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Special Education Apps

Find apps to help special needs children learn specific skills and goals. Here are a few good Special Education apps.


Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) develop at a rate differently than their peers. But instead of singling them out as abnormal, it’s better that we adhere to their specific needs and specialities. Thankfully, there are a host of ways to cater to their challenges and strengths by offering up lots of apps, tools, freebies …

5th Grade Reading Comprehension Prep is a simple and effective app that will help students practice vital comprehension skills in the classroom or at home. The feature of highlighting text evidence to support the correct answer is particularly valuable to learners.

App Info Price: Overview Miniwalla the Forest Story is an ebook designed to teach children about values and conservation. There are six chapters, each centering around the main character, eight year old Henry who lives at the animal sanctuary, Miniwalla, on the island of Java in Indonesia. Henry has adventures and learns lessons in each …

App Info Price: Overview Teachley: Fractions Boost is a program designed to help third through fifth grade students deepen and internalize their understanding of fractions and the places where fractions are located on a number line. Players drive down a futuristic highway full of hills, banks and curves, and more, and periodically are challenged to …

App Info Price: Overview Three Good Things is a journaling app that prompts users to write down three positive sentences each day using notifications and messages. The goal is to build a habit of thinking in a positive manner each day to improve mental health. Features include: Simple user interface Game-like atmosphere Optional social media …

App Info Price: Overview Playtime in Appelsin Town is a low-key, gentle fun app designed for the very young. Kids can explore interactive activities that include enjoying a picnic, decorating cupcakes, getting the “mail,” and growing carrots in the garden. Features include: Play without using data or internet connection Cute, engaging characters Simple, child-friendly interface …

App Info Price: Overview This ebook tells an engaging story of the kidnapped Mr. Mole and Mr. Rabbit’s daring rescue from Icky Mr. Fox. It features interactive pages, vocabulary-building labels, and narration for all text. Features include: Quirky scenes and characters Narration of all pages Interactive pages activated with taps and swipes Tap objects to …

Fido & Pumpkin Position Words is a fun app to help young children learn about position in space, covering words such as “in,” “up,” “down,” and “between” with colorful animations and multiple-choice endings to sentences that describe the characters’ positions.

Pocket Sight Words provides a simple and effective way to practice recognition of 220 sight words from the Dolch List. It has few bells and whistles, which results in a very intuitive interface that should be apparent to preschoolers and kindergarteners in the target age group, but also is not likely to be exciting or intriguing for most children in this age group.

KazuTime will help young children gain a better understanding of the passage of time, and may assist them with developing the self-control required to wait for anticipated events. It is also useful for timing activities that parents wish to have continued for a specific amount of time, such as brushing teeth or cleaning a room.

Spelling 9-10 Andrew Brodie Basics is a practical and hands-on method of practicing commonly troublesome spelling words for middle elementary students. Users can choose from standardized word lists, create new lists from the included words, or add their own words to create a unique spelling practice tool for each student.

Awesome School Apps – Five Best Apps for Kids with Special Needs Here is a reviewed and recommended list of apps that you will find helpful for students with learning challenges. There are apps to help with reading and writing, apps to uncover behavior management preferences for nonverbal students, and a few apps that will help …