Monday, August 19, 2013

Top Apps for ODD, ADHD & Asperger's Syndrome


Recently, on our Facebook Fan Page, we discussed apps that might help with ODD, ADHD & Asperger's Syndrome.

Wendi wrote: "Hi, I was wondering if you could help me out and point me in the direction for apps that may help me out. My 5yr daughter has just been diagnosed with ODD, ADHD, and Aspergers. We live in Australia. She is currently age appropriate with Reading, Math, and Speech/Language"

Below are the apps that people have recommended.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Play School Art Maker by Australian Broadcasting Corporation

From Claire:
"You use the characters to make up your own videos. You can add sounds or tape your voice over it. It really encourages creativity and is an alternative way to express how they are feeling in the form of pictures or videos."

From iTunes:
"The Play School Art Maker app is a fun way for kids to freely create pictures, animated movies and story slideshows using their favourite Play School toys and craft items. They can even add their own audio narration, upload their own photos as backgrounds, and save photos of their art.


Play School Art Maker encourages imagination and creativity through open play - children are free to make and design whatever they like! There are no rules or timers."


If you would like to download this app, please support Smart Apps For Special Needs by clicking this button:

($2.99, iPad Only)


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

First Then Visual Schedule HD by Good Karma Applications, Inc

From Sharyl:
"First then visual schedules-for steps in an activity/learning new routines/daily schedule-has built in ability to put in video models and choices for rewards at the end of the schedule.

From iTunes:
"FTVS HD lets you easily and quickly create and use ALL these visual supports in just one app:

First Then boards
Visual schedules
Task analyses
Social stories
Choice boards
Video models

FTVS HD is designed to be used anywhere and everywhere with everything you need easily accessible from within the app. It's universal so it will work on any iDevice"


If you would like to purchase this app, please support Smart Apps For Special Needs by clicking this button:

($14.99, iPad/iPhone)


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Little Story Maker by GrasshopperApps.com

From iTunes:
"The only story book maker of its kind. Little Story Maker offers a magical way to enjoy your personal pictures and stories with your child. The little ones will love to hear stories with pictures of people and places they are familiar with. Older kids, will love the stories and the ability to easily create stories all on their own. In Little Story Maker, you can create an unlimited number of personal stories. The only limit is your creativity."

If you would like to download this app, please support Smart Apps For Special Needs by clicking this button:

(Free, iPad/iPhone)


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Pictello by AssistiveWare

From iTunes:
"Pictello is a simple way to create talking photo albums and talking books. Each page in a Pictello Story can contain a picture, up to five lines of text, and a recorded sound or text-to-speech using high-quality voices. Stories can be shared using iTunes File Sharing or via WiFi with other Pictello users through a free account on the Pictello Sharing Server. Stories can be shared with non-Pictello users as PDF files through email or iTunes File Sharing.

Pictello is developed for all ages and skill levels, so it is easy to use and requires no reading skills to locate and read stories. Pictello offers an easy visual story creation wizard so everyone can use pictures and sound to share important moments in their lives. An advanced editor gives full control of the editing capabilities."


If you would like to purchase this app, please support Smart Apps For Special Needs by clicking this button:

($18.99, iPad/iPhone)


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

iMovie by Apple

From iTunes:
"Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fast and fun moviemaking app that puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips. Browse and play projects in the Marquee view. Create Hollywood-style trailers or sophisticated home movies in minutes.* And share your finished projects with the world – right from iMovie."

If you would like to purchase this app, please support Smart Apps For Special Needs by clicking this button:

($4.99, iPad/iPhone)


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Dr Panda Apps by TribePlay

From Sharyl:
"Dr Panda apps are process based activities and set in real life activities-grocery store, gardening, salons, tea parties, etc. and totally fun for kids to play while getting exposed to different routines in life/pretend play"

From the Dr Panda website:
"Dr. Panda's ambition is to help young kids (2-6) all over the world better understand life and the world around them. We believe that kids are most receptive to learning if they are having fun, which is why our games will always start with a smile. By containing clear educational values and by captivating our young audience, we strive to make our brand trusted by parents."

There are many to choose from, but here are links to a few of them:

Hospital                        Restaurant                    Supermarket
(1.99, iPad/iPhone)       (1.99, iPad/iPhone)      (1.99, iPad/iPhone)
      

Daycare                        Beauty Salon               Handyman
(1.99, iPad/iPhone)      (1.99, iPad/iPhone)      (1.99, iPad/iPhone)
      
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Toca Boca Apps

From Sharyl:
"Toca Boca apps are process based activities and set in real life activities-grocery store, gardening, salons, tea parties, etc. and totally fun for kids to play while getting exposed to different routines in life/pretend play"

From the Toca Boca website:
"Toca Boca is a play studio that makes digital toys for kids. We think playing and having fun is the best way to learn about the world. Therefore we make digital toys and games that help stimulate the imagination, and that you can play together with your kids. Best of all – we do it in a safe way without advertising or in-app purchases."

Toca Band                          Toca Store                        Toca House
 ($2.99, iPad/iPhone)         ($2.99, iPad/iPhone)         ($2.99, iPad/iPhone)
              

Toca Kitchen                      Toca Hair Salon               Toca Train
($2.99, iPad/iPhone)           ($2.99, iPad/iPhone)        ($2.99, iPad/iPhone)
               
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Choiceworks by Bee Visual, LLC

From iTunes:
"The Choiceworks app is an essential learning tool for helping children complete daily routines (morning, day, & night), understand & control their feelings and improve their waiting skills (taking turns and not interrupting). Created with the support of leading hospitals and child development specialists, this app is designed for caregivers to provide clear and consistent support to foster a child’s independence, positive behavior, and emotional regulation at home and in the community. It can also be customized for teachers in a school setting."

If you would like to purchase this app, please support Smart Apps For Special Needs by clicking on this button:

($6.99, iPad/iPhone)


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

I spell MY words by IspellMYwords

From Juliana:
"'I spell MY words' is great for this learning level age group, plus has been designed with our ASD children in mind."
From iTunes:
"I spell MY words’ has one main goal: to give people of various abilities the opportunity to learn to spell the words most meaningful to them. This application is suitable for all children, including children with learning difficulties and complex needs such as Autism and non-verbal communication. It is also very suitable for children learning English. "

If you would like to purchase this app, please support Smart Apps For Special Needs by clicking on this button:

($3.99, iPad Only)


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Cas thinks she might find an appropriate app here to help her get through the daily routine of dishes, vacuuming, hanging washing, and feeding children by controlling her feelings of wanting to run away and find a quiet corner to read in.

No comments:

Post a Comment