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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.


3rd Grade Math: Fun Kids Games is a sample of a larger, more comprehensive practice system that uses math games to help children master critical concepts. The games are fast-paced, colorful and exciting, and will engage the target age group using immediate feedback, earned rewards, and several other strategies.

ArithmeQuick is a functional system of timed math practice that keeps at-a-glance performance records for students. The free version allows practice with basic computation and signed computation. A subscription allows access to a huge array of skills and subtopics suitable for kindergarten through grade 8.

Math Galaxy 8th Grade is a comprehensive and very useful review and practice app that covers all of the math standards from Common Core in this grade. It offers quick, clear review text and videos and an infinite set of practice problems for each skill.

PurePaint Kids is a highly-realistic painting app that allows users to experience a close approximation of painting with real paint. Colors mix and catch light, the brush fills and empties, and paints can blend with one another in realistic and exciting ways.

Monty’s Backyard Adventure is an entertaining and colorful set of activities designed to help young children with early learning tasks such as matching, memory, numbers, and more. Players will enjoy interacting with the canine main character and will get lots of play value from this app.

Learnia is a game-like, 3-D world that mimics many popular video games. Players have access to activities, lessons, and games covering concepts from spelling and math in grades 1 to 3. The free game includes a wealth of content, and there are more complete versions of each subject and grade level available as in-app purchases.

Math Bakery 1 – Start Counting is a wonderfully hands-on and manipulative app that will help preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first graders master basic addition and subtraction skills. It not only helps children practice simple problems, but it reinforces the underlying concepts such as making groups of ten while the children play.

ABA DrOmnibus Home is an outstanding app designed to help autistic children and those with similar conditions practice early social, language, attention, cognition, and comprehension skills. The exercises are plentiful and appropriate for the target audience, and the app includes an excellent scaffolding system to help children feel successful while they build skills.

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

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 …