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Apps for Autism
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AppFunctionPriceiTunes LinkLite (Free) VersionReviewVideoDate Added
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Advocacy
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iAdvocate
Strategies, simulations, & resources to build parent advocacy skills & knowledge.
Free
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iadvocate/id427814325?mt=8
n/a
http://thinkingautismguide.blogspot.com/2011/06/interview-iadvocates-alan-foley-on.html
6/25/2011
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Art
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Art of Glow
Make lovely glowing patterns to play and stare at. Soothing, sensory.
0.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/art-of-glow-pro/id380120815?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/art-of-glow/id387680399?mt=8
http://autisticapp.blogspot.com/2010/09/mood-pad-and-art-of-glow.html
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DrawFreeMagnadoodle-like simple drawingFree
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/draw-free-for-ipad/id366755447?mt=8
n/a
http://www.squidalicious.com/2010/11/leos-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism.html
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Draw With StarsAnimated drawing & methodical erasingFree
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/draw-stars-play-musical-animated/id367460661?mt=8
n/a
http://www.squidalicious.com/2010/11/leos-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKDY98s-q6g
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FacesiMakeFun, free-form collage making1.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/faces-imake-premium/id389101695?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/faces-imake-lite/id357230884?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2010/11/leos-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39EAF18J1mA
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Zen Brush
Simple, elegant ink brush painting, drawing, and writing
2.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zen-brush/id382200873?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/10/our-current-favorite-app-stylus-zen.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_6P0RJFjWs
10/24/2011
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Books
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Andrew Answers
Seriously silly, supports language building through word play, repetition, and cheekiness.
5.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/andrew-answers/id406162881?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/02/rainy-day-apps-leo-loves-and-one-mali.html
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Blue Hat, Green Hat (or any Sandra Boynton apps)
Fun interactivity, nice cause/effect features. Great for basic concepts such as colors, clothing item labels. Help the animals get dressed and laugh along with the funny turkey on every page.
3.99
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blue-hat-green-hat-boynton/id444031617?mt=8
http://www.padgadget.com/2011/07/05/blue-hat-green-hat-sandra-boyntons-books-brought-to-life-on-the-ipad/
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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Play at Home with Daniel (or Daniel Tiger's Day and Night)
Kids can explore routines that often cause some stress, e.g., going to the doctor, going to bed, toilet training, in an app that keeps it fun. Nice exploration of emotional language in the music section, too!
1.99
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/daniel-tigers-neighborhood/id553211336?mt=8
http://www.geekswithjuniors.com/blog/2013/9/12/play-and-learn-in-daniel-tigers-neighborhood.html
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Dr. Seuss's ABC (or any Oceanhouse Media Dr. Seuss book)
Great Interactivity - click each word to hear, or use autoplay. Supports sight reading. Can now record own voice!
3.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dr-seusss-abc/id354855128?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dr-seusss-abc-lite/id409976618?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2012/10/apps-autism-presuming-expressing_11.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4MAVWGxAp8
updated 10/11/12
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Little Bella: I Close My Eyes
Silly and lovely animated book. Good for kids with fine motor challenges.
2.99
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/little-bellas-i-close-my-eyes/id489510272?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/03/apps-leo-loves-tallytots-and-little.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP1yLVINFg4
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The Monster at the End of This Book
Lovable, Furry old Grover! Animation/interactivity, dynamic word highlighting
4.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-monster-at-end-this-book/id409467802?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/01/ipads-slps-perspective-including-more.html
http://vimeo.com/19372983
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Tacky the Penguin
A penguin who doesn't fit in earns the affections of his group. Different modes support pre-readers & early readers.
3.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tacky-the-penguin/id407708819?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/05/day-leos-been-waiting-for-mr-brown-can.html
http://vimeo.com/22656064
5/3/2011
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The Three Little Pigs
Lushly illustrated & animated, fully interactive version of the classic story
5.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-three-little-pigs-nosy/id418543664?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/05/oodles-and-oodles-of-apps-leo-likes.html
http://vimeo.com/22721416
5/7/2011
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Trains by Byron Barton
Trains! Need we write any more? Simple, appealing illustrations. Boats & Planes also available.
1.99
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/trains-byron-barton/id562376571?mt=8
http://www.blogher.com/holiday-home-run-gifts-ipad-minis-apps-and-more?page=0,1
12/29/2012
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Communication
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GraceApp
Simple picture exchange system developed by & for non-verbal people
24.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grace-picture-exchange-for/id360574688?mt=8
http://thinkingautismguide.blogspot.com/2010/11/grace-needed-aac-app-so-her-mom-created.html
http://vimeo.com/19548525
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iCommPicture and voice communication aid for childrenFree
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icomm/id351726761?mt=8
n/a
http://www.blogher.com/personal-stories-behind-awesome-apps-kids-special-needs
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iCommunicate for iPad
AAC app: create icons with custom text, audio, and voice-over, incorporate them into storyboards
49.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icommunicate-for-ipad/id364186415?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2010/11/leos-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism.html
http://vimeo.com/19507864
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iPrompts
AAC app; easily create & modify visual schedules, show child countdown timer with a picture to aid with transitions. In-app VideoPrompts purchases demonstrate appropriate behaviors.
99.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iprompts/id313144705?mt=8
http://www.iautism.info/en/2010/12/26/review-iprompts/
12/3/2011
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Language Lab: Core Words
AAC app, based on Unity® language system, for early language learners as well as children with expressive language 
Free
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/language-lab-core-words/id474446989?mt=8
n/a
http://scaacn.blogspot.com/2011/10/new-free-app-language-lab-core-words.html
9/10/2013
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delays who use AAC.
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LAMP Words for Life
AAC app; combines PRC Unity® language system & Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP™) principles & strategies.
$299.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lamp-words-for-life/id551215116?mt=8
http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/2012/09/an-aac-app-and-autism-success-story.html
9/27/2012
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My First AAC
Great starter AAC app for very young kids who need less customization of buttons (e.g., sizing). Terrific for early social communication, natural expressions, requesting.
$24.99
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-first-aac-by-injini/id462678851?mt=8
http://www.therapyapp411.com/2011/11/my-first-aac.html
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NeoPaulNatural-sounding text to speech (male voice)Free
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/neopaul/id334254353?mt=8
n/a
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/01/ipads-slps-perspective-including-more.html
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ProloQuo2go
Full-featured augmentative & alternative communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking
219.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/proloquo2go/id308368164?mt=8
http://specialchildren.about.com/u/reviews/youradviceneeded/reviewanapp/Proloquo2Go.htm
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ProloQuo4Text
Text-to-speech AAC app with stored words/phrases, predictive typing, multiple voices and languages
129.99
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/proloquo4text/id751646884?mt=8
https://www.spectronicsinoz.com/blog/apps-and-mobile-learning/opinion/proloquo4text-is-here/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TaUEIJgBU0&list=PLwsltfWrCHQxYg5czsas7BNy13zeajInZ&feature=share
3/20/2014
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SoundingBoard
User-friendly app for creation of individualized picture communication boards (1-9 pics per page) with natural voice recording.
Free
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/soundingboard/id390532167?mt=8
n/a
http://news.softpedia.com/news/SoundingBoard-Comes-to-iOS-Gives-People-with-Disabilities-a-Voice-157795.shtml
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Speak For Yourself!
Icon-based AAC includes motor learning principles, word-based vocabulary
199.99
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speak-for-yourself/id482508198?mt=8
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sfy-lite/id521884641?mt=8
http://autisticapp.blogspot.com/2014/03/speak-for-yourself.html
3/20/2014
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Tap Speak Button
Record messages, use switch-function button to play them back
14.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tapspeak-button/id359998293?mt=8
http://autism.typepad.com/autism/2010/09/working-the-ipad-stories2learn-and-tapspeakbutton.html
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TouchChat
Full-featured augmentative & alternative communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking; in-app vocabulary purchases optional
149.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/touchchat-hd-aac/id398860728?mt=8
n/a
http://www.autismepicenter.com/TEST/touchchat.shtml
12/3/2011
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Earliest Learning
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SoundTouch
Touch cartoons of animals, vehicles, etc. to see real-life photos & sounds
2.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sound-touch/id348094440?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sound-touch-lite/id363705863?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/01/ipads-slps-perspective-including-more.html
http://vimeo.com/19111997
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File Sharing
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DropBox
Cloud-based real-time file sharing b/t computer & iPad (for worksheets, etc.)
Free
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dropbox/id327630330?mt=8
n/a
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/07/making-reusable-ipad-worksheets-leos.html
7/7/2011
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Games
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Fruit Ninja
Because our kids deserve to play! Fun, very simple swipe-based interface
4.19
http://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/fruit-ninja-hd/id370066032?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/fruit-ninja-hd-lite/id406247161?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2010/11/leos-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism.html
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Fruit Memory
Concentration, turn taking. Multi- or single player, choose number of tiles. Fun, cute!
0.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fruit-memory-hd/id379561503?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2010/11/leos-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism.html
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My Underwear
Play with your underwear! Several activities: Paint it, catch it, change it!
0.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-underwear/id412488390?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/02/rainy-day-apps-leo-loves-and-one-mali.html
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Poke Me
Play, poke, feed, & guide a cute purple monster in several environments
Free
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/poke-me-hd/id375492868?mt=8
n/a
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/06/poke-me-yet-another-app-leo-loves-and.html
6/12/2011
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ScoopsCatch the falling ice cream scoops on your cone.Free
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scoops-ice-cream-fun-for-everyone/id291591378?mt=8
n/a
http://momswithapps.com/2010/08/04/characteristics-of-great-apps-for-kids-with-autism/
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Spot the Dot
Find a colored dot in increasingly complicated visual fields. Encourages bystander commentary.
3.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spot-the-dot/id436198140?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/07/spot-dot-fantastic-social-joint.html
7/24/2011
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Toca Tea Party (and any other Toca Boca app)
Play tea party! Set up, serve, and clean up.3.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toca-tea-party/id424174500?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/05/oodles-and-oodles-of-apps-leo-likes.html
5/29/2011
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General Development
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Injini: Childhood Development Game Suite
Expert-developed, extensive meaningful play suite for children with cognitive, language, and fine motor delays.
29.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/injini-childhood-development/id452962000?mt=8
http://a4cwsn.com/2011/08/injini-childhood-development-game-suite/
http://vimeo.com/28179955
9/7/2011
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Geography
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Geography Drive USA
A fun, educational trivia sprint through the 50 of the United States of America.
3.99
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/geography-drive-usa/id579100969?mt=8
http://www.blogher.com/holiday-home-run-gifts-ipad-minis-apps-and-more?page=0,1
12/29/2012
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Stack the Countries
Learn about the countries of the world via shape-matching and a stacking game. Non-readers will need support.
1.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stack-the-countries/id407838198?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stack-the-countries-lite/id407838751?mt=8
http://www.smartappsforkids.com/2011/04/stack-the-countries.html
9/7/2011
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Stack the States
Learn 50 US states trivia via shape-matching and a stacking game. Non-readers will need support. Fun.
0.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stack-the-states/id381342267?mt=8
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stack-the-states-lite/id390058619?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2010/12/mali-likes-apps-too-heres-her-top-ten.html
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There's a Map on My Lap (Dr. Seuss)
The Cat in the Hat teaches kids to read different kinds of maps.
3.99
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/theres-map-on-my-lap!-dr./id679753618?mt=8
http://www.mediabistro.com/appnewser/theres-a-map-on-my-lap-app-teaches-kids-how-to-read-maps_b40109
9/10/2013
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US Puzzle Map
Click-and-drag states into place; state names said out loud for non-readers.
1.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/united-states-puzzle-map/id377699597?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/01/ipads-slps-perspective-including-more.html
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History
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BrainPop Featured Movie
New animated movie about science or history, every day. With quiz afterward.
Free
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brainpop-featured-movie/id364894352?mt=8
n/a
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/09/india-loves-apps-too-toca-boca-hair.html
9/4/2011
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Presidents vs Aliens
Learn U.S. Presidential History facts and faces, with alien battle interludes
0.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/presidents-vs.-aliens/id427418941?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/09/india-loves-apps-too-toca-boca-hair.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_BgwcTBOT4&feature=related
9/4/2011
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Labeling & Identifying
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ABA Flashcards
A suite of free flashcard apps for identifying labels, from Actions to Zoo animals. From Kindergarten.com
1.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aba-flash-cards-actions/id342235464?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/03/ipad2-weve-seen-we-want-we-wait.html
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All About Me
Store & practice learning personal information. Useful for those challenged by giving personal information verbally.
2.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/all-about-me-by-i-get-it-llc/id426201106?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/05/oodles-and-oodles-of-apps-leo-likes.html
5/28/2011
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Word SLaPps
Create & identify 1 to 6 audio-labeled photo icons (instantly, with an iPad2+).
4.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/word-slapps/id413888079?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/05/oodles-and-oodles-of-apps-leo-likes.html
http://vimeo.com/19280701
5/28/2011
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Language
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Conversation Builder
Pragmatics: Discriminate between subtle differences which can negatively or positively impact a conversation.
19.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/conversationbuilder/id413939366?mt=8
http://a4cwsn.com/2011/04/conversation-builder/
http://vimeo.com/22193488
5/30/2011
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Milo: Interactive Storybook
Build language skills by listening to Milo's story, or recording your own version.
1.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speech-milo-interactive-storybook/id447014224?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/07/developing-apps-that-avoid-special.html
7/25/2011
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Puppet Pals Pocket
Create your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time!
Free
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puppet-pals/id395844666?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2012/02/malis-ipad-app-reviews-puppet-pals.html
http://youtu.be/Hfjw16HCkrE
2/12/2012
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Question Builder
Learn to answer abstract questions and create responses based on inference. For readers.
5.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/question-builder/id360577727?mt=8
http://www.blogher.com/personal-stories-behind-awesome-apps-kids-special-needs
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Sentence Builder
Learn how to build grammatically correct sentences. For readers.
5.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sentence-builder/id344378741?mt=8
http://www.blogher.com/personal-stories-behind-awesome-apps-kids-special-needs
http://vimeo.com/18803477
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Speech With Milo: Prepositions
Learn prepositions through animated examples and text reinforcement
2.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speech-milo-prepositions/id417190136?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/02/rainy-day-apps-leo-loves-and-one-mali.html
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Speech with Milo: Sequencing
Animated 3-scene sequences; kids can put pictures in correct order and then watch a short video of the scene created.
2.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speech-with-milo-sequencing/id431803095?mt=8
http://www.iautism.info/en/2011/05/15/review-speech-with-milo-sequencing/
12/3/2011
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Speech With Milo: Verbs
Learn verbs through animated examples and text reinforcement
2.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speech-with-milo-verbs/id405441288?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/01/ipads-slps-perspective-including-more.html
http://a4cwsn.com/?p=1740
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Story Builder
1) Improve paragraph formation; 2) Improve integration of ideas; and 3) Improve higher level abstractions by inference. For readers.
7.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/story-builder/id377631532?mt=8
http://www.blogher.com/personal-stories-behind-awesome-apps-kids-special-needs
http://vimeo.com/18730387
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Story Grammar Marker
For kids working on narrative language development (oral or written) using the Story Grammar Marker strategy, this accompanying app is highly recommended. Type information into the app and record/print/share the story.
24.99
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sgm/id673943556?mt=8
http://speechroomnews.blogspot.com/2013/09/story-grammar-marker-app-review-giveaway.html
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Toontastic
Kids develop an understanding of narrative elements while creating their own animated cartoon story. Many applications for communication development.
Free
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toontastic/id404693282?mt=8
http://peachyspeech.com/2011/04/15/toontastic-the-initial-impression/
12/3/2011
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Math and Pre-Math
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ArthmarooCounting: associating numbers with amounts1.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/arithmaroo-1-a-counting-math/id353711794?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/01/ipads-slps-perspective-including-more.html
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Count TV
Sesame Street's The Count introduces videos about the numbers 1 through 9
2.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/count-tv/id369229779?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/02/leos-overstuffed-ipad-and-more-apps-we.html
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KidsMathFun (K - 5th gd)
Grade-appropriate content, quiz format, trackable progress, multiple languages.
0.99
http://itunes.com/apps/nscpartnersllc
http://www.education.com/app-review/kids-math-funfifth-grade-review/
9/10/2013
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MyScript Calculator
Visual calculator converts & calculates handwritten input
Free
https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/myscript-calculator/id578979413?mt=8
http://www.appsafari.com/utilities/20433/myscript-calculator/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLw22sKgrdM
2/7/2013
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Operation Math
Complete spy missions by solving equations! Addition, Simple subtraction, multiplication, & division.
2.99
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/operation-math/id487387270?mt=8
http://teacherswithapps.com/operation-math/
9/10/2013
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Splish Splash InnCounting in English, Spanish, & French0.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/splish-splash-inn/id391514246?mt=8
http://www.blogher.com/10-fantastic-ipad-apps-kids-autism
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TallyTots
Counting 1 - 20 through various activities. Motivating, well-designed, easy to use. Also available in Spanish.
1.99
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tallytots/id424070269?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/03/apps-leo-loves-tallytots-and-little.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9rIUyVvpCM
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TeachMe Apps (toddler to 3rd grade)
Age-appropriate reading, spelling, & math. Trackable, also reward system
.99 - 1.99
https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/24x7digital-llc/id300166374?ign-mpt=uo%3D4
http://www.commonsensemedia.org/mobile-app-reviews/teach-me-kindergarten
9/10/2013
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Todo K-2 Math Practice
Common Core State Standards (CCSS) math practice & learning. Game format with adjustable quiz timing. Fun!
Free*
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id666465255?mt=8
*free as of 3/20/14
http://www.funeducationalapps.com/2013/09/todo-k-2-math-practice-top-math-for-daily-practice-for-kids-5-to-8.html
http://youtu.be/OSkouWkM9BY
9/10/2013
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Whizzit 1-2-3
Practice 1:1 correspondence/counting, with fun balloon-popping breaks
0.99
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/whizzit-123/id323246993?mt=8
http://www.squidalicious.com/2010/11/leos-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism.html
http://vimeo.com/19277590
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