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iPads & Autism Apps RecommendationsShannon Des Roches Rosa writes atwww.thinkingautismguide.comwww.squidalicious.com

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Compiled by a parent, an Autistic adult, and an SLPCorina Becker writes at autisticapp.blogspot.comnostereotypeshere.blogspot.com

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Jordan Sadler, SLP writes athttp://www.jordansadler.net/http://www.jordansadler.net/blog.html

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questions or suggestions:shannonrosa@yahoo.comupdated 3/2014

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Advocacy

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iAdvocateStrategies, simulations, & resources to build parent advocacy skills & knowledge. Freehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iadvocate/id427814325?mt=8n/ahttp://thinkingautismguide.blogspot.com/2011/06/interview-iadvocates-alan-foley-on.html6/25/2011

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Art

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Art of GlowMake lovely glowing patterns to play and stare at. Soothing, sensory.0.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/art-of-glow-pro/id380120815?mt=8http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/art-of-glow/id387680399?mt=8http://autisticapp.blogspot.com/2010/09/mood-pad-and-art-of-glow.html

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DrawFreeMagnadoodle-like simple drawingFreehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/draw-free-for-ipad/id366755447?mt=8n/ahttp://www.squidalicious.com/2010/11/leos-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism.html

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Draw With StarsAnimated drawing & methodical erasingFreehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/draw-stars-play-musical-animated/id367460661?mt=8n/ahttp://www.squidalicious.com/2010/11/leos-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKDY98s-q6g

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FacesiMakeFun, free-form collage making1.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/faces-imake-premium/id389101695?mt=8http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/faces-imake-lite/id357230884?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2010/11/leos-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39EAF18J1mA

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Zen BrushSimple, elegant ink brush painting, drawing, and writing2.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zen-brush/id382200873?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/10/our-current-favorite-app-stylus-zen.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_6P0RJFjWs10/24/2011

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Books

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Andrew Answers"Seriously silly," supports language building through word play, repetition, and cheekiness.5.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/andrew-answers/id406162881?mt=8http://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. 3.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blue-hat-green-hat-boynton/id444031617?mt=8http://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!1.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/daniel-tigers-neighborhood/id553211336?mt=8http://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!3.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dr-seusss-abc/id354855128?mt=8http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dr-seusss-abc-lite/id409976618?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2012/10/apps-autism-presuming-expressing_11.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4MAVWGxAp8updated 10/11/12

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Little Bella: I Close My EyesSilly and lovely animated book. Good for kids with fine motor challenges.2.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/little-bellas-i-close-my-eyes/id489510272?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/03/apps-leo-loves-tallytots-and-little.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP1yLVINFg4

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The Monster at the End of This BookLovable, Furry old Grover! Animation/interactivity, dynamic word highlighting4.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-monster-at-end-this-book/id409467802?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/01/ipads-slps-perspective-including-more.htmlhttp://vimeo.com/19372983

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Tacky the PenguinA penguin who doesn't fit in earns the affections of his group. Different modes support pre-readers & early readers.3.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tacky-the-penguin/id407708819?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/05/day-leos-been-waiting-for-mr-brown-can.htmlhttp://vimeo.com/226560645/3/2011

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The Three Little PigsLushly illustrated & animated, fully interactive version of the classic story5.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-three-little-pigs-nosy/id418543664?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/05/oodles-and-oodles-of-apps-leo-likes.htmlhttp://vimeo.com/227214165/7/2011

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Trains by Byron BartonTrains! Need we write any more? Simple, appealing illustrations. Boats & Planes also available.1.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/trains-byron-barton/id562376571?mt=8http://www.blogher.com/holiday-home-run-gifts-ipad-minis-apps-and-more?page=0,112/29/2012

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Communication

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GraceAppSimple picture exchange system developed by & for non-verbal people24.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grace-picture-exchange-for/id360574688?mt=8http://thinkingautismguide.blogspot.com/2010/11/grace-needed-aac-app-so-her-mom-created.htmlhttp://vimeo.com/19548525

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iCommPicture and voice communication aid for childrenFreehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icomm/id351726761?mt=8n/ahttp://www.blogher.com/personal-stories-behind-awesome-apps-kids-special-needs

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iCommunicate for iPadAAC app: create icons with custom text, audio, and voice-over, incorporate them into storyboards49.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icommunicate-for-ipad/id364186415?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2010/11/leos-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism.htmlhttp://vimeo.com/19507864

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iPromptsAAC app; easily create & modify visual schedules, show child countdown timer with a picture to aid with transitions. In-app VideoPrompts purchases demonstrate appropriate behaviors.99.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iprompts/id313144705?mt=8http://www.iautism.info/en/2010/12/26/review-iprompts/12/3/2011

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Language Lab: Core WordsAAC app, based on Unity® language system, for early language learners as well as children with expressive language
delays who use AAC.
Freehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/language-lab-core-words/id474446989?mt=8n/ahttp://scaacn.blogspot.com/2011/10/new-free-app-language-lab-core-words.html9/10/2013

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LAMP Words for LifeAAC app; combines PRC Unity® language system & Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP™) principles & strategies.$299.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lamp-words-for-life/id551215116?mt=8http://www.thinkingautismguide.com/2012/09/an-aac-app-and-autism-success-story.html9/27/2012

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My First AACGreat starter AAC app for very young kids who need less customization of buttons (e.g., sizing). Terrific for early social communication, natural expressions, requesting.$24.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-first-aac-by-injini/id462678851?mt=8http://www.therapyapp411.com/2011/11/my-first-aac.html

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NeoPaulNatural-sounding text to speech (male voice)Freehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/neopaul/id334254353?mt=8n/ahttp://www.squidalicious.com/2011/01/ipads-slps-perspective-including-more.html

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ProloQuo2goFull-featured augmentative & alternative communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking219.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/proloquo2go/id308368164?mt=8http://specialchildren.about.com/u/reviews/youradviceneeded/reviewanapp/Proloquo2Go.htm

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ProloQuo4TextText-to-speech AAC app with stored words/phrases, predictive typing, multiple voices and languages129.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/proloquo4text/id751646884?mt=8https://www.spectronicsinoz.com/blog/apps-and-mobile-learning/opinion/proloquo4text-is-here/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TaUEIJgBU0&list=PLwsltfWrCHQxYg5czsas7BNy13zeajInZ&feature=share3/20/2014

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SoundingBoardUser-friendly app for creation of individualized picture communication boards (1-9 pics per page) with natural voice recording. Freehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/soundingboard/id390532167?mt=8n/ahttp://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 vocabulary199.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speak-for-yourself/id482508198?mt=8https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sfy-lite/id521884641?mt=8http://autisticapp.blogspot.com/2014/03/speak-for-yourself.html3/20/2014

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Tap Speak ButtonRecord messages, use switch-function button to play them back14.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tapspeak-button/id359998293?mt=8http://autism.typepad.com/autism/2010/09/working-the-ipad-stories2learn-and-tapspeakbutton.html

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TouchChatFull-featured augmentative & alternative communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking; in-app vocabulary purchases optional149.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/touchchat-hd-aac/id398860728?mt=8n/ahttp://www.autismepicenter.com/TEST/touchchat.shtml12/3/2011

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Earliest Learning

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SoundTouchTouch cartoons of animals, vehicles, etc. to see real-life photos & sounds2.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sound-touch/id348094440?mt=8http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sound-touch-lite/id363705863?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/01/ipads-slps-perspective-including-more.htmlhttp://vimeo.com/19111997

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File Sharing

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DropBoxCloud-based real-time file sharing b/t computer & iPad (for worksheets, etc.)Freehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dropbox/id327630330?mt=8n/ahttp://www.squidalicious.com/2011/07/making-reusable-ipad-worksheets-leos.html 7/7/2011

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Games

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Fruit NinjaBecause our kids deserve to play! Fun, very simple swipe-based interface4.19http://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/fruit-ninja-hd/id370066032?mt=8http://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/fruit-ninja-hd-lite/id406247161?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2010/11/leos-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism.html

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Fruit MemoryConcentration, turn taking. Multi- or single player, choose number of tiles. Fun, cute!0.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fruit-memory-hd/id379561503?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2010/11/leos-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism.html

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My UnderwearPlay with your underwear! Several activities: Paint it, catch it, change it!0.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-underwear/id412488390?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/02/rainy-day-apps-leo-loves-and-one-mali.html

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Poke MePlay, poke, feed, & guide a cute purple monster in several environmentsFreehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/poke-me-hd/id375492868?mt=8n/ahttp://www.squidalicious.com/2011/06/poke-me-yet-another-app-leo-loves-and.html6/12/2011

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ScoopsCatch the falling ice cream scoops on your cone.Freehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scoops-ice-cream-fun-for-everyone/id291591378?mt=8n/ahttp://momswithapps.com/2010/08/04/characteristics-of-great-apps-for-kids-with-autism/

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Spot the DotFind a colored dot in increasingly complicated visual fields. Encourages bystander commentary.3.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spot-the-dot/id436198140?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/07/spot-dot-fantastic-social-joint.html7/24/2011

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Toca Tea Party (and any other Toca Boca app)Play tea party! Set up, serve, and clean up.3.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toca-tea-party/id424174500?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/05/oodles-and-oodles-of-apps-leo-likes.html5/29/2011

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General Development

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Injini: Childhood Development Game SuiteExpert-developed, extensive meaningful play suite for children with cognitive, language, and fine motor delays.29.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/injini-childhood-development/id452962000?mt=8http://a4cwsn.com/2011/08/injini-childhood-development-game-suite/http://vimeo.com/281799559/7/2011

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Geography

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Geography Drive USAA fun, educational trivia sprint through the 50 of the United States of America.3.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/geography-drive-usa/id579100969?mt=8http://www.blogher.com/holiday-home-run-gifts-ipad-minis-apps-and-more?page=0,112/29/2012

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Stack the CountriesLearn about the countries of the world via shape-matching and a stacking game. Non-readers will need support.1.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stack-the-countries/id407838198?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stack-the-countries-lite/id407838751?mt=8http://www.smartappsforkids.com/2011/04/stack-the-countries.html9/7/2011

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Stack the StatesLearn 50 US states trivia via shape-matching and a stacking game. Non-readers will need support. Fun.0.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stack-the-states/id381342267?mt=8http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stack-the-states-lite/id390058619?mt=8http://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.3.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/theres-map-on-my-lap!-dr./id679753618?mt=8http://www.mediabistro.com/appnewser/theres-a-map-on-my-lap-app-teaches-kids-how-to-read-maps_b401099/10/2013

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US Puzzle MapClick-and-drag states into place; state names said out loud for non-readers.1.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/united-states-puzzle-map/id377699597?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/01/ipads-slps-perspective-including-more.html

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History

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BrainPop Featured MovieNew animated movie about science or history, every day. With quiz afterward.Freehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brainpop-featured-movie/id364894352?mt=8n/ahttp://www.squidalicious.com/2011/09/india-loves-apps-too-toca-boca-hair.html 9/4/2011

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Presidents vs AliensLearn U.S. Presidential History facts and faces, with alien battle interludes0.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/presidents-vs.-aliens/id427418941?mt=8 http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/09/india-loves-apps-too-toca-boca-hair.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_BgwcTBOT4&feature=related9/4/2011

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Labeling & Identifying

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ABA FlashcardsA suite of free flashcard apps for identifying labels, from Actions to Zoo animals. From Kindergarten.com1.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aba-flash-cards-actions/id342235464?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/03/ipad2-weve-seen-we-want-we-wait.html

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All About MeStore & practice learning personal information. Useful for those challenged by giving personal information verbally.2.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/all-about-me-by-i-get-it-llc/id426201106?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/05/oodles-and-oodles-of-apps-leo-likes.html5/28/2011

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Word SLaPpsCreate & identify 1 to 6 audio-labeled photo icons (instantly, with an iPad2+). 4.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/word-slapps/id413888079?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/05/oodles-and-oodles-of-apps-leo-likes.htmlhttp://vimeo.com/192807015/28/2011

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Language

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Conversation BuilderPragmatics: Discriminate between subtle differences which can negatively or positively impact a conversation. 19.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/conversationbuilder/id413939366?mt=8http://a4cwsn.com/2011/04/conversation-builder/http://vimeo.com/221934885/30/2011

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Milo: Interactive StorybookBuild language skills by listening to Milo's story, or recording your own version.1.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speech-milo-interactive-storybook/id447014224?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/07/developing-apps-that-avoid-special.html7/25/2011

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Puppet Pals PocketCreate your own unique shows with animation and audio in real time!
Freehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puppet-pals/id395844666?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2012/02/malis-ipad-app-reviews-puppet-pals.htmlhttp://youtu.be/Hfjw16HCkrE2/12/2012

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Question BuilderLearn to answer abstract questions and create responses based on inference. For readers.5.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/question-builder/id360577727?mt=8http://www.blogher.com/personal-stories-behind-awesome-apps-kids-special-needs

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Sentence BuilderLearn how to build grammatically correct sentences. For readers.5.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sentence-builder/id344378741?mt=8http://www.blogher.com/personal-stories-behind-awesome-apps-kids-special-needshttp://vimeo.com/18803477

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Speech With Milo: PrepositionsLearn prepositions through animated examples and text reinforcement2.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speech-milo-prepositions/id417190136?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/02/rainy-day-apps-leo-loves-and-one-mali.html

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Speech with Milo: SequencingAnimated 3-scene sequences; kids can put pictures in correct order and then watch a short video of the scene created.2.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speech-with-milo-sequencing/id431803095?mt=8http://www.iautism.info/en/2011/05/15/review-speech-with-milo-sequencing/12/3/2011

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Speech With Milo: VerbsLearn verbs through animated examples and text reinforcement2.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speech-with-milo-verbs/id405441288?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/01/ipads-slps-perspective-including-more.htmlhttp://a4cwsn.com/?p=1740

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Story Builder1) Improve paragraph formation; 2) Improve integration of ideas; and 3) Improve higher level abstractions by inference. For readers.7.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/story-builder/id377631532?mt=8http://www.blogher.com/personal-stories-behind-awesome-apps-kids-special-needshttp://vimeo.com/18730387

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Story Grammar MarkerFor 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. 24.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sgm/id673943556?mt=8http://speechroomnews.blogspot.com/2013/09/story-grammar-marker-app-review-giveaway.html

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ToontasticKids develop an understanding of narrative elements while creating their own animated cartoon story. Many applications for communication development.Freehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toontastic/id404693282?mt=8http://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 amounts1.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/arithmaroo-1-a-counting-math/id353711794?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/01/ipads-slps-perspective-including-more.html

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Count TVSesame Street's The Count introduces videos about the numbers 1 through 92.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/count-tv/id369229779?mt=8http://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.0.99http://itunes.com/apps/nscpartnersllchttp://www.education.com/app-review/kids-math-funfifth-grade-review/9/10/2013

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MyScript CalculatorVisual calculator converts & calculates handwritten inputFreehttps://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/myscript-calculator/id578979413?mt=8http://www.appsafari.com/utilities/20433/myscript-calculator/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLw22sKgrdM2/7/2013

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Operation MathComplete spy missions by solving equations! Addition, Simple subtraction, multiplication, & division.2.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/operation-math/id487387270?mt=8http://teacherswithapps.com/operation-math/9/10/2013

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Splish Splash InnCounting in English, Spanish, & French0.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/splish-splash-inn/id391514246?mt=8http://www.blogher.com/10-fantastic-ipad-apps-kids-autism

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TallyTotsCounting 1 - 20 through various activities. Motivating, well-designed, easy to use. Also available in Spanish.1.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tallytots/id424070269?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/03/apps-leo-loves-tallytots-and-little.htmlhttp://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 - 1.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/24x7digital-llc/id300166374?ign-mpt=uo%3D4http://www.commonsensemedia.org/mobile-app-reviews/teach-me-kindergarten9/10/2013

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Todo K-2 Math PracticeCommon 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 3/20/14http://www.funeducationalapps.com/2013/09/todo-k-2-math-practice-top-math-for-daily-practice-for-kids-5-to-8.htmlhttp://youtu.be/OSkouWkM9BY9/10/2013

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Whizzit 1-2-3Practice 1:1 correspondence/counting, with fun balloon-popping breaks0.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/whizzit-123/id323246993?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2010/11/leos-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism.htmlhttp://vimeo.com/19277590

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Multiple Activities/Suites

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Alien BuddiesVaried visual and "listening" matching, dot-to-dot, and sticker fun.1.99http://itunes.apple.com/app/alien-buddies/id469461540http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/11/three-sweet-spot-kids-app-suites.html11/29/2011

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Bugs and ButtonsEighteen different learning and play activities, plus a bug "stamp collection"2.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bugs-and-buttons/id446031868?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/11/three-sweet-spot-kids-app-suites.html11/29/2011

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Fish SchoolLetters, numbers, shapes, colors, matching, and more. Leo-approved. 1.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fish-school-hd-by-duck-duck/id367567922?mt=8http://a4cwsn.com/?p=578http://vimeo.com/191566479/7/2011

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Go Go GamesDeveloped to help autistic kids practice differentiating between objects. Also, fun!1.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/go-go-games/id565022507?ls=1&mt=8http://www.blogher.com/holiday-home-run-gifts-ipad-minis-apps-and-more?page=0,112/29/2012

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Go Go Kiddo"Vitamin fortified fun" Letter & number tracing, spelling, piano, much more.2.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/go-go-kiddo-!/id462821593?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/11/three-sweet-spot-kids-app-suites.html11/29/2011

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Monkey Preschool LunchboxConcentration, matching, sorting, color identification, first-letter correspondence0.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/monkey-preschool-lunchbox/id328205875?mt=8http://www.blogher.com/10-fantastic-ipad-apps-kids-autismhttp://vimeo.com/19224393

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Thomas Game PackThomas the Tank Engine & his friends. Matching games, puzzles and mazes.2.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/thomas-game-pack/id352660283?mt=8http://www.blogher.com/10-fantastic-ipad-apps-kids-autism

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Zoo TrainMatching, puzzles, spelling, music, and make-your-own trains. Engaging.1.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zoo-train/id407870968?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/05/oodles-and-oodles-of-apps-leo-likes.htmlhttp://vimeo.com/207291575/29/2011

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Music

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DropophoneFree-form play with a field of raindrops that cycle in various tones.Freehttp://itunes.apple.com/ee/app/dropophone/id376771022?mt=8n/ahttp://www.squidalicious.com/2011/05/oodles-and-oodles-of-apps-leo-likes.html5/28/2011

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Hand DrumsDrums are a logical step for the touch-based iPad interface. Big, realistic-looking drums.0.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hand-drums/id380564151?mt=8http://www.blogher.com/10-fantastic-ipad-apps-kids-autism

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Itsy Bitsy SpiderInteract with a much-loved children's song via fun animations & verse repetition0.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id331863487?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/02/rainy-day-apps-leo-loves-and-one-mali.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlqXsZ_Zsow

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MoozartPlay, explore, and experiment with favorite songs, & the basics of music reading.1.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/moozart/id405194870?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/02/leos-overstuffed-ipad-and-more-apps-we.html

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PianoBallUsing spinning balls to change a keyboard's features & do musical free play.0.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pianoball-fun-with-learning/id431494130?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/08/leo-loves-music-apps-pianoball.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ0_yFYJ-Q48/29/2011

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Singing FingersFinger paint with sound!Freehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/singing-fingers/id381015280?mt=8n/ahttp://www.squidalicious.com/2011/07/singing-fingers-app-for-free-form-music.html7/31/2011

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SongifyTurns spoken words into music (dance tracks, etc.) Motivating!2.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/songify/id438735719?mt=8n/ahttp://www.squidalicious.com/2011/07/ipad-workshops-drama-and-songsmithing.html7/13/2011

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Tappy TunesTap out favorite songs in the rhythm of your choosing 1.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tappytunes/id299495181?mt=8http://www.blogher.com/10-fantastic-ipad-apps-kids-autism

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Toca BandMusical free play with multiple characters, rhythms, beats, tunes1.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/toca-band/id521640648?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2012/09/toca-band-best-music-app-for-leo-ever.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uESPI9soB2o&feature=player_embedded9/19/2012

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Navigation

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EveryTrailCreates GPS-based trip maps (walking, biking, driving) for review, or easy return.Freehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/everytrail/id342467041?mt=8http://www.modernhiker.com/2010/01/05/review-everytrail-for-iphone/9/10/2013

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FastMallnavigate any mall map without the need for GPS or WIFI.Freehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fastmall-shopping-malls-community/id340656157?mt=8n/ahttp://autisticapp.blogspot.com/2011/01/fastmall-app.html

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News & Current Events

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News-2-YouIcon-and-voiceover coverage of current events. Customizable for different learning levels. New content through in-app purchase or subscription.Freehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/news-2-you/id602677864?mt=8https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews/news-2-you

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Productivity

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30/30Interactive, timer-based task list. Alerts pop up even when app is in background. Freehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/30-30/id505863977?mt=8http://www.appato.com/binary-hammer/30-30/2/7/2013

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Epic WinStreamlined to-do list, with a role-playing spin.2.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/epicwin/id372927221?mt=8http://autisticapp.blogspot.com/2011/02/epicwin.html

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iEarnedThatA puzzle-based reward system that uses custom images1.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iearnedthat/id366144564?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2010/11/leos-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism.html

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Inspriation MapsVisual organization, outlining, mapping9.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inspiration-maps/id510173686?mt=8http://autisticapp.blogspot.com/2014/02/inspiration-maps.html3/20/2014

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Puzzles

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Little ThingsAmazing puzzling for visual learners. Find the tiny objects within the larger picture.2.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/little-things/id382821388?mt=8http://ipadkids.com/little-things-forever-review-big-fun-puzzle-style-2/2/7/2013

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My First TangramsAn adaptation for kids of the famous Tangram game.1.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-first-tangrams-hd/id363843653?mt=8http://www.blogher.com/10-fantastic-ipad-apps-kids-autismhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik19InxtE9I

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Puzzle PopJigsaw puzzle game with multiple levels of difficulty2.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puzzle-pop-by-duck-duck-moose/id473487945?mt=8http://www.148apps.com/reviews/puzzle-pop-hd-by-duck-duck-moose-review/9/10/2013

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ShapeBuilderAn errorless click-and-drag puzzle game, reinforces sight reading0.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shape-builder-preschool-learning/id306572986?mt=8http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shape-builder-lite-the-preschool/id310642448?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2010/11/leos-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism.html

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US Puzzle MapClick-and-drag states into place; state names said out loud for non-readers.2.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/united-states-puzzle-map/id377699597?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/01/ipads-slps-perspective-including-more.html

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Reading & Spelling

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BOB Books #1: Reading MagicBuild and read sentences through drag-letters-into-place word building and animated picture prompts. 1.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bob-books-1-reading-magic/id403753501?mt=8http://www.blogher.com/10-fantastic-ipad-apps-kids-autismhttp://vimeo.com/19688877

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FirstWords DeluxeDrag tiles to spell words in an error-free environment, reading0.99http://itunes.apple.com/app/firstwords-deluxe/id337462979?mt=8http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/firstwords-sampler/id312571156?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2010/11/leos-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9U9U1cPi64

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Mr. Thorne Does Phonics - Letters and SoundsExtensive video phonics demonstrations for early readers (note: British spellings)2.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mr-thorne-does-phonics-letters/id431679830?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/05/oodles-and-oodles-of-apps-leo-likes.html5/28/2011

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TeachMe Apps (toddler to 3rd grade)Age-appropriate reading, spelling, & math. Trackable, also reward system.99 - 1.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/24x7digital-llc/id300166374?ign-mpt=uo%3D4http://www.commonsensemedia.org/mobile-app-reviews/teach-me-kindergarten9/10/2013

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Word MagicSight word-based spelling and reading via fill-in-the-blank letters.0.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/word-magic/id293630633?mt=8http://www.blogher.com/10-fantastic-ipad-apps-kids-autismhttp://vimeo.com/17512145

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Word WagonDrag letters to spell words in a playful Paris scene. Uses sight reading & phonics.3.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/word-wagon-by-duck-duck-moose/id423629048?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2011/05/oodles-and-oodles-of-apps-leo-likes.htmlhttp://vimeo.com/214262815/28/2011

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Relaxation / Sensory Soothing

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eSleep LiteBackground music for sleep aid and relaxation. Includes timer and alarm.Freehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/esleep-lite/id308286611?mt=8n/ahttp://autisticapp.blogspot.com/2012/09/waterfalls-rain-sounds-and-relaxation.html2/7/2013

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The Miracle ModusSoothing rhythmic rainbow shapes and bell sounds in a variety of patterns.Freehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/miracle-modus/id555904748?mt=8n/ahttp://autisticapp.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-miracle-modus.html2/7/2013

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Science

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BrainPop Featured MovieNew animated movie about science or history, every day. With quiz afterward.Freehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/brainpop-featured-movie/id364894352?mt=8n/ahttp://www.squidalicious.com/2011/09/india-loves-apps-too-toca-boca-hair.html 9/4/2011

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Khan Academy"Khan Academy allows you to learn almost anything for free." View Khan Academy’s complete library of over 3,200 videos.Freehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/khan-academy/id469863705?mt=8http://www.padgadget.com/2012/08/30/supplement-your-childs-education-and-learn-a-thing-or-two-yourself-with-khan-academy-ipad-app-review/9/27/2012

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Self-Care

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iDress for WeatherPick appropriate clothes for current weather conditions. For individuals with disabilities, an educational tool for children, or just for fun.1.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idress-for-weather/id385227220?mt=8http://teachingall.blogspot.com/2011/01/appmondaytas-idress-for-weather.htmlhttp://vimeo.com/18520397

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Social Skills

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Hidden Curriculum - KidsA guide and practice resource for society's unwritten social rules.1.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hidden-curriculum-for-kids/id351224500?mt=8http://www.oneplaceforspecialneeds.com/main/library_ipad_picks.html6/18/2012

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Poppletvisual mapping to create "Friend Files" or store information about other people.4.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/popplet/id374151636?mt=8https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/popplet-lite/id364738549?mt=8http://www.jordansadler.net/1/post/2012/12/app-review-popplet-for-social-cognition.html

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QuickCuesSocial scripts that help people on the autism spectrum handle new situations & learn new skills4.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quickcues/id360381130?mt=8http://slpsharing.com/2010/06/17/quickcues/12/29/2012

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Social Skills BuilderVideo modeling of social skills reinforced by post-video Q&A. Most content must be purchased.2.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/social-skill-builder/id486116417?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4http://iheartthisapp.com/social-skill-builder-helps-students-families-and-schools-overcome-social-challenges/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHtZwCZNZKc6/18/2012

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Social Media

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FlipBoardRead Twitter, Facebook, and RSS feeds in less-overwhelming magazine layoutFreehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flipboard/id358801284?mt=8http://appchronicles.com/12/flipboard-review-media-evolving/http://creativity-online.com/work/flipboard-flipboard/207285/6/2011

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Social Stories

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Kid in StoryCreat social stories -- custom or from templates -- with "greenscreen" option6.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kid-in-story/id594403164?mt=8http://www.techinspecialed.com/2013/02/01/kid-in-story-by-locomotive-labs/2/7/2013

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PictelloCreate high quality talking photo albums and talking books. Excellent for social stories.18.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pictello/id397858008?mt=8http://a4cwsn.com/2011/01/pictello/12/3/2011

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Story MeCreate simple visual stories with photos from your camera roll. Allows user to add text or thought bubble, making it very useful for social thinking work.Freehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/story-me-collage-comic-strip/id688810927?mt=8http://www.148apps.com/reviews/story-review-2/

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Speech

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ArtikPiksPractice sounds targeted in speech therapy with flashcards, memory games.Pictures are line drawings. Child can record own voice and listen. Buy for $29.99 loaded with sounds or free and add sounds as child is ready.29.99 / Freehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/artikpix-full/id356720379?mt=8http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/artikpix/id383022107?mt=8http://specialchildren.about.com/u/reviews/youradviceneeded/reviewanapp/ArtikPix.htmhttp://vimeo.com/18647719

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Articulate ItTrack data for many students at once, with option to email data, notes, and even child's recorded voice to parents and other team members. Therapist has option to target specific phonemes, phonological processes, or modes of articulation. Target words are real photos.38.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/articulate-it/id391296844?mt=8http://www.geekslp.com/2011/02/articulation-carry-over-and-the-ipad/

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Articulation StationProvides speech professionals, teachers, and parents with ways to help kids improve pronunciation and articulation. Great pictures, easy to use, Pro version has all English phonemes, saves/emails data.49.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/articulation-station-pro/id491998279?mt=8https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/articulation-station/id467415882http://www.commonsensemedia.org/mobile-app-reviews/articulation-station10/30/2013

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Speech BoxExcellent therapy tool to work on articulation, language (categories, semantic features, and more!). Use the pre-loaded "boxes" or work with your students to create new ones based on their interests.Get creative with this one!19.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speechbox-for-speech-therapy/id568581305?mt=8http://speechroomnews.blogspot.com/2013/01/speech-box-app-review.html

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Telling Time

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Todo Telling TimeA fantastically made, comprehensive app for teaching kids to tell time.3.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/todo-telling-time/id666462848?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4http://techinspecialed.com/2013/10/24/todo-telling-time-by-locomotive-labs/10/30/2013

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Visual Schedules

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ChoiceworksVisual Support System with Schedule, Feelings, & Waiting Picture Boards for Special Education and Autism Support6.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/choiceworks-visual-support/id486210964?mt=8http://www.specialeducationadvisor.com/provide-clear-consistent-support-app-review-choiceworks/http://youtu.be/g0tZ-kNK4EM9/27/2012

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Choiceworks CalendarView day, week, or month. Functions like an online calendar with easy editing - add audio, alerts, repeating events to help your child keep track of busy days and changes to the routine.4.99https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/choiceworks-calendar/id791053105?mt=8http://www.148apps.com/app/791053105

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First Then Visual ScheduleCreate digital visual schedules with several format options9.99http://itunes.apple.com/app/first-then-visual-schedule/id355527801?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2010/11/leos-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism.htmlhttp://vimeo.com/19644485

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RoutinelyBuild visual schedules on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad4.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/routinely/id497926496?mt=8http://forum.parentswithapps.com/index.php?topic=3554.0http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C-NnQ1NHlQ9/27/2012

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Writing and Fine Motor

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iWriteWordsGuided handwriting with a really fun, reinforcing interface2.99http://itunes.apple.com/app/iwritewords-handwriting-game/id307025309?mt=8http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iwritewords-lite/id308152258?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2010/11/leos-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZTkPtAyqOY

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PenultimateFree-form writing/drawing app with lined/graph paper options & notebook functionality for storage. Great with stylus.Freehttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/penultimate/id354098826?mt=8n/ahttp://www.squidalicious.com/2011/05/leos-penultimate-stylus-for-ipad.html5/30/2011

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Sguiggles!Highly motivating for even the most reluctant to draw or hold a pencil. Kids can use a finger or stylus to draw/scribble to make captivating pictures move!Freehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lazoo-squiggles!/id498599631?mt=8http://ipadkids.com/best-free-kids-app-of-the-day-squiggles/

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SuperNovaPracticing pinch-and-expand motions0.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/supernova/id375160139?mt=8http://www.squidalicious.com/2010/11/leos-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism.html

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Write My NamePractice tracing individual letters or words; option to create your own content/words3.99http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/write-my-name-by-injini/id500623496?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2http://www.squidalicious.com/2012/02/leo-app-review-injinis-write-my-name.htmlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qh6Iddmu5SQ2/16/2012

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Apps Resources - Updated 2/6/2014

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Apps in Educationhttp://appsineducation.blogspot.com/6/4/2011

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Common Sense Mediahttp://www.commonsensemedia.org/learning-ratings

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Free App Fridayhttp://freeappfriday.com/

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Fourteen Free Android AAC Appshttp://www.smartappsforandroid.com/2014/02/fourteen-free-android-aac-apps-free.html

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GeekSLP: Apps for SLPshttp://www.scribd.com/doc/49125628/iPad-iPhone-iPod-Android-Apps-for-Speech-Therapists

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GeekSLP: Top 5 Apps for Spanish Speech Therapywww.geekslp.com/2011/01/apps-for-bilingual-slps-and-english-speaking-speech-therapists-working-with-spanish-speaking-children/

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Smart Apps for Kidshttp://www.smartappsforkids.com/

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Teachers With Appshttp://teacherswithapps.com/

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Tech in Special Edhttp://techinspecialed.com/10/20/2011

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iPad Educational Resources & Information - Updated 10/30/2013

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AssistiveWare's Assistive Technology Webinarshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/assistivewares-assistive-technology/id454672565#

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Autism and AAC: Five Things I Wish I Had Knownhttp://smallbutkindamighty.com/2013/10/27/autism-and-aac-five-things-i-wish-i-had-known/

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GeekSLP TVhttp://www.youtube.com/user/GeekSlp?feature=watch

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How iPads & Apps Can Help Autistic Peoplehttp://www.squidalicious.com/2013/09/how-ipads-apps-can-help-people-like-leo.html

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iAutism.info (bilingual English/Spanish)http://www.iautism.info

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iPad Apps & Info for Special Kidshttps://www.facebook.com/groups/345626498830538/?ref=br_tf

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iPad Curriculumhttp://www.ipadcurriculum.com

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iPads in the Classroom Paper.li (daily article roundup)http://paper.li/MathEvolve/13091078597/7/2011

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Learning: Is there an app for that?: Cynthia Chiong & Carly Shulerhttp://www.joanganzcooneycenter.org/Reports-27.html

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Moms With Apps: Teachers Discuss iDevices in the Classroomhttp://momswithapps.com/2010/12/21/teachers-part-ii/

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SETT Framework for AAC evaluationshttp://edweb.tusd.k12.az.us/assistive_technology/AT_SETT.htm