversation Maintenance /Conversation Starters
  • Idioms
  • Nonverbal Communication/ Eye contact
  • Emotion
  • Visual Schedule/Choice boards
  • Visual Timers
  • Sensory/Calming Apps
  • Dietary/Gluten Free Apps
  • Apps that Search for Information on Disabilites
  • Autism Information Apps

Of the apps listed, many were familiar however there were many new apps to consider, specific to social skills and individuals with autism. If you are looking for a current compendium of apps related to social skills this is the list for you!

Kudos to Jessica Chase, M. A. CCC-­SLP from Consonantly Speaking for her diligence with creating and sharing this extensive app list!


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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5 Responses to A List of Apps for Social Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorders by Jessica Chase, SLP

  1. Thank you so much for featuring this here! I really appreciate it! I don’t know why it took me so long to see your post, because I follow your blog, but thanks again!

  2. Abel Goodwyn says:

    There isnt much we can do about autism these days. There are still no permament cure to autism but medical science still improves. ;,“’

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  3. Craig says:

    Action timer

    Please look at and review the Action Timer app, specifically designed for people with Autism and learning challenges.

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