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Social Stories | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Social Stories | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Special needs ipad apps | 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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Little Digits | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Little Digits | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Special needs ipad apps | Scoop.it

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!


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iPad apps make difference in lives of children with autism | ksdk.com

iPad apps make difference in lives of children with autism | ksdk.com | Special needs ipad apps | Scoop.it

St. Louis (KSDK) - The late Steve Jobs called the iPad a magical device. For the parents of autistic children, it actually might be.

The iPad can be an important learning tool for kids with special needs, and apps for the iPad are making an amazing difference in the lives of children on the autism spectrum when it comes to communication and social skills.

That's why a first of its kind expo is going on at the Renaissance Hotel.

 

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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 | Special needs ipad apps | Scoop.it

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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The Monsters Family | Apps For Children with Special Needs

The Monsters Family | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Special needs ipad apps | Scoop.it

Here come the Monsters – the zaniest family since The Flintstones. The app has six exciting and educational games made especially for preschoolers. It’s designed to develop and re-enforce some of the most important foundations for preschooler learning (ages 2-5).

 

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Pre-Number Category Sorting Matching Game | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Pre-Number Category Sorting Matching Game | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Special needs ipad apps | Scoop.it

You can help your young learner gain important pre-number math skills with this easy and clear matching game. Matching shapes and colors, and learning the concepts of few-or-many and big-or-little are the basic skills necessary for understanding mathematical relationships.

Developed for your iPad, this game will teach and reinforce category sorting. Pre-Number Category Sorting Match requires 3-5 minutes for a young learner to complete, making this iPad app ideal for students with limited attention spans or those requiring highly visual or tactile learning experiences. Additionally, these activities have been uniquely designed to lock and play only in the portrait mode in order to simplify game play and eliminate an orientation switch if young learners jostle the iPad while playing.

Good Neighbor Press has specialized in the development, illustration, design and production of educational material since 1991. High quality, developmentally-appropriate educational material with clean, charming instructional design is our specialty! For additional information on our activity book series, downloadable worksheet units, or student planners please visit www.hellopress.net.

Look for all our Early Childhood iPad Apps by searching Good Neighbor Press in the App Store.

Good Neighbor Press, Inc. is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 1-3, 4-7
Categories: Early Learning, Matching, Counting

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Starting Sounds | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Starting Sounds | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Special needs ipad apps | Scoop.it

Alliteration, repetition of the initial consonant sound, is a phonological awareness skill important for the development of reading, comprehension and spelling. This interactive teaching tool can be used by parents, teachers, therapists and individuals to further develop the ability to listen, identify and manipulate individual sounds crucial for learning.

Features:
-Teaching tool for speech, language and reading development
-Develops phonological awareness crucial for reading and listening skills
-Pictures of real objects
-Developed by a Speech Language Pathologist
-Option to hear question and answer options
-Random questions – no two sessions are alike
-Manually flip pages for teaching purposes
-Multiple levels with increasing difficulty
-Randomized auditory reinforcement

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My Son Benjamin learning to read using Reading Raven App

This is a short video of my son who was non verbal past 3 and has Epilepsy and is on the Autism Spectrum, using an App called Reading Raven to learn how to r...

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Articulation Station Pro | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Articulation Station Pro | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Special needs ipad apps | 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

ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

✔ Flashcard Activity
Not your typical flashcards! These beautiful, easy to interpret, real life images are attention grabbers! Children and adults will love swiping through them and therapists will love the consistent number of flashcards throughout the entire application.

✔ Matching Game
Super fun matching game that will keep everyone entertained!

✔ Rotating Sentences
Similar to carrier phrases these are repetitive sentences where only the target word changes. For example the rotating sentence for the /p/ sound in the initial position is, “Put the (target word) in the pink purse.” Each rotating sentence has picture prompts and an average of three target words in each sentence. So much fun!

✔ Unique sentences
A new sentence for every target word with an average of three targets per sentence for increased practice. For example the unique sentence for the word “panda” in the in the initial position of the /p/ program is, “The panda played in the pen.”

✔ Level 1 Stories
Short and often silly stories for each sound position with pictures, multiple target words and comprehension questions. These are intended to be be fun and are not always logical, but to include as many target sounds as possible. Laugh together when you read about the “Purple peacock taking a bath.”

✔ Level 2 stories
Longer stories for each sound position with multiple target words and comprehension questions. Great for readers, auditory bombardment, or as conversation starters for our little ones.

We hope you enjoy using Articulation Station Pro and would love to hear your feedback and experience with using it!

 

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Naming TherAppy | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Naming TherAppy | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Special needs ipad apps | 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

* Scoring allows a therapist or partner to indicate when the word is correct or incorrect.

* The app records which cue was used to get the correct answers and produces a score report for email.

2) Describe: 480+ pictures with 4-6 question prompts for semantic feature analysis and expanding expression

* Hear questions prompting for information about the appearance, category, function, shape, size, color, taste, location and more!

3) Naming Test: a set presentation of 30 pictures with scoring and a report

*This is a non-standardized test intended for screening a person’s ability to name common items. It contains common and less common items of the categories contained in this app. A perfect screener!

4) Flashcards: 700+ clear, full-color pictures including verbs and adjectives; touch to hear the spoken word with the ability to add your own pictures and words for practice!

* 10 categories of nouns including animals, foods, objects, concepts, places, people, body parts and more. Select one or more to target!

* Child-friendly mode turns off references to alcohol and violence and disables links to outside sites on the home screen

* Real recorded male voice provides neutral North American English accent in slow, natural speech for easy comprehension

* Results can be e-mailed in report-ready format so clients can keep their therapist informed of their progress and therapists can send results to themselves for charting later, using the copy-and-paste ready format to decrease documentation time

* Tap is the only motion required – no dragging, swiping or pinching needed for new users and those with motor impairment

NO in-app purchase, NO ads, NO collection or sharing of private information. 50% discount for Education Volume Purchase Program

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Questions2Learn | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Questions2Learn | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Special needs ipad apps | 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.

 

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The Lonely Beast ABC | Apps For Children with Special Needs

The Lonely Beast ABC | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Special needs ipad apps | Scoop.it

The Lonely Beast ABC is a flash card alphabet adventure based on Chris Judge’s much loved children’s book, The Lonely Beast.

Chris has created 26 new interactive hand-drawn scenes featuring the Beast and his friends, to help kids learn the alphabet, discover new words and have heaps of fun all at the same time.

From (fully playable) musical instruments and dancing robots, to spinning bow ties and laughing monkeys, this is a very hands-on journey through the alphabet. To demonstrate our commitment to cutting edge technology, the app also includes a fully operational virtual light switch.

Put together in a shed at the end of a garden, the three-man team in charge of The Lonely Beast ABC have created a uniquely designed and illustrated app, sure to trigger lots of giggles in children of all ages.

Features:
- Voiceover by the author of The Lonely Beast
- Packed with lots of stuff to tap and swipe
- Fully playable drums and xylophone
- Original music by Simon Judge
- Visual and audio feedback for letters
- No third-party advertising
- No in-app purchases
- 6 different types of hat

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Emotions from I Can Do Apps | Apps For Children with Special Needs

Emotions from I Can Do Apps | Apps For Children with Special Needs | Special needs ipad apps | Scoop.it

Emotions from I Can Do Apps

Emotions from I Can Do Apps is an educational tool designed in collaboration with a Speech Language Pathologist that allows you to introduce new concepts, practice identifying emotions, taking perspective / theory of mind, in a fun and simple way. This app focuses on helping individuals identify different facial expressions using real faces and test their understanding of emotions.

Emotions from I Can Do Apps is designed to be used by clinicians, families, educators and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, social language disorders and behavioral challenges.

Identifying, understanding, and responding to emotions are important skills for individuals to develop. These skills help us to develop relationships with others, identify their own feelings as well as others and then determine how to interpret emotions and respond appropriately in social situations.

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