More Customizable Apps

OT’s with Apps Customizable Apps List

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Judi Sweeney’s customizable apps list is a great resource for apps that can be modified to support the unique needs of individuals with disabilities for work task at school or independent living or work skills. With thousands of apps available and new apps continually developed, there are always more emerging with customizing features. Here is another app list with more possible customizable apps:

  Book Making / Social Story Creating Apps


Story Creator icon  Story Creator – Use pictures, videos, add text, highlighted text and audio recording to book making app. Work flow is limited to Facebook. Lock feature


 Tapikeo icon  Tapikeo HD – Uses pictures, audio, text to create stories, vocabulary supports or sequenced instruction. Lock feature


 Bookabi icon Bookabi – Create books in 2D or 3D with backgrounds, characters, objects, stickers or your photos. Call outs for text.


 My Pictures Talk icon My Pictures Talk – Create stories with your photos and audio recording features.


Storyboard icon  Storyboards – Create 2D story boards with stock images.


Creative Book builder icon  Creative Book Builder – Create ePub books or text books. Work flows to PDF, ePub and iBooks.


  Fine Motor – Prewriting


Ready to Print icon Ready to Print – Allows customization of features within the pre-writing activities.  


  Functional Life Skills


Functional Planning System icon  Functional Planning System – Scheduling and video prompting options support daily tasks. Customizable


 Shopping List Generator icon Shopping List Generator – Create a picture list of shopping items


 Visual impact pro icon Visual Impact Pro – Video, text, audios supports provide cognitive supports for community and daily living tasks.


Piclist to do icon  PicList – Create to do list. Provides image support


  Instructional Apps


Bitsboard icon Bitsboard – Combines many Grasshopper apps for customizing instruction for emergent learning tasks.


Sentence maker app icon Grasshopper apps  Sentence Maker – Create your own sentences for students.


Make Dice Lite icon   Make a Dice – Create your own dice for classroom tasks.


Little puzzles Little Puzzles– Use your own pictures to customize puzzles with 4-9 pieces.


 Image spinner icon Image Spinner – Create your own spinner


A+ Flash Card Pro icon  A + Pro – Flash cards created with text, audio, image. Syncs with Quizlet collection of flashcards


 Tiny Tapp icon Tiny Tap – Take pictures and create choice game for young students.


Choiceboard creator icon  Choice Board Creator – Create choice board of 2 to 8 pictures to choose from


Word Slapps icon  Word Slapps – Customize and categorize vocabulary with images, audio.




 Teaching Table icon Teaching Table Provide a variety of widgets to create math activities.




Sosh icon  Sosh – Provides supports for 5 R’s of social skills and self-regulation (relate, relax, regulate, reason, recognize). Appropriate for individuals with self-awareness.


 Sosh icon Sosh Relax – Relaxation component only of the Sosh app. Add your own images, sounds, songs to create customized self-regulation tool.


 Autism Tracker Pro icon  Autism Tracker Pro – Tracks moods, emotions, activities. Customizable


Brainworks icon  Brain Works  Sensory diet app, customizable, unlimited users


Autism 5 pt scale icon  Autism 5 Point Scale – Five point rating. Allows customization of each point.


  Visual Communication Apps


Now what icon  Now What? – Text based visual schedule app for higher functioning individuals


iSee Quence app icon iSequence – Basic visual schedule app appropriate for young students


  Writing/ Handwriting


 Clicker Sentences icon Clicker Sentences – For emergent writer supplies images, word bank and text to speech. Customizable


 Clicker Docs icon Clicker Docs – For developing writer, provides word prediction, word banks, text to speech, tabbed word banks. Customizable


Write My Name icon  Write My Name – Features ability to create customized user name activity.


 Write for School icon Write for School – Choose school fonts. Customize the instruction and verbiage of letter formation within app.


Another fabulous resource is Lauren Enders Pinterest pins of customizable apps. Lauren’s Pinterest is absolutely awesome! An exceptional resources for special education teachers, therapists and AT’s.

Also thank you to Lisa Olsen for sharing her favorite customizable apps! What are your favorite apps that can create customized content for your students or clients occupation?


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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2 Responses to More Customizable Apps

  1. adl2go says:

    Thank you for the great list! I like the visual simplicity of “Now What?” List

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