App of the Day

Special Needs App of the Day: SLP Minimal Pairs

Mobile technology is not just for kids -- many professionals are finding apps are great ways to stimulate their clients and provide meaningful experiences in therapy sessions.  SLP Minimal Pairs is an app for speech-language pathologists to target phonological and articulation disorders in children from pre-Kindergarten through sixth grade. 

Special Needs App of the Day:  Tapikeo HD

When looking at many apps each day, the ones that stand out quite often are the ones that are the most versatile and will have applications for many scenarios.  Tapikeo HD is an iPad app that allows you to create audio-enabled picture books, storyboards, visual schedules, memory aids, audio flashcards, and more.

Special Needs App of the Day:  Chore Pad

We’ve heard mothers exasperated at their children’s claims of “oh, I can’t do my chores -- my autism hurts.”  With Chore Pad, you can easily keep track of daily chores, so there’s no excuse for not completing routine activities or household duties.

Special Needs App of the Day:  Simplex Spelling

Simplex Spelling is a top educational app for learning reading, spelling, and phonics, and after just the introductory lesson, it’s easy to see why.

Special Needs App of the Day:  Math Plus Minus

Math is not everyone’s favorite subject, but kids need basic math skills for school and everyday life.  Making math fun with apps like Math Plus Minus is a great way to stimulate, encourage, and improve math skills. 

Special Needs App of the Day: Sight Words Pro

Reading fluency is just an app away with Learning Touch Sight Words Pro.  The app features over 300 words most commonly used in the English language, and it focuses on core vocabulary all children will need.

Use Sight Words Pro to develop:

Special Needs App of the Day:  Choco Gets a Check Up

For some kids, going to the doctor involves nail biting, nerves, and even tantrums.  Transitions and new experiences are difficult for many children, and using stories through technology can help prepare children for occasions like trips to the doctor’s office.

Special Needs App of the Day: Nxt App 4 Kids

Nxt App 4 Kids is an engaging and interactive math game that encourages learning of basic math skills.  The app includes 5 stages of varying levels, so it is appropriate for a variety of learners and age levels.

Special Needs App of the Day: Which Does Not Belong?

Enhance your child’s cognitive skills with the Which Does Not Belong? app.  The app is simple in design and asks one question -- “which of these items does not belong with the others?”  Five pictures show up on the screen, and the user drags the picture that does not belong into a trash can in the corner of the screen.  For each correct response, a voice indicates “good thinking!” as a positive reinforcer.

Special Needs App of the Day: Autism DX/Treatment

With the increase of cases of autism and autism awareness comes a wealth of information, and parents are often bombarded with both good information and misinformation.  Licensed psychologist Dr. Gary Brown put together an applet called Autism DX/Treatment to help you sort through the information and give you tools to find the proper treatment for autism.