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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Top Educational Apps for Back to School   We’ve scoured the App Store to find the top educational apps for kids. It wasn’t easy to narrow it down to just ...
special needs apps

Sometimes finding apps that meet your student’s learning challenges can be nearly as difficult as school, but these app developers have really come through for students, parents and teachers.  This ...
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A delightful little tale about crayons provides positive messages about self-acceptance and self-confidence for kids.
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Social Stories Creator and Library for Preschool, Autism and Special Needs is a great tool for designing your own social stories for learners of any age group, ability level, or ...
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MARTi is an innovative and outstanding tool that will improve quality of life for individuals struggling with learning problems, dementia, cognitive challenges, autism, traumatic brain injury and many other conditions ...
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Quizlet is a great tool for older students to use for memorizing and studying rote information from their own flashcards, their teacher’s sets, or even sets of flashcards created by ...
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Duolingo offers a positive and comprehensive language learning experience that most middle school, high school, and adult students will find engaging and fun. It features short, effective lessons and practice, ...
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Khan Academy’s app provides a comprehensive library of topics and skills that support Common Core goals. It includes a wealth of information particularly on middle school and high school classes, ...
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MyScript Calculator is a powerful scientific calculator that has the advantage of accepting hand-written input on the device’s screen. It simplifies entry of complex equations and has a number of ...
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Follow a little girl as she walks about and interacts with her naughty shadow.
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CK-12 offers a comprehensive system of review resources and practice questions that will help students get ahead in school. The app does a thorough job of covering vital ideas in ...
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Homework List is a handy tool that will help students get organized with school assignments and stay that way with minimal effort. The fact that it is digital should be ...
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Geoboard, by the Math Learning Center is an outstanding app that will help students from middle elementary school through high school develop and improve their understandings of geometry, fraction concepts, ...
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Intro to Math, by Montessorium offers an important comprehensive look at foundational number concepts, including comparison, sequencing, units and wholes, even and odd, and symbols. It makes a great introduction ...
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JumpStart Preschool Magic of Learning is a great, all-purpose app that will entertain kids for many sessions and help them develop some of the skills they’ll need later for success ...
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Alphatots is a fun ABC app with 26 interactive games. It is unusual among ABC apps and alphabet books because it uses verbs instead of nouns for the letter sound ...
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Bob Books Reading Magic Sight Words is an engaging and fun look at thirty common words that will help kids learn to read and spell while they enjoy the familiar ...
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Tic Tac Math Trilogy is a simple, effective system that provides vital, practical practice with math skills from basic computation through algebra, and it even includes a massive section on ...
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Young users will love exploring the amazing world of Alfie Atkins! With cool DIY vehicles, friendly creatures and people, and interactive animations around every bend, this app will keep kids ...
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Mini Prep is a low-key, gentle app that will help the very young practice basic skills of color matching, number matching and number order, letter matching and letter order. The ...
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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.