App of the Day

Special Needs App of the Day: Math Evolve

This review is courtesy of Wynsum Arts' Every App Has a Story, the stories behind Wynsum Arts' distinguished apps.

Special Needs App of the Day: Sounding Board

Mobile apps are turning our phones and tablets into sophisticated communication devices.  Sounding Board is a free app that allows you to create custom boards for communication.

Special Needs App of the Day: Look2Learn

Many parents of nonverbal children are familiar with the term AAC, or augmentive and alternative communication.  AAC devices can cost hundreds of dollars, which is why many parents are turning to iPad apps as a reasonable alternative.  Look2Learn is an AAC that allows users to communicate their wants and needs.

Special Needs App of the Day: Bloom

If you’re looking for a music app that extends beyond the realm of what is typical of iPad and iPhone apps, look no further.  Bloom is a “music box for the 21st century.”

Special Needs App of the Day: QuickChoice

For those individuals with a language delay or limited verbal skills, verbal expression of basic needs is a difficult task.  QuickChoice gives them a way to express themselves and make choices.

Special Needs App of the Day: Fun with Directions

Developed by a speech and language pathologist, Fun with Directions is an iPad app designed to practice listening and following directions. 

Special Needs App of the Day: urTalker Lite

urTalker Lite is a communication device that gives a voice to non-verbal individuals or those who struggle with speaking. 

Special Needs App of the Day: My First Classical Music App

Naxos is one of the most well known and respected names in classical music, and their app My First Classical Music App is a demonstration of their high quality and perseverance to get classical music into the hands of children.

Special Needs App of the Day: Smart Oral Motor

Despite its slightly un-catchy name, Smart Oral Motor does what it says -- it helps develop the skills needed for functions like eating and speaking.  There are many muscles in your jaw, mouth, and lips that are needed for these functions, and some individuals, like those with apraxia or Down syndrome, might have trouble using these muscles.

Special Needs App of the Day: Cimo Spelling

An ideal app for young readers, Cimo Spelling helps teach sight words with the help of an adorable penguin pal, Cimo.  The app teaches a variety of high frequency and sight words from the Dolch Sight Words list.