Special Education Apps

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

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Attributes by Math Doodles is an entertaining way to sharpen a host of higher-order thinking skills that will not only support the development of understanding of math concepts, but will ...
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Kids use virtual wooden beads to represent the numbers in addition and subtraction problems, helping them gain their own understanding of the concepts.
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Animal & Nature Apps Fantastic Wildlife and Nature apps that will help your kids do things like find the closest parks, forests and nature centers all the way through to ...
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Imagistory offers a healthy dose of creative thinking and storytelling opportunities to children by encouraging pretending. With two free wordless picture ebooks and four more available for purchase, children will ...
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The Word Creativity Kit provides a unique system to explore the interplay between text and visual design that will stimulate artistic creativity as well as creative writing and self-expression.
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ShapeKit is an entertaining and creative way to learn about shapes. It allows several levels of creativity, will encourage young users to explore, and offers an opportunity to save and ...
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MathLab for Grade 1 is a simple app that will help preschoolers through first graders learn age-appropriate foundational math skills while having fun. The app is fast-paced and unpredictable, and ...

Twist and Count-Pinball Math is a simple yet entertaining way to introduce young children or challenged math students to basic addition. The game features high-action animations, colorful graphics, and delightful ...
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Tap and Learn ABC is a useful app that makes a great introduction to letters, keywords, and beginning sounds for young children or special needs students.
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MiniChess by Kasparov is an excellent app that will not only help young children learn to play chess, but that will also provide a wide array of practice on prerequisite ...
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ABC Gurus is a simple, yet fun app that will keep young children thoroughly entertained again and again as they hear the letter names, sounds and key words the entire ...
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David Wiesner’s Spot is an outstanding app that taps some of the iPad’s unique capabilities to create an engaging experience in five strange new worlds that are exciting for all ...
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Winky Think Logic Puzzles is an outstanding app that will provide hours of productive play value to children from preschool age on up. Everyone will benefit from exercising their logic, ...
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Highlights: All About is a wonderful digital addition to the Highlights family. Just like in the magazine, the app provides a wide array of activities that encourage thinking skills, practice ...
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Up To 100 is an outstanding app that will help young children and those with special needs to master basic concepts about numbers, including ones and tens place value, number ...
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The Great Inventors will help kids from preschool through early elementary school learn basic information about the history of common inventions and their inventors. Children will enjoy the engaging graphics ...
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The Sight Word Adventure is a thorough and comprehensive practice system for some of the most important early-reading words that every child must master to gain fluency.
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Mia-The Happy Helper offers a nice variety of activities and games for early learners. It is an outstanding app that preschoolers and young children will really enjoy as they practice ...
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Encourage kids to face their fear of the dark by finding and taking apart monsters that create spooky shadows.
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Voice Dream Reader will open the doors of reading to many people struggling due to vision problems, dyslexia or other literacy issues.
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Messy Mia and the Tale of the Ancient Tech shows young children how technology has changed between the time their parents were young and the present day.
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Forestry provides an entertaining way to learn about common forest creatures. The animated characters and games are whimsical but the skills they teach are very important.
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The Joy of Reading is a simple and effective app that will help young learners practice important readiness and early reading skills.
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Looney Tunes Phonics is an entertaining way to learn or review basic phonics concepts from pre-kindergarten through third grade.
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Young children will enjoy helping Dracolino learn about feelings and how to respond to them appropriately.
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Preschool ABC Playground PRO is a fun app that will help preschool and young elementary children learn many important letter skills.
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Tiggly Chef will have your young children giggling, counting, giggling and counting some more as they assist the Chef of Tiggly Town to make some outrageous recipes.
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KidQuest will provide your children with hours of hand-on, learning fun as they do crafts, explore science experiments and more as they follow the directions from this app.
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Lumio Farm Factor does a great job of actually teaching the fundamentals of multiplication and division to beginning students.
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Sago Mini Friends is an adorable app designed for young children that encourages creative play with a friend or alone.
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With fascinating bugs skittering around the screen, this app will entertain preschoolers for hours as they learn about letter order, counting, colors and more.
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Help kids learn to recognize their feelings while playing along with Daniel Tiger in this cute app.
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Curious George and the Birthday Surprise by iRead With takes advantage of all of the iPad’s features and offers a host of support for parents who want to help their ...
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School Zone’s Clickity-Clack Alphabet offers an entire world full of entertaining practice with the ABCs. Youngsters will love the illustrations, sound effects, animations and most of all, the make-your-own farm ...
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A simple yet entertaining app, uKloo will provide hours of practice with basic reading and comprehension skills.
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The Little Bug is a delightful ebook designed for young children. It’s an uplifting story of a young caterpillar learning about the talents of other forest friends and finding his ...
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Simple activities help kids build basic skills in a series of random and customized lessons.
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Quick Fractions offers no-frills practice with fractional equivalencies, fractional inequalities, and all four operations with fractions.
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Parents and teachers alike will appreciate playMath addition subtraction and young children will learn a lot while having a great experience.
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Bud’s Rhyming Words gives beginning readers a great introduction to word family and rhyming concepts.