Apps for Children with Cerebral Palsy
We have made our apps easy to use for children with cerebral palsy, and other disabilities that affect motor control and ability to communicate, including brain injury, Angelman syndrome and Down syndrome.
Tapping and dragging
Our apps work even if your child accidentally taps more than once, or struggles to keep their finger on the screen.
Kids who can't position objects precisely over another can use our apps because even a small overlap is recognized as correct.
Speed of movement
Activities in our apps are not timed: you can take as long as needed. Where there are animations, we provide settings to adjust their speed.
Most of our apps for the iPad support using Bluetooth switches, for those who are unable to control apps by touching the screen.
Photo shows APPlicator interface and Smoothie 75 switches made by Pretorian Technologies.
The iPad has built in support for switches. However, this is optimized for adults, and can be too difficult for children to master. Some apps for children with disabilities, including most of ours, have dedicated switch support, to empower children to use this assistive technology.
To use the switch facilities in any of these apps, you must first turn off Switch Control in the Accessibility section of the iPad's Settings app, otherwise the device's built in switch support will take control.
Not all of the facilities in our apps are switch-enabled. An adult who can use a touch screen will need to operate the iPad to adjust settings and add personalized content.
Award-winning app that develops sight vocabulary and fine motor skills, and encourages speech. Choose automatic scanning with 1 switch, or manual scanning with 2.
Activities to develop and test memory and matching skills. Supports automatic scanning with 1 switch, and manual scanning with 2.
All of our apps are great educational resources for children who can learn to use an iPad touch screen, including many with cerebral palsy.
Most of our apps are also available for Android tablets as well as iPads, and many can also be used on iPhone, iPod touch and Android smartphones.
We aim to break down learning into manageable steps, with uncluttered apps that you can easily adapt as your child develops.
See all our apps