The foundation of excellent Special Education is responsive teaching practices partnered with using the right tools at the right times. In our current technology-rich school environments, finding strong technological resources to help provide unique solutions for special needs students is essential.
We’ve compiled a list of iPad applications that can help you engage and inform your special needs students while also encouraging positive mental, emotional and social development.
Talk to Me 100 Free – A tool for children who are learning to talk or having difficulty mastering verbal expression
Doodle Buddy – A finger painting and stamping app
Model Me Going Places – This visual teaching tool can help children navigate challenging locations in the community
Signing Time Lite ASL – American Sign Language app that includes six flash cards with video explanations and three music videos
Chore Pad HD Lite – A fun way to keep track of up to four chores for one user
Old MacDonald Had a Farm – A sing-along book that helps students learn rhythm and sound
MeeGenius Kid’s Books – A library of books featuring read-along technology, word highlighting and professional narration
Dr. Seuss Band – A wonderful musical instrument game
Verbally – A text-to-speech app where students can tap in what they want to say
TapToTalk – A talking picture library
Speakall! – This Purdue University app helps children learn the process of constructing sentences