Achieve Beyond Pediatric Therapy and Autism Services serves children with special needs nationwide on a daily basis. With the invention of the iPad and rise of tablets in general many apps have been created to aid in developmental therapies of children on the Autistic spectrum. Here are 10 more apps that come highly recommended by Applied Behavior Analysts, BCBAs and special needs parents. If you have an app that has been beneficial to a child with special needs please feel free to post links to these apps below. Feel free to share these apps on your favorite social networks as well.
- Go Go Games
Go Go Games is an app consisting of multiple games specifically designed for kids on the autism spectrum. These games focus on matching objects, which can be a difficult task for many people with Autism.
- Super Why
Super Why is an app that is great for children with Autism at all ages! The app allows the creation of artwork with your fingers through realistic crayons, markers, paint brushes, colored pencils, stickers, roller pens and more! This app is a fun way for children to draw and write words.
- Doodle Buddy
Doodle Buddy is a an app that allows kids to develop creativity and social game playing skills through drawing scribbling, writing coloring and even uploading pictures for stamps and stencils to be added on top. There are also other games included such as virtual mazes and connect the dots.
- Model Me Going Places
Model Me Going Places is an app allows parents to create video scenes to" video model" scenarios for children on the autistic spectrum so the yare not as afraid of it when it actually occurs.
- Visual Schedule Planner
Visual Schedule Planner is an audiovisual calendar app that helps children on the autistic spectrum get through the week's tasks by visually depicting all that needs to be done so they can more easily grasp the tasks. It is also a great reminder for the parents as well.
- Kid in Story
Kid in Story is an app that allows children to create visual stories to aid in social modeling, learning and reading skills. There are predesigned stories in addition to the ability to create your own story. It is an interactive and exciting app to unlock a child's creativity.
Popplet is an app that allows users to capture ideas, sort them visually, and collaborate with others in real time.
Fireworks is an app that lets you use your tapping to create a great fireworks show. Children can simply watch, direct
or tap on the screen to create an amazing show. You can add your own music and pictures to the app as well.
- Art in Motion
Art in Motion is an app that allows users to create scenes that come to life. Instead of still images all the creations
have movement and are interactive. There are many interactive elements that can be added to the shows.
Predictable is an app that voices text. Using a word prediction engine and switch access, Predictable meets the needs of a wide range of people using AAC, including those with MND / ALS, Cerebral Palsy and people with communication difficulties after a stroke or head injury.
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