Apps and ASDs
As April approaches, many people I know have been talking more about apps. This is because sometimes those expensive apps that can be so helpful go on sale for Autism Awareness month, and are even sometimes available for free. Check out the resources below for information on finding appropriate apps.
- Autism Plugged In. Reviews and lists special needs apps. The emphasis seems to be on ipad apps, but there is an android section as well: http://www.autismpluggedin.com/
- Apps For Children With Special Needs. This site lists and reviews a variety of apps. The apps are available to purchase by clicking on a link that will take you to iTunes. This site could be better organized with categories, such as apps for social situations or apps for handwriting, but use of Pinterest and Facebook help make up for that: http://a4cwsn.com/
- A list from Teaching Thought of their top apps for special needs of 2012: http://www.teachthought.com/apps-2/1-of-the-best-special-needs-apps-of-2012/
- One Place For Special Needs App Guide. This is comprehensive, and seems to be updated somewhat regularly: http://www.oneplaceforspecialneeds.com/main/library_special_needs_apps.html
- Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking website has a pdf online that came from a presentation. This discusses various apps that work with the social thinking and what to look for: http://www.socialthinking.com/images/stories/2012%20Prov%20Conf%20Hands/Friday/1S.Sweeney_socialapptivities_vST.pdf