Apps for Children with Autism
Children with autism are often drawn to tablets and smartphones. This is often because they are fascinated by details, or find the screens easier to look at than making eye contact with other people.
With careful selection of appropriate apps, we can harness this interest to help children on the spectrum learn. This applies to children diagnosed as high-functioning or having Asperger's syndrome, as well as those who are low-functioning or with severe behavioural difficulties.
Our apps are helping many autistic children around the world, and are:
- Free from visual and auditory distractions that can upset and distract
- Designed to break learning down into manageable steps
- Easily personalised, to harness the child's interests and avoid their dislikes
- Suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities
- Tested and recommended by experts in ASD from many countries
Featured App - Special Stories
Perfect for creating and sharing social stories and talking books. Also ideal for home-school communication. Very quick and easy to create and edit stories.
It has transformed the life of a pupil I work with.
This is the most useful app I have found so far to use with my son who has autism.
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All of our apps are great resources for children with autism. Our award-winning Special Words app has been shown to develop a wide range of language and fine-motor skills. Special Numbers is great for developing early number skills.
Our Touch Apps are perfect starters for the least able children. If your child is non-verbal, our My 1st Signs app is great for working with signs.
You can also help your child develop their concentration with our Match & Find app.
The ASD Teacher blog, published by a Steph, a specialist teacher and outreach leader for children with autism in London, describes our apps as exceptional.
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