Find the Perfect App

Special Needs Apps Review

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App search engines for individuals with special needs are fortunately becoming more prevalent, aiding in the search for “just the right app” for your mTool Kit. I recently stumbled upon the Special Needs App Review search engine, a new tool for finding apps developed by the Friendship Circle, a non-profit, national organization.

The Special Needs App Review currently has eight categories as seen below along with Popular and Most Recent apps featured.

The Friendship Circle pic1Choosing a the Life Skills category yield the following web page search options and results (this was page one of two, a page navigation is available at the bottom of the page but not seen in this screen clip):

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Apple and Android apps are available for review. Currently there are about 200 apps reviewed with more Apple than Android. Some apps were rated and others not. Platform and cost are listed on this main category search results page.

In depth review of individual apps provides additional information on the app including a description, comments and screen shots about the app:

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Other similar apps are offered at the bottom of the screen. Links to the app in iTunes is immediately available for more information or purchase.

Although the numbers of apps available in the search engine is currently limited, this Special Needs App Review provides another choice for app search and review. The developers, the Friendship Circle are a reliable source for reviewing apps having expertise in supporting individuals with special needs. Their blog  Friendship Circle – Special Needs Blog provides a wealth of information on parenting, products, resources, special education, therapy tips, legal and planning and more as related to individuals with special needs and those who support them.

It is well worth the visit with something for almost everyone offered in the Friendship Circle Blog.

Resources for searching for tools for your teaching or OT mTool Kit!




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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