Pines to Vines is a state of the art, upper elementary textbook based on the forest biome. Developed in collaboration with Oregon State University’s Department of Forestry and a team of educators, this standards based, core curriculum aligned digital textbook includes both interactive
enhancements and universal design accessibility features. Designed with the goal of improving reading comprehension, fostering a love of learning, and building reading confidence, Pines to Vines gives educators a powerful new teaching tool to help all students, from children with special needs to those who are academically gifted.
Pines to Vines covers a variety of topics, including forest layers, range and climate of forest biomes, plant and animal wildlife, adaptations, benefits of forests, and forest threats. Students will learn about all major forest types including tropical moist forests, tropical/subtropical dry forests, tropical/subtropical coniferous forests, temperate coniferous forests, temperate broadleaf forests, Mediterranean forests, riverine forests, mangroves and boreal forests.
Pines to Vines is part of our Crack the Books series of interactive textbooks. Crack the Books textbooks are the first iTextbooks that can be adjusted for reading level without sacrificing curriculum content. Targeting 3rd to 5th grade science and social studies core curriculum concepts, our digital textbooks allow for reading level adjustment from 1st grade to 8th grade, making it possible for all students in a classroom to access the same curriculum content regardless of their reading ability.
Designed to foster comprehension and student engagement, Crack the Books textbooks feature hundreds of supportive audio and visual elements including beautiful high definition photographs, integrated video footage, fun facts, custom animations, custom images, and interactive charts, tables and globes. There are comprehension supports built into the text, with pop up definitions for associated new vocabulary. Students may further interact with the content by creating bookmarks, highlights and study notes.
Crack The Books helps teachers manage their classrooms by including interactive tests and glossaries for each chapter and each reading level. Students will answer questions in a variety of formats including Drag and Drop, True/False, Multiple Choice, Vocabulary Matching, and Essay. All non-essay test questions are automatically graded, allowing educators to efficiently monitor students’ mastery of concepts and reading comprehension skills.
Teachers can further manage multiple iPads by assigning personal Dropbox folders to store student bookmarks, highlights, study notes and test results. Teachers may also create custom tests and integrate them seamlessly with their classroom iPads.
For students with special needs, there are additional settings for common classroom and assessment accommodations including text to speech, answer dictation, image reinforcement and text zooming.
The combination of multiple reading levels and multiple testing levels gives teachers and schools unprecedented flexibility to use a single textbook across multiple grades as well as in classrooms with a broad spectrum of readers.
Features: Lexile certified reading levels from 1st to 8th grade Core curriculum aligned Visual supports for comprehension Over 100 high-resolution images Videos and custom animations Interactive globes and maps Built in vocabulary definitions Interactive glossary with record feature 30 individual chapter quizzes, 6 final tests Custom tests Built in test grading Text to speech Integrated voice over features Text zoom Bookmarks for multiple students Dropbox integration
Crack The Books offers educators the first truly universally designed textbook for all elementary students, whether they are struggling readers, typically developing or academically gifted.
In this video you will learn how to use the following settings.
Airplane Mode Creating App Folders Deleting an App Close Apps running in the background (save battery) Taking a Screenshot Adjusting the Brightness Changing the Wallpaper Setting up Restrictions Using Zoom Large Text Inverting Colors Using “Speak Selection” Multitasking Gestures Guided Access Do not Disturb App Settings.
Welcome to Yummiloo, a food-filled paradise! The Yum Yums are headed to their annual carnival, but the Rainbow Machine which powers the carnival is empty. Help Rooty and the other Yum Yums harvest as many different colored fruits and vegetables as possible to power up the Rainbow Machine and begin the carnival.
In this educational app “playing with your food” will take on a whole new meaning as kids learn the basics of food identification and nutritional curriculum through a fun and engaging game. After being introduced to the Yum Yums, users are instructed to gather fruits and vegetables by dragging them into the corresponding colored bucket to help fuel the Rainbow Machine. Little ones are also provided with a compost bin for spoiled foods, making room for more fresh foods to grow once the rotten ones are removed. Once all five colored carts are filled with food the Rainbow Machine is able to run on full power, unleashing the carnival rides and a Yum Yum party. The celebratory end of the game reinforces the importance of ‘eating a rainbow,’ educating kids about how eating a mix of bright, vibrant colored foods help their bodies grow.
Abilipad is a customizable keyboard and adaptive notepad, with word prediction and text-to-speech.
Keyboard Editor enables one to quickly and easily create customized keyboard layouts: •Assign each key any letter, word, sentence or picture •Merge cells together to form larger keys •Create audio recordings •Select from various fonts and letters sizes •Use different colors for the grid, keys and letters
The adaptive notepad provides scaffolding and support: •Distraction-free writing space •Word Prediction •Text-to-Speech •Set the text style (font, size and color) and background color •Include images from the image library or use your own pictures •Add, duplicate and reorder pages •Linked keyboards enable one to effortlessly shift between keyboards
This app has been written in conjunction with pediatric occupational therapists who work in schools and clinics with children who often struggle with reading. One of their main difficulties is seen during reading or when they have to answer questions based on a passage they have read. It has been found that because they struggle with tracking they are unable to answer the questions or complete the task without fatigue to their eyes.
Tracking skills, or the ability to control the fine eye movements required to follow a line of print, are really important in reading. Children with tracking problems will often lose their place, skip or transpose words, and have difficulty understanding because of struggling to move their eyes accurately. Many are forced to use their fingers to follow the line because their eyes can’t.
“Multiplication Table is a groundbreaking new way to visualize and interact with the multiplication table. It is quite clearly created by a lover of math who appreciates the patterns and order to be found within the discipline. The multiple exploratory ways to interact with the multiplication table will help you teach your child to think about multiplication as a visual, orderly, and most importantly – understandable concept.”
Avaz for Autism is a full-featured, research-based Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app for autism. Avaz uses picture symbols and high-quality voice synthesis to help users create messages and develop language skills. Avaz also incorporates a powerful keyboard to help users transitioning to text. Recommended by speech and language therapists working with children with autism worldwide.
Reading Raven is an extremely fun and engaging learn-to-read educational game that provides step-by-step reading lessons designed to help young children build a solid foundation for reading.
FEATURES: ✔ Self-paced lessons take kids all the way from pre-reading to reading sentences! ✔ Eleven types of super fun games/activities that teach critical sub-skills! ✔ Fully customizable by age or reading level! ✔ Speed and tolerance dynamically adapt to motor control ability! ✔ Sticker rewards that reinforce what was learned! ✔ No pressure tactics! ✔ Extremely effective voice instructions and feedback! ✔ Free form letter and word writing! ✔ Children can pause and save their progress anytime! ✔ Beautiful hand-illustrated artwork! ✔ No third party advertising! ✔ No external links to social network sites!
With the Reading Raven companion guiding them along, children will go on delightful fun-filled adventures where they will encounter fly eating frogs, caterpillars that turn into butterflies, circus acrobats, ball balancing seals, underwater sea creatures, snow monsters, flying penguins, space robots, rhyming rockets, and much more!
* Learn and Play on three animated screens: Fishes, Ink Blots and Spaceships * Record your own unique and personal voiceovers * Download and share voiceovers in more than 20 languages * Prize World with lots of cute prizes (Bebekas) * Avatar selection * Coloring pages * High quality animation and sounds * Game Center integration * 12 months and up!
LITE version available
This colorful and highly interactive game will help teach your little ones the names of 12 basic colors. It will also be fun for older kids and even adults to learn colors in other languages. Unique customization features will allow you to create a very personal learning experience for your children.
Dear parents! You can create your own unique and personal version of Baby Learns using the Recorder. Learning is much more effective when your child hears the familiar voice of mom or dad! You can also share your recordings with our community and download community created voiceovers directly from Baby Learns app.
Instructions to Voiceover features:
Baby Learns Colors has two built-in languages (English and Russian) and more than 20 languages in downloadable Voiceovers shared by our users.
To select a voiceover in another language: go to settings screen (in the top left corner on the main screen). Scroll to your right and tap the last icon (Download). It will bring you to the Voiceovers screen where you can choose the language and download a new voiceover (Internet connection required).
To record your own voiceover: go to the settings. The first icon with a microphone (New) takes you to New Voiceover screen where you can record you own voiceover (you can watch the video with detailed instructions here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsE9XFru2Vg&feature=related). We invite you to help us create the most translated app in the world by sharing your custom voiceovers with us so that we can make them available for public downloading.
Baby Learns Colors was added to Autism Apps List and recommended for children with special needs by Touch Autism Team.
Naming TherAppy is the best-selling word-finding app to help people with aphasia and children with special needs practice important naming and description skills, and now you can add your own images!
Stroke and brain-injured patients can now practice word-finding on their own or with a therapist with this easy-to-use app designed by a SLP. Full-color photos with real recorded voice for over 700 words are included in the app. Self-scoring in test and practice modes allow for easy documentation with a report-ready score report sent via email.
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Useful for Helping: Expressive Aphasia, Non-fluent Aphasia, Anomia, Broca’s Aphasia, Dementia, Cognitive-Communication Impairment, Brain Injury, Expressive Language Delay, Autism, Language Learning Disability, English as a Second Language, Special Needs Students
Features: 1) Naming Practice: 400+ pictured nouns with a cueing hierarchy and optional scoring
Evidence-Based Cueing Hierarchy: - Description: a short definition for a semantic cue - First Letter: the initial grapheme appears with number of letters indicated - Whole Word: the complete written word appears on the screen - Phrase Completion: a common phrase is heard that ends in the target word - First Sound: the initial phonemes are heard for a phonemic cue - Repetition: hear the word
Recently, a friend’s son informed me that at his school kids refer to the special needs students as “handicappers” and “aliens.” As a parent of a child with special needs, this both infuriated and saddened me. Though my son Andrew doesn’t attend that particular school, I can guarantee you that the sentiments towards the kids in the special education program on his campus are similar.
Parents and self-advocates within the special needs community spend a great deal of time and energy trying to bring about awareness and acceptance among the rest of the world. Though we’ve come a long way, the conversation with my friend’s son the other day shows me just how far we still have to go.
“Touch and Write Phonics” is a fun way for children to practice vowels, blends, digraphs and trigraphs – as they write with shaving cream, ketchup and more!
“Touch and Write Phonics” allows parents and teachers to create individualized practice lists, and it allows parents and teachers to track children’s progress!
▫▫ How to Play ▫▫ Children choose a phonics area to practice by tapping the “Vowels,” “Blends” or “Digraphs” button. Children will have the opportunity to watch animations that teach about short vowels, long vowels, blends and digraphs or to practice writing words with short vowels, long vowels (with special attention to “silent e”), starting and ending blends, digraphs and trigraphs.
The visual activity scheduler for visual learners.
Many special needs classrooms, living environments and therapy centers use some form of pictograms to help children visualize the tasks, activities and chores that make up their daily lives. Additionally, many special needs children have difficulty with transitions – managing the jump from one activity to the next. PictoPie is meant to assist them in a visual way, making use of simple drag and drop functionality so they can see what is in store for them during the course of their day, a visual timer to allow them to see how much longer they have for a particular activity and a two-minute warning to prepare them for the new transition. Included is a visual timer showing the children how many minutes remain in their current activity.
Give them the building blocks of reading with the interactive app that teaches your little reader more than 200 different words.
New from the makers of AlphaTots, Gappy’s First Words is the perfect adventure for pint-sized learners just beginning to read. From dusty deserts to distant planets, Gappy has wandered far from home, and it’s their job to help him make it back, spelling words to span the gaps along the way.
There are four different worlds for young players to explore, and with each one they conquer, they’ll earn the parts they need to redesign Gappy’s house. From a cozy cabin, to a mushroom house, to a castle with a gingerbread roof, there are over 700 creative combinations they can make in the game designed to give your little reader a big head start on the books they’ll love for life.
Writing is one of the basic activities which children learn after entering school. In their exercise books and under the teacher’s supervision, they train lines, arcs, loops and many other graphomotor elements.
Although the iPad cannot teach your child the correct pencil grip or body posture, it can be a very good tool for training the shapes used in learning to write. By “finger writing”, the brain activates the same centers the child uses when writing with a pencil.
The So Much 2 Say app is a versatile Augmentative Communication App. The app offers a variety of levels of communication to accommodate beginning AAC users. The app is also very reasonably priced at $24.99 (at date of review). This allows caregivers and professionals the opportunity to use this app to teach a communication system to children and adults with limited verbal abilities without making a huge investment in an AAC device. The ability to create and edit pages simply within the app is a great selling feature! It allows those with limited knowledge of AAC to quickly and easily create pages for communication.
With more than 18,000 exercises, iTooch Elementary is a new and fun way of practicing and learning Math, Language Arts and Science for 3rd, 4th or 5th Graders.
With more than 18,000 exercises, iTooch Elementary is a new and fun way of practicing and learning Math, Language Arts and Science for 3rd, 4th or 5th Graders. It is, by far, the largest collection of educational activities based on the US National Common Core Standards on the App Store.
Little Digits is a fun educational app that teaches children about numbers by putting a new spin on finger counting.
Using the iPad multi-touch screen, Little Digits displays number characters by detecting how many fingers you put down. Children can learn to associate the number on the screen with the number of fingers they place down, whilst enjoying the unique characters and animations of the Little Digits world.
There are also games that introduce small addition and subtraction calculations, where you can work out the answer using the same multi-touch finger detection.
This is an app that will grow with your child’s numerical understanding. Not only can they discover numbers through initial independent play, you can also play collaboratively with your child, each putting fingers down to count and work out calculations together. Then when your child is ready, they can work out the answers for themselves, using their own little digits!
Questions2Learn helps students understand and learn how to answer functional who, what, where, and when questions. The Speech Pups, Moca and Dakota, will reinforce your students while they answer questions! Choose a category that you want to answer questions from: school, home, food & drinks, health, community, and leisure/recreational.
Questions2Learn was created by Leanne Pool, a certified speech language pathologist. Many of Leanne’s students have difficulty using their verbal abilities and/or have significant cognitive weaknesses. These students benefited from using Questions2Learn during therapy sessions.
The most inexpensive of the storymaking apps, Social Stories is an ABA app designed to help special needs children and young adults understand social situations and give them tools to respond correctly to their environment, in their environment. Social Stories is designed to be easy to use and easy to understand.
• Social Stories is an app for teaching children or young adults with learning challenges or special needs. Social Stories is great for typically developing children, and children with developmental disabilities. These include - speech & language impediments, - ADD & ADHD - auditory processing disorders - PDD-NOS - down syndrome - physical impairments - autism
• A photo is paired with a line of text to show the child, to help visualize what they need to do or understand on each page. To create one of these stories, tap the add button in the upper right hand corner and create a new story. Stories can be an unlimited amount of pages. Import your own personal photos into the app, instead of pre-canned photos. Add titles to every page in addition to text along the bottom, and a separate title for the whole story.
• Sharing: Photo integration allows for nonverbal sharing, and for sharing across languages. You can share your stories with your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or on your monitor. You can also share stories on your TV with an Apple TV Box.
Features: ✔ Customizable text, and pictures ✔ Unlimited pages. ✔ Clearly labeled page arrows ✔ Easy-to-Use edit screen ✔ User-friendly design ✔ Import your own, personal photos ✔ Titles for each page, and the whole story ✔ Sample stories included.
Teaches: Social Stories can teach a lot of necessary skills to children of all ages and development levels. These include: • Conversational skills • Visual support helps memory recall • Receptive & expressive labeling • Praising & positive reinforcement • Proper behavior in a social situation • Visual support helps answer questions • Event recollection • Narrative skills …and lots more! This app is fully customizable by the user, so the possibilities are endless.
Articulation Station Pro is the FULL version of Articulation Station with the same features and functionality created for parents, SLPs and teachers as part of the Volume Purchase Program.
Teach children and adults how to pronounce all the sounds in the English language with 6 fantastic and engaging articulation activities!
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.
Articulation Station Pro is the first and only articulation application offering practice at the WORD, SENTENCE and STORY levels! These activities are so fun your kids will love practicing their sounds and forget they are actually “working” on their articulation.
Each of the 22 sound programs target sounds in the initial, medial and final positions of words, sentences and stories. The majority of sounds (p,b,m,d,n,t,k,g,f,v,ch,j,z,sh,th) have 60 target words each. Some sound programs (l,r,s) are targeted in blends as well and have even more target words! All together Articulation Station Pro has over 1,000 target words!
ARTICULATION STATION PRO HAS: ✔ Quick tips for teaching each sound ✔ Over 1,000 target words ✔ Consistent number of target words throughout ✔ Beautiful high quality images ✔ Flashcard activity ✔ Matching activity ✔ 93 Rotating Sentences ✔ Over 1300 Unique Sentences ✔ 93 Level 1 stories with picture prompts ✔ 58 Level 2 stories ✔ In depth Scoring and data tracking for each child/student ✔ Multiple users for group sessions (Up to 6 students at one time!) ✔ The ability to shuffle multiple sounds ✔ Voice recording and playback feature for monitoring responses
Shelby’s Quest: Therapeutic Tools for Fine Motor and Visual Perceptual Development
Shelby’s Quest is the “choose your own adventure” game of fine motor and visual perceptual skills.
Shelby’s Quest, designed by an occupational therapist, aims to instill inspiration and enjoyment in education among children. This app is a therapy tool specially made for occupational therapists, teachers and parents, gives the child a fun way to practice fine motor and visual perceptual skills while allowing the ability to store and track their progress. Shelby’s Quest guides the child along a journey assisting Shelby the Dog as she helps her forest animal friends overcome their challenges. Set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, students will guide Skip the Salmon upstream to help him find his family, assist Samantha the Squirrel as she collects acorns and help Maurice the Moose find his way home.
KEY FEATURES • designed by an occupational therapist • used as a therapy tool for children with special needs such as developmental delay, fine motor delay, visual perceptual deficits, autism/Aspergers Syndrome and Down Syndrome • specialized tracking of child or student performance and progress for easy and quick documentation • ability to track multiple student profiles • reports can be emailed from within the app • 3-tools-in-one that focus on fine motor and visual perceptual skills which work on pinching, finger isolation, tracking and sorting • fun and beautiful illustrations that engage children in exercise￼ • easy to use, detailed tutorial