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Tzvi Schectman
BY Tzvi Schectman

5 Special Needs Apps You Should Know About

Every year About.Com the 32nd Biggest Website in the U.S. holds the Readers Choice Awards. The contest highlight the best products, features and services across a wide variety of topics (Disclosure: Friendship Circle was the winner of the Favorite Regional Special Needs Resource Category).

This year five special needs apps were nominated for a Readers Choice Award.
Check out these great special needs apps and vote for them below.

1. AutisMate

AutisMateAutisMate was made with brotherly love. This app was designed by Jonathan Izak and the inspiration for it comes from Jonathon’s brother who has Autism. Unlike other communication apps AutisMate incorporates video modeling, social stories and visual scenes to make the app easier to use for children of any age.
Price: $149
Link: friendshipcircle.org/apps/autismate

2. My First AAC

My First AACMy First AAC is one of the only AAC apps that is specifically designed for toddlers and young children. The app provides over 250 icons that mimic the natural speech development of young children.
Price: $24.99
Link: friendshipcircle.org/apps/my-first-aac

3. Next Dollar Up

Next Dollar UpNext Dollar Up focuses on teaching essential math skills and money management. the essential life skill of money management. The app teaches the concept of buying and selling and gives individuals with special needs the confidence to purchase goods in a real life setting.
Price: $4.99
Link: friendshipcircle.org/apps/next-dollar-up

4. TalkRocket Go

TalkRocket GoTalkRocket Go is an AAC app that takes advantage of the iPhones GPS Technology. Simply load the app with pictures of your child’s favorite places and when enter one of these locations the app automatically shows images from the place you are visiting. In addition all of your images are automatically backed up to the cloud and you can upload and delete images from any computer or tablet.
Price: $99
Link: 
friendshipcircle.org/apps/talkrocket-go

5. The Social Express

The Social ExpressThe Social express presents an animated interactive platform to help teach social skills. The software is designed to teach users how to think about and manage social situations, helping them to develop meaningful social relationships and succeed in life.
Price: $89
Link: friendshipcircle.org/apps/the-social-express

Vote For Your Favorite App Here

 

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.

Friendship Circle Special Needs Apps

Tzvi Schectman

Written on February 19, 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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