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{AAC App Review} Grace – Picture Exchange for Non-Verbal People

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{AAC App Review} Grace – Picture Exchange for Non-Verbal People

 

Info from Lisa Domican, co-creator of the Grace App and mother of Liam and Gracie Domican who both have autism, about how it was developed:

“Many children with autism or speech delay use pictures attached to a board to ask for what they need or say how they feel. These boards are stored in a book which the user carries around with them. Even when they begin to speak, they may be difficult to understand, so they rely on a growing picture vocabulary which can become very unwieldy.

As a mother of a little girl with autism with few words but a lot of pictures, I wanted to keep encouraging her speech development, but I wanted to be sure we always had the pictures we needed, wherever we went. This is why I created Grace App for Autism.

The Grace App stores a basic picture vocabulary of Sentence Makers, Colors, Shapes & Numbers, My Body, Food & Drink, Things I Like, Things I Need and Places on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch with a function for creating a sentence that can be read together. There is also an option for finding and taking photographs of all the other things that each individual user may need.

It is a portable means of supporting the communication development of the user, wherever they go and is proving invaluable in improving vocalizations through consistency of use over time. Grace and the other children have also learned to share what they see and photograph independently, as a result of using the App.

The app is simple as we want the user rather than the carer to take control of choosing and saving pictures, creating sentences and presenting the sentence to a Carer, Teacher, Tutor or Peer in order to have their needs met. I felt that the Grace App was filling a different niche – a much simpler App that could be owned and updated by the user, themselves. It was intended as a follow on from pecs books, with the capacity to add as many photos as you needed.”

See more of her story in her TEDxDublin presentation: https://youtu.be/vYe2Vp6YxK4

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Additional info and my thoughts about the app:

  •  The app description indicates that the app takes 18.1 MB of memory before any customization is done and will run on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS 8.0 or higher. I tested the app on an iPad Air running iOS 10.1.1 and an iPhone 7 running iOS 10.2 and it showed up as taking a tiny 20 MB of memory out of the box on my iPad and 19.8 MB on my iPhone.

 

  •  The default setting is for this app is to not have voice output when pictures are tapped (see their website for info about why this was designed this way) but you can toggle on basic iOS voice output in the “Settings” area for the app on your device. Scroll down until you see the pink Grace App logo and click on that. Then look all the way down through the settings until you see “Tap to Speak” and select it.  This is also where you will find options to toggle on/off editing & choosing the card size (normal, large & extra large). The app supports 7 iOS languages: English, Arabic, Danish, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish. It took quite a bit of searching online to figure out how to do this (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204031; later received: http://www.graceapp.com/blog/grace-app-on-holiday/). Keep in mind that adjusting those settings changes the language for the entire device not just this app. The upside of this is that it also automatically translates the text that you have entered for symbols on the Grace App. I don’t know any foreign languages well enough to know how accurate that translation is but still could be helpful for an adult to program in their native language and then convert it to one of the other 6 languages. The English (U.S.) language option only results in an adult female voice. I could not find options for a male voice or kids voices. This is the downside of relying on the iOS voice options but since this app was not designed to be a voice output AAC option it’s just something potential users need to be aware of if they intend to toggle on the “tap to speak” feature.

 

  •  This app will be a useful tool as a specialty niche app as the app developer has designed it to be. The possibility of teaching an individual with Autism or other special needs to add pictures to customize the app to best suit their interest and needs is empowering.

 

  •  The app was not designed to be a large robust AAC app so it does not come preloaded with thousands of words. It includes 140 pictures divided into 8 categories.

 

  •  In doing a comparison to other AAC apps in my vast collection, I have 5 other AAC apps that have a “PECS-like” feel to them. I looked at the current features & pricing for those apps. I also looked at the pricing history for the Grace App on AppShopper.com and found that the price has ranged from $37.99 to $9.99 (with an exception of being free twice way back in 2011). Based on the features in the Grace App compared to my other similar apps (see list at the end of this post), the current price of $29.99 seems slightly high. In my opinion, a price of $19.99 would be more in line with the features currently offered in this app.

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Bottom Line: The Grace App is a specialty niche AAC app that could be helpful for parents or therapists wanting to transition a child from use of PECS to an iPad-based communication option. I am glad to have the app in my AAC toolbox of options to consider during the feature match process in an AAC eval. I liked that the app can be used on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, the high contrast between the black background and white symbols, that there are three options for symbol sizes, that editing can be toggled off in a secure area and especially liked how easy it would be for the AAC user to take their own pictures within the app as a way to participate in what they want added to it. The ability for an AAC user to do this was a feature unique to this app. It would be nice to have a different way to remove a symbol from the sentence strip since the current method of double tapping caused the symbol to be spoken again. An upward flicking/swiping motion might be more intuitive. The current price of $29.99 would be more fitting if the app contained at least a male and female voice within the app rather than relying on the one native iOS voice for a language. Given the current features and a comparison to other PECS-like AAC apps, a price of $19.99 would seem more fitting.

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App Store: https://appsto.re/us/G7EFv.i, iOS Universal, $29.99

Website: http://www.graceapp.com

App Guide: http://www.graceapp.com/guide-to-grace-app/

Video Tutorials: http://www.graceapp.com/media-press/videos/. If needed, a much more in-depth paid webinar “Six Steps to Success with Grace App” is also available: http://www.bigbraindrain.com/six-steps-success-graceapp/.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GraceApp

Twitter: http://twitter.com/graceapp

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List of other AAC apps that I have with a “PECS-like” feel (listed by current price):

  • PECS Phase III: $5.99 (has ranged from $3.99 to $9.99; not intended to be used as an AAC system but I have had one patient who used PECS at a single symbol level and had a limited number of symbols in her book that transitioned to this app; http://www.pecsusa.com/apps.php)
  • See Me Talk: $9.99 since January 2016 (has ranged from $9.99 to $59.99; https://www.seemetalkapp.com/features)
  • So Much 2 Say: $18.99 since April 2016 (has ranged from $7.99 to $24.99; https://close2homeapps.com/?q=our_apps)
  • Niki Talk: app is free but costs ~ $42.00 to get access to the full version http://www.nikitalk.com/Talk.aspx)
  • PECS IV+: $84.99 (has ranged from $69.99 to $99.99; obviously the most robust option in this category would also be the most expensive. It includes 1,000 Pics for PECS pictures, has the option to include up to 20 tabbed pages and visually looks the most like a real PECS book; http://www.pecsusa.com/apps.php)

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I will be adding this app to my larger post about AAC apps: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/06/11/aac-tips-how-slps-can-get-free-access-to-aac-apps-aac-app-user-groups-funding-options-more/

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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 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

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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). 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):

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

* Phonological Processes: Phono Learning Center by Smarty Ears, https://appsto.re/us/aqv6M.i (based on the Cycles approach)
* 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)

– 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
* 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

– 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/

* 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

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

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

* 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
* 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
* 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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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
(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
* 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
* 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

* 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
* 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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Describing:
* 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
* 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)

* 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 Literacy:
* 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, https://appsto.re/us/107IN.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 Learn to Read Books, Songs & Games by The Learning Station, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/Lmzw5.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

* 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
* 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
* 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

* 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)
* 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)

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

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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” secitions 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.)

* 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
* 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

* 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)

* 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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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

* 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 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)

* 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

* 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 – Preschool Playdate for Kids and Toddlers by Sago Sago, https://appsto.re/us/61Qh0.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
* 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

* 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 Free by Innovative Investments Limited, https://appsto.re/us/yZv5E.i
* 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
* 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)
* 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

* 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

* 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
* 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 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

* 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)

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Spatial Concepts / Prepositions:
* 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)
* 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

* 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
* 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/.

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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

* 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

* 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

* 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
* 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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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
* 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
* 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
* 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

* 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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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

* 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
* 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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Yes/No:

* 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
* First Blubs – Speech Delay Therapy, Animal Sounds by Blub Blub, https://appsto.re/us/_eOPdb.i (has IAP for additional animals)
* 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
* Place in Groups – Create groups of related items by STEP BY STEP, https://appsto.re/us/fc-Sdb.i (this developer has 14 apps that are free)
* 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 – Preschool Playdate for Kids and Toddlers by Sago Sago, https://appsto.re/us/61Qh0.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

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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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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Frozen Snowflake themed breathing & relaxation – free printable from OMazing Kids

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I work with kids with Autism who often have great difficulty with self-regulation. This is one of the main things that caused me to be drawn to kids yoga & other relaxation techniques to help them. It was heartbreaking to witness one of my six year old patients have a total meltdown last week. She often has these episodes of total disregulation the day after an evening field trip or event. Like many girls her age she is highly interested in the movie Frozen. So I made the following visual supports to help teach her breathing and relaxation techniques that should help with self-regulation.

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I’m sharing it here as a free printable so others can benefit from it as well:

Free 1-page PDF:

frozen-snowflake-themed-breathing-and-relaxation-free-printable-from-omazing-kids

 

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{Dear Apple} If you want to be “special needs friendly”, please do this….

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Dear Apple,

iPads were the best purchase ever as a SLP. If you truly want iPads to be “special needs friendly”, please do this:

  • Maintain consistent sizes on devices. Companies that make cases need consistent sizes over time for them to invest in making cases for them. It has been a challenge to find cases for the iPad Mini 4 & iPad Pro 9.7″

 

  • Please make an iPad Pro Mini. Having the Mini size + the 4 speakers + the enhanced processor speed would make it ideal for most kids who would use it for AAC.

 

  • Please add the visual aspect back to the built in timer in your next update for iOS 10. Very useful for kids with Autism.

Thanks for considering these suggestions!
Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
OMazing Kids (https://omazingkidsllc.com/)
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This feedback was submitted directly to Apple via their online feedback form on 11/6/16. I’ll keep you posted if I get a response. I have seen rumors of a an iPad Pro 7.9″ (aka. iPad Mini 5 but with 4 speakers and other features of the iPad Pro) possibly coming in March 2017. If that happens, I hope Gripcase & Lifeproof will both get on board in supporting the special needs community and offer cases for it. 

https://www.apple.com/feedback/ipad.html

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Here are some good FREE visual timer apps to use until Apple adds the visual aspect back to the built in iPad timer:

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Symbol Supported Language Stimulation: visual supports to expand verbal utterances

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Symbol Supported Language Stimulation: visual supports to expand verbal utterances

You are a “vintage” SLP if you remember using the Fokes Sentence Builder as a visual means of teaching kids how words go together to form sentences. For the past 27 years, I’ve infused that concept into how I model language. The pictures in the old Fokes were very outdated plus the copy of it at the facility where I work was very musty. So I use Boardmaker, the Custom Boards app by Smarty Ears, the GoTalk Now Plus AAC app with SymbolStix and PCS library add-ons (can export as PDF) or the Tools2Talk+ app to make my own customized visual supports. I’m “old school” and am still using a Boardmaker CD on a computer. I’ve considered using one of the many online options but haven’t so far since I didn’t want to have to pay for an ongoing subscription.

Most of the kids on my caseload have Autism or similar diagnoses and respond well to use of visual supports. For kids who are verbal, I use a variety of visual supports to show them how to create sentences. The picture at the top of this post is an example of my latest creation to go with my vintage Illco Sesame Street House (circa 1988) and wooden Fisher Price Mini Bus and Little People (circa 1969). It’s always cool to see how well my patients respond with use of these visual supports. Instead of imitating a word or maybe two, they are much more likely to imitate a whole utterance and then often use that utterance again spontaneously within that session.

For kids who are AAC users, I use aided language stimulation in activities that are interesting and highly motivating for them to model creation of sentences either directly on their device or on a companion device with the same vocabulary.
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I also use several great sentence building apps (yeah… I’m a cool mix of vintage & modern 😉 ):

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I use and love the Storyteller Writing Box from Lakeshore. I use it both to create sentences and as a visual support for answering Wh-questions:

 

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If you have Boardmaker, check out these free printable symbols and frames for the vocabulary in the Fokes Sentence Builder:


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Subscription-based symbol site where you can easily make your own visual supports:

* http://www.boardmakeronline.com (has free 30-day trial)
* https://www.n2y.com/store/n2y-Products/SSX
* https://smartysymbols.com/our-plans-pricing/
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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.

{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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Research comparing Autism treatment approaches

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Interesting research comparing Autism treatment approaches. Helpful info in the summary at the end:

* If the child is verbal, has the ability to imitate, has limited social communication, and displays inappropriate or problematic behaviors, Pivotal Response Training may be a promising option for parent training intervention since it encompasses a wide range of target skills.

* If the child has a lack of eye contact and joint attention skills, makes little to no attempts to initiate social interactions, and limited vocabulary, Hanen’s More Than Words may be the best intervention choice since it can accommodate both nonverbal and verbal children with ASD.

* If the child is verbal with initial imitative skills, low MLUs, and significant deficits in expressive language and social initiation skills, Milieu Teaching is a viable option for parent training intervention.

* If the child is has little to no spontaneous speech but has imitative skills, Modified Incidental Teaching Sessions are appropriate choices for intervention.

It does a nice job of looking at other factors to consider (cost, time, preferences of parents and individuals with ASD, availability of training, etc.) when choosing approaches.

See screenshots of key elements in each approach in the comments on this post on my OMazing Kids page:

https://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/bitstream/handle/2152/26277/SISAVATH-MASTERSREPORT-2014.pdf?sequence=1

[Note: There are many other Autism treatment approaches (ex: DIR Floortime, TEACCH, ABA Verbal Behavior, etc…) in addition to the ones included in this research. As a SLP, I pick and choose elements based on a particular patient’s needs and what skills I am trying to teach.]
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