App of the Day

Special Needs App of the Day: Tap Times Tables

Tap Times Tables is the next level up from Math Plus Minus, developed by PKCLsoft.  Originally designed to be a way to learn and memorize times tables through repetition, Tap Times Tables is a fun and interactive game with scores and rewards.

Special Needs App of the Day: The Rooster Who Lost His Voice

The Rooster Who Lost His Voice is a tale of a rooster and his family in friends, but it is more than a simple storybook app; it is an app full of lively animations and is more like a trip to the theater than just a narrated story. 

Special Needs App of the Day: Auditory Workout

Auditory Workout is a way to get pumped up about improving auditory attention and memory.  Developed by a speech and language pathologist, Auditory Workout is a great app for children ages 4 to 10 with auditory processing disorders, receptive language disorder, or autism.

Special Needs App of the Day: My Friend Isabelle

Storybooks brought into the realm of digital media are ways of sharing stories anytime and anywhere.  My Friend Isabelle is the story of two friends, Charlie and Isabelle -- even though they are the same age, they are different.

Special Needs App of the Day: ThumbJam

Humans by nature are musical beings -- most people you meet will admit they love music.  As a music therapist, I encourage all parents I know to get their kids a drum and a keyboard, no matter their age or level of ability.  And now I have to tell them (and you) to have a look at ThumbJam, an app for iPhone and iPad.

Special Needs App of the Day: Bill the Fish

While nothing can really replace old-fashioned paper books, interactive story apps like Bill the Fish certainly give them a run for their money.  Bill the Fish is a story that celebrates individuality and teaches children that it’s okay to be yourself, even with all your quirks.

Special Needs App of the Day: Lily's Picturebook

May is Healthy Vision Month, and you can celebrate with Lily’s Picturebook, a distinctive app that features white-on-black and black-on-white images designed for the visually impaired.

Special Needs App of the Day: Roxie’s A-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure

If you’re looking for an interactive journey through different lands where you’re faced with obstacles and challenges, then Roxie’s A-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure is the app for you.

Ride in cars, boats, planes, and hot-air balloons as you navigate through a variety of cityscapes.  Search for letters, penguins, numbers, and other interesting objects along the way.

Special Needs App of the Day:  Abilipad

Communication is hard for most people, and it can be even more of a challenge for individuals with special needs.  Abilipad gives children and adults a means of communication through sophisticated notepads, keyboards, and text-to-speech features.

Special Needs App of the Day: Felt Board

Many of us have seen felt boards in school classrooms, and creating images with felt shapes is an exciting tactile experience for kids -- the Felt Board app brings that creativity and stimulation in a compact mobile application.