Special Education Apps

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

bitsboardpro

A unique flashcard and games platform makes Bitsboard PRO the ideal app for learning just about anything.
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Math Climber HD is an outstanding, engaging resource for practicing basic math and prealgebra skills, useful for students who are learning these skills for the first time and those who ...
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The free version of Mathway provides students with ready answers to math and chemistry problems at nearly any level. A subscription must be purchased to access step-by-step solutions that some ...
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Math Galaxy Whole Number Riddles is a fantastic app that will help with basic computation practice as well as working with time, money and measurement. Kids from first grade on ...
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Charlie & Company Volume II is a great app to present educational episodes and related music videos to preschool children. Kids will love the varied themes and will learn from ...
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Bamba Space Station is an app that will encourage exploration and creative play with young children as they immerse themselves in the space station’s many rooms and activities.
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Listening Power Preschool is an outstanding receptive language development app capable of accommodating up to 75 users, creating groups, and providing an array of flexible practice activities that will keep ...
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Domi Domi Nature Shapes is a high-quality, fun app that young children will enjoy as they practice matching by shape and color, sorting by size and type, using fine motor ...
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Andy Helps You Read Offers a thorough and thoughtful approach to reading instruction for kids with special needs.
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Autism Core Skills is an outstanding app that provides a wealth of effective, targeted, scaffolded practice for students with autism working to master Common Core skills at the preschool through ...
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Elastic Alphabets for Kids is a remarkably entertaining app designed to review and reinforce letter recognition and beginning phonics with young children, ESL students, and students with special needs.
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Spelling Bug Hangman is a fun version of the classic game that comes with nearly 100 built-in word lists for early elementary students as well as the capability to add ...
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Tints: Dyslexia Friendly Reading offers an outstanding method to experiment with colored backgrounds and changes to contrast between background and text that may be beneficial to struggling readers.
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Kids Sound Lab Pro is a great app for providing practice with English consonant sounds. It provides a lot of visual and auditory cues to help students master the material.
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Zap Zap Math is an outstanding and versatile math practice app providing Common Core exercises for children in kindergarten through grade six that is both entertaining and educational.
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Drew’s Dancing Drum is a fun and festive app that sends positive messages to young children including be yourself, don’t listen to bullies, and ask your parents for help when ...
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Planet Lettra is an outstanding app that will help young readers develop an intuitive understanding of phonics and word analysis skills in a playful, encouraging environment.
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Autism Discovery Tool offers a wealth of insights and tips that will be useful to people who interact with others who have sensory processing problems or are on the autism ...
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Kids rule the school in this educational addition to the Toca Life series.
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NextGen Maths is a specialized app that will provide supplemental review of basic arithmetic concepts and limited practice questions and problems. It is especially well-suited for visual learners with strong ...
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MUBApp is a great first attempt at capturing some of the experiential learning opportunities that are possible at children’s museums around the world as well as a playful introduction to ...
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Verbs for Kids-Part 1 would be a useful tool to help students of English and perhaps special needs students hear examples of acceptable English grammar and pronunciation, as well as ...
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Letter Cross-Tracking is a serviceable app that will help children remediate letter reversals and inversions and help them build skills in the areas of visual tracking, attention to detail and ...
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Solve dot and box puzzles to build your spatial and visual memory skills in this app designed by an occupational therapist.
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Monkey Party Learn Algebra makes an entertaining and valuable introduction to basic early algebra concepts, including balancing equations, combining like terms, using negative numbers, multiplying with fractions, and introducing the ...
readytoprint

Build early writing skills and gain a sense of shape, motion, and letter awareness with Ready to Print.
meditate

Learn how to relax and find some daily peace with a large collection of topical meditations.
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Crazy Times Tables is one of the most perfect multiplication fact practice apps available. It offers repetition and choice of facts made enjoyable by creative and visually interesting special effects.
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Elkonin Boxes is a digital version of a highly-effective teaching strategy that will help beginning and struggling readers build vital skills for phonemic awareness, which is foundational to success in ...
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I Got This: An Interactive Story is a wonderful example of a high-quality public education ebook that is designed to appeal to the target age group, provides vital health information ...
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The Pronoun Party is a bare-bones, repetitive source of practice sentences with pronouns and gender words that will help young children practice understanding these words in spoken sentences and responding ...
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Letter School is a fun app that will help kids practice forming capital letters, lower case letters, and numbers in any of three common early elementary writing styles, and it ...
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My Felt World opens up four imaginative scenes and provides children with a wide selection of felt characters, animals and props to encourage creative visual play.
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Sparky’s Brain Busters is a fun game that will entertain middle elementary students while they review concepts from fire safety and Common Core literature, math, science and social studies.
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MathLab for Grade 2 is a fun math practice app that will give lots of mixed practice to students on vital skills, many of which are not commonly seen in ...
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Funny Directions by Speecharoo uses silly sound effects and amusing animations to reward kids for following directions.
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Little Big Car Factory: Spelling Game is an outstanding example of a fun and flexible app that adults can customize with the exact words students need to study or learn ...
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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 ...
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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.