Saturday, January 12, 2013

Apps for Autism & Asperger’s-2013

Over the past several weeks, we have been receiving more requests than usual for new apps to help children and adults on the autism spectrum. So, we thought that this week’s article might be a good vehicle for providing our readers with an answer to these many requests. What is new in the world of apps for autism/Asperger’s?

We hope you will find a few new resources here to tap into for yourself or for the person in your life challenged with an autism-spectrum disorder. Please tell us what you think of these apps when you have had an opportunity to try them. We would love to receive your VERY valuable input (as always)!

New Apps for Autism/Asperger’s

Autism Apps for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad---FREE (Updated: Jan 10, 2013) ---Educational Autism Apps is simply a comprehensive list of apps that are being used with and by people diagnosed with autism, Down syndrome and other special needs. It also includes links to any available information that can be found for each app. The Apps are also separated into over 30 categories, and the descriptions are all searchable, so any type of app is easy to find and download.

Autism Apps from Autism Speaks (for Android & Apple)---Long list of autism apps that provides app titles, platform compatibilities, prices, content categories and online app access (click links)---an excellent online resource from a most reputable organization. (Some are FREE apps)

MySocius Model (Released: Nov 13, 2012) by BehaviorApp --- MySocius is an iPhone and iPad app designed for parents who want to help their child with autism communicate. This app uses evidence based, Naturalistic Teaching Procedures that “embeds teaching within the activities of everyday life.” Naturalistic Teaching Procedures have proved to be effective in clinical practice. Price: $24.99 (Expensive, but for what it claims to provide, this may be worth the price.)

Autism Apps List from the TCI Tech Review Blog---–Short list of Apple-compatible autism apps from last half of 2012 to January 2013. Individual reviews provide pricing, summaries, iTunes access links and more. (All have prices that are from $1.99 to $99.00)

For information on sensory-appealing reading tools: Tools for struggling readers of all ages! Info & support for struggling readers

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