This post is part three of the Special Needs iPad & App Series.
In only one year the Apple iPad has revolutionized the tech industry. 15 Million iPads have been sold and estimates are that within the next 3 years over 115 million tablets will be shipped. Dozens if not hundreds of applications have been created that enhance the quality of life for individuals with all types of disabilities.
To try and make sense of all of this we have put together a nine part series on the iPad and useful applications. In part two we discussed 7 Assistive communication apps for the iPad & iPhone.
This week we bring you:
Seven Scheduling & Behavioral Apps for Children with Special Needs
First Then Visual Schedule
Company: Good Karma Applications
First-Then visual schedule is designed to provide positive behavioral support for those with communication needs. This application provides an affordable and convenient audio-visual prompting tool for use on the iPhone or iPad. The portability and ease of use of the of the iPhone and iPad make it perfect for use at school, home or in the community. Visual schedules also help individuals transition to other activities quicker and more efficiently.
Company: Handhold Adoptive
Description: iPrompts is a picture-based prompting app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad It is used by parents, special educators and therapists with developmentally challenged and language-impaired individuals, like people with Autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and apraxia of speech. The app includes picture schedules where you can create a schedule out of pictures, a visual count-down timer so an individual knows how much time is left for a specific activity and choice prompts where a caregiver can provide images and an individual can choose the item they want.
Description: Behavior analysts often use tangible rewards when working with children. For example, when a child earns a certain number of stars for behavior you want repeated, they are rewarded. You can choose the behavior you are trying to reinforce, choose your reward, and then choose the number of times the behavior needs to be completed before the reward is earned.
Behavior Tracker Pro
Company: Marz Consulting
Description: Behavior Tracker Pro is an iPhone, iTouch and iPad application that allows Behavior analysts, therapists, aides, teachers or parents to track behaviors and graph them. With the app you can record video of behaviors or interventions to later review with parents, teachers or therapists. (must have iPhone with video camera). Upload your data to our secure Team Portal for advanced online charting, team collaboration, video messaging, document management and more!
Company: Handhold Adoptive
Description: AutismTrack is a journaling tool that empowers caregivers of those with autism to easily track interventions, behaviors and symptoms. Checkboxes allow daily recording of any therapy, medicine or diet. Simple “sliders” allow rating of any behavior or symptom (e.g., eye contact, aggression and echolalic speech). Daily log screens provide a snapshot of any particular day’s interventions and behaviors. Users may also graph symptoms and monitor compliance over periods of time.
Skill Tracker Pro
Company: Marz Consulting
Description: Skill Tracker Pro automates ABA therapy (Applied Behavioral Analysis) instruction for children with Autism. For iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and from the makers of Behavior Tracker Pro! STP allows unlimited clients and observers, optional video capture and charting/export of all data. STP has a built in library with hundreds of skills and targets that can be assigned to the clients’ curriculum. During cold probe data collection, skills and targets are automatically randomized, or the user can choose which target to probe, one at a time.
ABC Data Pro
Company: CBTA Online
Description: A multi-mode data collection App made to assist professionals and students in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), special education, school psychology, and clinical psychology, as well as researchers conducting observational studies. ABC Data Pro is an unobtrusive data collection tool for behavior and/or event counting, partial interval recording, full interval recording and ABC (FBA) recording.
Did we miss any? Please add them in the comments below.
The Rest of the Series:
- The Special Needs iPad & App Series: Welcome
- 7 Assistive communication (AAC) apps for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
- 7 Scheduling and Behavioral Apps to help with transitions and more
- 11 social skills & life skills apps in the iPad App Store
- 10 Websites to Find Special Needs Apps for the iPad & iPhone
- 7 Special Needs Apps in the Google Android Market
- On a tight budget? 7 ways to get an ipad for your child with special needs
- 6 steps to get the iPad into your child’s special education classroom
- 4 Special Needs iPad/iPhone Apps for the Future
More Special Needs Apps
Looking for more special needs apps? Check out the Special Needs App Review!
With over a thousand apps now available to help individuals with special needs it has become increasingly difficult to find and choose the right special needs app. The Friendship Circle App Review gives you the ability to find the perfect special needs app for your child.