1. See. Touch.Learn. Pro by Brain Parade is one
app that can have many purposes, including creating your own lessons. The most
important asset to this app is built-in flashcards with interactive features
that can be customized by a speech therapist, teacher or parent. Having
all the libraries available and the ability to add your own custom cards makes
it a very powerful learning tool.
2. Pictello by Assistiveware offers
a fun way to create and share talking photo albums and stories and is used by
many teachers, students, families and children. It offers a fun way to
create social stories and is used by many teachers, students, families and children.
3. Dragon Diction by Nuance Communication is a
fabulous speech to text application. To use it, students speak into the
microphone and their speech is converted to text. The accuracy is
impressive, even with difficult words or background noise. Students can
use Dragon Dictation to compose notes, email messages, tell a story, or have an
oral book report recorded.
4. The Social Express, by The Language Express, Inc, uses
engaging scenarios to teach users, with high functioning Aspergers or other
similar conditions, how to think about and manage social situations so that
they are better prepared to develop meaningful social relationships and succeed
5. My First AAC by Injini is is an inexpensive
augmentative/alternative communication application for the iPad that is
designed specifically for the younger set who have delayed speech or
severe speech disorders. Intuitive and child-friendly, this app helps
young children to communicate with others.
6. Conversation Builder Teen by Mobile
Education Store; a teen version of the popular and award winning Conversation Builder app, older students learn
when it is appropriate to introduce themselves, ask questions, make
observations and change the subject of the conversation. They will also be
exposed to sarcasm and how to respond when someone is bullying them or someone
7. Phonics Genius by Alligator Apps is
loaded with content. One of the best ways to rapidly learn how to speak,
read, and recognize words is through phonic awareness. This app is specifically
designed to help students recognize and distinguish words by sounds, it is
one of the most comprehensive phonics apps available.
8. SoundLiteracy by 3D Literacy, LLC is
the first iPad app that brings your letter tiles in to the 21st Century. It is
being used in 15 countries across the globe and growing quickly! The app
is incredibly useful, employing the Orton-Gillingham method to help students
recognize the spellings of English phonemes.
9. Letter School, by Boreaal teaches letter formation in a rich
aesthetically pleasing environment, it offers many ways for your child to
practice letters, including upper and lower case letters, as well as numbers.
Letter School forces the child to have the correct length and formation of the
letters and works on the extinction of lazy letters, while making writing fun.
The children are able to make the letters while being entertained, but not
10. Social Quest by Smarty Ears will
have speech therapists, teachers, and parents engaging students in clever
castle adventures while working on speech and language as well as social
skills. This app is designed for older elementary, middle school, and
high school-aged populations. Actual photographs make the experience more
real and reinforce concepts. Students will love their picture being in the
House of Heroes.
11. P.O.V. – Spatial Reasoning Skills Development by Binary Labs helps
develop spatial reasoning skills in kids and adults, spatial reasoning skills
are the foundation of many important developmental and cognitive
skills. P.O.V. is a set of 3 activities designed to teach spatial
reasoning skills through fun, challenging, interactive activities. Players
must think their way through the activities, which get increasingly difficult
as each level is mastered. This app is designed for all learners age 8-18.
Advanced 6-7 year olds may also benefit from using the app, as well as adults
who are “directionally challenged.”
12. Speech With Milo by Doonan Speech Therapy is
a series of nine speech apps to build language skills. They make their
apps as interactive as possible, and they are designed for the child to be
actively working with a parent or therapist. They also incorporate animation as
much as possible so Milo demonstrates the word or skill that the child is
working on, but does not detract from the focus of the skill.
13. i Get It! by I Get It, LLC are
also a series of specialized apps, they offer two series of educational
apps, the Identification Series and i-Seequence Series.
These apps are designed to facilitate cognitive growth through building
language skills. The i Get It! apps are appropriate for typically
developing children as well as children with special needs such as language
impairments, autism, ADHD, and auditory processing disorders.