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Autism Apps Directory

Language and Communication

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My Choice Board

Ages 4-10
$4.99
iPad and iPhone

Avaz, a full-featured AAC app, has been developed for children who are non-verbal or who have difficulty speaking. Avaz has been designed "The primary purpose of MY CHOICE BOARD is to present a visual display of “choices” to those with limited communication skills. This gives individuals with Autism, communication delays or learning differences the opportunity to be independent and express their own specific needs and wants."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/Communication
  • Fine Motor Skills

 

TapSpeak Button Plus

Ages 4-12
$49.99
iPad and iPhone

"TapSpeak Button for iPad modernizes the idea of a mechanical switch that records and plays messages. We have taken the idea and extended it to provide a portable, convenient, and stigma-free tool to use for basic teaching and communication tasks. Speech Language Pathologists, parents, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists can all make use of our line of products. TapSpeak Button is especially useful for teaching cause and effect relationships."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/Communication
  • Fine Motor

 

Learn with Rufus: Emotions

Ages 4-8
$4.99
iPad and iPhone
Android

"Learn with Rufus: Emotions aims to help children learn the facial expressions that correspond to feelings and emotions including happy, sad, angry, afraid, disgusted, and surprise. Children will learn how to identify easier fully-formed emotions and more difficult subtle emotions. The game is highly customizeable to meet the needs of children with varying skills, ability levels, and learning styles."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/Communication
  • Understanding Emotions

 

Language Lab: ing Verbs + Prepositions

Ages 4+
$2.99
iPad and iPhone

"This app is designed for individuals who are beginning to use simple sentences. The person learns the smallest units of meaning, called morphemes, to change meaning, such as adding "-ing" to verbs, as well as using prepositions such as 'in' and 'on' "

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/ Communication
  • Fine Motor Skills

 

LAMP Words for Life

Ages All
$299.99
iPad

"LAMP Words for Life is a full English vocabulary augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) language app. The app is symbol based for those who are not yet literate; however, those symbols are paired with text to support literacy development."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/ Communication
  • Fine Motor Skills

 

SoundingBoard

Ages 2+
Free with Add-ons for purchase
iPad and iPhone

"SoundingBoard transforms your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad into the latest in communication technology. In just minutes, you can create custom boards using AbleNet symbols or your own photos. Prefect for children in special education, persons on the autism spectrum, and adults with disabilities."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/ Communication
  • Fine Motor Skills

 

Alpha Writer

Ages 4-8
$4.99
iPad and iPhone

"The possibilities are endless, as you learn to read, write and spell phonetically, composing words and stories, with original illustrations. Based on the proven methodology of Montessori." 

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/ Communication
  • Comprehension

 

iCommunicate

Ages 4-10
$49.99
iPad and iPhone

"iCommunicate lets you design visual schedules, storyboards, communication boards, routines, flash cards, choice boards, speech cards, and more. It is customizable to your needs."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/ Communication

 

Word SLaPps

Ages 3-6
$4.99  Lite (Free version) available as well
iPad and iPhone

"Word SlapPs can be used to teach receptive vocabulary specific to your child’s world with the images that you choose. Upload and save photos into customizable categories, pair them with your recorded questions and share with others using Dropbox. Easy to use, Word SLapPs Vocabulary is designed by an SLP and modeled after Discrete Trial teaching. Children touch target images and are rewarded with sounds and/or visuals. Target vocabulary words alone or with up to five other images to increase difficulty."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/ Communication
  • Fine Motor Skills

 

Speech with Milo: Prepositions

Ages 3-6
$2.99
iPad and iPhone

"Speech with Milo: Prepositions” is centered on the same adorable and energetic mouse that you were introduced to in “Speech with Milo: Verbs”. Milo demonstrates 23 location words such as “inside,” “above,” and “behind.” The animated Milo will quickly win your child over so you can work on basic location concepts. The app comes with one set of easy instructions for both Speech Therapists and Parents. The instructions provide you with the means to use the app in many different ways so that it can be used for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as children with language delays."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/ Communication
  • Fine Motor Skills

 

Speech with Milo: Sequencing

Ages 3-6
$2.99
iPad and iPhone
Android

"Build basic sequencing skills by ordering three cards showing Milo and Melvin performing a task. For example, cards showing Milo “Washing Hands” and “Going to the Movies” are presented in random order. The child is tasked with putting the cards in order by dragging the images into the appropriate box (numbered 1-3). Once the child has put the cards in order, they are provided with the option to play the animation demonstrating the sequence of events. The app is provided with configurable options to view hints, hear the sentence aloud, ‘success’ sounds, etc. "

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/ Communication
  • Fine Motor Skills

 

Speech with Milo: Verbs

Ages 3-8
$2.99
iPad and iPhone
Android

Speech with Milo: Verbs” is centered on an adorable and energetic mouse named Milo. Milo performs over 100 actions, such as “bounce,” “count,” and “play”. This provides an engaging way to build up an action word vocabulary in the child. Flash cards are typically used for this type of exercise, but the animation that comes with Milo will keep any child focused and attentive. And most important- it is fun!

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/ Communication
  • Fine Motor Skills

 

Speech with Milo: Nouns

Ages 2-5
$2.99
iPad and iPhone

"Speech with Milo: Nouns will facilitate communication and creative sharing of videos between service providers and parents. “Nouns” uses the iPad’s camera feature as a substitute for a mirror, while simultaneously displaying the stimulus word on the iPad. This allows the child to be a part of the stimulus word presentation. The child can practice the word displayed while watching him/herself, and the therapist can record and save a video of the child speaking. This video can be safely shared with a parent, teacher, or other service provider. "

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/ Communication
  • Fine Motor Skills

 

Question Builder

Ages 3-10
$5.99
iPad and iPhone

"Question Builder is designed to help elementary aged children learn to answer abstract questions and create responses based on inference. Extensive use of audio clips promotes improved auditory processing for special needs children with autism spectrum disorders or sensory processing disorders. Audio clip reinforcement can be turned on or off for non-special needs children. "

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/ Communication
  • Comprehension
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Auditory Processing

 

Sentence Builder

Ages 3-10
$3.99
iPad and iPhone

"Sentence Builder is designed to help elementary aged children learn how to build grammatically correct sentences. Explicit attention is paid to the connector words that make up over 80% of the english language. Sentence Builder offers a rich and fun environment for improving the grammar of all children."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/ Communication
  • Fine Motor Skills

 

Language Builder

Ages 3-10
$9.99
iPad

"Language Builder is designed to help children accomplish the following educational goals: 1) Improve sentence ideation ; 2) Improve sentence formation; and 3) 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."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/ Communication
  • Comprehension
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Auditory Processing

 

Conversation Builder

Ages 6-10
$19.99
iPad

"ConversationBuilder™ (Pat. Pend.) is designed to help elementary aged children learn how to have multi-exchange conversations with their peers in a variety of social settings. The auditory pattern of conversation is presented in a visual format to help students recognize and master the flow of conversation. Students will learn when it is appropriate to introduce themselves, ask questions, make observations and change the subject of the conversation.  Being able to converse with peers is the cornerstone of developing relationships, and ConversationBuilder™ promotes development of this skill that so many elementary aged children struggle with in a fun and engaging way."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/ Communication
  • Comprehension
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Auditory Processing

 

Sentence Builder Teen

Ages 11-16
$5.99
iPad

"SentenceBuilderTeen™ is designed to help teenage children learn how to build grammatically correct sentences. The content for SentenceBuilderTeen™ is identical to the IAP's of the award winning SentenceBuilder™, but in a stand alone app for teenagers. SentenceBuilderTeen™ pays explicit attention to the connector words that make up over 80% of the English language. Combined with images that will appeal to older children, SentenceBuilderTeen™ offers a rich and fun environment for improving the grammar of teenaged special needs children."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/ Communication
  • Comprehension
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Auditory Processing

 

Conversation Builder Teen

Ages 10-17
$19.99
iPad

"Students learn when it is appropriate to introduce themselves, ask questions, make observations and change the subject of the conversation. They will also learn how to recognize sarcasm and how to respond when someone is bullying them or someone around them. The student will be asked to initiate conversation, respond to conversations initiated by others or participate in group conversations. Students will be guided through conversations and allowed to record and save their conversations for later playback and study. Conversations are grouped into eight themes. The themes are school, relationship, sports, entertainment, bullying, sarcasm, clothes, and summer. "

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/ Communication
  • Social Skills
  • Following Directions
  • Auditory Processing
  • Fine Motor Skills

 

Avokiddo Emotions

Ages 4-7
$2.99
iPad and iPhone
Android

Avokiddo Emotions is a top-rated app (#1 on Apple's list of favorite iPad apps), that is a fun, silly way to teach younger children about feelings/emotions through play. Your child can interact with the three main characters (a zebra, sheep, and giraffe) by dressing up, feeding, and sharing toys with them. The animals react to each different scenario created with a range of emotiosn and body language,  allowing children to learn about and even predict emotions based on the scenario.

Areas of Enrichment

  • Understanding Emotions
  • Pretend Play
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Auditory Processing

 

Tense Builder

Ages 6-9
$9.99
iPad

"TenseBuilder is designed to help students learn how to identify and use correct tense forms by playing movie quality animated videos to demonstrate past, present and future tense. 48 video lessons (will expand to 58) are in place to help give students a deeper understanding about the purpose of tense. Special attention is paid to the past tense of irregular verbs. Students will learn how to sequence events and how to differentiate between events that will happen, events that are happening now and events that have already happened. Students will also identify correct written verb forms and drag them to complete sentences."

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/ Communication
  • Comprehension
  • Fine Motor Skills

 

Rainbow Sentences

Ages 6-10
$7.99
iPad

"Rainbow Sentences is designed to help students improve their ability to construct grammatically correct sentences by using color coded visual cues. The who, what, where, and why parts of sentences are color coded to help students recognize and understand how combinations of these parts create basic sentence structure. Students will learn how to recognize the parts of sentences such as nouns, verbs, and prepositions, improve their understanding of how combinations of these parts create basic sentence structure. Students have the opportunity to record their sentences in their own voice to improve their receptive and expressive language skills. "

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang/ Communication
  • Vocabulary
  • Fine Motor Skills

 

Autism iHelp-- Play

Ages 4-10
Free
iPad and iPhone
Android

"Autism iHelp is a vocabulary teaching aid developed by parents of a child with autism and a speech language pathologist. Autism iHelp was inspired by the need for specific language intervention tools for children with autism spectrum disorder focusing on their unique strengths and difficulty with expressive vocabulary. "

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang./Communication

 

Autism iHelp- WH?'s

Ages 4-10
Free
iPad and iPhone
Android

"Autism iHelp is a vocabulary teaching aid developed by parents of a child with autism and a speech language pathologist. Autism iHelp was inspired by the need for specific language intervention tools for children with autism spectrum disorder focusing on their unique strengths and difficulty with expressive vocabulary. Autism iHelp- WH?'s consists of questions paired with appropriate real world picture responses. This app includes several photos and questions chosen based on established expressive language milestones.

Areas of Enrichment

  • Lang./Communication

 

AuTeachism

Adult
Free
iPad

The AuTeachism Therapist App is a free app that allows the therapist to harness the fun and entertainment of playing with iPads and tablets and turn traditional applied ABA therapy into an enjoyable activity for children with impairments associated with Autism, Social Communication Disorders or language delays.