Special Education is not quite an area I feel comfortable giving 100% recommendations. I went to my friend, Charlie for help. He really liked books that are interactive and drawing apps that simulate finger painting. I will added more as I try apps out.

Flash Cards


Communication


Creativity

Game


Accessibility


Handwriting



Flash Cards

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Picaa
Picaa: Interactive and Cooperative Platform to Support Learning.
Picaa aims to bring flexibility and adaptability in the education of children with special needs. More innovating factors of the platform are:

- It is designed like a mobile platform, following an approach where activities run on entertainment mobile devices that turn out to be more attractive to users.
- It provides support for group work, fostering integration and interaction with other users.
- It has the capability of user adaptation and content customization.

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Free

ArtikPix-Full
ArtikPix has flashcard and matching activities to address articulation difficulties. The activities include features such as recorded audio, voice recording, and data collection to help children with speech sound delays. Children use ArtikPix to practice sounds independently, with a speech-language pathologist or their parents.

ArtikPix has a total of 14 decks with 40 cards in each (560 total cards) for the following sounds: th, f, v, ch, sh, k, g, s, z, l, r, s-blends, l-blends, and r-blends.

In the flashcard activity, the sounds are organized by beginning, middle and ending position of words. The flashcards are arranged in an easy-to-use flick album. In the matching activity, the words are randomized in easy (3 pairs), medium (6 pairs), and hard (10 pairs) levels. The matching involves a fun game with animated sounds and motions.

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$29.99

ACT Spell
An education and therapy tool, Accessible Curriculum Tools - (ACT) Spell - has large implications for the special needs community, enabling facilitators to build custom user programs targeting specific vocabulary and assisting motor, visual and neurological skills. Clean and clear compared to many existing games and educational apps, it provides brilliance in its simple functionality and return to basics, where many in the special needs community need to start to train their motor/visual/executive function systems to align and work together.


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$2.99

Sentence Builder for iPAD

Description

Sentence Builder is designed to help elementary aged children learn how to build grammatically correct sentences. Explicit attention is paid to the connector words that make up over 80% of the english language. Sentence Builder offers a rich and fun environment for improving the grammer of all children.

FEATURES
- Simple and intuitive interface to build sentences
- 100 distinct pictures to build sentences around
- 3 Levels of play
- 60 encouragement animations and audio clips
- Optional correct sentence audio re-enforcement
- Statistics to track students progress
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$3.99

**Choiceboard Maker**
ChoiceBoard Maker is the perfect app for creating customizable choice boards for the unique needs of individuals with communication challenges. It reinforces correct choice by expanding the selected image as well as playing the customized auditory rewards.

It is an excellent tool to train and prepare users for more sophisticated communication device via this easy, simple-to-use choice-making platform. The possibilities are as much as your creativity can go.

Features include:

•Large buttons, and black/white contrast to facilitate visual attention
•Clean board design to minimize visual distraction
•Space between choice buttons to avoid inadvertent hits
•Customizable to 2,3,4 or 6 choices
•Users can download your own pictures (.jpg format) to individual boxes
•Users can create blank boxes as distractors to suit users of all levels
•Users can preset "correct answer" box, and download your own sound files as auditory reinforcement
•Versatile application that can be used to create curriculum content to promote cognitive and literacy skills
•Ease of use. Intuitive interface allows user to set up activities in minutes
•Allows users to create multiple pages for each "game" or activity

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Free


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iSpeech for iPAD
Developed in conjunction with a licenced speech pathologist, iSpeech is an excellent tool for teaching and practicing speech therapy at home.

Wrapped up in a fun and attractive user interface, sounds are organized by the ages at which they should have developed, giving you benchmarks for where your child should be developmentally. Any problem sounds can then be selected to display the teaching information for that sound.

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$3.99

TapSpeak Button for iPAD
TapSpeak Button for iPad modernizes the idea of a mechanical switch that records and plays messages. We have taken the idea and extended it to provide a portable, convenient, and stigma-free tool to use for basic teaching and communication tasks. Speech Language Pathologists, parents, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists can all make use of our line of products. TapSpeak Button is especially useful for teaching cause and effect relationships.

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$9.99

Sign 4 Me for iPAD
Sign 4 Me is the ULTIMATE tool for learning sign language. The ONLY iPad app using a full-body avatar providing sign language instruction in 3D! Our 3D character can be zoomed in or out and rotated to give you the best vantage point for every sign. YOU control the placement of the character - not us! No other product lets you do this!

The library includes more than 11,500 words. Type in sentences, phrases, words and even the alphabet. Everything you enter will be saved in your History. Easily locate your entries by date or alphabetically. Delete whatever you don’t want to keep.

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$12.99
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TaptoTalk
TapToTalk turns an iPhone™, iPad™ or iPod touch® into an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. TapToTalk makes communication fun, like another “game” on this cool device. Just tap a picture and TapToTalk speaks. Each picture can lead to another screen of pictures.

This free TapToTalk™ app comes with a fully functional album that you can use with your child. If you want to create albums that are individualized to meet the specific needs of your child, visit the TapToTalk web site (www.taptotalk.com).

You’ll learn about TapToTalk Designer, the online subscription service that you use to create your own AAC albums for your child. TapToTalk Designer includes a library of over 2,000 pictures. You can add your own pictures, photos and sounds. You can even record your own voice. Albums created in TapToTalk Designer are “synced” over the Internet directly to your iPhone™, iPad™ or iPod touch®.

TapToTalk is a must have app for special needs children with autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, apraxia and other speech delays.
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Free






Creativity

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Meritum Paint
Paint like a pro!
- make beautiful images in just few seconds
- impress your friends with your own unique wallpapers
- enjoy while watching your painting come alive
- 3 awesome drawing modes
- Send your art directly from app to Facebook, Twitter or Flickr

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Free
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Whiteboard
Imagine being able to show anyone in the world exactly what you mean, as if you were sitting together in front of a whiteboard. Use images from your iPhone or iPod Touch photo album and camera to collaborate on ideas and get your point across.

Easy to use and no registration required. Simply send an email invite to participants, and you're halfway there. All instructions for joining the session are automatically included in your invite.

Invite 1 or invite 100 … Whiteboard has no limits on the number of participants.

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$1.99
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Splatter HD
Choose your favorite colors or touch the shuffle button to paint with a random color on each touch. Save your photos to your Photo Library to share with your friends, and when you want to start over, shake to erase.

Please note: if you prefer to paint with random colors and don't want to see the color picker onscreen, just rotate your iPad. Pickers are shown in one landscape orientation and one portrait orientation and in the other two they are hidden. If at any time you want to hide or reveal them, the change you want is just a rotation away.

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Free
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MirrorPaint Lite
MirrorPaint Lite is a simple painting application for children, as well as adults. It allows you to paint using reflections creating a kaleidoscope effect. It also introduces the basics of scripting using a simple language called Logo.

Painting

You have two toolbars in which you can select pen width, number of reflections, a bomb and a clear tool, and a color palette to choose the pen color to paint with. Use your finger and drag around in the main view and you will see your painting reflected in the mirrors. The rainbow color tool (only available in full version) will change the color of the pen over time to all the colors of the rainbow. The Color Picker tool will bring up a color picker to allow you to choose any color to draw in. The Bomb tool will erase the current view in the current pen color whereas the erase tool will erase the view to white.
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Free
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iXylophone
iXylophone lets you listen to or play this beloved, classic instrument wherever you go. The full version of iXylophone now offers over 75 songs, including songs from France, Italy, Germany, Japan, and Spain. The full version also provides repeat and shuffle playback controls, giving you a complete international music playlist for the price of one song!

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Free
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Line Art
Line Art is a very fun interactive visual toy. Basically, there are thousands of particles that respond to your touch, and as they move around they leave behind a colorful line.

Over time, the particles smoothly change color, and how they react to your touches, keeping things interesting.

When you leave the app alone, the particles will start moving on their own, as though they are alive.

Features
• VGA out support
• Universal App (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)
• 10 interaction modes (5 for iPhone, iPod Touch)
• Smooth, beautiful graphics

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Free


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Tallymander
Tallymander is a powerful counting tool for iPhone and iPod touch. From surveys to inventories to complicated scoring systems, Tallymander is the best way to keep track of numbers. Complex equations are recalculated instantly as you count!

Features:

- Grouped, list-based counting
- Dramatic range of customization options for each counter
- Computations for real-time data analysis
- Export and sharing options

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$3.99
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Baseball Sound Box
Hit a grand slam with the new Baseball Sound Box for your iPhone! Simply tap any of the buttons to unleash classic in-game sounds from the diamond. A real stadium atmosphere that you can share with your friends, without the overpriced hot dog and beer truly a home run! Download now and play ball!

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Free
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Basketball Sound Box
With the Basketball Sound Box, you’ll be court side anywhere, anytime. The authentic crowd noise and in-game sounds at the touch of a button are a real slam dunk.

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Free
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Giant Scoreboard
A generic scoreboard, featuring:
  • Timer/Countdown (editable);
  • Team names (editable);
  • Giant digits, visible from 50ft;
  • Fits any sport;
  • Simple, accurate and reliable.
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Hand Writing

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ABC Phonics
Learn ABC recognition, writing, and listening skills with animals.

2 WRITING MODES:

1) ALPHABET LETTERS: Write the Capital and Lower-Case letters and learning the letter recognition along with the sound.

2) WORDS: Hear the animal name, write the animal name, and learning the spelling in the process.

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LetterForms
Learn how to write both print and cursive letter forms by tracing them with a finger over templates. Each letter includes a sound to teach the pronunciation of each letter.

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Alphabet Tracing
Fun train, truck and worm animations come to life for children to follow, while showing the proper way to write alphabet letters and numbers. Trace with your finger, try the color palette and textures. Use as a doodle pad.

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Free
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ABC Jungle HD
Alphabet Jungle is perfect for the youngster learning ABC's. Alphabet Jungle is packed with Sounds from a 7 year old speaking the Letters of the Alphabet and the Animals displayed on the screen.

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$1.99

Read&Write: Letters, Sound and Combination
Read&Write: Letters, Sounds and Combinations provides a hands-on approach for learning how to recognize letters, pronounce letter sounds and practice blend and digraph combinations. Each letter, sound or combination has an illustration that makes a sound when touched. Practice tracing letters with a finger to increase memory retention and develop fine motor skills.

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$1.99
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ABCheese Lite
First inspired by my son's somewhat high tech edu-tainment needs, ABCheese is designed to help preschoolers

1) Recognize alphabets
2) Improve finger writing ability
3) Improve hand-eye coordination
4) Gain logical thinking and problem solving skills.

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