Monday, 21 May 2012

Apps for Children with Special Educational Needs


ArtiKix - Full: £20.99

An engaging articulation app with flashcard and matching activities for children with speech sound delays. The highly requested group scoring feature is available for collecting scores in flashcards on up to 4 children at a time. A group of students can now collect data as they practice sounds in words and sentences with a speech-language pathologist, their parents, or independently.

Go Talk Now: £54.99

Attainment has been making augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tools for 25 years. Our experience is front and center in GoTalk NOW, a flexible, easy-to-use, yet powerful app for people who have difficulty speaking.

Articulation Station Pro: £27.99

Created by a certified Speech-Language Pathologist, Articulation Station Pro is a full featured articulation application to help children as well as adults learn to speak and pronounce their sounds more clearly. Beautiful high quality images represent target words to be practiced in fun-filled activities with the assistance of a Speech-Language Pathologist, teacher or parent.

Tap to Talk: FREE

Give your non-verbal child a voice!
TapToTalk turns an iPad into an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. TapToTalk makes communication fun, like another “game” on this cool device. Just tap a picture and TapToTalk speaks. Each picture can lead to another screen of pictures.

Talkulator: £0.69

7 language talking calculator speaks numbers in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Dutch. Basic arithmetic: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, supported by speech.
Say calculations in seven major languages. Great for all ages.


VAST Autism 1 - Core: £2.99

VAST-Autism is a  tool that provides  therapy to children with autism and motor speech programming disorders such as apraxia. VAST-Autism combines the effective concept of video modeling with written words and auditory cues to help individuals acquire relevant words, phrases and sentences so that they can speak for themselves. 

First Phrases HD: £2.99

This interactive, illustrated and animated app is perfect for the toddler or speech-delayed child who is learning how to put two or three words together or any child who is learning basic English phrases. It provides many opportunities to both hear (receptive), see, and say/record (expressive) 72 different verb + noun combinations.


Bob Books #1-Reading Magic HD: £1.49

Start your child reading with this phonics-based interactive game. The simple drag-and-drop interface can be used by the youngest children. Your favorite Bob Books characters and full-color animations encourage kids along the path of learning to read.

Rhyming Words: FREE

Rhyming Words application was created using 200+ gorgeous pictures that are sure to keep kids interested and engaged. In this application, children will be presented with one or eight pairs of items and they have to figure out which items rhyme.


My First AAC: £17.49

My First AAC is an augmentative and alternative communication application for the iPad that is specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers with delayed speech or severe speech disorders. Intuitive and child-friendly, My First AAC helps young children to communicate with family, caregivers, teachers and other people they meet in everyday life.

Proloquo2go: £129.99

Proloquo2Go provides a full-featured augmentative and alternative communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking. It provides natural sounding text-to-speech voices (CURRENTLY AMERICAN, BRITISH and INDIAN ENGLISH ONLY), high resolution up-to-date symbols, powerful automatic conjugations, a default vocabulary of over 7000 items, advanced word prediction, full expandability and extreme ease of use.

Touch Pad HD - AAC: £99.99

TouchChat HD for iPad is a full-featured communication solution for individuals who have difficulty using their natural voice. TouchChat is designed for individuals with Autism, Down Syndrome, ALS, apraxia, stroke, or other conditions that affect a person's ability to use natural speech.

Model Me Going Places: FREE

Model Me Going Places™ for the iPad is a great visual teaching tool for helping your child learn to navigate challenging locations in the community. Each location contains a photo slideshow of children modeling appropriate behaviour.

Grace: Picture exchange for non verbal people: £17.99

Grace App is a non-speaking, simple picture exchange system developed for people with Autism to communicate their needs independently. Users can select pictures to form a semantic sentence which they can then share, by tilting the iPhone or iPod touch to create a full screen view, and pointing at each card to hear the listener read each word. 

All About Me Storybook: £1.99

All About Me Storybook is a totally customizable storybook application offering picture, text and audio support to individuals learning their personal information. Twelve Chapters representing personal categories that allow user to add pages that can be personalized with imported photos to provide visual support. In addition text can be added to the photos on each page as well as adding custom audio recording.

Wallace & Gromit - Chat - O - Matic: £0.69

Use the Chat-O-Matic to transform your mouth into Wallace’s instantly recognisable beaming smile! With pre-recorded well-know Wallace phrases. It can also be used as a standard soundboard (Wallace quotes on demand at the touch of a button). A useful resource to engage reluctant speakers.

Listening Skills

Language Builder Deluxe: £6.99

LanguageBuilder Deluxe is designed to help children  improve sentence ideation, improve sentence formation and Improve receptive and expressive language. Extensive use of audio clips promotes improved auditory processing for special needs children with autism spectrum disorders or sensory processing disorders. Auditory playback of child's voice offers reinforcement for language development.

See. Touch. Learn Pro: £17.49

Includes more than 1,700 pictures and 1,300 exercises! Use with ABA program and individual instruction. Create your own lessons using high-quality images or use your own images. See.Touch.Learn™ combines the effectiveness of picture cards with the interactivity of the iPad. Create custom exercises and lessons, automatically track performance, and carry your entire library collection with you at all times.

Social Skills

Touch and Learn - Emotions: FREE

Touch and Learn is a powerful new gaming platform that allows you to introduce new concepts in a fun and exciting new way.
This app focused on helping kids read body language and understand emotions by looking at gorgeous pictures and figuring out which person is expressing a given emotion.
Stories2Learn: £9.99

S2L offers educators the ability to create personalized stories using photos, text, and audio messages. These stories can be used to promote an individual’s literacy, leisure, as well as social skills. It comes preloaded with 12 finely crafted social narratives that can be used to teach social skills in the areas of reciprocal play, non-verbal communication, playground and school rules, turn taking, and more.

Autism Apps

Autism Apps: FREE

Autism Apps is simply a comprehensive list of apps that are being used with and by people diagnosed with autism, Down syndrome and other special needs. It also includes links to any available information that can be found for each app. The Apps are also separated into over 30 categories, and the descriptions are all searchable, so any type of app is easy to find and download.

Cause & Effect Sensory Light Box: £1.49

Cause and Effect Sensory Light Box was created as an iPad app for a group of teenagers with complex needs including visual impairment, autism and developmental disabilities. The app encourages development and basic awareness of touches and gestures through open-ended exploration and play. Scenes interact differently, but together provide pleasing effects in response to various combinations of taps, presses, sweeping and controlled movements.

Autism Timer: £1.99

Autism Timer is a digital timer that shows the elapsed time clearly and is easy to use. You can set three different time for green/yellow/red zone. When the timer is done, it beeps/vibrate and show the black and white square flag. It uses the full screen of the iPhone/iPod touch without any additional clutter while running.

British Sign Language - Finger Spelling: FREE

The British two-handed fingerspelling alphabet is an important and integral part of British Sign Language (BSL).
We hope that 'British Sign Language - Finger Spelling' encourages and enables people to learn and practice at their own pace.

My Smart Hands Baby Sign Language Dictionary: £2.99

Want a sign language tool that you and your baby can use together? My Smart Hands Baby Sign Language Dictionary teaches you and your little one the 300 ASL signs you need to know for clear communication. You’ll get detailed instruction, great memory tips and more.

An Introduction To British Sign Language: £1.49

With “An Introduction To British Sign Language” you will discover what British Sign Language (BSL) is and who uses it. You will be taught how to fingerspell the alphabet, sign your own name and understand various names signed to you.


LetterReflex - £1.49
Does your child get his b’s and d’s mixed up? How about her p’s and q’s? LetterReflex provides a fun way to help overcome common letter reversals. The first activity, Tilt It, uses kinesthetic learning to teach left from right. The second activity, Flip It, allows them to practice what they learned while honing their letter discrimination skills.
Dyslexia Quest: £1.49

The games are designed to assess working memory, phonological awareness, processing speed, visual memory, auditory memory and sequencing skills. Dyslexia Quest has been developed, researched and tested at the Bristol Dyslexia Centre. The app is designed for a single player and does not support simultaneous multiple users.

What is Dyslexia: FREE

A FREE app to help you understand dyslexia.
Watch a video comic and follow the story of a typical dyslexic.
Take a quiz to see if you show signs of dyslexia.
Find out ways parents can help at home.
Send your teacher tips on how to help at school.


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