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Reading Raven | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Reading Raven | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

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!

 

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Autism and Bullying in Time Yields Harsh Comments - Age of Autism

Autism and Bullying in Time Yields Harsh Comments - Age of Autism | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it
Autism and Bullying in Time Yields Harsh CommentsAge of AutismTime Magazine ran an article on why autistic students are targets for bullies.
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Baby Learns Colors | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Baby Learns Colors | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

* 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.

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Naming TherAppy | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Naming TherAppy | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

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.

☆Try it for FREE as part of Language TherAppy Lite☆

Goal Areas:
Word-Finding, Verbal Expression, Confrontation Naming, Responsive Naming, Cued Lexical Retrieval, Semantic Memory, Repetition, Circumlocution, Describing, Semantic Feature Analysis, Expanding Expression

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

 

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5 Reasons your child should be friends with someone with special needs | Apps For Children with Special Needs

5 Reasons your child should be friends with someone with special needs | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

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.

And it begins with your kids.

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Where Do the Balloons Go? | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Where Do the Balloons Go? | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

Your child’s imagination will soar with this magical storytelling app! Rich interactive experiences they’ll return to time and time again!

Jamie Lee Curtis’ beloved book has been re-imagined and transformed into a breathtaking interactive experience that lets you follow a balloon on its imaginary journey after it’s accidentally released from a little boy’s grasp.

This app has been specifically designed to provide hour after hour of entertainment and creative play. Highlights include the chance to:

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Series2 | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Series2 | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

Series – where learning and fun are combined. This new, highly educational game teaches your child about the world of relations. In this game your child learns to arrange objects in a series based on various principles such as shape, color, size and quantity. The game develops primary math concepts such as size and quantity, visual perception skills, such as visual differentiation, fine motor skills and with parental assistance can develop language skills.

Series 1 is designed for children aged 3.5+

Series 2 is designed for children aged 4+

Series 3 is designed for children aged 4.5+

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P.O.V Spatial Reasoning Skills Development | Apps For Children with Special Needs

P.O.V Spatial Reasoning Skills Development | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

From the makers of the top-selling app Dexteria, P.O.V. helps develop spatial reasoning skills in kids and adults.

Spatial reasoning skills are the foundation of many important life and cognitive skills, including:

• Knowing left from right

• Understanding abstract math concepts such as shape and space

• Succeeding on standardized tests in elementary and high school

• Geometry skills

• Map reading and navigation skills

• Visual reasoning

• Verbal and non-verbal reasoning

• Geography skills

• Having a strong sense of space and time

P.O.V. is a set of 3 activities designed to teach spatial reasoning skills through fun, challenging, interactive activities.

1)Intro & Explore- Learn about the game mechanics and 4 different points of view.

2)Vantage Point – See a top view and side view of objects and choose the matching side view.

3)Make a Scene – Move the top view objects to match the side view.

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SpeechTree | Apps For Children with Special Needs

SpeechTree | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

SpeechTree is the only AAC app that combines an Interactive Learning Program & Complete AAC Communication System. Perfect for beginning and emerging AAC communicators who require lots of practice, encouragement and support.

Created by a certified Speech Language Pathologist and AAC specialist, SpeechTree incorporates ABA and evidence-based principles that benefit individuals with autism and others who experience complex communication needs.

Parents, teachers, and therapists can easily introduce, actively participate, and monitor progress using SpeechTree’s comprehensive data.

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Cursive Touch & Write | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Cursive Touch & Write | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

Kids love learning to write cursive – especially when they can use shaving cream, paint, and jello! “Cursive Touch and Write” was developed by real classroom teachers, and recreates the fun and effective teaching strategy used in classrooms every day: learning writing with shaving cream, jello, finger paint, and more! Note: This is an introduction to cursive letter writing – children will practice INDIVIDUAL cursive letters to achieve mastery – then the app connects the letters for them, as can be seen in the screen shots. “Cursive Touch and Write” also allows you to create your own lists of names and words so that you can individualize the learning experience!

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Special Education Apps | Best iPad Apps for Kids | Educational iPad Apps - A4CWSN.com

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Tapikeo HD | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Tapikeo HD | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

Tapikeo HD- Create with your Kids their Picture Book, Storyboard, Soundboard and
Audio Flashcards by Jean-Eudes Lepelletier
Tapikeo HD is an open-ended app that allows you to create customized grids using
images, sound and text for social stories, visual schedules, flashcards and much more.
It can also be used as an inexpensive AAC app. Tapikeo HD just received a major
update and offers a multitude of creative and engaging learning opportunities.

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Magical Concepts | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Magical Concepts | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

Magical Concepts, by Virtual Speech Center Inc., is a language therapy app that can be used to work on understanding of basic concepts. It is one of four speech and language therapy apps offered by Virtual Speech Center Inc. ( Magical Concepts, Auditory Workout, Quick Artic, and Outdoor Fun). Magical Concepts tracks progress for 60 basic concepts for home use/individual therapy or for a group of students.

This app I think will quickly become my favorite app for concepts-there are quite a few attributes of Magical Concepts that make this app stand out. First, it has a very large database of concepts- 60 different basic concepts- including spatial concepts such as under, next to, below, top, opposites such as dirty/clean, and many more (See below for full list).

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Questions2Learn | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Questions2Learn | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

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.

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Social Stories | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Social Stories | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

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.

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Articulation Station Pro | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Articulation Station Pro | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

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

 

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Shelby’s Quest: Therapeutic Tools for Fine Motor and Visual Perceptual Development | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Shelby’s Quest: Therapeutic Tools for Fine Motor and Visual Perceptual Development | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it
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

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Goodnight ABC | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Goodnight ABC | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

Goodnight ABC is a fully interactive App that makes learning ABC and Phonics feel like playing an exciting game. Filled with colorful original art, sound effects, animals, whimsical objects, and tons of interactive features and animation on every page, the app teaches letters and letter sounds, while also providing your child with hundreds of new vocabulary words, knowledge of numbers, colors, the basics of nature, animal world, technology, and a lot more.

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Series1 | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Series1 | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

Series – where learning and fun are combined. This new, highly educational game teaches your child about the world of relations. In this game your child learns to arrange objects in a series based on various principles such as shape, color, size and quantity. The game develops primary math concepts such as size and quantity, visual perception skills, such as visual differentiation, fine motor skills and with parental assistance can develop language skills.

Series 1 is designed for children aged 3.5+

Series 2 is designed for children aged 4+

Series 3 is designed for children aged 4.5+

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Series3 | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Series3 | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

Series – where learning and fun are combined. This new, highly educational game teaches your child about the world of relations. In this game your child learns to arrange objects in a series based on various principles such as shape, color, size and quantity. The game develops primary math concepts such as size and quantity, visual perception skills, such as visual differentiation, fine motor skills and with parental assistance can develop language skills.

Series 1 is designed for children aged 3.5+

Series 2 is designed for children aged 4+

Series 3 is designed for children aged 4.5+

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Cause and Effect Sensory Light Box | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Cause and Effect Sensory Light Box | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

Cause and Effect Sensory Light Box was created for a group of teenagers with autism and developmental disabilities.

The app has since proven equally popular with parents and teachers of much younger children without special needs.

The app encourages development and basic awareness of iPad touches and gestures through open-ended exploration and play.

21 different scenes with high quality audio and abstract visuals are included.

Scenes interact differently, but together provide pleasing effects in response to various combinations of taps, short and long presses, swipes, multi-finger and multi-handed use.

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Simple Learning 123 | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Simple Learning 123 | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

TEACHER MADE ~ your child will learn to count in three languages using Simple Learning 123! Why? Because we use all three learning styles of sight, sound, and touch to teach!!!!!

**As a former teacher turned stay-at-home mom and an engineer dad, we are the parents of preschool children.

***We wanted to design educational apps for iPhones and iPads to help children learn counting and language skills.

***Four Corner Learning’s goal is to help children learn through their own discoveries and at their own pace. We want learning to be a positive experience that leaves your preschooler eager for more. Our Simple Learning line of apps offer learning strategies that work!

***Simple Learning 123 is the first in our line of educational apps. This counting app teaches how to count from one to twelve in English, French, and Spanish by using a multi-sensory approach.

** Simple Learning 123 has been proven to be effective in a classroom that focuses on children with special needs.

***At Four Corner Learning, we live for the “light bulb” moments when a child truly grasps what is being taught. We are all about education at Four Corner Learning!

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Chalk Walk | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Chalk Walk | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

Introduce your kids to the first app to help children to develop the pincer grip needed at school. Many children are coming into school unable to properly hold a pencil. As time spent drawing on paper or coloring with crayons is swapped for screen time, key fine motor skills remain underdeveloped. But screen time can also solve the problem and prepare kids for the pencil-and-paper tasks they encounter in school. Mrs. Judd’s Games’ new app, CHALK WALK, is designed to fill in the blank: young hands get needed exercise as they use a thumb & finger pincer grip to play this fun, innovative, teacher-designed game.

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Ready to Print | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Ready to Print | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Apps for Children with Special Needs | Scoop.it

Ready to Print was created by an Occupational Therapist with over twenty years of experience working with children. It is a tool for parents, therapists and educators to help teach pre-writing skills to children in order to build a strong foundation for beginning printers.

Ready to Print progresses through the pre-writing skills in a specific order, so that children can master the visual-motor, visual-perceptual, and fine motor skills necessary for correct printing patterns. It is designed to teach children the correct patterns for printing, and to avoid bad habits that are difficult to change as the child gets older.

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island651's curator insight, May 18, 2013 3:38 PM

Great app, ideal for any pupil who needs additional help with handwriting, eye hand motor skills etc.