From The Friendship Circle Blog
By Lauren Lewis
November 29, 2013
The Friendship Circle’s Special Needs App Review aims to make it easier for you to find the right special needs app. Below are some of the apps uploaded in the month of November. Have a special needs app? Submit it here.
The pictures in this app are scenes from the life of a set of characters. We see them eating, playing, sleeping, and studying around their house, school, and town. Each scene has a main idea that is usually fairly obvious and often it has several sub-themes that you can explore with the child.
The “Show Me” prompt will ask for the main idea. A typical prompt would be “Show Me… Do you want to play another game?” or “Show Me… Say that again, please.” After the child identifies the picture that best matches the prompt, discuss appropriate and inappropriate responses to the social situation in the pictures. Read Full Review.
123 Token Me
123TokenMe completely replaces old-fashioned token boards. No more laminating! Velcroing! Plus, 123TokenMe is highly motivating, is easy to personalize, and collects data. It works with unlimited students and behaviors.
An SLP and special ed teacher’s frustration with doing things the “same old way” led to its development, and this real world perspective shows. It is a Free download for one child, or upgrade to unlimited students for just $9.99- less than making just one old-fashioned board. Read Full Review.
Kids Math Count Numbers
Play 6 different preschool learning games with this single math app. Runs on Tablets 7″ and 10″ tablets too Hello Children! Check this elementary game for children and schools by Classteacher Learning Systems. This app contains a collection of six number games for preschoolers that will teach them everything about 1-10 numbers. Read full review.
Platform: Android and Apple
Foov at the Ballpark
Foov at the Ballpark is designed to engage people with cognitive and developmental disabilities in a fun workout. It is a tool for them to connect with the non-disabled community. Most people have a connection to baseball, whether they have played, coached, or watched from the stands, and this app uses that commonality as a jumping off point.
Foov at the Ballpark is designed for a special population, but it is engaging for everyone and provides a framework around which any level of workout can be built. Read Full Review.
Speech Sounds on Cue for iPad
This application shows how to produce speech sounds and words and encourages speech, even in people with severe speech difficulties. This easy to use iPad application contains over 500 videos, sound clips and colour photos designed to help adults and children to produce the consonant speech sounds in isolation, in words and in sentences.
Now includes recording, playback, rhyming words and randomization. Read Full Review.