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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.

Shen-Focus: BioRay's Detox Tonic

The response at Autism One this year was huge! Tami, Andrea, and I had fun seeing friends and talking with all the great parents and educators at the conference. There was so much great information that staying focused and calm was necessary to absorb all the data.

Special Needs App of the Day: Cretaceous Dinosaurs

If you’re a teacher doing a segment on dinosaurs, or if your child is fascinated by the creatures, then Ansel and Clair’s Cretaceous Dinosaurs app for iPad is a must-have.  As part of a dinosaur trilogy, the apps explore the worlds of the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous Periods.

Autism Treatments for Very Young Children

The future of autism research and treatment is focused on early childhood.  As most parents and scientists know, early intervention is key for better treatment and better results.  However, many children are not being diagnosed with autism until age 4 or 5.

Special Needs App of the Day: The Going to Bed Book

Sandra Boynton is one of the most stellar children’s book authors in existence, and Loud Crow Interactive has brought the classic pop-up story The Going to Bed Book to your mobile device.

Special Needs App of the Day: Language Builder

Mobile Education Store is a Member of Moms with Apps, featured on Teachers with Apps, and is often on lists for top mobile education apps.  Language Builder is one app in the series that works on improving sentence structure and formation as well as advancing receptive and expressive language skills.

Book Review: Managing Anxiety in People with Autism

Anxiety is an often overlooked or misunderstood problem, especially when it comes to children.  It’s true most individuals with anxiety are 18 years old or over, but anxiety does affect children, and it can be a major problem for individuals with autism.

Special Needs App of the Day: Frog Dissection

Use the real tools without the real smell or mess with the Frog Dissection app.  Punflay is the creator of several exciting educational apps, and Frog Dissection is no different.  As a “greener” alternative to traditional frog dissection, the app is recommended as a learning tool for middle school students.

Oxytocin Hormone Shows Promise for Treating Autism

Oxytocin, known as the “mother-infant bond hormone,” has shown in studies to be effective in treating the social deficits associated with autism.  Oxytocin is a hormone secreted at birth and after, and it helps with the mother-child bond.  It also affects other non-mother/child behaviors, such as feeling more open and trusting towards other people.

Special Needs App of the Day: NASA

Kids can become science lovers through exploration and technology.  Children are already using iPhones and iPads for “fun” apps, so why not include something with educational value as well?  NASA puts out a free app that includes thousands of images and information.