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{Free Printable} Free printable symbols for colored bubble wands & great deal on bubble wands on clearance ($1.00 per pack of 6)

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I love bubbles and over my 27+ year career have tried all kinds of different types of bubbles, bubble blowers & bubble containers. I have several “no-spill” containers that kids can use independently but when I want to facilitate requesting and commenting these colored bubble wands are my current faves. I discovered them when I had a young patient with Autism who wanted “big bubbles” and had meltdowns that none of my other bubble options made bubbles big enough. Well these wands can make some really big bubbles if you swish/swoop them through the air just right but can also make tons of small bubbles if you move the wand while blowing into it (they should seriously have a class in the art of bubble blowing in grad school… lol!).

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I stocked up when I saw my favorite bubble wands on clearance for $1.00 per pack of 6 (usually $3.88 per pack) on Sunday at the Walmart Neighborhood Market at 36th Ave NW and Rock Creek Road in Norman, OK.  I have one pink bubble wand that I bought at Michael’s for a couple of patients whose favorite color is pink. I’ll just keep refilling it. Should have enough bubbles to carry me through until retirement in 42 weeks. I know I had promised that I wasn’t buying any more therapy stuff but bubbles don’t count since they are consumables (right?).

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Once I open them, I store the bubble wands in an empty rice container since they sometimes leak if laid down flat. I label the container with a large laminated symbol. I cut the smaller symbols apart, laminate & then cut again and store on a small section of plastic file folder in the container. That way the symbols are always with the bubble set to used for Aided Language Stimulation or for the child to request or comment via PECS. Of course if a child has their own PECS book or AAC device, I make sure they have this vocabulary within it.

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Here is a free printable 1-page color PDF of the symbols:

free printable symbols for colored bubble wands – from OMazing Kids – Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with over 27 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.

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No-Prep “Grab & Go” Activity for Core Vocabulary & Language: Play-Doh Rowdy the Garbage Truck and the book Trashy Town (includes free printable symbols and coloring page)

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Looking for a No Prep “Grab & Go” activity that has lots of opportunities for targeting core vocabulary, following directions, sequencing, adjectives, verbs, expanding utterances & more?  

I have several patients who have a passion for garbage trucks and anything related to them ….. funny but true. So I use the book “Trashy Town” frequently in OMazing Kids speech therapy. Look who arrived to join Mr. Gilley the Trashman…. It’s Rowdy the Garbage Truck Play-Doh set 😃.

Oh my goodness! This was hilarious to use in OMazing Kids speech therapy this week. We laughed so hard as it shot PlayDoh bugs, fish bones & rats out the back. Several kids with very short attention maintained joint attention for over 5 minutes. Lots of spontaneous uses of: in, go, out, more, open, close, up, down, squish, drive, sticky, eww!, look!, bugs, trash, worms, etc. Here’s a short video to give you a peek at the Play-Doh Rowdy the Trash Truck. It’s an older toy but still available on Amazon. Also saw several on eBay.

In case you missed it, I made these free printable symbols to go with it:

Free Printable Symbols: Anytime I get a toy like this I immediately create symbols to go with it and store them in the lid of the storage container so it is a “No Prep – Grab & Go” activity. I use them both as PECS symbols and also as visual supports for language and expanding utterances.

Here is a free printable of the symbols that I made.
https://www.boardmakeronline.com/Activity/13142773

I’m including a PDF version for those who don’t have access to Boardmaker:

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Free printable Trashy Town coloring page:

 

If you don’t have the book Trashy Town by Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha, take a look at this video. It’s always a fave:

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Fun free Garbage Truck song:

http://www.nancymusic.com/SOM/2011/garbage-truck.htm

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A garbage truck music video:

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And garbage truck themed apps:

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with 27 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.

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{The iPad & the SLP in 2017} App List for SLPs ~ sorted by goal area ~ over 900 apps, 65 of them always FREE (updated 9/10/17)

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{The iPad & the SLP in 2017} App List for SLPs ~ sorted by goal area ~ now includes over 900 apps & a list of 65 apps that are always FREE

My iPads are by far the best tools in my SLP toolbox. Best purchases ever! But an iPad is only as good as the apps that you load on it. Think of the iPad as being the toolbox & the apps within it as tools (see this post with tips & general info: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/06/09/the-ipad-the-slp-toolbox/)

Not sure how to find high quality apps? I invite you to join me over on my OMazing Kids Facebook page and in my AppPeeps Facebook group where I post frequently about apps.

I post on my OMazing Kids page every day about good apps that are either free or a great deal that day. I’ve also done several in-depth app reviews on my blog: https://omazingkidsllc.com/category/app/. I only post about apps that I have actually downloaded and tried and only post about those that I see as being either helpful in therapy, classroom or to parents of kids with special needs. There are thousands of apps in the App Store so it can be difficult to find ones to best meet our needs as SLPs.

I am in several SLP Facebook groups and see numerous posts each week asking “What are the best apps?”. So I decided to spend some time compiling a list for this blog post. The list is not all inclusive and is subject to change as apps are updated, new ones are released & others unfortunately disappear (a sad but true reality in the world of apps).

A few general words about apps:

* When folks ask for app recommendations, I suggest apps based on what skills you are wanting to teach (no different than when someone asks for recommendations for more traditional therapy materials). What tool do you need for the job? Even within a particular category, I don’t just have one favorite app. I have several faves depending what the specific needs are. And I often combine apps with toys and other traditional therapy materials.

* I usually avoid apps that have ads and in-app purchases since they are distracting to patients. Be sure to know how to adjust the settings on your iPad to prevent kids from making purchases & how to use it in “airplane mode” to block most ads. I also avoid apps that involve subscriptions.

* Guided Access: If you will be using the iPad with kids, then Guided Access is your new BFE (Best. Feature. Ever!). It can be used to disable the home button and lock the child into an app. Especially critical if you will be using the iPad as an AAC device or using it in therapy with kids with poor impulse control. Here is the PDF guide that I share with families. It shows how to set it up step by step: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2015/12/30/how-to-use-guided-access-to-prevent-exiting-an-app-best-feature-ever/

* This list is based on apps available in the USA App Store at the time of this post. I may periodically add to this list as I get new apps but don’t have plans to constantly update it…. I’ve already spent countless hours compiling this original post.

* As I was creating the post I discovered several great apps are no longer available for purchase and others had even disappeared from the cloud (a good reminder to always check to see if an app is still available before uninstalling it from your iPad and to back up your iPad periodically by plugging it into your computer with iTunes…. I need to do this myself).

* Info about special needs features built into the iPad: http://www.apple.com/education/special-education/ios/


App list for SLPs by goal area (updated 2/15/17 – the list now contains over 900 apps; updated 8/12/17 to add new apps that I’ve gotten over the past 6 months; updated again on 9/10/17 to add a few new SLP apps so I can share the latest info at my presentation at the OSHA conference this Friday). Looking for apps that have a history of always being FREE? Scroll past the goal listings to find a list of 65 apps that are always free:

AAC:
* See this post for info about good AAC apps and tips on how SLPs can get free access to trial them with patients: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/06/11/aac-tips-how-slps-can-get-free-access-to-aac-apps-aac-app-user-groups-funding-options-more/
* Apps to target core vocabulary: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/10/01/appy-aac-awareness-month-favorite-apps-for-teaching-aac-core-vocabulary/
* Game Apps & AAC: why these need to be on separate devices: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/07/31/game-apps-aac-why-these-need-to-be-on-separate-devices/

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Adapted Writing:
* Abilipad by Cheryl Bregman, https://appsto.re/us/OwS-z.i
* Clicker Sentences by Crick Software, https://appsto.re/us/PlWtI.i
* Clicker Connect by Crick Software, https://appsto.re/us/Zgh7U.i

* Easy Dyslexia Aid – Dyslexic & Dysgraphia Spelling & Literacy Helper with the Aid of Special Fonts & Colored Backgrounds by Nuapp Productions Pty Ltd
https://appsto.re/us/7xi3ab.i

* inku – tool for dyslexia by Therapy Box Limited, https://appsto.re/us/NI5h-.i
* Clicker Books by Crick Software, https://appsto.re/us/TrdGM.i
* SnapType Pro by SnapType, https://appsto.re/us/Ujmadb.i
* SuperKeys Assistive Keyboard by Crick Software, https://appsto.re/us/FW5Q2.i

* The Writing Machine by Hump Software, https://appsto.re/us/LcqhA.i

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Alphabet (great for initial sounds & early vocabulary; see “Early Literacy” section below for more):

* A to Sea by Joshua Wilson, https://appsto.re/us/EV97P.i

* Alpha Fun: Play from A to J by KrakenEight LLC, https://appsto.re/us/dDL95.i

* Alphabet Essentials – Vocabulary Builder by Nabeel Ahmed Khan, https://appsto.re/us/VX_kjb.i

* Alphabet Phonics Pop by Joe Scrivens, https://appsto.re/us/dQXPab.i
* Avokiddo ABC Ride by AVOKIDDO, https://appsto.re/us/STqvX.i
* BubbleABC: English for toddlers and alphabet ABC for children of any age, pop bubbles with fancy letters and funny pictures! by Ilya Nikitin, https://appsto.re/us/ngYxY.i
* Dr. Seuss’s ABC – Read & Learn – Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/pjFs8.i
* Elastic Alphabets® for kids : Educator recommended learning game for preschoolers by Pratik Machchar, https://appsto.re/us/6tqp6.i
* Endless Alphabet by Originator Inc., https://appsto.re/us/mf4qJ.i

* Goodnight ABC by Quasar Alliance, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/dLskG.i

* Hipster’s ABC by Andrew Wayman, https://appsto.re/us/f5mbU.i
* Interactive Alphabet ABC’s by Piikea St. LLC, https://appsto.re/us/CfU4w.i
* Letter Muncher by MerryFools, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/hkVND.i
* Little Critter ABCs by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/KHQ0Z.i
* Metamorphabet: Imaginative ABC’s by Vectorpark.com, https://appsto.re/us/jidjZ.i

* Minilobes – ABC (Eng) by Whale on the Moon, https://appsto.re/us/QXgO5.i

* My ABC Train HD by LoeschWare, https://appsto.re/us/PCzlQ.i (so cool that it can be customized with your own pics, labels & voice recordings…. will be helpful when using it for articulation & specific high interest areas of my patients with Autism)
* Sesame Street Alphabet Kitchen by Sesame Street, https://appsto.re/us/Dsl_9.i
* Starfall ABCs by Starfall Education, https://appsto.re/us/V4lLx.i
* The Animal Alphabet Singers by Think Smart, https://appsto.re/us/biKCI.i

* Typey Typey by Paul DeLeeuw, https://appsto.re/us/XxWcK.i (fun to pair with keyboard extension apps)

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Articulation:
* Favorite general all purpose artic app: Articulation Station Pro by Little Bee Speech
https://appsto.re/us/hX0uD.i
* When I need to target words by phonological processes, manner of articulation, with a certain number of syllables, or sound loaded stories, need an in app camera for visual feedback, want motivating fun themes: Articulate it! Pro by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/mDRux.i
* When I need to target vowels or suprasegmentals: Speech That Works by Sunshine Cottage School For Deaf Children, https://appsto.re/us/Y6Fu3.i
* Targeting CV’s: Word FLiPS by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/RepOR.i
* Targeting vowels, consonants in isolation, CV’s & VC’s in earlier developing sounds (great app for tough to motivate / engage kids!) SpeechStickers by Seriously Sticky LLC, https://appsto.re/us/9aM_z.i
* Targeting speech sound discrimination: Articulation with The Speech Wizard by The Speech Wizard, https://appsto.re/us/e3mC0.i, Learn to read with Hoppi the frog. Learning games for families and schools by Raddlist, https://appsto.re/us/rBJ95.i (bundle of 3 apps) & Kids Sound Lab Pro by Raddlist, https://appsto.re/us/AQKNO.i
* Initial introduction to placement for sounds & production in isolation: Speech & Language Warm-Ups by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/OV2Aab.i , Boo Articulation Helper – Train Speech Sounds by Bildligt talat AB, https://appsto.re/us/h0hHib.i (kids LOVE the Boo character modeling sound production) & Kids Sound Lab Pro by Raddlist, https://appsto.re/us/AQKNO.i
* Minimal contrasts: PhonoPix – Full by Expressive Solutions LLC, https://appsto.re/us/doX9y.i & Minimal Pairs Academy by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/oVi1C.i & Minimal Pairs for Speech Therapy by Innovative Investments Limited, https://appsto.re/us/H2l-hb.i

* Phonological Processes: Phono Learning Center by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/aqv6M.i (based on the Cycles approach)
* SCIP by EBS Learning, https://appsto.re/us/pYPa8.i (a very unique and helpful app when treating kids with unusual articulation errors, includes several treatment approaches: minimal pairs, multiple oppositions, maximal oppositions, treatment of the empty set & vowel contrasts)

Apraxia:

– Apraxia Ville by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/dpbDK.i

– Apraxia RainbowBee by Virtual Speech Center Inc., https://appsto.re/us/gUJUQ.i.

– Apraximations by Alissa Holloway, https://appsto.re/us/hBb39.i (nice free app…unfortunately the developer never released the full version)

– Boo Articulation Helper – Train Speech Sounds by Bildligt talat AB, https://appsto.re/us/h0hHib.i (kids LOVE the Boo character modeling sound production)

– LinguiSystems Apraxia Cards by Linguisystems, https://appsto.re/us/G8j3G.i

– Speech Therapy for Apraxia – 4 Pack by Blue Whale Apps Inc, https://appsto.re/us/2m9Obb.i
– VAST Autism 1 – Core by SpeakinMotion, https://appsto.re/us/T8nzz.i
* Multisyllabic words: Multisyllabic by Abitalk Incorporated, https://appsto.re/us/dQQH5.i & Multi-Syllabic Word Party by HomeSpeechHome PLLC, https://appsto.re/us/5bTy9.i

* Lisp Therapy by Abitalk Incorporated, https://appsto.re/us/l5LI6.i
* R intensive Pro by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/fgbiw.i

* When kids are hard to motivate I’ll entice them with game themed artic apps:
– Articulation Games by Virtual Speech Center Inc., https://appsto.re/us/tBACH.i

– Articulation Hunt by HomeSpeechHome PLLC, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/articulation-hunt/id1267337824?mt=8

– Drillaby Pro Speech Therapy Game – SLP Edition by SLP TechTools, https://appsto.re/us/tcVkL.i
– Drillaby Remote by SLP TechTools, https://appsto.re/us/DdOgR.i
– What’s the Pic Articulation by HomeSpeechHome PLLC, https://appsto.re/us/iZ3Aeb.i

Make your own articulation dice: Photo Dice by MachWerx, https://appsto.re/us/kgwUC.i (free, .99 in app purchase to remove the ads) (see this post for the details: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2017/02/08/make-articulation-dice-slp-hack-for-the-photo-dice-app/)

* Great for older kids who don’t need pics: Speech FlipBook Standard – Articulation & Apraxia by Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/fExVI.i
* All of the apps by Erik Raj are great for older kids who are working on those specific sounds. Especially for those who have been in therapy a long time and may be hard to motivate. He is super goofy & engaging. Here’s the link to one: Wacky Selfie Articulation for Speech Therapy by Erik X. Raj, https://appsto.re/us/tllNfb.i

* Nice for articulation carryover: Articulation Scenes by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/wv_UD.i.
* 15+ apps to encourage vocalization: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/10/05/15-apps-to-encourage-vocalization/ (*** WARNING: Stay far, far, far away from any apps by Blub Blub, Inc. (First Blubs or Speech Blubs). That app developer is misusing names of several SLP bloggers to promote his apps, is charging ridiculously high subscription rates & is luring parents and therapists into trying their “free trial” to then end up paying for a subscription. See my in depth post here: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2017/07/03/app-warning-do-not-install-the-update-for-first-blubs-concerns-i-have-regarding-the-pricing-on-the-new-speech-blubs-app/ & here: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/08/21/free-app-alert-first-blubs-unlock-all-22-animals-free-this-week/. It took a social media blitz and support from my friends at Tech in Ed to finally get the developer to remove my OMazing Kids name from the app description and website but at the time of this post update he still had not removed the other SLP bloggers’ names)

* Other general articulation apps:

– Articulation Cards by Innovative Investments Limited (not lots of features but very inexpensive), https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/articulation-cards/id1242446215?mt=8

– Articulation Essentials by Nabeel Ahmed Khan, https://appsto.re/us/SCZpgb.i

– ArtikPix – Full by Expressive Solutions LLC, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/artikpix-full/id356720379?mt=8

– ArtikPix Levels Plus by Expressive Solutions LLC, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/artikpix-levels-plus/id815935954?mt=8

– Flexible Speech USA by Flexible Speech Pty. Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/FCqV_.i (free trial, then can purchase via IAP, I have suggested that they offer a full paid version. Especially helpful when helping kids work on articulation beyond the 2 word phrase level. Many other apps have too big of a leap from phrases to very long sentences. This app provides several levels between the two. This feature will be the main reason I use and recommend this app.)

– Speedy Speech (a rare example of me recommending lite apps. These three have enough content to be helpful: – L Lite: https://appsto.re/us/iJOD9.i, R Lite: https://appsto.re/us/XcVD9.i, S Lite: https://appsto.re/us/edRE9.i. I’ll be watching for the full versions to go on sale)

* Assessment: I’ve found it very helpful to have artic assessment apps as a means of informally assessing areas of need for ongoing goal development. In-depth review comparing the Articulation Test Center, Sunny Articulation Phonology Test Kit & Test of Articulation and Phonology (iTap) apps:
https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/05/07/articulation-testing-apps-reviews-and-comparison-of-articulation-test-center-sunny-articulation-phonology-test-kit-test-of-articulation-and-phonology-itap/. I’ve also used: S.W.I.P.E by Ciaran Dowds, https://appsto.re/us/VbUl-.i (designed for SLPs in the UK so there are differences in wording compared to what we use in the USA)

(see more for “Vowels” below)

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Autism (of course lots of other apps are helpful…. these are just some specifically designed for kids with this diagnosis):
* Autism Learning Games: Camp Discovery Pro by Center for Autism and Related Disorders, https://appsto.re/us/3mtd1.i

* Autism Therapy with MITA by ImagiRation LLC, https://appsto.re/us/5vg08.i

* Language Builder® Pro by Stages Publishing, https://appsto.re/us/johjW.i (very pricey so I would suggest looking at the free version first. I use the app occasionally)
* Skill Champ by Infiniteach Inc, https://appsto.re/us/StjS2.i
* TOBY Autism Therapy – On Screen & Real World Play Based Interactive Activites by Autism West, https://appsto.re/us/r4jVF.i

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Basic Concepts:
* Alien Buddies – Preschool Learning Activities by Artgig Studio, https://appsto.re/us/KO2-B.i

* Ask Me Colors and Shapes Preschool and Kindergarten Core Skills Preparation by Eggroll Games LLC, https://appsto.re/us/sKLgP.i
* Basic Concepts Skills Screener by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/I1h8N.i

* Blue Whale. Numbers by Yury Husak, https://appsto.re/us/39rJeb.i

* Bogga Side – Learn left and right by Boggatap, https://appsto.re/us/WxB1ib.i

* Bugs and Buttons: Adventures in Learning by Little Bit Studio, LLC., https://appsto.re/us/y3oL5.i (bundle of 6 apps)

* Busy Shapes & Colors by EDOKI ACADEMY, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/busy-shapes-colors/id1209114575?mt=8
* Caveman Time Machine – Basic Concepts by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/x8HPN.i

* Color Shapes by Happy-Touch® by concappt media, https://appsto.re/us/eEYV0.i
* Color Zoo – Learn colors with animals by INBAL Tal, https://appsto.re/us/t3jU8.i

* Count to 10: Learn Numbers with Montessori by EDOKI ACADEMY, https://appsto.re/us/6GQzI.i

* Doodle Math: Numbers by NCSOFT, https://appsto.re/us/jMYjP.i

* Doodle Math: Shapes by NCSOFT, https://appsto.re/us/31T0W.i

* Drive About: Number Neighborhood by Artgig Studio, https://appsto.re/us/tZAGZ.i

* Funny Digits – Kids Learn Numbers, Addition and Subtraction by Two Pilots doo, https://appsto.re/us/s_o45.i
* Grandma’s Garden by Fairlady Media, https://appsto.re/us/SOdxD.i (several apps in this series are great for teaching early concepts)
* Kids Card Matching Educational Shapes and Color Learning Game for Toddlers by Eggroll Games LLC, https://appsto.re/us/JqXSQ.i
* Kids Learning – Photo Touch Concepts by Innovative Investments Limited, https://appsto.re/us/Y3Joz.i

* Labo Shape – a fun way to learn basic shapes by Labo Lado Inc., https://appsto.re/us/hTR07.i

* Learn shapes for kids by Sergey Shvager, https://appsto.re/us/4xU32.i

* Learns the colors – Buddy’s ABA Apps by Digital PlayWare, https://appsto.re/us/HVwYE.i

* Left and Right by Kerrie Gallagher, https://appsto.re/us/5o9KG.i

* Lipa Eggs by Lipa Learning, https://appsto.re/us/RxofQ.i (do “restore purchase” to get full content if you had this app before they went to their new pricing structure)

* Lipa Frog by Lipa Learning, https://appsto.re/us/7CBfQ.i
* Little Critter Colors by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/Kvfn2.i

* Minilobes – 123 (Eng) by Whale on the Moon, https://appsto.re/us/WHrC5.i

* Montessori Numberland – Learn to count and trace numbers by EDOKI ACADEMY, https://appsto.re/us/0nSix.i
* Music Color by SoundTouch, https://appsto.re/us/M6YNB.i

* My First Calendar by Joe Scrivens, https://appsto.re/us/7YCyD.i

* Playroom: 10 educational games for kids & toddlers by Kindermatica Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/Fm_CJ.i

* Quick Math Jr. by Shiny Things, https://appsto.re/us/ywTm3.i

* Red In Bed by daniel logeman, https://appsto.re/us/YuaGJ.i
* Shape Gurus – teach shapes for my preschooler by Colto, https://appsto.re/us/atDH8.i

* Shiny Kids Preschool Learning Pack by Shiny Things, https://appsto.re/us/bggS2.i (bundle of 3 apps)

* Special Numbers by Special iApps C.I.C., https://appsto.re/us/sVdRF.i (switch capable)

* Touch-Colors by Special iApps C.I.C., https://appsto.re/us/E0JXR.i (switch capable)
* Touch-Numbers by Special iApps C.I.C., https://appsto.re/us/JbzXR.i (switch capable)
* Touch-Shapes by Special iApps C.I.C., https://appsto.re/us/s1JXR.i (switch capable)

* The White Book by TIWI s.r.l, https://appsto.re/us/NEY29.i
* Tiggly Safari: Preschool Shapes Learning Game by Tiggly, https://appsto.re/us/kE6TQ.i

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Book apps with repeated predictable lines:

* Busy, Busy Farmer Brown by Natalie Fischer, https://appsto.re/us/YCoAP.i
* Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/PON6y.i
* Go Away, Big Green Monster! for iPad by Night & Day Studios, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/zCdbC.i
* Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/w-Ro3.i
* Green Eggs and Ham – Read & Learn – Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/lHEs8.i

* In the Deep Blue Sea by Natalie Fischer, https://appsto.re/us/7qz3P.i

* Over in the Jungle by Dawn Publications, https://appsto.re/us/BEQtK.i
* Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef by Dawn Publications, https://appsto.re/us/7IYtE.i

* Plant a Garden by Natalie Fischer, https://appsto.re/us/Q2gOQ.i

* Roxie’s Doors by OCG Studios, https://appsto.re/us/A6m1A.i

* Ten Giggly Gorillas story book for children – Wasabi Productions by Wasabi Productions, https://appsto.re/us/mkDcD.i

* The Swamp Where Gator Hides by Dawn Publications, https://appsto.re/us/QA9VZ.i

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Book apps with specialized support for learning vocabulary, story sequencing, recall & retelling:
* Alfred and the Dragon with WordWinks and Retell, Record & Share by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/uq1X4.i
* Chicken Little with WordWinks and Retell, Record & Share by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/hxP0Q.i  (Spanish version: https://appsto.re/us/rZdJ9.i)
* Goldilocks And The 3 Bears by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/8-_VM.i (Spanish version: https://appsto.re/us/xiGpgb.i)
* Harry And Lulu by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/etKvU.i
* Little Red Hen with WordWinks and Retell, Record & Share by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/udJh4.i  (Spanish version: https://appsto.re/us/bBsrbb.i)
* Little Red Riding Hood with WordWinks and Retell, Record & Share by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/nyaa5.i
* Oscar Finds A Home by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/cElaO.i
* Oscar Goes to the Zoo with WordWinks and Retell, Record & Share by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/C8SbJ.i  (Spanish version: https://appsto.re/us/DuPWab.i)
* The Lion and the Mouse with WordWinks and Retell, Record & Share by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/AjnE6.i

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Book apps – wordless (see this post for more info about why wordless and minimally worded books are fabulous for SLPs: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2017/01/23/wordless-minimally-worded-books-fabulous-for-slps-targeting-multiple-goals/)
* David Wiesner’s Spot by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, https://appsto.re/us/BRzC5.i
* Imagistory: Schools Edition – A Storytelling App by Imagistory Publishing Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/r3Z_2.i
* Lil’ Red – An Interactive Story by Brian Main, https://appsto.re/us/swTDH.i
* Radio Jones And His Robot Dad by Nexus Productions, https://appsto.re/us/IiDW5.i

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Book apps (other high quality book apps with lots of opportunities for teaching language, social skills, basic concepts, have a positive message, etc.):
* A Shark Knocked On the Door – An Interactive Animated Storybook App For Kids by Mighty Yeti Studios, https://appsto.re/us/18O93.i
* Achoo Gaboo – Interactive Kids Book by Pixure Books Publishing, https://appsto.re/us/xFj-6.i
* Adapted Play Book – EIEIO! by Creative Communicating, https://appsto.re/us/U4pXF.i
* Adapted Play Book – Hurry! Hurry! by Creative Communicating, https://appsto.re/us/wdc-H.i
* Adapted Play Book – Peanut Butter by Creative Communicating, https://appsto.re/us/O8NGG.i
* Axel’s Chain Reaction by Laura Allison Pomenta Badolato, https://appsto.re/us/uNE1P.i

* Ben the Tractor and the lost sheep by ZigZag-Studio, https://appsto.re/us/tKwrz.i

* Big Red Farm by Capstone, https://appsto.re/us/-_zQ1.i (they have books for several other colors)
* Brave Rooney by Bacciz, https://appsto.re/us/iKaHA.i
* Brave Rooney and the Super-Sized Superheroes – Soccer, Healthy eating, and more by Bacciz, https://appsto.re/us/sqdzX.i
* Butterfly Kisses by Cathy Lane by Cathy Lane Studios, https://appsto.re/us/lFUG3.i
* Crêpes by Suzette by Monica WELLINGTON, https://appsto.re/us/5YvX6.i
* Elmer and the Lost Teddy by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/8nGkC.i
* Elmer’s Special Day by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/VgJ5z.i
* Even Monsters Are Shy by Busy Bee Studios, https://appsto.re/us/OhW5X.i
* Flora’s Forest by HabitatSeven, https://appsto.re/us/doY7B.i
* Funny Yummy – Interactive Stories for Toddlers and Kids by Funny Yummy Studio UG, https://appsto.re/us/sStr1.i
* Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/w-Ro3.i
* I Love You Too – Ziggy Marley by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/ynp7R.i
* Jump Up and Join In – Lion’s Speedy Sauce by Egmont UK, https://appsto.re/us/0KB2N.i
* Leo the Lightning Bug by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/CgJvA.i
* Leon and the Little Tree by The Green Surfer, https://appsto.re/us/6TUFZ.i
* Link4Fun Animal Books by Stages Publishing, https://appsto.re/us/J4r6cb.i (can be used without their book)
* Monsters at the End of This Book Bundle by Sesame Street, https://appsto.re/us/_Fer5.i (bundle of 2 apps)
* Moo Said Morris by Digital Leaf, https://appsto.re/us/Y7kdW.i
* Mr. Cupcake Has The Sprinkles – An Interactive Animated Storybook App For Kids HD by Mighty Yeti Studios, https://appsto.re/us/F95B2.i
* My Friend Barlow by OddBot, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/b5k3S.i
* One Giggly Gorilla by Wasabi Productions, https://appsto.re/us/Shsu_.i
* Pixel and Parker by Spinlight Studio, https://appsto.re/us/YPuTG.i
* Smarty Britches: Nouns by Sascyn Publishing, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/shaJG.i
* Smarty Britches: Verbs by Sascyn Publishing, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/glOb1.i
* Sneak a Snack HD – 3D interactive children’s story book with fun factor! by Mario Brodeur, https://appsto.re/us/vj1kN.i
* Steam Train, Dream Train by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/L5Up4.i
* Storm & Skye – An Animated Magical Adventure Story for Kids by digimoo studios, https://appsto.re/us/mNZU4.i

* The Adventures of the Three Little Pigs by Irene Deev, https://appsto.re/us/-fuReb.i
* The Kissing Hand by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/UA-TI.i
* The Little Bug by Jaclyn Littman, https://appsto.re/us/HQaq1.i
* The Prisoner of Carrot Castle by Purple Carrot Books, https://appsto.re/us/FXrZD.i
* The Tree I See – Interactive Storybook by Aridan Books, https://appsto.re/us/1w1rF.i
* Three Little Pigs – Story & Games by Lisbon Labs, https://appsto.re/us/tHdD0.i
* Treasure Kai and the Lost Gold of Shark Island – Interactive Book App for Kids by Treasure Bound Books, https://appsto.re/us/AxP7y.i
* Twinkle, Twinkle, Nighty Night by Alexis H. Purcell, https://appsto.re/us/TBcSL.i
* Veggie U A+: My Farm My Table by Veggie U, https://appsto.re/us/cQH35.i (symbol supported app with SymbolStix)
* Walter’s Flying Bus by Chosen and Dearly Loved, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/sURSI.i

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Book apps – storyline choices:

* Beka the Bulldog – Interactive story app for kids by Wecla Solutions SRL, https://appsto.re/us/iXp5eb.i

* Duh Color Stuff – A Book for Kids. Read, Play and Learn! by Guy Sharon, https://appsto.re/us/s1yS5.i
* Max & Meredith: The Search for Percival by Move On Pluto LLC, https://appsto.re/us/oT6Qdb.i

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Calming / Self Regulation:
* 12+ Calming Apps: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2015/12/28/12-calming-apps/
* 12+ Calming Apps for Teens: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2015/12/29/12-calming-apps-for-teens/

* Ask Ed by Insightful Systems Pty Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/Mx1kX.i (fits nicely with “size of the problem” lessons)

* Bunny Mindfulness: Meditation For Kids of All Ages by Rob Sturgeon, https://appsto.re/us/j45xjb.i

* Calm Counter Social Story & Anger Management Tool by Touch Autism, https://appsto.re/us/LzucC.i

* Daniel Tiger for Parents by PBS KIDS, https://appsto.re/us/RM5Qgb.i

* Fluid 2 by Fabien Sanglard, https://appsto.re/us/L468s.i

* Healing Buddies Comfort Kit™ by Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, https://appsto.re/us/dgGfK.i

* Jellyfish Heaven HD – relax & sleep well in good dreams by Kakumei, https://appsto.re/us/fMlCH.i (use in airplane mode to block ads & Guided Access to lock buttons at the bottom of the screen. I’ve a couple of kids with Autism be mesmerized / calmed by this app)

* Meditations for Kids by Highly Meditated, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/2o2r-.i

* Mindful Minutes – Relaxing Meditations for Kids by Oops Yay, https://appsto.re/us/BveJcb.i

* Stop, Breathe & Think Kids: Focus, Calm & Sleep by Stop, Breathe & Think, https://appsto.re/us/07VDib.i

* The Zones of Regulation : Complete Bundle by Selosoft, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/YVxaab.i
* Wince – Don’t Feed The WorryBug (Full Version) by iMagine Machine Israel LTD, https://appsto.re/us/4vKuI.i

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Categories:
* Categories from I Can Do Apps by I CAN DO APPS, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/LFXEH.i
* Categories Learning Center by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/iMJMD.i
* Category Carousel by Synapse Apps, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/1aVZE.i
* Category Therapy – Speech Rehab for Categories by Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/2cteI.i
* Categories With Splingo by The Speech And Language Store LLP, https://appsto.re/us/mS_B4.i

* Classify It! by American Association for the Advancement of Science, https://appsto.re/us/XAcv2.i
* Factory of Categories by Virtual Speech Center Inc., https://appsto.re/us/ujN50.i
* Kangaroo Island Photo Classifying by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/6ExuM.i

* Let’s Expand Vocabulary by Ruth Crampton, https://appsto.re/us/Pvlmgb.i
* Let’s Name Things Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/Y8LfB.i

* Minilobes – Which one does not belong? by Whale on the Moon, https://appsto.re/us/xOhO5.i

* My Little Suitcase – The Memory Board Game by Innovative Mobile Apps, https://appsto.re/us/5oKBF.i

* Name That Category Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/LxldB.i
* Odd One Out: categories and sorting by Therapy Box Limited, https://appsto.re/us/hrntC.i

* PEEP and the Big Wide World Trash Stash by WGBH, https://appsto.re/us/B5d_F.i

* Sort By Nature – Sort logically related items by STEP BY STEP
https://appsto.re/us/R–Sdb.i ( all of their apps are worth getting while they are free)
* Sort This Out Pack by Therapy Box Limited, https://appsto.re/us/KKBEJ.i
* TinyHands Sorting 1 – Full Version by TINYHANDS APPS EDUCATIONAL LEARNING GAMES FOR BABIES TODDLERS AND KIDS CORP., https://appsto.re/us/1n1cR.i
* TinyHands Sorting 2 – Full Version by TINYHANDS APPS EDUCATIONAL LEARNING GAMES FOR BABIES TODDLERS AND KIDS CORP., https://appsto.re/us/FfnqS.i
* TinyHands Sorting 3 – Full Version by TINYHANDS APPS EDUCATIONAL LEARNING GAMES FOR BABIES TODDLERS AND KIDS CORP., https://appsto.re/us/fNrqS.i
* ToonWare Categories for Speech and Language Therapy by Cenker Ozkurt, https://appsto.re/us/UE2QN.i
* What Doesn’t Belong? Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/0qz4E.i

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Cause & Effect (I also use several of these as adapted instruments):
* Autism Play by Joe Scrivens, https://appsto.re/us/5woQG.i
* Baby music toys : Guitar with songs for kids by Gismart, https://appsto.re/us/HBxK7.i
* Balloons for babies by Craig Janis, https://appsto.re/us/fZLP7.i
* BalloonMaker by TegTap, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/9E-lv.i

* The Colors by daniel logeman, https://appsto.re/us/8M0sN.i (musical dots piano from the book Red in Bed)
* Draw with Stars ! Play with Musical, Animated and Glowing Shooting Stars ! by L’Escapadou, https://appsto.re/us/1eW5v.i
* Duckie Deck Baby Tunes by Duckie Deck Development, https://appsto.re/us/D7zYT.i
* Egg Head: Baby Touch and Hear by treebetty LLC, https://appsto.re/us/TFamK.i
* Finger Paint With Sounds by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/aIS9I.i
* fluidity HD by nebulus design, https://appsto.re/us/fUMZx.i

* Hikari Piano by Ismo Juntunen, https://appsto.re/us/Msm1cb.i

* Little Piano Monster by poisson florent, https://appsto.re/us/0n4vM.i
* Mebop Maestro: Music, Bubbles & Shapes for your Baby or Toddler by treebetty LLC, https://appsto.re/us/O58J2.i

* Mini Magic by StereoSpark, https://appsto.re/us/RLu1C.i

* Music Sparkles – Musical instruments Full Version by Kids Games Club by TabTale, https://appsto.re/us/L18BD.i
* My Little Piano! by Yamasoto, https://appsto.re/us/OW7yY.i

* Newton’s Cradle Ultimate HD by Coded Velocity, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/PyH7J.i

* Peekaboo Barn by Night & Day Studios, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/tyQ6r.i

(like Peekaboo Barn: Sesame Beginnings by Night & Day Studios, Inc., https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sesame-beginnings/id735518912?mt=8 & Peekaboo Wild by Night & Day Studios, Inc., https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/peekaboo-wild/id335736484?mt=8)

* Penguin Drums by taisuke fujita, https://appsto.re/us/KD7dcb.i

* Photo Buttons by Software Smoothie, https://appsto.re/us/fouPz.i

* Playmatic: Simple games for babies! by Craig Janis, https://appsto.re/us/2hwrA.i (bubbles, musical sparkles, hot air balloons)

* Pop-up Animals by Paul Hudson, https://appsto.re/us/OyAyD.i
* Pyrotexni Fireworks by Doko Software, https://appsto.re/us/iQKpt.i
* Sago Mini Music Box by Sago Sago, https://appsto.re/us/sKWXR.i
* Sago Mini Sound Box by Sago Sago, https://appsto.re/us/oghmM.i

* Shiny Objects for Babies by Bret Lester, https://appsto.re/us/WNNB5.i
* Touch Switch by Goatella, https://appsto.re/us/8Ib5B.i (like a Big Mack but plays a song from your iTunes library + colorful video visualization while the music plays)
* Wa Kingyo – Goldfish Pond by Masataka Hakozaki, https://appsto.re/us/D5qJt.i

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Child in story (see “Storytelling” section below. Many of those apps also allow you to import pics from the camera roll):
* Commander Amazing by Polished Play by Polished Play, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/OuRw-.i
* Critter Karaoke by Music Lifeboat, https://appsto.re/us/1g-X-.i
* Garden Guardian by Polished Play by Polished Play, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/bIbWeb.i
* Kid in Story Book Maker: Create and Share Personalized Photo Storybooks by Enuma, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/C9DBJ.i
* Monster Box by Polished Play by Polished Play, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/LcBfab.i
* Nursery Rhymes & Peekaboo Starring Me by OkiPlay Educational Apps & Preschool Games Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/loCx_.i  (app bundle)
* Pastry Pirates by Polished Play by Polished Play, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/XPMRlb.i
* Toca Hair Salon Me by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/T1dKR.i
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Create own activities:
* Bitsboard PRO – Flashcards & Educational Games App by Innovative Investments Limited, https://appsto.re/us/3HnHM.i

* iRecognize®–Custom Photo Flashcards for Learning by Richard Dressler, https://appsto.re/us/Ct-cK.i

* Make it kids – let’s create & share your games and stories (Premium) by Planet Factory Interactive, https://appsto.re/us/lLOc1.i (similar: Make it for Teachers & School, https://appsto.re/us/2HYdS.i)

* Photo Dice by MachWerx, https://appsto.re/us/kgwUC.i (free, .99 in app purchase to remove the ads) (make articulation dice – see this post for the details: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2017/02/08/make-articulation-dice-slp-hack-for-the-photo-dice-app/, could use to make dice to target several goal areas)

* stARTSPEAK: Touch & Create by DADAA, https://appsto.re/us/yfQhS.i

* Stick Around by Tony Vincent & Explain Everything by Explain Everything sp. z o.o., https://appsto.re/us/PgAqH.i

* TinyTap, Handmade Educational Games by TinyTap Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/kD9BD.i (NOTE: Has an IAP for a subscription to access many of the premade items and features. I don’t subscribe since I am very busy and don’t have time to make many items. When I do it is usually with one of the apps in the “Symbols” section below or the Photo Dice app above)

(see “Symbols” section below for more)

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Creativity (a few examples of open-ended creativity apps with lots of opportunities for language when an adult plays with the child using the app):

* American Girl Friendship Ties by American Girl, https://appsto.re/us/74jv4.i

* Bloomsbury Colouring Book by Bloomsbury Publishing, https://appsto.re/us/idUGN.i
* Bubl Draw – Creative drawing with music for kids by BUBL GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/5xA3Q.i

* Caboodle Doodle by Shoe the Goose, https://appsto.re/us/B6MbD.i

* Clay Maker: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse by Disney, https://appsto.re/us/mFNkY.i

* Crochet Craft Creator By Woolizoo by Nick Fettke, https://appsto.re/us/o5EQ1.i
* Cute Food – Creative Fun with Fruits and Vegetables, Healthy and Funny Meals for Kids by Software Smoothie, https://appsto.re/us/j73QM.i

* Doodle Dandy by Nicholas Williams, https://appsto.re/us/0Ysgz.i (be aware of the unsecured link to Facebook. I blocked it via Guided Access)

* Draw with Curious George by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, https://appsto.re/us/i215I.i

* Drawp Unlimited – Family Art and Messaging App by Moondrop Entertainment L.L.C., https://appsto.re/us/7t3rL.i

* Duckie Deck Bird Houses by Duckie Deck Development, https://appsto.re/us/KGcH3.i
* Duckie Deck Trash Toys by Duckie Deck Development, https://appsto.re/us/YEsKZ.i

* Felt Board by Software Smoothie, https://appsto.re/us/H3iwD.i
* Felt Board – Mother Goose on the Loose by Software Smoothie, https://appsto.re/us/EiEZR.i

* Feltz by Paul Alan Freshney, https://appsto.re/us/f1kID.i

* Fireworks Lab by Cowly Owl Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/xtJf8.i
* Imagination Box – creative fun with play dough colors, shapes, numbers and letters by Software Smoothie, https://appsto.re/us/BXaNP.i
* Labo Car Designer(3+) by Labo Lado Inc., https://appsto.re/us/hXHc1.i
* Labo Train – A creative draw & play road construction game for kids 3-7 by Labo Lado Inc., https://appsto.re/us/hH3F2.i

* Let’s Create! Pottery HD Lite by Infinite Dreams Inc., https://appsto.re/us/KJuTx.i

* Mickey Mouse Clubhouse – Color & Play by Disney, https://appsto.re/us/CLSpN.i

* Monster Feltz by Paul Alan Freshney, https://appsto.re/us/lF4iJ.i
* Mulle Meck’s cars — a construction set for kids by Piu-Piu, https://appsto.re/us/Va2Idb.i
* Musical Paint by Building Blocks Media, https://appsto.re/us/l-xyM.i

My Monster Maker by Hannah Baber, https://appsto.re/us/BDx7fb.i

* Nature Workshop – Creative Crafts for Kids by Software Smoothie, https://appsto.re/us/W3S07.i

* Paper Arts For Kids by Maxim Konev, https://appsto.re/us/8DHx3.i

* RelationShapes by vizuvizu, https://appsto.re/us/2Hqieb.i
* Qixel Kids : Pixel Art Painter by Frosby Designs Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/geATT.i
* Recycling Workshop – design and create toys from recycled materials – Premium by Software Smoothie, https://appsto.re/us/xvmE0.i

* Sound Rebound by Exploratorium, https://appsto.re/us/t0V8eb.i

* stARTSPEAK: Touch & Create by DADAA, https://appsto.re/us/yfQhS.i

* Tiny Maker Kit by Tiny Twiga Studios, https://appsto.re/us/9EwU2.i (bundle of 4 apps)

* ToyBrush 3D by Croco Studio, https://appsto.re/us/-XCA4.i

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Data Collection Tools:

* Percentally Pro 2 by Expressive Solutions LLC, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/percentally-pro-2/id1037705087?mt=8

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Describing:

* A day with a difference by Unit11, https://appsto.re/us/6cVSD.i (comparative adjectives)

* Adjectives by Teach Speech Apps – for speech therapy by Teach Speech Apps, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/QNS16.i
* Comparative Adjectives by Innovative Investments Limited, https://appsto.re/us/TQcoE.i
* Compare and Contrast Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/zpxkE.i

* Compare N Contrast by Mobile Learning Services, https://appsto.re/us/xU2EI.i

* Describe It (SLP) by Synapse Apps, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/XMm1I.i
* Describe it to me by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/btDNN.i
* Talk About It: Objects Home HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/2xuIG.i
* TVOKids Looky Looky by TVO Apps https://appsto.re/us/LGgjJ.i
* What Does Miss Bee See? Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/0WJWE.i

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Dice & Spinners:
* Chwazi Finger Chooser by Cesar Barscevicius, https://appsto.re/us/IR5gP.i
* Decide Now! by Catforce Studio, https://appsto.re/us/JvX3w.i

* Image Spinner by Joe Scrivens, https://appsto.re/us/rjarD.i

* Just Dice by Code Redman Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/jmqeC.i (I use this app to replace rolling real dice in any game…. best app ever! No more chasing dice that kids have rolled off the table or thrown across the room)

* Nice Dice – 3D dice roller by Lost Minds, https://appsto.re/us/9-dP4.i
* Photo Dice by MachWerx, https://appsto.re/us/kgwUC.i (free, .99 in app purchase to remove the ads, see this post for details on using the app to make articulation dice: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2017/02/08/make-articulation-dice-slp-hack-for-the-photo-dice-app/)

* SpinnyWheel by William Jackson, https://appsto.re/us/_qVU1.i (great for creating your own spinners to use with any game).
* Tap Roulette – Make Decisions with Friends! by Laan Labs, https://appsto.re/us/NOsPz.i

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Early Intervention: 
* Aimee’s Babies Word Gap by Aimee’s Babies, https://appsto.re/us/yjCSdb.i, iOS Universal (includes lots of great ideas for language stimulation, nursery rhymes, songs & parenting tips)
Their other 7 apps are iPhone apps but can be played in 2x on an iPad:
* Aimee’s Babies Baby Massage by Aimee’s Babies, https://appsto.re/us/s4waw.i
* BabyStretch by Aimee’s Babies, https://appsto.re/us/s2e9y.i
Aimee’s Babies Baby Vision by Aimee’s Babies, https://appsto.re/us/rFL4A.i
* Aimee’s Babies Newborn App by Aimee’s Babies, https://appsto.re/us/iIw1F.i
* Aimee’s Babies Three Months by Aimee’s Babies, https://appsto.re/us/liYFE.i
* Aimee’s Babies Six Months by Aimee’s Babies, https://appsto.re/us/yq1lH.i
* Aimee’s Babies Twelve Months by Aimee’s Babies, https://appsto.re/us/bF1lH.i
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Early Literacy:

* Accessible Literacy Learning by Tobii Dynavox LLC, https://appsto.re/us/m9yO6.i

* Attainment’s ELSB – Early Literacy Skills Builder by Attainment Company, https://appsto.re/us/7-X5W.i
* Attainment’s Early Reading Skills Builder by Attainment Company, https://appsto.re/us/PPU25.i

* Between the Lions: Dub Cubs by WGBH, https://appsto.re/us/PvFhT.i (rhyming)

* ChooseIt! Literacy by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/gXIoG.i (switch capable)

* CVC Reading Book: Dad’s Bag by Joe Scrivens, https://appsto.re/us/QInt5.i

* Duck Duck Moose Reading HD by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://appsto.re/us/pdFmI.i

* Fry Words Ninja – Reading Game by Innovative Investments Limited, https://appsto.re/us/U4JFbb.i
* Hairy Letters by Nessy Learning Limited, https://appsto.re/us/rF3C7.i

* Hairy Phonics 1 by Nessy Learning Limited, https://appsto.re/us/YGM63.i
* Hairy Words 1 by Nessy Learning Limited, https://appsto.re/us/UxvV5.i
* HangArt: Play Hangman, Draw Pictures, Tell Stories by Literary Safari Inc., https://appsto.re/us/6Nxb_.i
* I Read – Animals (Reading Comprehension for Kids) by Nerea Sanchez Dominguez, https://appsto.re/us/_yCe4.i

* Intro To Reading by Oz Phonics by DSP Learning Pty Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/KB4kH.i

* iSort Words by Dactyl Applications, https://appsto.re/us/IC_7O.i

* KidoPhonics US by Learning Grain Pte Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/2WCf9.i

* Learn to read with Hoppi the frog. Learning games for families and schools by Raddlist, https://appsto.re/us/rBJ95.i (bundle of 3 apps)

* Letter Tales – Learn to Read and Write with Short Alphabet Stories for Kids by Brainster Academy Inc., https://appsto.re/us/F1Fj5.i

* Lipa Scrabblis by Lipa Learning, https://appsto.re/us/vBmgS.i

* Listen2Read by Ryan Heitner (Nikki Heitner Heyman’s app), https://appsto.re/us/107IN.i

* Lively Letters – Phonemic Awareness & Phonics by Telian-Cas Learning Concepts Inc, https://appsto.re/us/1xmMib.i

* Montessori Early Reading – Phonics & Rhyme games by EDOKI ACADEMY, https://appsto.re/us/bKCK7.i

* Phonics Ninja by Innovative Investments Limited, https://appsto.re/us/ZuU6eb.i

* PLAY-DOH Create ABCs by PlayDate Digital, https://appsto.re/us/WCN3M.i

* Pocket Charts! Compound Words by Good Neighbor Press, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/ewTbC.i
* Pocket Charts! Pro by Good Neighbor Press, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/1g2SG.i (a bargain. Get all 21 activities in one app)
* Pocket Charts! Rhyming Words by Good Neighbor Press, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/tI5bC.i

* Professor Pup´s Phoneme Farm by Matthew Talty, https://appsto.re/us/HfMSab.i

* Read4Kids – Kids learn to read in 20 easy lessons by Olivier Romanetti, https://appsto.re/us/FU6-8.i
* Reader Bee and the Story Tree by Learning Circle Kids LLC, https://appsto.re/us/XNp5Z.i
* Reader Bee’s First Story Maker by Learning Circle Kids LLC, https://appsto.re/us/ouxK2.i

* Reading Island Adventures #1 (Full) by Red Apple Reading, https://appsto.re/us/1j-aW.i (several apps by this developer)

* Reading Train: Alphabet Books, Songs & Games by The Learning Station, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/x5F31.i
* Reading Train Full STEAM Ahead Books, Songs, Games by The Learning Station, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/Lmzw5.i
* Reading Train – My First Books, Songs & Games by The Learning Station, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/7BbOhb.i

* Rhyme to Read full – teach beginning reading with phonics and sight words and word families (English Version) by Rhyme to Read, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/in1CX.i

* Sight Words Ninja – The Endless Slicing Game to Learn to Read by Innovative Investments Limited, https://appsto.re/us/L-s9W.i

* Sight Words – An early reading & spelling adventure! by EDOKI ACADEMY, https://appsto.re/us/LrGH3.i

* Simplex Spelling Phonics – Rhyming With CVC Words by Pyxwise Software Inc., https://appsto.re/us/g1BNI.i
* Starfall Learn to Read by Starfall Education, https://appsto.re/us/Tab5G.i

* Super Reader’s Little Monster Adventures – A Dolch Sight Words Based Story Book App That Will Help Your Child Get Hooked on Reading! by Jorge Sanchez, https://appsto.re/us/3wrG2.i

* The Joy of Reading by EDOKI ACADEMY, https://appsto.re/us/iPup0.i
* The Sounding Out Machine – Assistive Reading Device by FIZZBRAIN LLC, https://appsto.re/us/zDxx_.i
* Tools for Teaching Reading and Spelling: Reading Doctor Complete Phonics Bundle by Reading Doctor Pty Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/9YVa-.i (bundle of 6 apps)
* Visual Reading by UberMagicTwo LTD, https://appsto.re/us/Ju6gN.i (symbol supported)
* Word Wizard – Kids learn to spell with talking alphabets, spelling tests & fun phonics games by L’Escapadou, https://appsto.re/us/mnxQA.i

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Find Hidden Picture:
* Find It : Hidden Objects for Children & Toddlers by Guillermo Fernandez Gonzalez, https://appsto.re/us/2fY1G.i

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Fluency (also see “Calming / Self Regulation” apps & “Pacing” apps)
* Fluency SIS by Joseph Agius, https://appsto.re/us/0FiJL.i

* Self-Analysis of Stuttering – Elementary/Adult by Givona Sandiford, https://appsto.re/us/aqLPkb.i

* Speech4Good – Stuttering & Speech Therapy with DAF by Balbus Speech, https://appsto.re/us/laM3B.i (provide visual feedback)

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Following Directions:
* Autism iHelp – Comprehension-SLP Edition by John Talavera, https://appsto.re/us/TI87T.i
* Billy’s Coin Visits the Zoo by Spinlight Studio, https://appsto.re/us/B6bc6.i

* Cognition Coach NACD Simply Smarter – Ages 1 to 3 by Blue Whale Apps Inc, https://appsto.re/us/ONoh3.i

* Cognition Coach NACD Simply Smarter – Ages 3 to 5 by Blue Whale Apps Inc, https://appsto.re/us/L43I6.i
* Farm Academy by Virtual Speech Center Inc., https://appsto.re/us/sef-H.i

* Feed Maxi by Speak Eazy Apps, https://appsto.re/us/8vzhQ.i
* Following Directions from I Can Do Apps by I CAN DO APPS, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/VtTdR.i
* Following Directions by Teach Speech Apps – single & multi step direction app for speech therapy by Teach Speech Apps, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/VchN9.i

* Following Directions Game by Innovative Investments Limited, https://appsto.re/us/O8YUhb.i

* Food Frenzy: Following Directions by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/QczC5.i
* Fun Deck® Following Directions by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/9Zk6A.i
* Fun With Directions HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/FrSxC.i
* Funny Directions by Speecharoo Apps by Syndy Margot, https://appsto.re/us/IK3T3.i

* Friends Of Forest Town 001 by Mingxin Le, https://appsto.re/us/QWw8O.i
* Friends Of Forest Town 002 by Mingxin Le, https://appsto.re/us/ykF8O.i
* Friends Of Forest Town 003 by Mingxin Le, https://appsto.re/us/_1arR.i
* Friends Of Forest Town 004 by Mingxin Le, https://appsto.re/us/o8rvR.i
* Friends Of Forest Town 005 by Mingxin Le, https://appsto.re/us/9RiMT.i
* Friends Of Forest Town 006 by Mingxin Le, https://appsto.re/us/4RCHV.i

* Hearbuilder Following Directions by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/jflcQ.i
* Jack and the Land of Colors by Unit11, https://appsto.re/us/ISLQD.i
* Key Word Kids by Language And Learning Steps Pty.Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/1e0zU.i
* Keyword Understanding by APTUS SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPY LTD, https://appsto.re/us/VXHSW.i

* Lalaloopsy Diner – A Candy Coated Burgeria, Pizza Party Cooking Game by CUPCAKE DIGITAL INC, https://appsto.re/us/i7Qy2.i
* Mack the Dog Early Language Development 2 by Alana Noakes, https://appsto.re/us/Qaqm5.i
* More Fun With Directions HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/iS-kD.i

* RIDE, Learn language, vocabulary puzzle. by AOKI Corporation, https://appsto.re/us/lGf85.i

* Smart Fish: Sandbox – Develop Kids Imagination with this Creative Building Game by SocialBug Labs, https://appsto.re/us/TkqGN.i
* Splingo’s Language Universe by The Speech And Language Store LLP, https://appsto.re/us/c0urB.i
* TVOKids Cake Artist by TVO Apps, https://appsto.re/us/wFwcH.i
* uKloo by Smiley Guy Studios Inc., https://appsto.re/us/_yQeO.i

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Game apps (short games that I use as reinforcers at the end of a session and to teach social skills during game play):
* Air Hockey by Acceleroto, https://appsto.re/us/LrAdr.i (can be 2 players)

* Animal Memory for Children by Apps4kids games, https://appsto.re/us/yF7LE.i

* Brainbean – Brain Games for Kids by Tanner Christensen, https://appsto.re/us/dh5wZ.i

* Bubble Balloon Burst by Kulwant Singh, https://appsto.re/us/VoIY3.i

* Buddy Bash by Paul Hudson, https://appsto.re/us/23TyV.i (unlock IAP free, includes a slicing game (like Fruit Ninja), whack a pic, etc… You customize it with your own pics)

* Can Knockdown 3 by Infinite Dreams Inc., https://appsto.re/us/lSoLG.i

* Candy Cards by Panther Technology, https://appsto.re/us/IfgfH.i (use with Candyland board game to make it special needs accessible. See this post for details: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/07/26/adapted-games-for-inclusive-play-candy-land/)
* City Cars Adventures by BUBL by BUBL GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/WB575.i

* Coda Game – Make your Own Games by Filimundus AB, https://appsto.re/us/FCkG9.i

* Cook Ninja by Guillaume Joly, https://appsto.re/us/NRcu0.i (like Fruit Ninja but with a pizza theme and more challenging)
* Dot Collector – Infant game for motion tracking and finger dexterity by Ellie’s Games, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/V6oXD.i
* Duckie Deck Card Wars by Duckie Deck Development, https://appsto.re/us/rBeP2.i

* Family Board Game Fun by Tipitap Inc., https://appsto.re/us/AFgE5.i (bundle of 3 apps, up to 4 players). I also have several patients who love this one: Planet Racers: Family Board Game, https://appsto.re/us/PXh58.i

* Find It : Hidden Objects for Children & Toddlers F by Guillermo Fernandez Gonzalez, https://appsto.re/us/2fY1G.i
* Fruit Ninja Free by Halfbrick Studios, https://appsto.re/us/msMey.i (I have several other apps similar to this one…. amazing how motivated my kids are to get to play a round of it at the end of a session. Also cool to see kids with ADHD gain some impulse control to avoid slicing the bombs to avoid ending the game, can be 2 players)
* Fun on the Farm: 5 2-player board games for kids by Kindermatica Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/cRHtab.i

* Futaba Classroom Games for Kids by INKids Education LLC, https://appsto.re/us/BVFfD.i
* Galaxy Bowling by Jason Allen, https://appsto.re/us/FwitA.i
* Happy Geese Full by Appically, https://appsto.re/us/UWE0T.i (can be up to 4 players)
* Hungry Hungry Hippos by Hasbro, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/BugeH.i (can be 2 players)

* Hook a duck 4 kids by Dworld services 4 kids, https://appsto.re/us/ow8s_.i

* Instamory Kids by Ivica Aracic, https://appsto.re/us/T8DYI.i (up to 4 players)
* Jigsaw Wonder Puppies Puzzles for Kids by Eggroll Games LLC, https://appsto.re/us/Xk695.i (love all the apps in their jigsaw series)
* LEGO® DC Super Heroes Mighty Micros by LEGO Systems, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/pLFYab.i

* Little Tikes Mini Golf by MGAE, https://appsto.re/us/NuKyT.i (The first 3 holes are free. I love mini golf so I paid .99 for the IAP to unlock the rest of the game)

* Match Blitz by Shiny Things, https://appsto.re/us/-wN0I.i, (can be up to 4 players)

* Max the Cat by Family Pastimes, https://appsto.re/us/9yrX4.i (a cooperative game)
* Mole Hammers by Otto-Ville Ojala, https://appsto.re/us/5TKhO.i (another one that’s great for learning impulse control since you lose points if you whack a bunny, can be 2 players)

* MotionGames by Widevantage Inc., https://appsto.re/us/-Wypeb.i (the stylus that goes with their apps is cool but you can play most aspects of the games without it)

* My Little Suitcase – The Memory Board Game by Innovative Mobile Apps, https://appsto.re/us/5oKBF.i (up to 4 players)

* Paint Ponies by American Girl, https://appsto.re/us/sqxTI.i

* Paulie and Fiona Board Games by Ruta Ett, https://appsto.re/us/-xGH4.i (includes 1 free board game. After looking at the others on the developer’s website I decided to purchase the IAP (rare for me to do but there is not a full paid version of the app). It’s a bargain to get 8 board games for $2.99. They can be 2 player games. Free printable coloring pages on their website: http://hotc.nu/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Coloring.pdf)

* Pepi Garage by Pepi Play, https://appsto.re/us/a0Me9.i
* Pinch Peeps by Everplay, https://appsto.re/us/L8kOE.i
* Puzzlfy – Jigsaw Puzzles by Radius60 Studios
https://appsto.re/us/-UHF0.i, free app, make a puzzle out of any picture (a huge motivator for kids with high interest areas in specific characters or in doing puzzles)

* Rain Dots by Ellie’s Games, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/30-QA.i

* Secret Suitcases by Hippotrix, https://appsto.re/us/b2DB2.i

* Shapes and Colors – Ninja Slicing Preschool Game by Innovative Investments Limited, https://appsto.re/us/W5Hjib.i (Be sure to check out all the options in the “settings” area within the app. I like the “easy” level, adjustable time limit and several options for other vocabulary besides just shapes and colors. I have numerous patients who LOVE the Fruit Ninja app so this will be a fun twist on that.)

* Shiny Picnic – Sorting & Matching by Shiny Things, https://appsto.re/us/9zO1G.i
* Sprinkle Junior by Mediocre AB, https://appsto.re/us/KB7sC.i
* Streetball Game by Rodrigo Schmitt de Andrade, https://appsto.re/us/Vv80bb.i

* The Orchard by HABA – colors & shapes for children by Fox and Sheep GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/Vv_Sdb.i

* Thinkrolls by AVOKIDDO, https://appsto.re/us/r-VQ2.i
* Thinkrolls 2 by AVOKIDDO, https://appsto.re/us/OXuV5.i
* Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens by AVOKIDDO, https://appsto.re/us/ddu6eb.i (MUCH harder than the other two Think Rolls…. as in I haven’t been able to finish the “hard” level in this app yet)

* Twinnery – Spot the Twins by Funny Yummy Studio UG, https://appsto.re/us/DToPfb.i (can have 2 players)
* TVOKids Frantic Find by TVO Apps, https://appsto.re/us/6VIP0.i

* Unicorn Glitterluck – Rainbow Adventure for kids by Fox and Sheep GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/g-cQ-.i

* We Discover Wildlife – family board games by Kindermatica Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/DeQb8.i  (bundle of 2 apps)

* Whale Trail Junior by ustwo Games Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/kH29H.i

* World Cup Soccer by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/mHLRjb.i

* World Racers: Family Board Game by Tipitap Inc., https://appsto.re/us/KV4g4.i (up to 4 players)

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Guess hidden picture based on asking questions:
* Bag Game by all4mychild, https://appsto.re/us/HiBYD.i
* Guess Who? – Premium by Clement Marty, https://appsto.re/us/bktNG.i
* Heads Up! Kids by Warner Bros., https://appsto.re/us/hjg63.i

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Guess item based on inferencing (many also good for “part-to-whole”)

* Animal Game Show – Whose Toes are Those? – Matching Fun for Kids and Family – Ultimate Edition by Eggroll Games LLC, https://appsto.re/us/TwEpE.i
* Knock Knock Guess Who is There by Irit Yablon, https://appsto.re/us/lQRNI.i
* Knock Knock with Bato by OTATAA, https://appsto.re/us/4MEC_.i
* What Can You See? Pro by ColorCards, https://appsto.re/us/J9Nr3.i

* What’s in the Box? by Paul Hudson, https://appsto.re/us/MVOCI.i

* Whose Tail by Kenneth Walter King, https://appsto.re/us/HDureb.i
* Whose Eyes by Kenneth Walter King, https://appsto.re/us/6UY-eb.i
* Whose Feet by Kenneth Walter King, https://appsto.re/us/PTzSeb.i

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Guess where item is hidden (similar to the old “Secret Square” board game, you ask questions to figure out where the star is hidden):
* Question Sleuth by Zorten Software, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/ZHQMH.i

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Guess item being described:

* A Who Am I – Animal Game by Nth Fusion LLC, https://appsto.re/us/nbvzy.i
* Guess What? from I Can Do Apps by I CAN DO APPS, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/XsoxI.i

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High Contrast (good for kids with cortical visual impairments; most also work well as cause & effect apps)
* Baby View by Wayne Smith, https://appsto.re/us/sXN5A.i
* Big Bang Pictures by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/irX9I.i
* B&W High Contrast by Fisher-Price, https://appsto.re/us/aCmBI.i
* Bubl Tap by BUBL GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/daWaR.i
* Development with Contrast Colors for Baby by Fisher-Price, https://appsto.re/us/Suv5P.i

* EDA PLAY ELIS by Raná péče EDA, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eda-play-elis/id1195438515?mt=8

* First Focus: Ladybird Baby Touch by Penguin Books, https://appsto.re/us/Wf61W.i
* Hidden Grid by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/TWInD.i
* Infant Faces : High Contrast Visual Stimulation for Babies by treebetty LLC, https://appsto.re/us/QT3j0.i
* Infant Zoo: Visual Stimulation & Sounds for Babies by treebetty LLC, https://appsto.re/us/NaMuO.i
* KaleidoBalls by Croesus-Mode.com, https://appsto.re/us/UUx-w.i

* Peeping Musicians by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/sqQnD.i

* Sound Shake: The Soothing Musical Rattle for Babies And Toddlers (Full Version) by treebetty LLC, https://appsto.re/us/fnzw5.i
* Tap-n-See Now by Little Bear Sees, https://appsto.re/us/nF9rD.i

* Touch to Jump by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/cJzIW.i

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Idioms:

* English Idioms Trainer Professional by Education Terra, https://appsto.re/us/ckEY9.i
* Idioms in Conversation I by Marshall Cavendish Education HK, https://appsto.re/us/ijte1.i

* Super Duper Idioms Pro by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/mi2lN.i

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Inferences (also see “Guess Item” sections above):
* How Do You Know? by Lynn Epstein, https://appsto.re/us/1X990.i
* How Would You Feel If … Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/jk0zB.i
* InferQuest Pro: Fun Adventures with Inferences and Reasoning Questions by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/65hDZ.i

* Roxie’s Doors by OCG Studios, https://appsto.re/us/A6m1A.i
* Understanding Inferences Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/k7GHA.i
* What Are They Asking? Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/JyAcE.i

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Language:
* Advanced Naming Therapy – Aphasia & Cognition by Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/Wrmtab.i

* CO Play and Learn by City of Boulder, https://appsto.re/us/xLM8ab.i (full of great activity ideas for caregivers to do with young children. Includes lots of activities to enhance development of speech & language)
* Conversation Therapy – Questions for Expressive Language, Pragmatics, & Cognition by Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/mI2-K.i
* Fun & Functional by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/rskUD.i
* Go-Togethers by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/FfRGE.i
* Language Adventures Pro by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/nCOCE.i
* Language Trainer by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/VOsUR.i
* Language Therapy – 4-in-1 Toolkit for Aphasia Speech Therapy by Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/M5XtF.i (includes 4 apps, Tactus apps are fabulous. Although they were designed for adults, they are great to use with older kids & teens too.)

* LinguaPix – Full by Expressive Solutions LLC, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/linguapix-full/id701111984?mt=8

* Slam Dunk Grammar: There, They’re, and Their by Kerrie Gallagher, https://appsto.re/us/P2yhG.i
* Smashing Grammar by Fairlady Media, https://appsto.re/us/spo07.i

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Life Skills:
* Attainment’s Community Success by Attainment Company, https://appsto.re/us/VmrrL.i
* Attainment’s Dollars & Cents by Attainment Company, https://appsto.re/us/0IrAH.i
* The Candy and the Coinbot by Applause Learning, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/VmCh_.i

* Charlie Jumped out of the Clock – Learning Story by CRAYON BOX Inc.
https://appsto.re/us/I32k7.i

* Click Clack Book & Game by VicRoads, https://appsto.re/us/uFKUH.i
* Coins In A Flash (US) by Clinton White, https://appsto.re/us/tNNgJ.i
* Coin Quiz by Clinton White, https://appsto.re/us/Xcs9I.i

* Community Signs by Innovative Investments Limited, https://appsto.re/us/2otLhb.i
* Counting Money and Coins – Games for Kids by Innovative Mobile Apps, https://appsto.re/us/jSXvbb.i
* Danger Rangers Fire Safety App: Videos, Games, Photos, Books & Interactive Play & Learn Activities for Kids featuring Sully & Kitty by Playrific, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/Ou22Q.i

* DialSafe Pro by Little Bit Studio, LLC., https://appsto.re/us/3CaiA.i (pretend phone, great for practicing calling 911 & their parent’s home or cell phone numbers – see “Phone” section below for apps to make the iPhone special-needs friendly)
* Digital Compass by Common Sense by Common Sense Media, https://appsto.re/us/X5yv6.i
* Digital Passport for Kids by Common Sense Media, https://appsto.re/us/jCvqN.i
* Do Your Part, Be Fire Smart by Positive Promotions, https://appsto.re/us/GQIKdb.i

* Dress Up : Professions – Occupations puzzle game & Drawing activities for preschool children and babies by Play Toddlers (Full Version for iPad) by Guillermo Fernandez Gonzalez, https://appsto.re/us/onYMM.i
* Envelope+ Kid by Robert E Carr Jr, https://appsto.re/us/P0GM4.i
* Flashcards – Professions by Klap Edutainment, https://appsto.re/us/BmdLU.i
* Goodyear Crossroad Safety – get safely through urban jungle and learn traffic rules by GetWorksMedia, https://appsto.re/us/Z5gg-.i
* Goodyear Kids Safety by GetWorksMedia, https://appsto.re/us/Y8O_1.i
* Help Mikey Out by Fredrick Armstrong, https://appsto.re/us/bSNl0.i

* Henry Helps Clean His Room by Capstone, https://appsto.re/us/SSAQ1.i
* Henry Helps with Dinner by Capstone, https://appsto.re/us/arBQ1.i
* Henry Helps with the Dog by Capstone, https://appsto.re/us/lciQ1.i
* Henry Helps with the Laundry by Capstone, https://appsto.re/us/p_hQ1.i
* iDo Chores – Daily activities and routine tasks for kids with special needs (Full version) by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/kn5I3.i
* iDo Community – kids with special needs learn to act independently in the community by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/BE4I3.i
* iDo Food – Kids with special needs learn dining skills (Full version) by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/pQ4I3.i
* iDo Getting Dressed – Learn the Routine of wearing clothes, for individuals with special needs. (Full version) by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/UQpt7.i
* iDo Hygiene –Daily life skills activities, for individuals with special needs (full version) by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/5Apt7.i

* KLANG: The Road Home by The Scottish Government, https://appsto.re/us/wTak5.i

* Little Bird by AVG Technologies, https://appsto.re/us/3zGWA.i (internet safety)
* Little Shopping – Supermarket Fun! by TENKAI PL S C, https://appsto.re/us/bB7H9.i
* Little Zebra Shopper Gold edition by Hans-Peter, iPad only, https://appsto.re/us/6oIXQ.i (iPhone version: https://appsto.re/us/XOzjhb.i) (free printables: http://littlezebrashopper.com)
* Match and Learn The Professions by Petita Demas, https://appsto.re/us/aUy17.i
* Mind Your Own Budget by K20 Center – University of Oklahoma, https://appsto.re/us/k5vbR.i
* Money Mammals Needs vs Wants by John Lanza, https://appsto.re/us/Hags2.i
* Money Mammals Save for a Goal by John Lanza, https://appsto.re/us/KM6pdb.i
* Money Trainer for Kids and Adults with Autism by Excel Heritage Group, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/OQy8_.i
* Money Up! – Learn to use the Next Dollar Up method by pkclSoft, https://appsto.re/us/pjR_Q.i

* My Bright Smile by Colgate-Palmolive Company, https://appsto.re/us/mFxk5.i

* Operation Edith by Horizon Productions, https://appsto.re/us/5M1Ldb.i (fire safety)
* PiggyBot by Kasasa LTD., https://appsto.re/us/mXluY.i
* Pop-It-Up-Shop by Hans-Peter, https://appsto.re/us/yufx-.i

* Professions for toddlers by Creative Connections s.r.o., https://appsto.re/us/FZRv-.i
* PUZZINGO Professions Puzzles Game for Toddlers & Kids by 77Sparx Studio, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/szr-T.i

* Quick Clocks – Telling Time by Shiny Things, https://appsto.re/us/7tDUH.i
* RED CROSS – Accident prevention and first aid for children by DADA Company, https://appsto.re/us/7zsJ9.i
* SafetyClub by Chandana Pennamacha, https://appsto.re/us/FJLgdb.i

* Sign Bingo by Timothy McLenegan, https://appsto.re/us/6GmkN.i

* Smart Fish: Frequent Flyer – Teach Kids about Airplane Travel by SocialBug Labs
https://appsto.re/us/ZoUBK.i
* Sparky & The Case of the Missing Smoke Alarms by NFPA, https://appsto.re/us/UGz0Z.i
* Sparky’s Birthday Surprise by NFPA, https://appsto.re/us/8rqcP.i (fire safety)
* Sparky’s Firehouse by NFPA, https://appsto.re/us/stw0eb.i

* Sparky’s Match Game by WGBH, https://appsto.re/us/OpbkV.i (fire safety)

* Stewie the Duck Learns to Swim by Stew Leonard’s, https://appsto.re/us/_t8QE.i
* Storest – Kids Love Playing Store… Paper store! by Pixle, https://appsto.re/us/9hZm3.i (free printables in the app)

* Street Sounds Book & Game by VicRoads, https://appsto.re/us/fkTUH.i
* Swapsies Jobs by Spinlight Studio, https://appsto.re/us/ZEh1y.i
* Teaching Money by Aleesha Kondys, https://appsto.re/us/mqRlN.i

* Tic Toc Time: Break down the day to learn how to tell time by EDOKI ACADEMY, https://appsto.re/us/opgNM.i
* Toca Store by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/FDYyA.i
* Traffic Signs Info+ by Mary Stone, https://appsto.re/us/zHRB9.i
* Traffic Signs Test by Education Terra, https://appsto.re/us/HIbD0.i
* Want To Be by Ana Villegas Gonzalez, https://appsto.re/us/PETsQ.i
* What is my job for iPad by PAKA, https://appsto.re/us/RFKbz.i
* What’s Next? Getting a Job by Sacramento County Office of Education, https://appsto.re/us/NFfoab.i
* What’s Next? Success in School by Sacramento County Office of Education, https://appsto.re/us/dIaoab.i
* Words4U by Sacramento County Office of Education, https://appsto.re/us/4KdgI.i

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Listening:
* Auditory Figure Ground AFG by Foundations Developmental House, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/pr9CD.i
* Auditory Memory Club by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/P1IF6.i
* Auditory Memory For Quick Stories by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/QSMN5.i
* Bud’s Rhyming Words – Kids learn word families, CVC, short & long vowel words by Nimble Minds LLC, https://appsto.re/us/9JnRZ.i
* Ear Pairs by Marc Sockel, https://appsto.re/us/MIKS1.i
* eduSounds by Joao Martiniano https://appsto.re/us/_YjNK.i
* Hearbuilder Auditory Memory by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/gp6lV.i

* I Hear Ewe – Animal Sounds for Toddlers by Claireware Software, https://appsto.re/us/sSbis.i
* iHear PECS: Animals by Pyramid Educational Consultants, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/gCSwW.i
* Lipa Pairs by Lipa Learning, https://appsto.re/us/bjpOT.i
* Listen & Learn by Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, https://appsto.re/us/PtNkbb.i
* Listen Up Bear by Dave Sindrey, https://appsto.re/us/6wDRM.i
* Listening for Absurdities Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/zMcgF.i
* Listening Power Preschool HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/w-A76.i
* Listening Power Grades K-3 HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/bOHH_.i
* Processing Pow Wow by Synapse Apps, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/-lZ8X.i
* Sophie’s Discoveries HD by Surfing Dino Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/mEfXz.i
* Sound Memo improves visual-auditory perception of your kid, very good for children with autism by Likomp, https://appsto.re/us/cnuGT.i

* Sound Salad – Help Mr. Ear by sorting sounds by Funny Yummy Studio UG, https://appsto.re/us/KjFcab.i

* Tooney Tunes – Sound Recognition by Technolio Inc., https://appsto.re/us/KohFC.i

* Touch the Sound by Innovative Mobile Apps, https://appsto.re/us/IjGmE.i

* What’s in the Box? by Paul Hudson, https://appsto.re/us/MVOCI.i
* Whoosh On by Rune VENDLER, https://appsto.re/us/8WpUU.i (has household appliances that many kids with Autism have a high interest in)

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Matching:
* Animals Babies and Homes – First Words Preschool and Kindergarten Educational Learning Matching Puzzle Adventure Game for Toddler Kids Explorers by Gil Weiss, https://appsto.re/us/3AUTI.i
* Baby First Words. Matching Educational Puzzle Games for Toddlers and Preschool Kids by Abby Monkey® Learning Clubhouse by 22learn, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/cfZO1.i  (face up matching)
* Flip Flip with Bato by OTATAA, https://appsto.re/us/sTVC_.i
* High IQ Kids by Beyond123, https://appsto.re/us/EnGMM.i (face up matching, systematically increases in difficulty)

* Instamory Kids by Ivica Aracic, https://appsto.re/us/T8DYI.i

* Match & Find by Special iApps C.I.C., https://appsto.re/us/RitRX.i (face up, switch capable)

* Matching – Two Player Card Game by Ellie’s Games, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/CTTBL.i
* Memoria (Pairs Matching Game) – amazing matching flashcards game for children by PopAppFactory, https://appsto.re/us/ReGUz.i
* MyMemo – Customisable and educational matching game for kids by App Family AB, https://appsto.re/us/bG189.i

* My First Words – Early english spelling and puzzle game with flash cards for preschool babies by Play Toddlers by Guillermo Fernandez Gonzalez, https://appsto.re/us/y32g-.i (face up matching)

* My Little Suitcase – The Memory Board Game by Innovative Mobile Apps, https://appsto.re/us/5oKBF.i (up to 4 players)

* PopPet Pop with Bato by OTATAA, https://appsto.re/us/REWC_.i

* Special Words by Special iApps C.I.C., https://appsto.re/us/-cm7A.i (face up, switch capable, picture to picture, word to picture)
* TinyHands First Words 1 – Full Version, https://appsto.re/us/m7AFW.i  (great for face-up matching & vocabulary)
* TinyHands First Words 2 – Full Version, https://appsto.re/us/7jno5.i (face up matching)
* TinyHands What’s my pair 1 – Full Version, https://appsto.re/us/9WLNX.i (face up)
* TinyHands What’s My Pair 2 – Full Version, https://appsto.re/us/xbMNX.i (face up)
* TinyHands What’s my pair 3 – Full Version, https://appsto.re/us/ug6L1.i (face up)

* Train Adventure – kids puzzles and mini games for toddlers 2+ by Maxim Konev, https://appsto.re/us/C68f6.i

* Twinnery – Spot the Twins by Funny Yummy Studio UG, https://appsto.re/us/DToPfb.i

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Medical Issues (kid-friendly apps to help them understand and cope with medical issues):
* Healing Buddies Comfort Kit™ by Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, https://appsto.re/us/dgGfK.i
* KidSpeak – Medical Preps for Kids by MediaKube, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/iXnR4.i
* Riley Child Life Tour by eImagine Technology Group, https://appsto.re/us/E5WIC.i
* Simply Sayin’ – Medical Jargon for Kids by MediaKube, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/4NKFM.i

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Mixed Goals – content to target a wide variety of goals:
* Word Vault Pro by HomeSpeechHome PLLC, https://appsto.re/us/8dqhO.i

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Music (also see “Cause & Effect” for several musical instrument apps):
* Caspar Babypants Music Time! by Catnap Apps LLC, https://appsto.re/us/DGLdN.i

* Easy Music – Give kids an ear for music by EDOKI ACADEMY, https://appsto.re/us/iKYh7.i

* Hikari Piano by Ismo Juntunen, https://appsto.re/us/Msm1cb.i
* Jazzy Music Box by The Melody Book, https://appsto.re/us/2WCj3.i (bundle of 4 apps)

* Kapu Bloom Tunes by Kapu Toys, https://appsto.re/us/w5R22.i

* Kuca Music by Kuca Boom, https://appsto.re/us/seBfkb.i

* Monkey Drum by Flippfly, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/LcxZC.i (it has IAPs but is fully functional without them. Love the imitation & turn taking nature of this app)

* Piano Carnival Interactive Ebook: Classical Music, Art and Stories for Kids of All Ages by Elizabeth Schumann, https://appsto.re/us/GiJTU.i
* Choose music (making the music more special-needs accessible):
– Niki Music by Alessandro La Rocca, https://appsto.re/us/e-VAJ.i
– Moon Tunes – Music Player For Kids by Wee Taps, https://appsto.re/us/I2Aw3.i
– CanTunes by University of Victoria, https://appsto.re/us/Pf67N.i
– EZ Tunes by Daniel Norman, https://appsto.re/us/8n47x.i
* Musical apps with repeated predictable lines:

– Counting Songs 1 by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/XGOe1.i (includes 10 songs, also switch capable)
– Itsy Bitsy Spider HD – by Duck Duck Moose by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://appsto.re/us/fhWLw.i
– Kids Song Planet by francois walter, https://appsto.re/us/YiT8M.i

– Little Chickies (Los Pollitos) by Canticos – Sing, Play & Learn with Latino Nursery Rhymes by Encantos Media Studios, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/xC5-ab.i
– Nursery Rhymes by Oops Yay by Oops Yay, https://appsto.re/us/pg2hab.i
– Nursery Rhymes – Zeze Zebra Volume 1 by Asa Movshovitz, https://appsto.re/us/vFJ68.i
– Nursery Rhymes Music Box For Kids – 3D Educational Learning Sing Along game for Toddlers by Gil Weiss, https://appsto.re/us/0BaT-.i
– Starring Me in Old MacDonald Had a Farm by OkiPlay Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/Y3fLI.i
– Wheels on the Bus HD by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://appsto.re/us/kg7kw.i

– Wheels on the Bus! by OkiPlay Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/fjpvU.i (kids love seeing themselves in the app)
* PitchFork by W Wickham, https://appsto.re/us/QKqW2.i  (Slow down music, helpful for kids who have a difficult time repeating lyrics & those who become overstimulated by face paced music. The SlowTunes app is my favorite app for doing this but unfortunately it has disappeared from the App Store. I contacted the app developer who is a parent of a child with Apraxia. He indicated they hope to eventually update it and return it to the App Store (http://slowtunesapp.com). In the meantime, this app is a good alternative)
* Touch Switch by Goatella, https://appsto.re/us/8Ib5B.i  (like a Big Mack but plays a song from your iTunes library + colorful video visualization while the music plays)

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Opposites:
* Autism iHelp – Opposites SLP Edition by John Talavera, https://appsto.re/us/bDCG0.i
* Preschool Game – Little Matchups Opposites by Innovative Investments Limited, https://appsto.re/us/CY3NA.i
* Preschool Game – Photo Touch Opposites by Innovative Investments Limited, https://appsto.re/us/BHgrz.i
* The FOOT Book – Dr. Seuss by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/XDNSx.i
* Word Pairs by Do2Learn, https://appsto.re/us/FBYkE.i
* ZOOLA Opposites by INBAL Tal, https://appsto.re/us/H8IxA.i

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Pacing:
* Abacus in Augmented Reality by @Reks, https://appsto.re/us/RAIrG.i  (using an abacus as a pacing tool: http://bit.ly/2huWFuz)
* Turtle Talk by APTUS SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPY LTD
https://appsto.re/us/oHXiP.i

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Phone: (apps can be used to make calling from an iPhone easier by setting a picture that the user can tap to make a call):
– EasyPhone App by HJ Holdings LLC, https://appsto.re/us/_XTS9.i (also very simple but no parental controls to block access to settings area)
– Kidofon – When Your Kids Need You Most! by MAXS MOBILE, OOO, https://appsto.re/us/uiB-7.i (very simple with good parental safeguards to prevent accidental deletion of contacts or access to settings)

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Play (a few examples of open-ended play apps with lots of opportunities for language when an adult plays with the child using the app):

* Alice’s Weather. Dress-Up! by KUKLA Corporation, https://appsto.re/us/7xsWU.i

* Backyard at Twilight: A Stella and Sam Adventure by zinc Roe, https://appsto.re/us/r5D9z.i
* Bamba Ice-Cream – Kids run an Ice-Cream Shop and make their very own Candied Chocolate Waffle Sundae Cone by Mezmedia, https://appsto.re/us/gkz-F.i
* Bamba Pizza by Mezmedia, https://appsto.re/us/X9gIF.i

* Big Baby by Big Ice Cream Pty Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/6WhYO.i
* Big City Vehicles – Cars and Trucks for Kids by The Melody Book, https://appsto.re/us/8DtE7.i

* Block Builder from Stages Language Builder by Stages Publishing, https://appsto.re/us/2jq6cb.i (can be used with any similar block set…. pick patterns to copy based on the blocks you have. They sell a block set to go with the free app but at $69.99 it’s pricey)
* BRIO World – Railway by Filimundus AB, https://appsto.re/us/v_ZC_.i

* Bug Hunt by UbbaPlay, https://appsto.re/us/9wWF8.i
* Build and Play 3D – Planes, Trains, Robots and More by Croco Studio, https://appsto.re/us/MNzHG.i
* Build and Play 3D – Rockets, Helicopters, Submarines and More by Croco Studio
https://appsto.re/us/2iC_O.i
* Choo Choo Park by Phoebe Garayblas, https://appsto.re/us/V2G_9.i  (the whole series is great. Color and then play)
* Cookie Doodle by Shoe the Goose, https://appsto.re/us/wxhzu.i  (love several of their apps)
* Create a Car by ABCya.com, https://appsto.re/us/SZWix.i

* Domi Domi Nature Shapes: child fine motor practice by Yellow Dot, https://appsto.re/us/up6a9.i
* Dr. Panda Bus Driver by Dr. Panda Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/JhJlS.i (I love most of their apps)

* Dr. Panda Cafe by Dr. Panda Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/Un5Ifb.i (lots of great opportunities to work on memory & following directions)
* Dr. Panda Daycare by Dr. Panda Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/fuJuI.i
* Dr. Panda’s Swimming Pool by Dr. Panda Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/xKWM2.i

* Dress Up : Professions – Occupations puzzle game & Drawing activities for preschool children and babies by Play Toddlers (Full Version for iPad) by Guillermo Fernandez Gonzalez, https://appsto.re/us/onYMM.i
* Duckie Deck Family Photo by Duckie Deck Development, https://appsto.re/us/FDODU.i  (I love most of their apps)
* Easy-Bake Treats! by Hasbro, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/shBLB.i

* FACEinHOLE® Kids – Who do you want to be today? by Lisbon Labs, https://appsto.re/us/VY5e3.i

* Fisher-Price: See ‘n Say by Fisher-Price, https://appsto.re/us/zWDLv.i
* Fuzzy House by Fuzzy House Aps, https://appsto.re/us/jPZBbb.i
* Frosby Learning Games 1 & 2 by Frosby Designs Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/vGqT2.i
* Frosby Picnic Camp by Frosby Designs Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/1H16O.i

* Happy Daycare Stories – Playhouse game for preschool children and toddlers by PlayToddlers by Guillermo Fernandez Gonzalez, https://appsto.re/us/kP_Edb.i

* Harry’s Healthy Garden by BabyFirst, https://appsto.re/us/Kgau4.i

* Into the Snow: A Stella and Sam Adventure by zinc Roe, https://appsto.re/us/aXUez.i

* Kapu Blocks by Kapu Toys, https://appsto.re/us/3Y-OT.i

* Kids Food Maker Games – Bake & Make Desserts Bundle! by Beansprites LLC, https://appsto.re/us/_gY42.i (bundle of 10 apps)

* Kids Vehicles: City Trucks & Buses HD for the iPad by Yaycom s.c., https://appsto.re/us/ERZBC.i (several other similar apps. I have several patients with Autism who have a high interest in certain types of vehicles so I have several of their apps)

* Kuca Fears by Kuca Boom, https://appsto.re/us/h7Pyib.i
* Kuca Inventor by Kuca Boom, https://appsto.re/us/Sz7tlb.i
* Kuca Rocket by Kuca Boom, https://appsto.re/us/KGT4jb.i

* Lalaloopsy Cake Fashion by MGAE, https://appsto.re/us/grcL7.i

* Lars from Mars – Collection of cool little space games for your toddler by Lisbon Labs, https://appsto.re/us/IsCCcb.i
* LEGO® DUPLO® Circus by LEGO Systems, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/JNL3U.i
* LEGO® DUPLO® Food by LEGO Systems, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/gZDvW.i
* LEGO® DUPLO® Ice Cream by LEGO Systems, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/asJnX.i
* LEGO® DUPLO® Train by LEGO Systems, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/OGZ1N.i
* LEGO® Juniors Create & Cruise by LEGO Systems, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/uztrD.i

* Let’s Make Friends – Play Toy by madebyeducators, https://appsto.re/us/Rvk-Q.i
* Little Builders – Trucks, Cranes & Digger for Kids by Fox and Sheep GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/MqYk0.i

* Little Fox Animal Doctor – be a vet by Fox and Sheep GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/F8_X9.i

* Little Kitten – My Favorite Cat by Fox and Sheep GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/ceyZfb.i

* MarcoPolo Weather by MarcoPolo Learning, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/op791.i
* Monster Truck Doodle by Shoe the Goose, https://appsto.re/us/lZrxV.i

Montessori Nature by EDOKI ACADEMY, https://appsto.re/us/6wyBdb.i

* Moonbeeps: Fireflies by Moonbot Studios, https://appsto.re/us/vWTP2.i
* Moonbeeps: Gizmo by Moonbot Studios, https://appsto.re/us/SPS47.i (goes great with the book “Not A Box”)

* Mooshka: Myra’s Birthday Surprise HD by MGAE, https://appsto.re/us/HwgzN.i

* Mr. Potato Head – Create & Play: School Edition by Originator Inc., https://appsto.re/us/Y6JCI.i (tip: go ahead and download all the extra parts. They take awhile to download and kids will get frustrated if they picked a set and then have to wait that long in a session. Also, you don’t need the Mrs. Potato Head app if you have this one. All of her parts are included in this app)

* My 1st JCB – Digger Fun by FirstyWork, https://appsto.re/us/uwywU.i
* My Little Work – Garage by Filimundus AB, https://appsto.re/us/KMR7Q.i
* My PlayHome by PlayHome Software Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/5fdnA.i  (the whole series of apps is great and if you have them all you can seamlessly explore a virtual town. They also recently added a PartnerPlay feature where two players can interact in the app from two different iPads.)
* My Town: Stores by My Town Games LTD, https://appsto.re/us/PQ8fab.i  (several apps in this series)

* Paulie and Fiona Play by Ruta Ett, https://appsto.re/us/lua7-.i (cute vehicles to design & then drive. Many include silly animal parts.)

* Peekaboo Planet by Ping Creates, https://appsto.re/us/oNjl3.i
* Pepi Bath by Pepi Play, https://appsto.re/us/8v5gE.i

* Pepi Super Stores by Pepi Play, https://appsto.re/us/05sChb.i

* Photo Safari! HD Free by Shortstack, https://appsto.re/us/m5_2H.i (unfortunately the full version is not currently available)

* PLAY-DOH: Seek and Squish by PlayDate Digital, https://appsto.re/us/wBzf3.i

* PlayHaus by Oops Yay, https://appsto.re/us/of0ZN.i (building with blocks)

* Pony Style Box – Dress up your horses by Fox and Sheep GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/liG63.i

* Sago Mini Friends –  Go on a playdate! by Sago Sago, https://appsto.re/us/8Ujqkb.i (I love all of their apps and have had numerous patients with Autism be willing to do other “work” to earn time playing them. One even says that Jinja, Jack, Harvey & Robin (the four main characters) are her BFFs…. She’s still trying to learn all the names of the dogs in the newest app Sago Mini Puppy Preschool
https://appsto.re/us/aXbQfb.i so I printed off a post from their Facebook page with their pics and names. Her very own Sago Mini visual support….lol!)

* Shapes Builder – Educational tangram puzzle game for preschool children by Play Toddlers by Guillermo Fernandez Gonzalez, https://appsto.re/us/bSbOab.i

* Shiny Bakery by Shiny Things, https://appsto.re/us/thd6Q.i
* Storest – Kids Love Playing Store… Paper store! by Pixle, https://appsto.re/us/9hZm3.i  (free printables in the app)

* Super Nano Trucks by Bughouse, https://appsto.re/us/r4HH4.i

* Surprise Monster by CAPE COPENHAGEN ApS, https://appsto.re/us/IGu93.i

* Sweet Home Stories – Family playhouse for kids. by Guillermo Fernandez Gonzalez, https://appsto.re/us/xSXMhb.i

* Toca Birthday Party by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/BXPaC.i  (I love several of their apps but am not a fan of the newer Toca Life series of apps… a little too edgy and at time inappropriate for the kids I see)
* Toca Hair Salon Me by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/T1dKR.i
* Toca Kitchen by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/bb6zC.i
* Toca Kitchen Monsters by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/rAPAE.i
* Toca Pet Doctor by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/HnSkW.i
* Toca Store by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/FDYyA.i
* Toca Tea Party by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/Kogsz.i
* Toca Train by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/JM5fF.i

* Toddler Animal Puzzle – Game for children (Full) by Guillermo Fernandez Gonzalez, https://appsto.re/us/NetIE.i

* Toddler’s Playroom – Magic Doors for Curious Minds by Ducky Lucky Studio, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/GPyyU.i (a rare example of an app where I purchased an IAP to unlock the rest of the app)
* Toy Repair Workshop – fix broken doll, vehicle, robot, plush bear and more toys for kids by Sebastian Bachorzewski, https://appsto.re/us/XhRbQ.i

* Train Designer – Uncle Bear education game by BieMore Co., Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/8kGmhb.i
* WellieWishers by American Girl, https://appsto.re/us/xiGecb.i

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Plurals (matching apps and early numeracy apps are also great for this):
* Build Plurals by Jack Apps Education, https://appsto.re/us/RQAbfb.i
* Expedition with plurals by Virtual Speech Center Inc., https://appsto.re/us/OIkJF.i
* Little Critter Numbers by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/99cr1.i
* Plurals Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/SXe_B.i
* Popup Pairs by Code Dads, https://appsto.re/us/8Jyn6.i

* Tiggly Chef: Preschool Math Cooking Game by Tiggly, https://appsto.re/us/hIxc3.i

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Problem Solving:

* Ask Ed by Insightful Systems Pty Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/Mx1kX.i

* BeBop Blox by Originator Inc., https://appsto.re/us/Psg-M.i

* Busy Shapes by EDOKI ACADEMY, https://appsto.re/us/W8mfR.i
* Busy Water by EDOKI ACADEMY, https://appsto.re/us/uQXxab.i
* Cookie Monster’s Challenge by PBS KIDS, https://appsto.re/us/oPgf1.i
* Crazy Gears by EDOKI ACADEMY, https://appsto.re/us/q5dQ5.i

* Duh Color Stuff – A Book for Kids. Read, Play and Learn! by Guy Sharon, https://appsto.re/us/s1yS5.i
* If … Then … Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/3p9nB.i

* Smart Fish: Magic Matrix HD – Common Core Concepts of Measurements and Data for Kindergarten and 1st Grade (K.MD.3 + 1.MD.4) by SocialBug Labs, https://appsto.re/us/KwZmH.i
* Solve It – Solve Your Problems by Small TALK Speech Therapy Pty Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/hTlE1.i
* Thinkrolls by AVOKIDDO, https://appsto.re/us/r-VQ2.i
* Thinkrolls 2 by AVOKIDDO, https://appsto.re/us/OXuV5.i
* Thinkrolls: Kings & Queens by AVOKIDDO, https://appsto.re/us/ddu6eb.i (MUCH harder than the other two Think Rolls…. as in I haven’t been able to finish the “hard” level in this app yet)

* Winky Think Logic Puzzles by Spinlight Studio, https://appsto.re/us/SApb3.i (for older kids & teens, some levels very challenging. I had to get some help from a couple of my appy friends to get to the end.)

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Pronouns:
* Pronoun Fill-In Super Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/-HMzM.i
* Pronoun Heroes by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/mnSV3.i
* Pronouns by Teach Speech Apps – for speech therapy by Teach Speech Apps, LLC
https://appsto.re/us/1XXJ5.i
* Pronouns With Splingo by The Speech And Language Store LLP, https://appsto.re/us/NHMRN.i
* The Pronoun Party by Alana Noakes, https://appsto.re/us/Gzx07.i
* Using I and Me Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/h45yD.i
* We Learn: He She and They by Nick Pellecchia, https://appsto.re/us/Df4rY.i

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Reading Comprehension:
* Billy Possum’s Interactive Comprehension by michelle somerton, https://appsto.re/us/Jnjm0.i  (gorgeous app based on research)

* Fact & Opinion: Reading Comprehension Skills SE by Janine Toole, https://appsto.re/us/mhV86.i

* I Read – Animals (Reading Comprehension for Kids) by Nerea Sanchez Dominguez, https://appsto.re/us/_yCe4.i (an example of an app I bought to assess skills in a patient with severe autism. He has a very driven passion for animals so we got to see a peek into his amazing skills when we tapped into that high interest. I paired this with KIS First Nouns app and was blown away by his ability to type and spell animal names. Ended up taking video to prove it to the rest of the team.)
* Inference Ace: Reading Comprehension Skills & Practice for Struggling Readers: School Edition by Janine Toole, https://appsto.re/us/cYQn0.i
* Inference Clues: Reading Comprehension Skills & Practice for Kids Who Need Help: School Edition by Janine Toole, https://appsto.re/us/_WCu0.i
* Main Idea – Sentences: Reading Comprehension Skills & Practice Game for Kids – Common Core Aligned: School Edition by Janine Toole, https://appsto.re/us/1vXy1.i
* Main Idea – Short Texts: Reading Comprehension Skills Game for Kids: School Edition by Janine TooleM https://appsto.re/us/szWN2.i

* Reading Comprehension Camp by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/Hz3vJ.i
* Reading Comprehension Skills – Grades 1st and 2nd With Testing Prep by Jerrold Story, https://appsto.re/us/NeOj6.i
* Reading Comprehension Prep by Peekaboo Studios LLC, https://appsto.re/us/FJ0gS.i
* Sports Non-Fiction Reading Comprehension by Peekaboo Studios LLC, https://appsto.re/us/4hp04.i

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School-Based SLPs – apps that target curriculum & SLP goals:
* Nico & Nor Shadow Play by WGBH, https://appsto.re/us/j18Hhb.i
* Nico & Nor Shadows Journal by WGBH, https://appsto.re/us/di2Fhb.i
WGBH currently has 24 free apps that are all worth checking out. I periodically rotate them onto my iPad to target specific language goals.
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Sentences:
* Clicker Sentences by Crick Software, https://appsto.re/us/PlWtI.i
* Colourful Semantics by London SLTS Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/kZHWK.i
* First Phrases HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development
https://appsto.re/us/cYWpC.i

* FreeSpeech – Build Language and Learn Grammar by Avaz, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/IO5C-.i
* Fun with Verbs & Sentences HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/QozJQ.i
* Picture the Sentence HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/jNTHC.i
* Picture This! Sentence Structure Development Bundle by Alana Noakes, https://appsto.re/us/fyZe-.i  (bundle of 3 apps, reminds me of the visual structure provided in the Fokes Sentence Builder program)
* Rainbow Sentences by Mobile Education Store LLC, https://appsto.re/us/HnfFz.i
* Sentence Maker by Innovative Investments Limited, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sentence-maker/id499150658?mt=8
* Sentence Match and Sentence Key by Computerade Products, https://appsto.re/us/JOBW2.i  (bundle of 4 apps, symbol supported sentences)
* Sentence Ninja by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/CLX4O.i
* SpeakColorsHD by RWH Technology, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/BGO7C.i
* Symbols2Write by Widgit, https://appsto.re/us/9B3I3.i  (unique symbol supported sentence creation bundle of 4 apps)

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Sequencing:
* GoSequencing by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/T0KP7.i
* iSEQUENCES by Fundación Planeta Imaginario, https://appsto.re/us/rUNmE.i
* Sequence of Events – Sequencing Cards for Kids by Innovative Mobile Apps, https://appsto.re/us/Jaqucb.i
* Sequences for Kids by Club LIA, https://appsto.re/us/cy7NG.i
* Sequencing Bundle by ColorCards, https://appsto.re/us/Fwd14.i  (bundle of 3 apps)
* Sequencing from I Can Do Apps by I CAN DO APPS, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/vsdd2.i
* Sequencing Post Office by Virtual Speech Center Inc., https://appsto.re/us/z_NI1.i
* Sequencing with Lenny by BuzZappo!, https://appsto.re/us/8O4q6.i
* Speech with Milo: Sequencing by Doonan Speech Therapy, https://appsto.re/us/xRmVz.i
* StepByStep Sequencing Pro Version by Soar Therapy, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/nhWZ5.i

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Sign Language (many sign apps are large due to the video content… so usually don’t have all of these installed at the same time): 

* ASL Animals by INBAL Tal, https://appsto.re/us/xoSwbb.i
* ASL Dictionary HD American Sign Language by Software Studios LLC, https://appsto.re/us/zwBRO.i
* ASL Kids – Sign Language by Bas van der Wilk, https://appsto.re/us/8XEx5.i
* Baby Sign Language Dictionary – ASL Edition by Baby Sign and Learn
https://appsto.re/us/eMDDF.i (the title is misleading…. this is actually a really great app to learn ASL signs. Nothing babyish about it after you get past the home screen)
* Bebop Band 1 by Macmillan Education, https://appsto.re/us/DmFGV.i (the flashcards section has nice pictures plus sign language, also get the other two apps: https://appsto.re/us/XAcVX.i & https://appsto.re/us/aayD0.i)
* Feed Maxi by Speak Eazy Apps, https://appsto.re/us/8vzhQ.i  (also great for following instructions)
* Kwebl Baby signs ASL by Casper Lautenbach, https://appsto.re/us/fWnnfb.i
* My First Shapes in Sign by Picsterbooks, https://appsto.re/us/3C6tM.i
* Sign2TXT by Angie Craft, https://appsto.re/us/NJMz0.i
* Sign Language: 101 by Custom Built App, https://appsto.re/us/ap2Mcb.i
* Signed Stories Book Bundle #3 for Schools by ITV Broadcasting Limited, https://appsto.re/us/fIE6U.i
* Signed Stories – Weather and Seasons Book Bundle by ITV Broadcasting Limited, https://appsto.re/us/oX_neb.i
* The Giant Turnip-ASL by Vineya, https://appsto.re/us/aGSXfb.i
* The Solar System VL2 Storybook by Gallaudet University, https://appsto.re/us/c1JP4.i (several other apps in the series)

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Social Skills:
* 10 Ways – a Social Skills Game by Everyday Speech, https://appsto.re/us/SZNIcb.i

* A Little Book About Feelings by Picpocket Books LLC, https://appsto.re/us/lWuRD.i
* All About You All About Me Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/Q8yXA.i

* Autism Emotion by Model Me Kids, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/Y-lYG.i
* Autism Social Stories Bundle by I Get It, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/n5092.i  (this developer has several social story apps)

* Bear Says “Thank You” by Capstone, https://appsto.re/us/IPTP1.i
* Between the Lines Level 1 Lite HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/rpyqI.i  (two other apps in this series, also full versions available)

* Big Break: The Acting Game by Emote Play Apps Inc., https://appsto.re/us/cre26.i

* Circles App – Social Skills & Relationships by James Stanfield Co., Inc., https://appsto.re/us/6LK58.i
* Comic & thought bubble apps are great for depicting thoughts & conversations:
– Balloon Stickies Plus by Masako Sakanashi, https://appsto.re/us/u1USP.i
– Comic Book Creation Pack by Juicy Bits, https://appsto.re/us/8RzV2.i  (2 apps)
– ComicBook! by 3DTOPO Inc., https://appsto.re/us/7uP_z.i
– Comics Head – Create your own comic by NextWave Multimedia Inc, https://appsto.re/us/HhWQC.i

– Photo Thought Bubbles – Add Thought and Speech Bubbles to Your Pics by Fatima Cantillano, https://appsto.re/us/v7cP4.i
– Seedling Comic Studio by Seedling USA, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/6MyQ9.i
* Complete Speech and Language Bundle: Social Skills, Emotions, Language Development by Everyday Speech, https://appsto.re/us/hrKs3.i (bundle of 3 great apps)
* ConversationBuilder™ by Mobile Education Store LLC, https://appsto.re/us/MAdRy.i
* ConversationBuilderTeen by Mobile Education Store LLC, https://appsto.re/us/Vc53G.i

* Conversation Planner: Social Skills Basics for Special Kids: School Edition by Janine Toole, https://appsto.re/us/ZoDNbb.i

* Conversation Starters: Social Skills for ASD Kids by Janine Toole, https://appsto.re/us/UL1Zjb.i

* Daniel Tiger for Parents by PBS KIDS, https://appsto.re/us/RM5Qgb.i
* Discovering Emotions with Zeely – Educational Tool for Learning Emotions by Virtual EyeSee, https://appsto.re/us/cT74U.i

* Doodle Monkey – Free Draw & Sketch by Hayloft LLC, https://appsto.re/us/iC-IJ.i (cool that you can import pics from your Camera Roll and then draw on them)

* Dusty D. Dawg Has Feelings Too by August Branchesi, https://appsto.re/us/yKo2w.i

* Emotion Cards by Megan Holstein, https://appsto.re/us/txcbE.i

* Emotion Detective by InGenius Labs / Brooke Purslowe Psychology, https://appsto.re/us/cytlF.i

* Even Monsters Say They’re Sorry by Pokey Toad Studios, https://appsto.re/us/-B5OH.i

Fact & Opinion: Reading Comprehension Skills SE by Janine Toole, https://appsto.re/us/mhV86.i

* Feelings with Milo by Doonan Speech Therapy, https://appsto.re/us/j2uJS.i

* Hippo Says “Excuse Me” by Capstone, https://appsto.re/us/teVP1.i
* iDo Hygiene –Daily life skills activities, for individuals with special needs (full version) by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/5Apt7.i  (this developer has several apps with video modeling of life skills)
* iModeling – Skills for Autism Spectrum Disorder by Autism SA, https://appsto.re/us/J5xrB.i
* iModeling Boundaries by Autism SA, https://appsto.re/us/kbdVD.i

* iTouchiLearn Feelings for Preschool Kids by Staytoooned, https://appsto.re/us/tLjdD.i

* Kloog 2 Return to Zugopolis – Autism Social Skills by Shine Ireland, https://appsto.re/us/yYPpfb.i

* Kuca Senses by Kuca Boom, https://appsto.re/us/lKmalb.i

* Language Lab: Spin & Speak – Social Skills by Doonan Speech Therapy, https://appsto.re/us/_WzrM.i
* Learning Emotions with the Rainbow Feelings Bear by Alana Noakes, https://appsto.re/us/S4zm5.i
* Little Star Trying New Foods Story by Little Star Early Learning Pty.Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/9KZQN.i  (this developer has several social story apps)

* Model Me Going Places 2 by Model Me Kids, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/Ktezw.i

* Mommy and Daddy Say No by KrakenEight LLC, https://appsto.re/us/wYpAcb.i

* Mouse Says “Sorry” by Capstone, https://appsto.re/us/2iVP1.i

* Penguin Says “Please” by Capstone, https://appsto.re/us/IaWP1.i
* Practicing Pragmatics Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/jAYMA.i
* Problem Resolution by GroMobi, https://appsto.re/us/4nDf3.i

* Q Wunder – Social & emotional skills = Fun! by EQtainment, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/C7bBeb.i (a rare exception where I recommend an app that requires a subscription. I’m hoping that they also release a full paid version of the app that includes all the content without an IAP or subscription so schools and state run facilities will be able to access this app)

* Say It.. Or Not? Social Filter Skills: School Ed. by Janine Toole, https://appsto.re/us/p72kgb.i

* Saying Goodbye by Special Learning, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/1dmZI.i
* Sharing with Duckie Deck by Duckie Deck Development, https://appsto.re/us/la7qI.i
* SocialCue by CodeJib, https://appsto.re/us/0g1P8.i
* Social Detective by Social Skill Builder, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/5udi6.i

* Social Detective Intermediate by Social Skill Builder, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/UWVvab.i

* Social Norms by Virtual Speech Center Inc., https://appsto.re/us/dv74Y.i

* Social Quest by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/U6tjH.i
* Social Skill Builder: My School Day by Social Skill Builder, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/oHybI.i
* Social Skills for Autism by Shine Ireland, https://appsto.re/us/RJq55.i
* Social Skills With Billy by Virtual Speech Center Inc., https://appsto.re/us/de3q9.i

* Social Stories Creator for Educators by Touch Autism, https://appsto.re/us/79vG7.i

* Special Stories by Special iApps C.I.C., https://appsto.re/us/jNHHC.i (can create own social stories, switch capable)

* storysmart1: Trudy Goes to the Beach – Social Language Skills by Ruby Cube Inc., https://appsto.re/us/bvzcL.i  (all 3 apps in this series are great, the story changes based on the user’s choices)
* Teach2Talk’s Behaviors with Friends by Teach2Talk, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/vN842.i
* The Social Bunch: Perspectives by First Words, https://appsto.re/us/JL9H9.i

* Touch-Emotions by Special iApps C.I.C., https://appsto.re/us/E2JXR.i
* Turn Taker – Social Story & Sharing Tool by Touch Autism, https://appsto.re/us/i44aQ.i

* Videolicious by Videolicious, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/6Ni5x.i (can use to create videos for video self modeling)

* Wait Timer – Social Story & Visual Timer Tool by Touch Autism, https://appsto.re/us/D8B6G.i  (this developer has several social story apps)

* Would You Rather? Social Skills Practice for Kids by Janine Toole, https://appsto.re/us/5PW_jb.i

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Spatial Concepts / Prepositions:

Baby Jigsaw – Assemble 3 pieces of a picture by STEP BY STEP, https://appsto.re/us/T_I2hb.i (use to teach top, middle, bottom)

* Fido & Pumpkin Position Words by Sakura Imaginings, https://appsto.re/us/M5U9fb.i
* L15 Penguin 1 by VINCI Education Corporation, https://appsto.re/us/xje_9.i
* My First Prepositions by Visual Edvantage, https://appsto.re/us/HvIIK.i

* Pocket Charts! Position Words by Good Neighbor Press, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/r3WnA.i

* Prep School by Filament Games, https://appsto.re/us/oeKyF.i
* Prepositions by Teach Speech Apps – for speech therapy by Teach Speech Apps, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/16Gd5.i
* Prepositions – Flashcards & Video Modeling by BumbleBee Kids, https://appsto.re/us/TDfO1.i
* Preposition Remix by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/1wJ9y.i
* PrepositionBuilder™ by Mobile Education Store LLC, https://appsto.re/us/iDdRy.i
* Speech with Milo: Prepositions by Doonan Speech Therapy, https://appsto.re/us/4dD3y.i
* Sue & Bob are learning together – Space by Krzysztof Kleminski, https://appsto.re/us/LVgbV.i
* The Bear Went Over the Mountain HD by LoeschWare, https://appsto.re/us/vUwEJ.i
* Where’s my Monster? by Martin Hughes, https://appsto.re/us/CJipX.i

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Storytelling (many have stickers & in-app voice recording)

* 60 Story Starters by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/vOayA.i

* Banana Vocabulary by Caleb Dale Rinard, https://appsto.re/us/sAoO8.i
* Book Creator for iPad by Red Jumper Limited, https://appsto.re/us/wDIxA.i

* Buncee – A Creative Presentation Tool by Buncee LLC, https://appsto.re/us/mrhnbb.i

* Collins Big Cat: It Was a Cold, Dark Night Story Creator by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
https://appsto.re/us/MOt7C.i (several in this series)
* Colorforms® by Colorforms Brand, https://appsto.re/us/i51R9.i

* Creative Creature by Ping Creates, https://appsto.re/us/AVxJJ.i

* Doodlecast Pro Video Whiteboard by zinc Roe, https://appsto.re/us/6P8-B.i

* Dragimals by KickCode, https://appsto.re/us/wEJeI.i
* Draw and Tell HD – by Duck Duck Moose by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://appsto.re/us/xFEfE.i

* Draw With Us! – Stickers, Photos, Pencils & Fun for Kids by Apps4kids games, https://appsto.re/us/yGi3X.i

* Drawp Unlimited – Family Art and Messaging App by Moondrop Entertainment L.L.C., https://appsto.re/us/7t3rL.i

* Easy Stop Motion studio: Introduction to animation by EDOKI ACADEMY, https://appsto.re/us/gowzJ.i
* Farm Story Maker Activity Game for Kids and Toddlers Premium by Eggroll Games LLC, https://appsto.re/us/gBAF8.i

* Fox & Sheep Movie Studio – create your own story by Fox and Sheep GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/hPuCjb.i

* Hide & Seek! by Creativiti B.V., https://appsto.re/us/2qGpK.i
* Imagistory: Schools Edition – A Storytelling App by Imagistory Publishing Ltd.
https://appsto.re/us/r3Z_2.i
* Kid in Story Book Maker: Create and Share Personalized Photo Storybooks by Enuma, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/C9DBJ.i

* KOMA KOMA for iPad by TriggerDevice Co.,Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/Gvx5L.i (make your own stop action videos)
* Make A Scene: Farmyard by Innivo Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/_8J4D.i

* Momo at the Zoo by Team Zero Studio, https://appsto.re/us/wIV11.i

* ‘My Friend Fluffy’ – Educational “Wordless” Storytelling Puzzle App for Kids. by voazoa mobile, https://appsto.re/us/n7Jm9.i
* My Story Book Creator School Edition by Bright Bot, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/W3RXA.i
* Our Story for iPad by The Open University, https://appsto.re/us/UTVOO.i
* Pictello – Talking visual story creator by AssistiveWare, https://appsto.re/us/ytTTx.i
* Princess Fairy Tale Maker – by Duck Duck Moose by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://appsto.re/us/MtOBF.i

* Puppet Pals HD Director’s Pass by Polished Play, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/J35IB.i
* Puppet Pals 2: School Edition by Polished Play, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/G0ipH.i

* Shadow Puppet Edu by Seesaw Learning Inc., https://appsto.re/us/afy90.i
* Strip Designer by Vivid Apps, https://appsto.re/us/cXYWs.i
* Super Duper StoryMaker by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/qghVG.i
* Superhero Comic Book Maker HD – by Duck Duck Moose by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://appsto.re/us/HHfNG.i
* TeleStory by Launchpad Toys, https://appsto.re/us/kf5J2.i
* Tell About This Free by RSA Group, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/N1GMU.i

* ToonSpaghetti Story Lab: Classroom Edition by TechSpaghetti, https://appsto.re/us/J8gy_.i
* Toonia Storymaker – Make Picture Books, Comics & Cartoons by 3fs, https://appsto.re/us/TIkZI.i  (character emotions are adjustable)
* Toontastic by Launchpad Toys, https://appsto.re/us/IeYhy.i (this app is only available to those who had gotten it prior to the new Toontastic 3D app being released. I highly suggest keeping it installed on your device & backed up. There are features I like about it better than the newer app)

* Toontastic 3D by Google, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/uIoqeb.i
* Toontastic Jr. Pirates by Launchpad Toys, https://appsto.re/us/surKI.i (this app is only available to those who had gotten it prior to the new Toontastic 3D app being released. I highly suggest keeping it installed on your device & backed up. There are features I like about it better than the newer app)
* You’re the Storyteller: The Surprise (Home Edition) HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/mQmBF.i

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Switch-capable:

These are highly specialized apps that most SLPs may not need unless they are working with kids with severe and complex special needs. See this post: https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga/photos/a.562317480485928.1073741841.174264525957894/902755529775453/?type=3&theater . Also see this great list on Jane Farrall’s website: http://www.janefarrall.com/switch-accessible-apps-for-ipadiphone-non-aac/.

Some of the newest switch-capable apps:

* Five Superboys by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/PvGJcb.i
* Five Big Dinosaurs by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/3AGJcb.i
* Five Little Firefighters by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/11FJcb.i
* Five Players by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/5xGJcb.i
* Five Girls in the Ring by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/UoGJcb.i
* Racing Cars by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/fTdJI.i

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Symbols (make materials with symbols):
* Custom Boards- Premium by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/1hHNB.i  (has Smarty Symbols)
* iESLp by Irmgard Raubenheimer, https://appsto.re/us/NiPA2.i  (has SymbolStix, unique in that you can also make interactive activities to use on your iPad)
* Tools2Talk+ Create your own communication aids and chat by Scopevic, https://appsto.re/us/tYUeab.i  (has Boardmaker PCS symbols)

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Targeted Touch:

* Animal High Five by Oops Yay, https://appsto.re/us/4-g4H.i
* Bumper Cars by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/sgmqH.i
* Circular Bells by Andrea Franceschini, https://appsto.re/us/G6Lu_.i

* Color Dots – Infant Baby’s Starter Game Popping Bubbles by Ellie’s Games, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/McyWy.i
* Free Sweeper for Babies by David Herrera Solas, https://appsto.re/us/-FMvN.i
* Frog Races, for babies. by David Herrera Solas, https://appsto.re/us/BVTL9.i
* Jungle animals for babies by David Herrera Solas, https://appsto.re/us/HgCc5.i

Peeping Musicians by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/sqQnD.i
* Photo Buttons by Software Smoothie, https://appsto.re/us/fouPz.i

* Pop-up Animals by Paul Hudson, https://appsto.re/us/OyAyD.i
* Roly Poly Toy, doll for babies. by David Herrera Solas, https://appsto.re/us/lYwjbb.i
* Shhhh! by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/RSfJI.i
* Stop and Go! HD by Shortstack, https://appsto.re/us/4MC_B.i

Tap-n-See Now by Little Bear Sees, https://appsto.re/us/nF9rD.i

* The Colors by daniel logeman, https://appsto.re/us/8M0sN.i
* Touch the Ladybug, free and easy game for babies. by David Herrera Solas, https://appsto.re/us/pP8IO.i

Touch to Jump by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/cJzIW.i
* Touch Trainer – Learn to use touch device via cause & effect by Touch Autism, https://appsto.re/us/bb7rz.i

* White: The App – by Catherine Wheels & Hippotrix by Hippotrix, https://appsto.re/us/fQZJX.i

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Tracing / Writing (many contain great vocabulary & are great to tie into early literacy):
* abc PocketPhonics: letter sounds & writing + first words by Apps in My Pocket Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/pX51r.i
* Artie’s Magic Pencil by Minilab Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/QfPGdb.i
* Dexteria Jr. VPP – Fine Motor Skill Development for Toddlers & Preschoolers by BinaryLabs, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/rMt-1.i
* Draw A Rocket by madebyeducators, https://appsto.re/us/_v-Bab.i
* Gappy Learns Writing by Spinlight Studio, https://appsto.re/us/1W8mP.i
* Handwriting Heroes by Cheryl Bregman, https://appsto.re/us/v9pa_.i
* iTrace — handwriting for kids by iTrace, https://appsto.re/us/TMJYI.i
* Letterschool Enabling Learning B.V., https://appsto.re/us/oBn9z.i
* Lines & Letters. Handwriting Readiness Workbook by AucaDigital, https://appsto.re/us/A3DUcb.i
* Lipa Mole by Lipa Learning, https://appsto.re/us/nV1gS.i
* Patchimals – First lines: Tracing app for toddlers and preschoolers. by Netereo S.L., https://appsto.re/us/hFGz1.i (be sure to check out this app developer’s Facebook page where they frequently share free printables)
* Ready to Print by Essare LLC, https://appsto.re/us/uT6NE.i
* Shapes Touch and Write by FIZZBRAIN LLC, https://appsto.re/us/7uj0H.i
* Shelby’s Quest by Doodle Therapy Apps, https://appsto.re/us/scMcH.i
* StartDOT Handwriting by TrishCO LLC, https://appsto.re/us/39l-M.i
* Touch and Write Phonics by FIZZBRAIN LLC, https://appsto.re/us/4uxXO.i
* Touch and Write Storybook: 3 Bears by FIZZBRAIN LLC, https://appsto.re/us/D9yIZ.i
* Write My Name by NCSOFT, https://appsto.re/us/iIU1D.i
* Writing Wizard – Kids Learn to Write Letters, Alphabet & Words by L’Escapadou, https://appsto.re/us/AUXOL.i
* Yum-Yum Letters: handwriting for kids and alphabet by Kindermatica Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/tsvf6.i
* Yum-Yum Numbers: counting and tracing 123 for kids by Kindermatica Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/D6ay-.i

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Verbs:
* ABC Actions by Peapod Labs LLC, https://appsto.re/us/btbPQ.i
* Action Words by Innovative Mobile Apps, https://appsto.re/us/2ctGE.i
* Actions In Video – Full by Geraldine Moran, https://appsto.re/us/nbDfX.i (this app has been a game changer for several patients with Autism who had learned to name pictured nouns but then struggled to make the leap to naming actions. One would have huge meltdowns until I used this app and the videos and picture supports were the thing that made it click for him. They have a free lite version to try before you buy this full version).
* Actions With Splingo by The Speech And Language Store LLP, https://appsto.re/us/LKbI5.i

* Autism Language Learning by TalkTime Pediatric Speech Academy, https://appsto.re/us/HaW-D.i Autism Language Learning by TalkTime Pediatric Speech Academy, https://appsto.re/us/HaW-D.i
* Fun with Verbs & Sentences HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/QozJQ.i
* Irregular Verbs Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/Nd45B.i
* iPractice Verbs by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/sxLqv.i
* Key Verbs with Steffy & James by Language And Learning Steps Pty.Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/WqZH5.i
* Language Lab: ing Verbs + Prepositions by Doonan Speech Therapy, https://appsto.re/us/a8zfG.i
* Learn Actions with Us by Alana Noakes, https://appsto.re/us/lQxT7.i
* M27 Park by VINCI Education Corporation, https://appsto.re/us/ApBiab.i
* Noodle Words HD – Action Set 1 by NoodleWorks, https://appsto.re/us/HfIEC.i

Past Tenses With Splingo by The Speech And Language Store LLP, https://appsto.re/us/mmSW5.i.

* Pogg by Ricky Vuckovic, https://appsto.re/us/L4HUt.i  (this quirky alien is highly motivating & hilarious…. a “must have” app for any SLP)
* Regular Past Tense Verbs Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/QqBmC.i
* Shutterbugs: Wiggle and Stomp by Smithsonian Institution, https://appsto.re/us/OS6VQ.i
* Speech with Milo: Verbs by Doonan Speech Therapy, https://appsto.re/us/iSOky.i
* Symbol-Verbs by Widgit, https://appsto.re/us/fk1qW.i
* TenseBuilder by Mobile Education Store LLC, https://appsto.re/us/MafFz.i
* Verbs from I Can Do Apps by I CAN DO APPS, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/jc0C3.i

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Video:
KOMA KOMA for iPad by TriggerDevice Co.,Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/Gvx5L.i (stop motion video)

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Videos:

* Disney Junior – Watch Full Episodes, Movies & TV by Disney, https://appsto.re/us/z7YLF.i
* GoNoodle Kids by GoNoodle, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/LJjO-.i

* LEGO® TV by LEGO Systems, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/Zo-sN.i (I have had several patients with Autism who LOVE the Lego videos. This app even has the option to download them to your iPad if you need them in an area without a WiFi connection)
* Nick Jr. by Nickelodeon, https://appsto.re/us/axOt2.i
* Nick by Nickelodeon, https://appsto.re/us/wBeIJ.i

* Online Player Pro – Watch Video Comfortably by Evolution Games LLP, https://appsto.re/us/T4Lc7.i
* PBS KIDS Video by PBS KIDS, https://appsto.re/us/Uc77z.i

* Sweet Tweets Designer by Red Piston, https://appsto.re/us/KWjkab.i
* YouTube Kids by Google, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/U1q23.i
* How to download YouTube videos to your iPad to watch offline: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/11/06/how-to-watch-youtube-videos-offline-get-this-free-app-follow-the-steps-in-the-post/

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Visual Timers (since Apple was crazy and removed the built in visual timer aspect of the clock app in iOS 10, you’ll want to get a visual timer app….. they are worth their weight in gold to help kids see how long they will be working or how long they get to do a preferred activity):

* Fun Time Timer by CodigoDelSur, https://appsto.re/us/gju4M.i

* MultiTimer: Visual timer with multiple timers by Sergey Astakhov, https://appsto.re/us/ERtb6.i (rare one that is adjustable directly on Apple Watch)

* O Timer by Lammert Westerhoff, https://appsto.re/us/hVXm-.i

* Stop Go! by Liam Clayton, https://appsto.re/us/RuLnE.i
* This for That: Visual Timer by Center for Autism and Related Disorders, https://appsto.re/us/O6r54.i
* Timer for Kids – visual countdown for preschool children! by Idea4e, https://appsto.re/us/2KCK1.i
* Timero: Elegant Timer by QZero Labs, https://appsto.re/us/GDkrV.i
* Visual Timer – Time Tracker PRO by Saliha Bhutta, https://appsto.re/us/7-i08.i

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Visual supports & visual schedules:
* ASD Tools by Chestnut Apps, https://appsto.re/us/3TRDI.i
* Behavior World Reward Chart: Class & Chore Tracker by Helping Hand Systems, LLC
https://appsto.re/us/_zFR7.i
* Choiceworks by Bee Visual, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/u2V-C.i
* Choiceworks Calendar by Bee Visual, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/XmOjV.i
* FTVS HD – First Then Visual Schedule HD by Good Karma Applications, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/szGmL.i
* PicStrip – Collage Maker, Picture & Photo Editor by Appyfurious, https://appsto.re/us/sEMR2.i

* Token Board by Zorten Software, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/_V5SF.i

* Visual Routine by Megan Holstein, https://appsto.re/us/cyykB.i

* Visual Schedule Planner by Good Karma Applications, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/kAciD.i

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Vocabulary (I often use these in the context of themes involving picture books, toys & songs to make them more meaningful):
* 500+ Toddler Flashcards by SMART GECKO SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD, https://appsto.re/us/fJNV8.i

* Alphabet Essentials – Vocabulary Builder by Nabeel Ahmed Khan, https://appsto.re/us/VX_kjb.i

* Bud’s First English Words – Vocabulary Builder, Reading Game, Picture Dictionary & Learning activities for Preschool Toddlers by Nimble Minds LLC, https://appsto.re/us/5nLMY.i

* Clever Tots Toddler Learning by Thisness Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/S14c5.i
* Clue Catcher All Grades Edition Context Clues by Golden Mean Advisory Resources LLC, https://appsto.re/us/Sjm1ab.i (Tier 2 vocabulary)

* Core Curriculum PreK-K – Pro by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/FvRJH.i

* Domi Domi Baby Flashcards – Animals by Yellow Dot, https://appsto.re/us/STU2hb.i

* First Words Checklist: Teacher Edition by Cognitive ToyBox, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/SF9geb.i

* First Words International Home HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/GkmoG.i
* Flashcards – Body parts by Klap Edutainment, https://appsto.re/us/l2b9V.i
* Flashcards for Kids by Alan Quinn, https://appsto.re/us/ZkReS.i
* Flashcards for Kids PRO – Learn My First Words with Child Development Flash Cards by VLADIMIR KRUCHININ, https://appsto.re/us/GQw8-.i

* Happy Campers and The Inks Starter by Macmillan Education, https://appsto.re/us/Q7fU7.i (a total of 7 apps in the series)

* Kids Flashcards Maker by INKids Education LLC, https://appsto.re/us/X6Y98.i
* Kids’ Match by Circular3D, https://appsto.re/us/LlkGU.i
* Laureate First Words by Laureate Learning Systems, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/pFE_O.i
* Learn To Talk First Words – Preschool, Kindergarten Flashcards by Thunderloop, https://appsto.re/us/k_gQD.i
* Learn To Talk More Words – Preschool,Kindergarten Flashcards by Thunderloop, https://appsto.re/us/wlTRD.i

* Let’s Expand Vocabulary by Ruth Crampton, https://appsto.re/us/Pvlmgb.i

* Lipa Balloons by Lipa Learning, https://appsto.re/us/phpr9.i

* Lipa Bear by Lipa Learning, https://appsto.re/us/-ZlfQ.i

* Lipa Dots by Lipa Learning, https://appsto.re/us/j8SgS.i (do “restore purchase” to get full content if you had this app before they went to their new pricing structure)

* Minilobes – Picturebox by Whale on the Moon, https://appsto.re/us/DclC5.i
* Minilobes  – Wordcrown by Whale on the Moon, https://appsto.re/us/LpiC5.i
* My First 1,000 Words – Flashcards and Games by Alligator Apps by Innovative Mobile Apps, https://appsto.re/us/–NZA.i
* My first english words with Little Brown Bear for kids 2 to 5 by Bayard Presse SA, https://appsto.re/us/xda4E.i

* On The Farm ~ Touch, Look, Listen by StoryToys Entertainment Limited, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/on-the-farm-touch-look-listen/id989760274?mt=8

* Photo Buttons by Software Smoothie, https://appsto.re/us/fouPz.i (can customize)
* See.Touch.Learn Pro by Brain Parade, https://appsto.re/us/vw_4B.i
* Sound Touch by SoundTouch, https://appsto.re/us/O_3Vu.i  (this developer has several apps in this series; great options for customization hidden in the iPad settings area for each of their apps. You can change the size of the field of pictures, voiceover language, whether or not the title for each picture, the option to not use certain pictures, etc.. After learning about these secret settings I always look there for new apps that I install to see when hidden gems there may be.)

* Special Words by Special iApps C.I.C., https://appsto.re/us/-cm7A.i

* Story Central and The Inks 1 by Macmillan Education, https://appsto.re/us/eXIA4.i (a total of 6 apps in the series)

* Talking Picture Board by Scott Yang, https://appsto.re/us/Rew-A.i
* The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Friends – First Words by StoryToys Entertainment Limited, https://appsto.re/us/ohmw1.i

* Theasaurus by Elk & Key Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/xZgV4.i
* TinyHands First Words 1 – Full Version, https://appsto.re/us/m7AFW.i
* TinyHands First Words 2 – Full Version, https://appsto.re/us/7jno5.i
* Toddler Tap! by James Miller, https://appsto.re/us/7jTII.i
* Toddler Sound 123 – Flashcards for baby to touch and play by GiggleUp Kids Apps And Educational Games Pty Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/G7whO.i
* Touch, Look, Listen ~ My First Words by StoryToys Entertainment Limited, https://appsto.re/us/jI0NR.i

* Touch-Words by Special iApps C.I.C., https://appsto.re/us/X_fdR.i (switch capable)

* Video Touch – Wildlife by SoundTouch, https://appsto.re/us/bH0DG.i  (this developer has several apps in this series. See comments above under Sound Touch)

* Vocabulary SpellingCity by SpellingCity https://appsto.re/us/Yk3fG.i (Tier 2 vocabulary)

* What Do I Wear? ~ Touch, Look, Listen by StoryToys Entertainment Limited, https://appsto.re/us/am81Y.i

* Whole Brain Alphabet Puzzle App – PRO by Whole Brain Edutainment, https://appsto.re/us/aZAwR.i
* Word Blocks – Vocabulary Builder by abovehorizon.com, https://appsto.re/us/84-Kcb.i

* Word Magic: Educational Word Search Puzzles by Rocko Labs, https://appsto.re/us/1Rl-9.i
* WordToob: Language Learning with Video Modeling by John Halloran, https://appsto.re/us/lTZ1M.i

* World’s Worst Pet – Vocabulary by Curriculum Associates, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/_GYIR.i  (Tier 2 vocabulary)
* Zoo Animals ~ Touch, Look, Listen by StoryToys Entertainment Limited, https://appsto.re/us/tA66U.i

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Voice:

* Decibel 10 PRO: Noise dBA Meter, FFT Analyzer by SkyPaw Co. Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/B2J9kb.i
* dB Decibel Meter – sound level measurement tool by Elena Polyanskaya, https://appsto.re/us/tqsF-.i
* Fasteroid by Outloud, https://appsto.re/us/tCITgb.i (low – high pitch)

* Noisy? Free by Peter Andrews, https://appsto.re/us/KGrbbb.i (there is also a paid version with more features)

(see Articulation section for voice activated apps to encourage vocalization)
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Vowels (it’s not often that I have to work on vowels… but when you do you quickly realize that there are not many materials targeting them. Early literacy apps are some good bets):
* Bud’s Rhyming Words – Kids learn word families, CVC, short & long vowel words by Nimble Minds LLC, https://appsto.re/us/9JnRZ.i
* i Can Spell with Phonics by Michael Harvey, https://appsto.re/us/bt148.i

(also: i Can Spell with Phonics CVC+ by Michael Harvey, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/i-can-spell-with-phonics-cvc/id1255519074?mt=8)

* Listen Hear 1 by Freida van Staden, https://appsto.re/us/9a8p5.i
* Partners in Rhyme by PRESCHOOL UNIVERSITY, https://appsto.re/us/zhR_Q.i

* Phonic Flashcards by Michael Harvey, https://appsto.re/us/6FZ48.i

* Rhyming Bus: sounds for spelling + reading by Therapy Box Limited, https://appsto.re/us/P7ft9.i
* Sight Word Flip It by Readingresource.net, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/7olqO.i
* Speech That Works by Sunshine Cottage School For Deaf Children, https://appsto.re/us/Y6Fu3.i (a rare speech app that actually includes vowels & suprasegmentals)
* SpeechStickers by Seriously Sticky LLC, https://appsto.re/us/9aM_z.i (another rare speech app that includes vowels)
* Tiggly Story Maker: Make Words and Capture Your Stories About Them by Tiggly, https://appsto.re/us/03AX5.i
* Vowel Viz Pro by SmartPalate International, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/YYtZX.i

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Wh-Questions:
* Autism iHelp – WH? SLP Edition by John Talavera, https://appsto.re/us/ehGWP.i
* Comprehension Builder Bundle for Speech Therapy and Special Needs Education by Abitalk Incorporated, https://appsto.re/us/OjE_5.i (bundle of 2 apps)
* My Day With WH Words – A Social Story and Beginning Speech Tool by Touch Autism, https://appsto.re/us/Yl3hD.i
* Peek-a-Zoo HD – by Duck Duck Moose by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://appsto.re/us/cS0NC.i
* Questions2Learn by Speech Pups LLC, https://appsto.re/us/PTsbG.i
* QuestionIt ED by Language Learning Apps, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/aMc5_.i (teaches different types of Wh-questions, symbol supported, especially great for students with Autism)
* Question Therapy 2-in-1: Asking & Answering for Yes/No & Wh Questions by Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/o52CP.i
* WhQuestions by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/e69Yu.i

* WH Questions – Bingo App by Innovative Mobile Apps, https://appsto.re/us/54MJhb.i
* WH Question Cards – Pro: Who, What, When, Where, Why by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/JcHEG.i
* WH Questions: Answering & Asking: School Edition by Janine Toole, https://appsto.re/us/LpE5-.i
* Wh Questions by Teach Speech Apps – who, what, when, where and why app for speech therapy by Teach Speech Apps, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/KSd-6.i

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Whiteboards: (could be used for AAC, creativity or storytelling)
* BaiBoard 3 – Collaborative Whiteboard by BaiBoard LLC, https://appsto.re/us/AmfYeb.i
* Doodlecast Pro Video Whiteboard by zinc Roe, https://appsto.re/us/6P8-B.i
* IPEVO Whiteboard by IPEVO, https://appsto.re/us/sU2CJ.i
* Sketching Art by MELIKA RAMALAKSHMI, https://appsto.re/us/rSTwfb.i
* Stage Pro: Interactive Whiteboard/Document Camera by Belkin International, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/p-GLQ.i
* Vittle: Interactive Whiteboard Screencast Video Recorder by Qrayon, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/aEgbM.i
* Whiteboard – Nothing more Nothing less by CHEN LIDONG, https://appsto.re/us/bA3LD.i
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Yes/No:

Autism iHelp – Yes & No Questions SLP Edition by John Talavera, https://appsto.re/us/wwXj7.i

* Autism Language Learning Series II by TalkTime Pediatric Speech Academy, https://appsto.re/us/nJSYJ.i
* Hungry Dino by STANISLAV PAVLOV, https://appsto.re/us/mwpDV.i
* What Did Snakey Eat? by National Wildlife Federation, https://appsto.re/us/mxFZC.i
* Yes / No Barn: Answering Yes No Questions by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/o6Lc4.i
* Yes/No Questions from I Can Do Apps by I CAN DO APPS, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/YXstX.i
* Yes Or No? Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/z2bkC.i

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Zip Files:
* Teachers Pay Teachers Tip} How to access .zip files on your iPad: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/12/03/teachers-pay-teachers-tip-how-to-access-zip-files-on-your-ipad/

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65 Free Apps for SLPs: a list of apps that have a history of always being free:  It’s rare for “good” apps to be free all of the time. App developers spend $$$ making their apps and keeping them updated. So we shouldn’t expect them to be free. Instead some periodically go “free” for a short time as a way for them to get some visibility. That’s why I post every day about apps that are either free or a great deal that day. So the best way to get good free apps is to follow my OMazing Kids page & crossposts over in the AppPeeps group. That being said, here are 65 good apps that appear to be “free” all of the time and are helpful for kids with complex special needs (the population that I serve as a SLP). Some are either funded by a grant or a public educational TV station. Others are a free app or two offered by a developer as a way to draw interest to their other apps:

* 1-Min Calm by For Jack and Jill, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/gP6E7.i
* Achy Penguin by For Jack and Jill, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/q4V02.i
* Alpha Fun: Play from A to J by KrakenEight LLC, https://appsto.re/us/dDL95.i
* B&W High Contrast by Fisher-Price, https://appsto.re/us/aCmBI.i
* Bamba Ice-Cream by Mezmedia, https://appsto.re/us/gkz-F.i
* Bla | Bla | Bla by Lorenzo Bravi, https://appsto.re/us/iJBRz.i
* Breathe2Relax by The National Center for Telehealth and Technology, https://appsto.re/us/2M_xz.i
* Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame by Sesame Street, https://appsto.re/us/DYPbR.i
* Breathing Bubbles by Momentous Institute, https://appsto.re/us/CHGx5.i
* Build and Play 3D – Rockets, Helicopters, Submarines and More by Croco Studio, https://appsto.re/us/2iC_O.i
* Calm Kids with Mamaphant by James Golding, https://appsto.re/us/nkD97.i
* CanTunes by University of Victoria, https://appsto.re/us/Pf67N.i
* ChatterPix Kids by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://appsto.re/us/UEkWR.i
* Create and play with masks! WA!SK by PPP inc., https://appsto.re/us/C_Kx0.i
* Daniel Tiger for Parents by PBS KIDS, https://appsto.re/us/RM5Qgb.i
* Development with Contrast Colors for Baby by Fisher-Price, https://appsto.re/us/Suv5P.i
* Doloris by C..TEXDEV, https://appsto.re/us/Hu1mO.i (visual app to express level and location of pain)
* Dr. Panda Restaurant Asia by Dr. Panda Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/NMoQ4.i
* Draw and Tell HD by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://appsto.re/us/xFEfE.i
* Draw with Stars ! Play with Musical, Animated and Glowing Shooting Stars ! by L’Escapadou, https://appsto.re/us/1eW5v.i
* Easy-Bake Treats! by Hasbro, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/shBLB.i
* Finger Paint With Sounds by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/aIS9I.i
* Focus 1-2-3 by Oranda, https://appsto.re/us/v0j54.i
* fluidity HD by nebulus design, https://appsto.re/us/fUMZx.i
* GoNoodle Kids by GoNoodle, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/LJjO-.i
* Harry’s Healthy Garden by BabyFirst, https://appsto.re/us/Kgau4.i
* Hungry Hungry Hippos by Hasbro, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/BugeH.i
* LEGO® DUPLO® Animals by LEGO Systems, Inc, https://appsto.re/us/DbY15.i (several free Lego Duplo apps)
* Little Piano Monster by poisson florent, https://appsto.re/us/0n4vM.i
* Mini Magic by StereoSpark, https://appsto.re/us/RLu1C.i
* Monkey Drum by Flippfly, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/LcxZC.i (it has IAPs but is fully functional without them. Love the imitation & turn taking nature of this app)
* Paulie and Fiona Play by Ruta Ett, https://appsto.re/us/lua7-.i
* Pepi Garage by Pepi Play, https://appsto.re/us/a0Me9.i
* Puzzlfy – Jigsaw Puzzles by Radius60 Studios, https://appsto.re/us/-UHF0.i, free app, make a puzzle out of any picture (a huge motivator for kids with high interest areas in specific characters or in doing puzzles)
* Sago Mini Friends –  Go on a playdate! by Sago Sago, https://appsto.re/us/8Ujqkb.i
* Settle Your Glitter by Momentous Institute, https://appsto.re/us/KAHx5.i
* Smiling Mind by Smiling Mind, https://appsto.re/us/wY6zH.i
* Starfall ABCs by Starfall Education, https://appsto.re/us/V4lLx.i
* Starfall I’m Reading by Starfall Education, https://appsto.re/us/qbCgR.i
* Starfall It’s Fun to Read by Starfall Education, https://appsto.re/us/XwJp1.i
* Starfall Learn to Read by Starfall Education, https://appsto.re/us/Tab5G.i
* Super Stretch Yoga HD by The Adventures of Super Stretch, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/cR6lB.i
* Talking Baby Hippo for iPad by Outfit7 Limited, https://appsto.re/us/QFVTw.i (this is the only app by the makers of Talking Tom that doesn’t have ads, in app purchases or inappropriate content)
* The Breathing Butterfly by Tip-Tok, https://appsto.re/us/HRCk6.i
* The Colors by daniel logeman, https://appsto.re/us/8M0sN.i (musical dots piano from the book Red in Bed)
* Tiggly Safari: Preschool Shapes Learning Game by Tiggly, https://appsto.re/us/kE6TQ.i
* Toca Kitchen Monsters by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/rAPAE.i
* Toca Tailor Fairy Tales by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/oq-8H.i
* Veggie U A+: My Farm My Table by Veggie U, https://appsto.re/us/cQH35.i (symbol supported app with SymbolStix)
* Wellbeyond Meditation for Kids by Wellbeyond Inc., https://appsto.re/us/-65Iab.i
* Whale Trail Junior by ustwo Games Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/kH29H.i
* Wheels on the Bus HD by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://appsto.re/us/kg7kw.i
* YouTube Kids by Google, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/U1q23.i

Book apps with specialized support for learning vocabulary, story sequencing, recall & retelling (all of these are always free):
* Alfred and the Dragon with WordWinks and Retell, Record & Share by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/uq1X4.i
* Chicken Little with WordWinks and Retell, Record & Share by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/hxP0Q.i (Spanish version: https://appsto.re/us/rZdJ9.i)
* Goldilocks And The 3 Bears by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/8-_VM.i (Spanish version: https://appsto.re/us/xiGpgb.i)
* Harry And Lulu by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/etKvU.i
* Little Red Hen with WordWinks and Retell, Record & Share by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/udJh4.i (Spanish version: https://appsto.re/us/bBsrbb.i)
* Little Red Riding Hood with WordWinks and Retell, Record & Share by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/nyaa5.i
* Listen Hear 1 by Freida van Staden, https://appsto.re/us/9a8p5.i
* Oscar Finds A Home by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/cElaO.i
* Oscar Goes to the Zoo with WordWinks and Retell, Record & Share by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/C8SbJ.i (Spanish version: https://appsto.re/us/DuPWab.i)
* The Lion and the Mouse with WordWinks and Retell, Record & Share by You Tell Me Stories Foundation, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/AjnE6.i

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{11 Special Needs Apps worth over $62.00 currently FREE}

The full versions of apps in the iDo series are all great for targeting goals for life skills, sequencing, functional vocabulary, etc. for older kids and teens. They have great video modeling and photos but because of this are large apps. I rotate them on/off my iPad based on specific kids I have on my caseload at any given time. These apps have been free since 7/10/17. I highly suggest getting all of them but have no idea how long they will be free so be sure to check prices before downloading:

* iDo Hygiene –Daily life skills activities, for individuals with special needs (full version) by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/5Apt7.i (previously $4.99)

* iDo Getting Dressed – Learn the Routine of wearing clothes, for individuals with special needs. (Full version) by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/UQpt7.i (previously $4.99)

* iDo Chores – Daily activities and routine tasks for kids with special needs (Full version) by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/kn5I3.i (previously $8.99)

* iDo Food – Kids with special needs learn dining skills (Full version) by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/pQ4I3.i (previously $8.99)

* iDo Community – kids with special needs learn to act independently in the community by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
https://appsto.re/us/BE4I3.i (previously $4.99)

Also six other special needs apps are currently free and worth getting:

* Sequence it! – Create and arrange sequences, for kids with autism and other special needs by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/y5T3-.i (previously $4.99)

* Sentence it! – Play and learn to create sentences, for kids with Autism and other Special Needs by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/o0T3-.i (previously $4.99)

* Table it! – Students with special needs learn to organize their world of knowledge by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/fv065.i (previously $4.99)

* Me & Myself – Learn to express yourself, for kids and teens with special needs. by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/ZqoE8.i (previously $4.99)

* Me & My Choices – Play and learn to express your preferences, for kids with Autism and other Special Needs by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/1aU3-.i (previously $4.99)

* Me & My Body – Know your body, for kids and teens with special needs by C.E.T – THE CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, https://appsto.re/us/UmPA-.i (previously $4.99)

[*** original prices are from the USA App Store and would have varied in other countries based on the exchange rate ***]

Note: These all have a history of being free & were verified as still being free at the time of this post. But app prices can change at any time so be sure to verify the price before downloading. Apps show as “Get” in the App Store when they are free. I have no way to check app availability or prices outside of the USA App Store.

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{12 Free Picture Dictionary Apps} These picture dictionary apps are all currently free in the USA App Store. I found them while searching through the App Store to answer a question over in the Proloquo2Go For Professionals Facebook group. Always amazed to stumble upon nice free apps. It’s like going on a treasure hunt. Not sure if these are always free or just free for a limited time so get them quickly and check prices before downloading. The 3D one has cool vivid graphics. The GoPict! and Eureka Pic! series is helpful for kids who are older but still need picture support. A few of the words are specific to India but most are not. Yolaroo has several other free apps that I grabbed so tap on the developer’s name to look for those.

3D Pictionary by Richmond Publishing, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/3d-pictionary/id1269789982?mt=8

GoPict! 1 by MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gopict-1/id1245059698?mt=8

GoPict! 2 by MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gopict-2/id1245105399?mt=8

GoPict! 3 by MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gopict-3/id1245105825?mt=8

GoPict! 4 by MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gopict-4/id1245105829?mt=8

GoPict! 5 by MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gopict-5/id1245105835?mt=8

GoPict! 6 by MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gopict-6/id1245105839?mt=8

GoPict! 7 by MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gopict-7/id1245105844?mt=8

GoPict! 8 by MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gopict-8/id1245105957?mt=8

Eureka Pic! 1 by MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eureka-pic-1/id1245059498?mt=8

Eureka Pic! 4 by MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eureka-pic-4/id1250375280?mt=8

Yolaroo World Picture Dictionary by Matthew Moscatello, https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yolaroo-world-picture-dictionary/id661526191?mt=8

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Have a favorite app for use in speech-language therapy that’s not on the list? If it’s still available for purchase in the USA App Store and doesn’t contain ads or involve a subscription, feel free to send me the link in a message on my OMazing Kids page (it’s by far the most reliable way to reach me…. the e-mail address I use on my blog and other social media is swamped with spam mail).

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{New Favorite Therapy Toy & Aided Language Stimulation} The Playskool Learnimals Color Me Hungry Hippo – free printable included

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{New Favorite Therapy Toy & Aided Language Stimulation} The Playskool Learnimals Color Me Hungry Hippo is my new favorite therapy toy! I had several patients squeal and giggle with delight at the sight of a jumbo version of the character they know from the popular Hungry Hungry Hippos kids game. One adorable articulation patient said “Is dat Hunwee Hunwee Hippo?” in the most astonished voice…. lol! What’s not to love about a toy that you can feed, his belly lights up to match the color of the item inserted and you learn about colors, shapes, food and counting? This new BFF also enticed one of my youngest patients to say “eat”, “mmm” & “yum” (a huge deal for this kiddo). For my AAC users and patients that I use symbol supported language stimulation as visual supports to expand verbal utterances, I made printable symbols and added him to several of my AAC apps. Besides those early concepts, also lots of opportunities for core vocabulary (today I targeted eat, hungry, in, open, more, again, full and done but already have others in mind).

I bought mine for $18.09 with free shipping through Amazon Prime (https://www.amazon.com/Playskool-Learnimals-Color-Hungry-Hippo/dp/B00C3WXKQ4). Don’t think he’s available in stores anymore but definitely worth also looking for at thrift shops and garage sales.

Here is a PDF of the symbols that I made to go with it:

1-Page PDF of printable symbols for Color Me Hungry Hippo - made by Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, OMazing Kids

1-Page PDF of printable symbols for Color Me Hungry Hippo – made by Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, OMazing Kids

https://omazingkidsyoga.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/color-me-hungry-hippo-symbols-pecs-aided-language-stimulation-symbol-supported-language-stimulation-sentence-building-omazing-kids.pdf
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By the way, did you know that there is a FREE app? I use it all the time in therapy. A fun alternative to the real game: Hungry Hungry Hippos by Hasbro, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/BugeH.i.

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Game Apps & AAC: why these need to be on separate devices

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{Game Apps & AAC} Here is a perfect example of why an AAC app needs to be on a separate iPad from the “fun stuff”. Last week one of my patients earned 5 minutes of play time at the end of a session. We had already done a full session of aided language input and practice in using the TouchChat with WordPower AAC app. But I did not turn that off when I got out my secondary iPad with all the fun game apps… I always leave a “talker” out and available. This patient chose a basketball game and was having a blast shooting virtual hoops. But the true magic happened next. The game app has a variety of vehicles that go by on the street in the background. To be honest I hadn’t even noticed that they were there. He got so excited and spontaneously activated “groups” -> “vehicles” -> and then found the button for the vehicle that had just gone by in the app. It was fun to watch him go back and forth between shooting hoops and commenting on vehicles. I modeled use of social comments “sweet” & “awesome” when he made a great shot. If I only had one iPad, he would not have had the opportunity for this spontaneous language experience.

I just checked and the game app that we used is still currently FREE:
Streetball Game by Rodrigo Schmitt de Andrade
https://appsto.re/us/Vv80bb.i

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42W11XqxE7U

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{FYI… yes this patient has his own NovaChat AAC device. Unfortunately the charging port is damaged so it has been shipped back for repairs. Glad I have TouchChat set up with the same pageset so we can continue to practice AAC use while his talker is being fixed during his inpatient admission at the hospital where I work as a SLP}
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{No Prep SLP Tips: Candy Land}

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{No Prep SLP Tips: Candy Land} I know there are several resources on TPT to go with the Candy Land game but I after being a SLP for over 26 years I have an enormous stash of materials and didn’t want to spend the $$$, ink or time printing, laminating and cutting new stuff. So I made colored mats to match the colors in the Candy Land game by cutting apart some old placemats (could also easily be made by laminating colored card stock or construction paper). Then I placed the therapy materials targeting my patient’s goals on the colored mats. During the therapy session we used the Candy Cards app to draw a card, then selected a card from the corresponding colored mat before moving the Candy Land game piece. When the patient drew a double colored card, we did two therapy cards from that mat. I’m storing the colored mats in the game box. Love having resources to “grab & go” 🙂

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More info about adapting the Candy Land game: http://bit.ly/2a6sGBL

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Adapted Games for Inclusive Play: Candy Land

Adapted Games For Inclusive Play - Candy Land

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Adapted Games for Inclusive Play: Candy Land

I’ve been looking for a way to make the Candy Land game accessible for kids with special needs and found a great solution by combing an app, a specific version of the board game and ideas from an old journal article and a few websites!

Who knew that there has been SO many different versions of this game over the years and that each version has slightly different pictures on the “picture squares” in the game?

Well there has been and I was determined to get the version of the board game that matched up to this app. Could have sworn that I already had the Candy Land board game but looked through my entire stash of materials and couldn’t find it. If I had found it and it wasn’t the right version, my plan was to take screenshots of the pink picture squares from the app and attach them to the game board to make it match.
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After extensive research I finally figured out which version of the Candy Land board game matches this app. I bought “Candy Land – The Kingdom of Sweets Board Game” (2010) on Amazon for $7.49: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00000DMF5 and this app for $.99 (Candy Cards by Panther Technology,  https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/candy-cards/id554983778?mt=8 , iOS 3.2 or later, Universal app that works on iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch). I was initially leery of the app since it had not been updated since 2012 but at the price of $.99 decided to try it out. I’m pleased to report that it worked fine on my iPad Air (running iOS 9.3.1) and on my iPhone 5 (running iOS 9.3.2). The only quirky thing I noted when using the app on an iPhone is that the app did not adjust to landscape orientation and had a small black band of dead space at the top and bottom of the screen.

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Check out all the options in this app’s settings area:

Under “Accessibility” settings:

  •  “Safety Time”: For kids who tend to tap repetitively, you can lock the screen for 2, 3, 5 or 10 seconds after drawing each card. That means focus can stay on the game instead of “stimming” on the iPad screen.
  • The “Target” feature can be centered, appear at random places, or even move around the screen if you are wanting to work on “targeted touch”. When “target” is toggled off, you can tap anywhere on the screen to “draw” a card (great for kids with more severe motor impairments).

Under “Play Settings”, you can toggle on/off the background music, the card count, and sound effects and select one of four backgrounds (grey metal, orange, candy stripe and my personal fave… a calming green).

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See more about the app on the developer’s website: http://panthertechnology.com/products/panther-candy-cards/

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So for the bargain price of $8.48 I now have a version of this classic kids game that is more inclusive of kids of a wide range of abilities and needs. I plan on modifying play further when I am in a group or have parents and/or siblings present by playing as “teams” where one teammate’s job is to “draw” the card using the app and the other teammate’s job is to move the game piece. Another option in a 1-on-1 session would be for you and the child to use it as a “cooperative” game and work together as a team to move one of the game pieces to the castle.

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I am also planning on incorporating the ideas for adaptations & task analysis from the journal article “Everyone Can Play!: Adapting the Candy Land Board Game TEACHING Exceptional Children July-August 1996 28: 28-33” (yes I realize the article is 20 years old but the concepts are still valid today). I saved a PDF of the full article out on Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1p1pimgnjmm52wp/Everyone%20Can%20Play%20-%20Adapting%20the%20Candy%20Land%20Board%20Game.pdf?dl=0

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{No Prep SLP Tips: Candy Land} https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/07/28/no-prep-slp-tips-candy-land/

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Additional ideas:

Check out these great Pinterest boards full of game adaptation ideas:

And lots of materials created by SLPs on TPT: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/PreK-12-Subject-Area/Speech-Therapy/Search:candy+land. I especially like this self esteem conversation prompts freebie: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Self-Esteem-Prompts-for-Candy-Land-1152578

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Oooh… just saw this fun idea to combine Candy Land + the Name That Word Game. Love finding new ways to use materials that I already own! I got my copy of that game several years ago at a back-to-school sale at a teacher supply store but saw that it’s available on Amazon.

http://millionsoffingerprints.blogspot.com/2013/05/today-in-speech-therapywe-played-candy.html

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with over 26 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.
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