What’s “APP”ening? Helpful Communication Apps for Children with Special Needs
Communication Apps for Children with Special Needs
BOB’S Books #2
BOB’S Books #2 Parents and educators have raved about Bob Books #1 – Reading Magic. Now set #2 is here with twelve new scenes and over 50 words! Millions of kids have learned to read with Bob Books. Now Bob Books is on the iPad with Bob Books Reading Magic!.
Price at time of review: $2.99
iCommunicate is an app for the iTouch, iPhone, and iPad. Allows you to create dynamic visual schedules and choice boards with custom audio recorded by you, or text-to-speech. Use your pictures, Google image search, or a 10,000 SymbolStix. Included are Two types of boards; a 10×4 grid or task completions board with checkmarks and “do not” symbols to help transitions.
Injini’s game developers worked for two years with parents, early childhood educators, and occupational, speech, and cognitive experts to create a play-based learning experience helping young children reach developmental milestones. Games were designed for children with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, developmental delays, and typically developing preschoolers.
Speech Journal is a customizable voice recorder that pairs recorded messages with your own imported images and sequences. Parents, & Speech pathologists can create personalized pictures, multi-step picture schedules, articulation, expressive language exercises and more. Each exercise contains a high level of engagement for the child.
Gary James and a4cwsn are committed to helping the families and carers of children with special needs and the wider community of educators and therapists who support them, by producing videos that demonstrate how products designed to educate children and build their life skills really work from a user perspective.
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This post originally appeared on our September/October 2011 Magazine