Category Archives: Sensory Apps for ASD

Cause and Effect Sensory Light Box App

Cause and Effect Sensory Light Box (1.99) for iPhone and iPad was created for a group of teenagers with complex needs including visual impairment, autism and developmental disabilities. With 21 different scenes with abstract visuals and quality audio the app … Continue reading

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4th of July Fireworks Apps – (but don’t forget the ear muffs)!

Whether celebrating the 4th of July in the US or planning for an outdoor fireworks show elsewhere, here are a few app that might entertain or forecast a firework event for individuals with special needs. Thanks to Digital Storytime for their review of … Continue reading

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Sensory Apps

Are you familiar with the Autism Apps App –  a comprehensive list of apps used with and by people diagnosed with autism or other special needs? Autism Apps is a free app with over 30 categories of curated apps providing information … Continue reading

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Apps for Mental Health

One of the many areas that Occupational Therapists work in is mental health.  This is not a specialty area of mine, however mental health issues definitely are areas we all address from time to time, whether in the school system, … Continue reading

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A Spectrum of Apps for Students on the Autism Spectrum – January 2012

There are many lists of apps available including those for special needs and ASD. While looking on the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) for resources and references for a recent evaluation, I found their January 2012 PDF listing on “A … Continue reading

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Visual Timer Apps

With my iPad a part of my tool kit on a daily basis, one of the necessities on my iPad is a visual timer. There are a number of choices currently available, but here are a few favorite visual timers: Kiddie Countdown Timer – … Continue reading

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Sosh App for Individuals with Aspergers

Have you seen the Sosh app? If you work with high functioning individuals with Aspergers you’ll want to check it out! Developed by Dr. Mark Bowers, the Sosh app is based on the Sosh framework which focuses on 5R’s of social skills development: … Continue reading

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