Category Archives: autism

Review: Autism Core Skills -Academic, Communication, and Social Skills Plus Data

Review: Autism Core Skills -Academic, Communication, and Social Skills Plus Data

Bottom Line: Autism Core Skills is a loaded app full of the things us reviewers love like custom settings, smooth graphics, tons of easy-to-access content and data collection. This is an app for folks that are truly serious about education for kids on the spectrum because it requires hands-on time for the teacher, therapist or… Continue Reading

Andy Helps You Read is not a “fly-by-night” learning tool.

Andy Helps You Read is not a “fly-by-night” learning tool.

Bottom Line: This app can be a handy addition to any special needs classroom at home or in a traditional setting as long as there is adequate guidance and support given to the student. The app isn’t flashy, but the creators have a combined 45 years worth of special needs education experience, which can come… Continue Reading

Me & Myself – Learn to express yourself, for kids and teens with special needs!

Me & Myself – Learn to express yourself, for kids and teens with special needs!

Bottom Line: Me & Myself gives children and teens with special needs and easy to follow and use platform for showing who they are and what they like as individuals in a number of areas including friends and family. There are a few bugs that need to be addressed though to make it achieve its… Continue Reading

Wow! Help kids regulate behavior and relax with Chill Outz. New Top Pick!

Wow! Help kids regulate behavior and relax with Chill Outz. New Top Pick!

Bottom Line: Five animated stories provide relaxation and regulation techniques for children. As they watch the animals get through tense situations, kids learn strategies like focused breathing and body regulation. This app is a must for anyone helping a child with learning to calm down and stay focused. The price is a little high, but… Continue Reading

New Top Pick! Table It! is amazing for education, including special ed!

New Top Pick! Table It! is amazing for education, including special ed!

Bottom Line: Table It! is an amazing app like none I’ve ever seen. Along with 34 editable sample tables, the user can make an unlimited number of tables to organize any information desired. Make a table schedule, organize information from history class, make a data set in math, create a table for personal information or… Continue Reading

Review: ZyroMath City Count is a counting app for all abilities.

    ZyroMath City Count makes learning to count by ones and tens fun for children ages six to eight regardless of their physical or cognitive abilities. Parents and teachers will also love what this app has to offer from custom settings for gameplay to switch accessory compatibility and tracking of progress for multiple users. Continue Reading

Best app for special needs: iDo Getting Dressed a new Top Pick! Save $4!

    Bottom line: A simple presentation of various steps to getting dressed geared towards the special education population. Video demonstration, photo-taking capabilities and activities  that reinforce skills presented in the app. For the next 30 days, the price of this app has been reduced from $8.99 to $4.99! What a steal! Continue Reading

Best Apps for Autism: I Can Have Conversations With You is comprehensive and systematic

    Bottom Line: A one-of-a-kind app for teaching expected conversational responses for children and teens with autism. It provides feedback for both correct and incorrect answers, multiple modules, and a systematic approach to teaching conversational skills. Designed for single user use at home with some parental support. The cost is high for many, but… Continue Reading

Smart App for Android Free App Friday for April 3 — Autism Acceptance Month Special Edition

Thursday was recognized as World Autism Awareness Day and the whole month of April has been designated as Autism Acceptance Month. To honor all those with autism as well as their caregivers, I have dedicated this post to apps which may be useful to this amazing community. From apps to help parents and caregivers stay… Continue Reading