Apps could be instrumental in teaching Children with Autism
We all are always in search for ways to teach our children . Research now has proved that Ipad is the ideal learning medium for special needs children, specifically those who are non-verbal.
Why use Ipad? Read this great article on why IPad is a great learning tool for kids with autism.
“The key to finding the best app is not to search in the App Store for the disorder, but by the skill you are trying to address,” says Mark Mautone, President at Integrated Technology for Persons with Autism and Development Disabilities (ITPADD). Mark Mautone offers the following criteria for what parents should look for when making their selections:
- Developer’s knowledge in the area in which the app was designed
- App ratings
At VitSupp we understand this and have identified a list of useful and engaging Apps for children with developmental delays.
Top 10 Educational Apps for Children with Autism
1. Apps from Duck Duck Moose::
Duck Duck Moose has more than a dozen apps to their credit. These apps have levels for Preschool and Kindergarten. Activities include counting, addition/subtraction, less than/greater than, big/small, patterns, sorting, phonics, word formation, alphabets, colors and much more.
2. Starfall ABC’s::
Starfall’s ABC teaches letter-sound relationships by providing a kid-friendly navigation system that explicitly focuses on each letter of the alphabet. This explicit instruction is most effective in kindergarten and for ESL and special education students when it is combined with exercises in phonemic awareness. QuestELC not only recommends this app, but we also suggest that you visit the website for treasure of free learning apps.
3. Monkey Preschool Educational Games::
Activities include counting, spot the difference, addition, patterns, sorting, matching, colors and much more.
4. Kids Song Machine::
If your kid loves music, this one is a must. Great rhymes and animation.
5. British Council Phonic Stories::
For advanced learners.
Engaging playtime app. Helps build logic. Has 40 + great puzzles.
7. Zoo Train::
Who doesn’t love trains? Our kids more so. Has word formation, puzzles and more. Kids love this.
Great counting app for special needs children. Makes learning to count a breeze. Errorless teaching.
9. Real Animals::
Take your kid to the zoo!! With 3D animals.
10. Subway Surfers::
This we included for fun. No adult or child can put this down. People have been known to play for hours at length!! Use it as a reward for good behavior or learning. Increases reflexes, focus and concentration. Beware it is addictive!! And its Free!!