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Special Needs App of the Day: X is for X-Ray

Kids are so often interested in the way things work, and X is for X-Ray shows you what’s inside an object by giving you X-ray vision.  It reads like an ABC storybook, but the information and intrigue is suitable for many ages.  The pages of this app include stunning photography by Hugh Turvey accompanied with text by acclaimed children’s author Paul Rosenthal. Dr. Who talent Kerry Shale narrates the text. 

Special Needs App of the Day: MyVoice Communication Aid

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

 

 

 

 

Support Group Needs -- from a Parent's Perspective

Because I’m an extrovert to the core, I’m naturally a “joiner”. I’m part of Parents’ Council for both of my kids’ schools, Autism-related support groups, special needs-related support groups, moms groups, etc.

Book Review: Clever Carter

Being proactive about autism awareness is really the key for educating the public.  When Sara Park’s son was diagnosed with autism, at first she didn’t tell many people, until something clicked and she knew she could help educate others.

Special Needs App of the Day: Smart Speller English

Smart Speller English from EduKidsApps is not just a spelling app, but it also includes a compelling story to motivate kids to spell.  Sunny is sad because he lost his rainbow, but kids can help him find it by spelling words to acquire the seven colors.

Special Needs App of the Day: Over in the Ocean

Over in the Ocean: In a Coral Reef is a counting and sing-along book come to life.  As an interactive app for the iPad, children can poke and jiggle ocean animals and watch them swim and dart around the screen.  Through the touch and auditory features of the app, children get a multi-sensory learning experience.

Special Needs App of the Day: i See-quence Going to Fireworks

Going to Fireworks is a part of the i See-quence series from iGet It, LLC, who creates social stories and customizable book apps for teaching about a particular occasion.  This app focuses on watching fireworks, which for many children with sensory difficulties is a challenge.

Loneliness Increases Risk of Death

According to a study published June 18, 2012 in the Archives of Internal Medicine, older adults who are lonely are 45 percent more likely to die than their peers who are social.  Additionally, a separate study shows that adults with heart disease who live alone are 25 percent more likely to die from the illness.

Stop Bullies App is Education and Prevention Mechanism

Every so often, there comes an app that completely revolutionizes the way we view mobile technology.  The iAlertEM Stop Bullies app from Appddiction Studio is that incredible app for 2012 and beyond. 


Special Needs App of the Day: Cozmo's Day Off

I love books -- the ones you can actually hold in your hand and feel the paper pages as you turn them.  So when book apps for mobile devices come along, they have to have that extra something special.  With over 100 audio and animation interactions, Cozmo’s Day Off certainly delivers.