Family Resources – Apps for Special Needs Children…and Others

Thanks to the Friendship Circle for this.

Families of children with Autism and Children with other special needs…especially communication delays, will find these apps extremely helpful.  Share these so they can check them out.


5 Autism, Communication and Social Story Apps for your Child with Special Needs

2013/07/05 By  Leave a Comment

Friendship Circle Special Needs AppsWith 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 apps for your  child with special needs.

Below are some of the apps uploaded in the month of June. Have a special needs app we should include? Submit it here.

Birdhouse for Autism

Birdhouse for Autism

Birdhouse is a web and mobile based Autism management platform designed for you to organize the important information related to your child’s care. Birdhouse enables you to keep track of medications and supplements, therapies and therapists, and easily track your child’s behaviors and daily activities.  Use Birdhouse to find correlations and patterns in your child’s everyday life so you can see what’s helping and what needs to be changed.
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Pictello is a simple way to create talking photo albums and talking books. Each page in a Pictello Story can contain a picture, up to five lines of text, and a recorded sound or text-to-speech using high-quality voices. Stories can be shared using iTunes File Sharing or via WiFi with other Pictello users through a free account on the Pictello Sharing Server. Stories can be shared with non-Pictello users as PDF files through email or iTunes File Sharing.
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Sono FlexSono Flex

Tobii Sono Flex is an easy to use AAC vocabulary app that turns symbols into clear speech. It offers language to nonverbal users who are not yet in full control of literacy. Sono Flex combines the benefits of structure and flexibility, providing a framework for language development, quickly matching individual and situational communication needs.
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The app teaches sign language and reading in story and video format. The story: Greenbeanies’ Adventure is the first in a series with a fun plot line that features pop-up videos demonstrating 11 signs demonstrated by my 10 year old daughter with DS. The story is lively and animated. Sign Me A Story offers children and adults an easy way to learn some useful and fun signs. It is an educational app that is also highly entertaining!
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Get The SetGet the Set

Designed by a speech-language pathologist for preschool-age children, Get the Set is a developmental game that is a terrific way for children to learn to recognize and categorize objects. Correctly identifying and grouping objects is an important skill that assists children in developing a greater understanding of characteristics and attributes, as well as building vocabulary.




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