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Tzvi Schectman
BY Tzvi Schectman

Special Needs Apps from the month of May

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.  Back in January Friendship Circle launched the Special Needs App Review to make it easier for you to find the right special needs app.

Below are some of the apps uploaded in the month of May. Have a special needs app? Submit it here.

Sound Match

The goal of Soundmatch is to match the sounds with their corresponding images. Just like a memory game, Soundmatch gives the player a set of cards that when flipped will reveal a sound or an image. Soundmatch helps children improve their perception and auditory discrimination process that ultimately have a direct impact on speech, language and writing skills.
Price: $3.99 Platform: Apple Read the Full Review

Smart ChartsSmart Charts

Smart Charts, by Happy Face Kidz, is a tool for parents and teachers to track, reward and reinforce positive behaviors, chores and responsibilities for kids. This app is perfect for parents and teachers working with children with special needs, teachers within the classroom and parents working with teachers to create a school-home connection.
Price: $2.99 Platform: Apple Read the Full Review

Happy GeeseHappy Geese

Happy Geese helps young children and children with special needs to learn to play Snakes and Ladders and the Game of the Goose, one step at a time. Easily configure our beautiful boards with those features most suited to your children. Available in English, Spanish, Catalan and French, and planning to launch more languages.
Price: $3.99 Platform: Apple Read the Full Review

Kid In StoryKid In Story

Kid in Story makes it easy and fun to create visual stories to support learning, social modeling, and early literacy with your child as the star character. Kid in Story was developed by an award-winning team of game designers and is inspired by children with autism, Down syndrome, ADD, ADHD, auditory processing issues, and cognitive disabilities.
Price: $6.99 Platform: Apple Read the Full Review

VASTtx – Therapy SamplesVASTtx – Therapy Samples

VAST is an innovative application of video technology to facilitate and improve communication abilities for speech-impaired individuals. Following close-up video of mouth movements allows these individuals to speak full sentences. The simultaneous combination of visual, auditory and, written cues, allows these individuals to readily produce speech.
Price: $3.99 Platform: Apple Read the Full Review

Dexteria – Fine Motor Skill DevelopmentDexteria – Fine Motor Skill Development

Dexteria is a set of therapeutic hand exercises (not games) that improve fine motor skills and handwriting readiness in children and adults. Dexteria’s unique hand and finger activities take full advantage of the multi-touch interface to help build strength, control, and dexterity.
Price: $3.99 Platform: Apple Read the Full Review

Sequences for AutismSequences for Autism

Sequences for Autism was developed alongside experienced special education therapists to create nothing but high-quality content. This apps comes with built-in sequences that will teach your child self-help skills but you can also create your own with your photos, text and audio! This gives you the ability to tailor the app to fit your child’s needs.
Price: $3.99 Platform: Apple Read the Full Review

I Can AlphabeticsI Can Alphabetics

Learn the sounds and shapes of letters of the alphabet by playing MULTISENSORY games! Developed by award-winning professionals from children’s television together with scientific & educational experts in the field of dyslexia. Features include voice recording, picture taking and duck dunking. Popping balloons has never been so educational!
Price: $2.99 Platform: Apple & Google  Read the Full Review


Read2Go is an accessible e-book reader app for readers with print disabilities and members of Bookshare, the online library. ( Bookshare members can find, download, and read books all on a single Apple device. No need to download books to computers, transfer files, or decompress files.
Price: $19.99 Platform: Apple Read the Full Review

Autism myVoice CommunicatorAutism myVoice Communicator

Instantly turn a phone or tablet into an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. Autism myVoice Communicator is an app designed to aide non-verbal children and adults with communication. Within the app are attractive pictures/images to help adults and children with Autism or similar challenges to communicate their wants and needs.
Price: $2.99 Platform: Google Read the Full Review
Tzvi Schectman

Written on May 31, 2013 by:

Tzvi Schectman is the Family Coordinator for the Friendship Circle of Michigan and the Editor of the the Friendship Circle Blog. You can connect with Tzvi on LinkedIn and Google+

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