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{The iPad & the SLP in 2017} App List for SLPs ~ sorted by goal area

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{The iPad & the SLP in 2017} App List for SLPs ~ sorted by goal area

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).

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App list for SLPs by goal area:

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/

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
* 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

Alphabet (I have numerous other “reading” apps… but basic alphabet apps are great for initial sounds & early vocabulary):
* 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
* 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

* 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

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
* 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
* 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
– What’s the Pic Articulation by HomeSpeechHome PLLC, https://appsto.re/us/iZ3Aeb.i
* 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
* 15 apps to encourage vocalization: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/10/05/15-apps-to-encourage-vocalization/
(see more for “Vowels” below)

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
* 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

Basic Concepts:
* 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
* Caveman Time Machine – Basic Concepts by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/x8HPN.i
* Color Zoo – Learn colors with animals by INBAL Tal, https://appsto.re/us/t3jU8.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
* Little Critter Colors by Oceanhouse Media, https://appsto.re/us/Kvfn2.i
* Music Color by SoundTouch, https://appsto.re/us/M6YNB.i
* Shape Gurus – teach shapes for my preschooler by Colto, https://appsto.re/us/atDH8.i
* Tiggly Safari: Preschool Shapes Learning Game by Tiggly, https://appsto.re/us/kE6TQ.i

Book apps with repeated predictable lines:
* 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

* 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

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

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

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/

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
* 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 Name Things Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/Y8LfB.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
* 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

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
* 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
* Peekaboo Barn by Night & Day Studios, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/tyQ6r.i
* Penguin Drums by taisuke fujita, https://appsto.re/us/KD7dcb.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
* 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
* Playmatic: Simple games for babies! by Craig Janis, https://appsto.re/us/2hwrA.i (bubbles, musical sparkles, hot air balloons)
* 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
* 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

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):
* 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
* Cute Food – Creative Fun with Fruits and Vegetables, Healthy and Funny Meals for Kids by Software Smoothie, https://appsto.re/us/j73QM.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
* 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
* 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
* 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
* ToyBrush 3D by Croco Studio, https://appsto.re/us/-XCA4.i

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

Dice:
* 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)

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

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

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

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
* Farm Academy by Virtual Speech Center Inc., https://appsto.re/us/sef-H.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
* 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
* 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

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
* City Cars Adventures by BUBL by BUBL GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/WB575.i
* Duckie Deck Card Wars by Duckie Deck Development, https://appsto.re/us/rBeP2.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 the 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)
* Fun on the Farm: 5 2-player board games for kids by Kindermatica Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/cRHtab.i
* Galaxy Bowling by Jason Allen, https://appsto.re/us/FwitA.i
* Happy Geese Full by Appically, https://appsto.re/us/UWE0T.i
* Hungry Hungry Hippos by Hasbro, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/BugeH.i
* 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
* 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)
* 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)
* Sprinkle Junior by Mediocre AB, https://appsto.re/us/KB7sC.i
* Streetball Game by Rodrigo Schmitt de Andrade, https://appsto.re/us/Vv80bb.i
* 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

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

Guess item based on inferencing:
* 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
* 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

Guess where item is hidden:
* Question Sleuth by Zorten Software, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/ZHQMH.i

Guess item being described:
* Guess What? from I Can Do Apps by I CAN DO APPS, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/XsoxI.i

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

Idioms:

* English Idioms Trainer by Education Terra, https://appsto.re/us/7jP_9.i
* iDIOMS in Conversation (Lite) by Marshall Cavendish Education HK, https://appsto.re/us/ncFVN.i
* Super Duper Idioms Pro by Super Duper Publications
https://appsto.re/us/mi2lN.i

Inferences:
* 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
* 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

Language:
* Advanced Naming Therapy – Aphasia & Cognition by Tactus Therapy Solutions Ltd., https://appsto.re/us/Wrmtab.i
* 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.)
* Smashing Grammar by Fairlady Media, https://appsto.re/us/spo07.i

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
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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 Shopping – Supermarket Fun! by TENKAI PL S C, https://appsto.re/us/bB7H9.i
* Little Zebra Shopper by Hans-Peter, https://appsto.re/us/4cVjJ.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
* 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
* 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
* Storest – Kids Love Playing Store… Paper store! by Pixle, https://appsto.re/us/9hZm3.i (free printables in the app)
* 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

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
* 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
* Whoosh On by Rune VENDLER, https://appsto.re/us/8WpUU.i (has household appliances that many kids with Autism have a high interest in)

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
* 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
* 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
* TinyHands What’s my pair 1 – Full Version, https://appsto.re/us/9WLNX.i
* TinyHands What’s My Pair 2 – Full Version, https://appsto.re/us/xbMNX.i
* TinyHands What’s my pair 3 – Full Version, https://appsto.re/us/ug6L1.i

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

Music:
* Caspar Babypants Music Time! by Catnap Apps LLC, https://appsto.re/us/DGLdN.i
* Jazzy Music Box by The Melody Book, https://appsto.re/us/2WCj3.i (bundle of 4 apps)
* Choose music:
– 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
– 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
* 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)

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

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

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):
* 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 City Vehicles – Cars and Trucks for Kids by The Melody Book, https://appsto.re/us/8DtE7.i
* BRIO World – Railway by Filimundus AB, https://appsto.re/us/v_ZC_.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
* Dr. Panda Bus Driver by Dr. Panda Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/JhJlS.i
* Dr. Panda Daycare by Dr. Panda Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/fuJuI.i (I love most of their apps)
* Dr. Panda’s Swimming Pool by Dr. Panda Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/xKWM2.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
* 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
* 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
* Little Builders – Trucks, Cranes & Digger for Kids by Fox and Sheep GmbH, https://appsto.re/us/MqYk0.i
* Monster Truck Doodle by Shoe the Goose, https://appsto.re/us/lZrxV.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)
* My Town : Stores by My Town Games LTD, https://appsto.re/us/PQ8fab.i (several apps in this series)
* Pepi Bath by Pepi Play, https://appsto.re/us/8v5gE.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)
* Storest – Kids Love Playing Store… Paper store! by Pixle, https://appsto.re/us/9hZm3.i (free printables in the app)
* Toca Birthday Party by Toca Boca AB, https://appsto.re/us/BXPaC.i
* 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
* Toy Repair Workshop – fix broken doll, vehicle, robot, plush bear and more toys for kids by Sebastian Bachorzewski, https://appsto.re/us/XhRbQ.i

Plurals:
* 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

Problem Solving:

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

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

Reading Comprehension:
* Billy Possum’s Interactive Comprehension by michelle somerton, https://appsto.re/us/Jnjm0.i (gorgeous app based on research)
* I Read – Animals (Reading Comprehension for Kids) by Nerea Sanchez Dominguez, https://appsto.re/us/_yCe4.i
* 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 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

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
* 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)

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

Sign Language:
* ASL Kids – Sign Language by Bas van der Wilk, https://appsto.re/us/8XEx5.i
* Feed Maxi by Speak Eazy Apps, https://appsto.re/us/8vzhQ.i (also great for following instructions)

Social Skills:
* 10 Ways – a Social Skills Game by Everyday Speech, https://appsto.re/us/SZNIcb.i
* All About You All About Me Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/Q8yXA.i
* Autism Social Stories Bundle by I Get It, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/n5092.i (this developer has several social story apps)
* 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
– 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
* Discovering Emotions with Zeely – Educational Tool for Learning Emotions by Virtual EyeSee, https://appsto.re/us/cT74U.i
* Emotion Detective by InGenius Labs / Brooke Purslowe Psychology, https://appsto.re/us/cytlF.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
* 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)
* Practicing Pragmatics Fun Deck by Super Duper Publications, https://appsto.re/us/jAYMA.i
* Problem Resolution by GroMobi, https://appsto.re/us/4nDf3.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 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
* 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)
* 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
* Turn Taker – Social Story & Sharing Tool by Touch Autism, https://appsto.re/us/i44aQ.i
* Wait Timer – Social Story & Visual Timer Tool by Touch Autism, https://appsto.re/us/D8B6G.i (this developer has several social story apps)

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
* 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

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
* Colorforms® by Colorforms Brand, https://appsto.re/us/i51R9.i
* Draw and Tell HD – by Duck Duck Moose by Duck Duck Moose LLC, https://appsto.re/us/xFEfE.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
* Make A Scene: Farmyard by Innivo Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/_8J4D.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 2 by Polished Play, LLC, https://appsto.re/us/OrzhJ.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
* 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
* Toontastic Jr. Pirates by Launchpad Toys, https://appsto.re/us/surKI.i
* You’re the Storyteller: The Surprise (Home Edition) HD by Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development, https://appsto.re/us/mQmBF.i

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/.

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)

Targeted Touch:
* Bumper Cars by Inclusive Technology Ltd, https://appsto.re/us/sgmqH.i
* Circular Bells by Andrea Franceschini, https://appsto.re/us/G6Lu_.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
* 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
* Touch the Ladybug, free and easy game for babies. by David Herrera Solas, https://appsto.re/us/pP8IO.i

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
* Actions With Splingo by The Speech And Language Store LLP, https://appsto.re/us/LKbI5.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

Videos:
* GoNoodle Kids by GoNoodle, Inc., https://appsto.re/us/LJjO-.i
* Online Player Pro – Watch Video Comfortably by Evolution Games LLP, https://appsto.re/us/T4Lc7.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/

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
* 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

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

Vocabulary:
* 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
* Clue Catcher All Grades Edition Context Clues by Golden Mean Advisory Resources LLC, https://appsto.re/us/Sjm1ab.i
* 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
* 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
* 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
* 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)
* 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
* 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
* Video Touch – Wildlife by SoundTouch, https://appsto.re/us/bH0DG.i (this developer has several apps in this series)
* What Do I Wear? ~ Touch, Look, Listen by StoryToys Entertainment Limited, https://appsto.re/us/am81Y.i
* Word Blocks – Vocabulary Builder by abovehorizon.com, https://appsto.re/us/84-Kcb.i
* WordToob: Language Learning with Video Modeling by John Halloran, https://appsto.re/us/lTZ1M.i
* Zoo Animals ~ Touch, Look, Listen by StoryToys Entertainment Limited, https://appsto.re/us/tA66U.i

Vowels:
* 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
* 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
* SpeechStickers by Seriously Sticky LLC, https://appsto.re/us/9aM_z.i
* 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

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 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

Yes/No:
* 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

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

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

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{Appy AAC Awareness Month}: Favorite Apps for Teaching AAC Core Vocabulary

I’m always looking for fun and motivating ways to target core vocabulary for my patients that are AAC users. I use a variety of toys, books, sensory activities & apps to provide lots of opportunities for practice in the short amount of time I have with them in OMazing Kids speech therapy each week. My iPad loaded with fabulous apps is one of the best tools in my SLP therapy toolbox!


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Here are some of my favorite iOS apps for targeting core vocabulary (listed in alphabetical order, prices were verified and all were available in the USA App Store at the time of this post. I have no way to know if these apps are available in other countries or what the prices would be if they are):

* BakingFun for Kids, $1.99, https://appsto.re/us/HZYAQ.i (free printable core vocab mini book to go with the app: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2014/08/25/core-vocabulary-app-of-the-week-free-printable-booklet-baking-fun-by-kujifun/)
* Bamba apps (my faves are: Ice-Cream, FREE, https://appsto.re/us/gkz-F.i & Wonderland, FREE, https://appsto.re/us/Frwzcb.i)
* Build A Truck – Duck Duck Moose, FREE, https://appsto.re/us/tSBYR.i
* Choo Choo Park, $.99 -> currently FREE, https://appsto.re/us/V2G_9.i (definitely worth grabbing all 6 of their apps while they are free. I rotate them on/off my iPad seasonally or based on themes)
* Dr. Panda apps (tons of great apps… some of my faves: Bus Driver, $2.99. -> currently on sale for $.99, https://appsto.re/us/JhJlS.i; Carnival, $2.99, https://appsto.re/us/KvVQ7.i; Bath Time,
$2.99, https://appsto.re/us/iek0bb.i; Daycare, $2.99, https://appsto.re/us/fuJuI.i & Swimming Pool, $1.99, https://appsto.re/us/xKWM2.i)
* Frosby Picnic Camp, $1.99, https://appsto.re/us/1H16O.i
* Fuzzy House, $2.99, https://appsto.re/us/jPZBbb.i
* Let’s Make Friends – Play Toy, $2.99, https://appsto.re/us/Rvk-Q.i
* My PlayHome, $3.99, https://appsto.re/us/5fdnA.i (they also have Stores (https://appsto.re/us/slcXO.i), School (https://appsto.re/us/zL392.i) & Hospital (https://appsto.re/us/FAksbb.i) apps that are $2.99 each and the cool thing is the apps all link to each other so you can easily explore the town)
* Pepi Garage, FREE, https://appsto.re/us/a0Me9.i
* Pogg, $.99, https://appsto.re/us/L4HUt.i
* Sago Mini apps (lots of great apps…. some of my faves: Friends, FREE, https://appsto.re/us/61Qh0.i; Road Trip, $2.99, https://appsto.re/us/M1E7Z.i
* Science Museum Splash!, $.99, https://appsto.re/us/sfoDQ.i (very excited to see this app reappear in the App Store)
* Sharing with Duckie Deck, $2.99, https://appsto.re/us/la7qI.i
* Toca Boca apps (several great apps… some of my faves: Pet Doctor, $2.99, https://appsto.re/us/HnSkW.i, Tea Party, $2.99, https://appsto.re/us/Kogsz.i & Train, $2.99, https://appsto.re/us/JM5fF.i)
* Wheels on the Bus HD by Duck Duck Moose, FREE, https://appsto.re/us/kg7kw.i

For older kids & teens, I also use a variety of sports-themed and game apps (ex: Streetball Game, $2.99, https://appsto.re/us/Vv80bb.i; Galaxy Bowling, $3.99,
https://appsto.re/us/FwitA.i; Air Hockey by Acceleroto, $.99, https://appsto.re/us/LrAdr.i, Sprinkle Junior, $1.99, https://appsto.re/us/KB7sC.i, Thinkrolls Logic Puzzles Bundle – 2 apps, $5.99, https://appsto.re/us/sr_0db.i)
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Tips: Apps come and go frequently in the App Store. New apps are released. Sometimes older apps disappear while they are being updated. Sometimes they never reappear. So it’s always wise to periodically back up your iPad by plugging it into a computer logged into your iTunes account. This insures you won’t lose any apps that may disappear from the App Store. I originally got most of these apps by grabbing them quickly when they were free for a day or two. Watch my OMazing Kids Facebook page and AppPeeps Facebook group where I share these as “free app alerts”. Others I got on sale or via doing app reviews.

The main thing I look for when searching for apps to use for targeting core vocabulary for AAC users in therapy sessions are open-ended play apps that are intuitive, have large engaging graphics, are ad-free, have the option to toggle off any background music or it is very subtle (not over stimulating) while still leaving on any sound effects or voiceovers and any outside links are well hidden behind a parental gate.
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Of course these apps must be on a separate iPad from their “talker” so you can “talk” while playing


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I use these apps to target the same core vocabulary that I would with a “real” toy or activity. Think of it as the “virtual” version of that. I lock the “play” iPad into the app that I have selected by enabling Guided Access. If the child is using an iPad as their “talker”, then it is also locked into their AAC app via Guided Access.


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Need ideas for how to target core vocabulary? I’m LOVING the Core Word 5-Minute Fillers on the NEW AssistiveWare Core Word Classroom website. Here’s a screenshot of the one for Mr. Potato Head.

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You could use these ideas with a “real” Mr. Potato Head or the app version (Mr. Potato Head – Create & Play: School Edition by Originator Inc., $4.99, https://appsto.re/us/Y6JCI.i)

http://coreword.assistiveware.com – It’s only free for a short time while the website is in “beta” development so I’d suggest that you save any PDFs that you love.
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I also love this free resource from Saltillo (maker of NovaChat and ChatFusion SGDs & the TouchChat AAC app): https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga/photos/a.433610663356611.117461.174264525957894/1192093340841669/?type=3
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Other helpful resources:

Balanced AAC approach: http://praacticalaac.org/praactical/the-baby-the-bathwater-and-core-vocabulary/

Tons of great info: http://praacticalaac.org/?s=Core

Quick handout: http://www.handyhandouts.com/pdf/405_CoreVocabulary.pdf

Need help getting FREE access to AAC apps to trial with patients? Check out this post:

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

The iPad & the SLP Toolbox

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Super Duper artic flashcards, Fisher Price Puppy’s Home, Fisher Price Piggy Bank, Cranium Cariboo, PlayDoh, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, communication devices, TPT printable products. All very common items in the typical SLP toolbox. Nobody freaks out if you mention them. Nobody asks “Where’s the evidence based data?” for use of the “Cranium Cariboo” game or “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. But mention use of an iPad in therapy and you will likely encounter a very different response.

I feel a need to write this post since I frequently see posts or comments in SLP Facebook groups about how they would “never” use an iPad in therapy (thanks in part to ASHA’s misguided assault on tech use in the past two BHSM campaigns). That’s unfortunate since those SLPs are truly missing an important tool in their toolbox. It would be like a home builder refusing to use an electric nail gun and only building homes by hand with a hammer and nails.

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Many high quality apps specifically designed by SLPs for SLPs allow you to do in-app data collection, look at data over time, e-mail reports, and swipe through stimulus cards rapidly which allows you to get in more reps. Plus many kids are highly motivated by anything presented on an iPad. Having most of the major robust AAC apps at my fingertips to try at any moment has been life changing for many of my patients (be watching for a post soon with tips on how to get free access to many AAC apps if you are a SLP that does frequent AAC evals and funding recommendations).

I use apps extensively in my work as a SLP. My iPads with high quality apps are by far one of the best tools in my speechie toolbox! I have seen countless patients who had meltdowns at the sight of traditional flashcards but when shown similar activities on an iPad are immediately engaged. I’ve also had kids who were so impulsive that flashcards were constantly either getting ripped or flying off the table. Of course I’ve also had patients who view the iPad as a “toy” but most learn that my main therapy iPad is for “work” or to be used as a “talker” (AAC device). When needed, I lock it into Guided Access and NEVER let anyone see the secret code to unlock it and almost always have a firm grip on one of the handles of the GripCase (any “builder” would be protective of their costly and important tools… right?). I also never leave my personal iPad laying around in a treatment room. It is always in my possession. By strictly following these “rules”, I have never had a cracked screen or had an iPad stolen. I have a second iPad in a different colored GripCase with high quality kids apps that kids can earn time playing for a couple of minutes at the end.

Of course I still use traditional flashcards, worksheets, toys, crafts, music, books, games, etc. as other “tools” in my well equipped speechie toolbox (my toolbox is overflowing with stuff… see my post on SLP Hoarders). Being a good “builder” of speech & language skills requires making good clinical judgements in selecting the right tools for the job in that moment.

I bought my first iPad in December 2012 with Christmas $$$ and quickly bought a second one the following February with birthday $$$ realizing that I needed one iPad to be an AAC and therapy device and another one with “fun” well designed kids apps that kids could request or work for as reinforcers (not fair to take away the “voice” of a patient while playing in language rich apps). A few months later I won an iPad Mini in a giveaway and it has been a valuable tool to trial AAC apps on a more portable sized “talker”.

Since 2012, I’ve only encountered two patients so far that I could not use the iPad in some way. Both had huge meltdowns over the iPad being locked into Guided Access that. So the iPad was not part of the tools I used with them. But for the hundreds of other patients in that I’ve seen in that timeframe, it has been a very important and highly valuable tool.

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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 (see links below).

I post most info about apps on Facebook as a picture post in an album specifically for apps. There are currently two of these albums. Feel free to browse through them to see what you may have missed but be aware that prices and availability may have changed.

This older one is “full” (since 1,000 is the max). https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.562317480485928.1073741841.174264525957894&type=3

All new posts are being put in album #2: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1039368119447526.1073741892.174264525957894&type=3

I also typically cross post in the AppPeeps to help insure folks see the posts.

A few tips:

  •  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.
  • When you see me post about an app being free or on sale, I always verify the price in the USA App Store prior to posting about it. But unless an app developer has shared info about sale dates, I have no way to know how long an app will be free or reduced. So it’s always best to grab apps quickly and to verify the price before downloading. App prices often change at 10:00pm CST but can change at any time with no notice.
  • App prices vary in other countries depending on the exchange rate compared to the US dollar and apps may not be available in every country.
  • If you don’t have an iPad yet or don’t have the iOS updated to the level required for a particular app, you can still take advantage of app freebies, sales and giveaways via logging onto the App Store in iTunes on your computer. Those apps will then be available to download later from the cloud.
  • I only post about iOS apps since I don’t have any Android devices.
  • Many SLP apps & AAC apps are very large so I always suggest that you get an iPad with the largest memory you can afford. Even with two 128GB iPad Airs, I am still constantly playing the “app shuffle” where I delete apps to make room to install others.
  • It’s wise to make sure an app is still available in the App Store before you delete it from your iPad since apps occasionally are removed and you would have no way to reinstall it unless you had plugged your iPad into a computer and backed it up to iTunes (a process that I know I should do more frequently).
  • It’s wise to hold off on updating to the latest iOS until it has been out for awhile and the glitches have been worked out (learned that the hard way after one of my iPads “bricked” and had to be restored to factory settings – wiped clean. The process of reinstalling and organizing apps can be tedious and I lost a couple of apps that had not been backed up).
  • It’s wise to toggle off the setting to automatically download app updates. I always look first to see what the update entails.
  • I occasionally receive promo codes to give out in app giveaways. What are app “promo codes”? App developers receive a certain number of promo codes when they release or update an app. They often give these out as a way to help spread the word about their app. If you see a “code drop”, a code is not actually “yours” until you successfully redeem it in the App Store.
  • How do I redeem a promo code? Open the App Store on your iPad. Tap the ‘Featured’ tab on the bottom navigation bar. Scroll down to the bottom and tap the ‘Redeem’ button. Enter the Promo Code and tap the ‘Redeem’ button.
  • What is a “Universal” app? Apps with the “+” sign in the corner are Universal meaning they can work on an iPhone, iTouch or iPad. Sometimes older devices are no longer supported and app developers typically indicate that in the app description.
  • The cool thing about apps is that dependable app developers continue to improve apps over time based on the feedback that they receive from users and release updates to keep apps compatible with the latest iOS operating system. So if you see a glitch in an app or have a suggestion for an improvement, please let that app developer know via e-mail, the contact form on their website or Facebook messaging. Most are very appreciative of feedback from those of use using the product in the trenches. Where else can you purchase something, make suggestions and then get free updates for a product?
  • 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.
  • 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/
  • How to free up memory on your iPhone or iPad: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/11/01/ios-hack-free-up-memory-on-your-iphone-or-ipad/
  • 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/
  • Some great tips & reminders: http://adventuresinspeechpathology.com/the-slps-ipad-resolutions-for-2017/
  • 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/
  • Save tons of time, ink & laminating film by saving PDFs of materials to iBooks. The open the document on your iPad for instant no-prep activities.

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Are you an iOS App Developer and would like help beta-testing an app or would like to have your apps featured on OMazing Kids? Feel free to contact me via Facebook Messaging on OMazing Kids (I check it much more frequently than e-mail).

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities
Facebook Messaging for OMazing Kids: http://m.me/OMazingKidsYoga
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga
AppPeeps Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OMazingKidsAppPeeps/
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with over 26 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.
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Research Study Survey: SLPs who use iPad apps in therapy

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Speech-Language Pathologists are invited to take part in a research study survey to identify the factors that they feel are important when using iPad apps for language intervention with children.

Who is being asked to participate?

Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) in six predominantly English speaking countries (South Africa, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and United States of America).

SLPs who use iPad apps in their intervention with children with language impairment.

I just completed the survey and it took about 15 minutes.

See more details and complete the survey at: Continue reading

5 Free Apps for Targeted Touch

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5 FREE apps for teaching targeted touch (being able to touch a specific area on the iPad screen):

These 3 apps encourage simple targeted touch:

These 2 apps have a moving high contrast target to tap:

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{note: Prices were verified as free in the Apple App Store at the time of this post but can change at any time.}
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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist 

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities 

Home E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com 

Facebook Messaging for OMazing Kids: https://www.facebook.com/messages/17426452595789

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Blog: http://omazingkidsllc.com

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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 25 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is a kids book reviewer with a focus on great picture books, a kids toy / product reviewer with a focus on those that are helpful for kids with special needs & an app beta tester for educational and therapeutic app developers. She loves sharing info about great things to use with kids of all abilities.

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How to use Guided Access to prevent exiting an app – Best. Feature. Ever!

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Sharing this again since many SLPs, teachers & parents may have received a new iPad for Christmas. 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: http://schools.nyc.gov/documents/d75/technology/assistive/Quick/iPad%20Update%20-%20GUIDED%20ACCESS%20(PDF).pdf

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Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities
Home E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com
Facebook Messaging for OMazing Kids: https://www.facebook.com/messages/17426452595789
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga
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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 25 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is a kids book reviewer with a focus on great picture books, a kids toy / product reviewer with a focus on those that are helpful for kids with special needs & an app beta tester for educational and therapeutic app developers. She loves sharing info about great things to use with kids of all abilities.

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