A fantastic resource. Read the book online, or purchase it.
It’s an ideal option for people with mild physical motor impairments. You can change the speed that the iPad moves the mouse cursor around your computer screen, use lots of menu buttons to access the menus of the computer, access applications, switch between open documents, use mouse controls and much more!
Look for more technology from this company.
Good article on features to look for in an app for Special Needs.
Good overview options for students.
Apps for assistive learning. This wiki organizes apps around a developmental basis. From simple cause and effect to language readiness and written expression.
Recent article with accessibility accessories.
Assistive touch allows you to customize the touch from locking the screen to sending email.
Collection of video, YouTube based.
Vision, hearing, physical and motor tools for the iPod touch.
A list of apps that can serve the needs of a variety of special needs.
This app allows you to read and access all Bookshare books on a iPad, iPod. To access copyrighted books from Bookshare, students must be a Bookshare member with a qualified print disability.
Journaling tool for caregivers.
Enter data and report by student, standard, or group.
Great article with lots of suggestions on apps and switches.
Vicki Moore demonstrates apps, described here,
with more information on her wiki
This collection of apps includes, I Get... People at School, I Sequence... my Day at School and more. Customize the app with personal pictures and audio.
Braille display and braille keyboard for mobile devices like iPads, and mobile phones.
ViA (Visually Impaired Apps) for iPhone and iPad. ViA has been designed to help blind and low-vision users easily sort through the 500,000+ apps in the iTunes App Store to locate the apps that were built specifically for visually impaired users, or apps that happen to provide functionality useful to this population.
Demonstration, using the iPad for the visually impaired.
Aids blind or visually impaired by scanning paper currency and providing the denomination.
The lite version lets you try it before you purchase the full version. "The Functional Communication System certainly improves communication with its use of real images vs. symbols as the user does not have to learn the symbols" -Includes 500 core vocabulary words to get you started and a 1.99 in app purchase allows text input.
FreeSpeech is a communication tool based upon research in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and human-computer interaction, as well clinical insight and expertise in speech and communication disorders.
Voice to speech, highlights sentence and word as it speaks.
New card creation can be done with the camera as well. This is a simple picture sound AAC app.
Add vocabulary, pictures and sound to build an individual set of vocabulary for a student. Can be used as a very basic communicative device.
A AAC vocabulary app that turns symbols into clear speech.
Possibly one to watch - it's new - has flexibility of keyboard, and writing. Includes text to speech
Picture exchange for non-verbal people.
Series of apps that allow the user to hear selected text.
A free app for AAC speech.
Designed for speech therapists and improving pronunciation skills.
Provides a full-featured communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking.
Full featured communication system.
You may need this app for a child with an expressive language delay, to bring a familiar voice to someone who cannot speak, or to provide verbal instructions to help someone learn a new task, just to name a few.
Augmentative, alternative communications (AAC).
A simple augmentative communication system. Free. Try this first and then you'll know if you need a more expensive option.
Speech and Language
Another great app from GrasshopperApps.com
2500 flash cards on sounds
Stores progress and audio
Over 30 apps focused on speech therapists and their students.
Pictures, text and audio. Also includes text to speech option.
Speech therapy, lessons and activities.
Created by a speech-language pathologist for students with speech and language delays.
Designed for speech therapists working with students sounds.
Assisted Communication. Can add your own pictures and words
Picture learning system designed for those with autism and other special needs.
A good article on options.
Amplify sounds in a room or lecture hall. iPod Touch requires headset with mic.
Improving Language and Sequencing
set of iPad games designed to help children that have Autism Spectrum Disorders practice recognizing the features and patterns of objects
Picture learning for autistic and special needs.
Struggling with language? Try this free, just plain fun cat, that repeats everything you say.
customizable closet containing clothes that match the weather conditions, photos and images can be placed in the closet by each individual user!
Create talking books. Each page can contain a picture, 5 lines of text, a recorded sound or text-to-speech option. Very flexible.
Add voice, images, or use stock images to design a visual schedule.
Language builder, story builder, sentence builder, question builder all designed to support special needs with lots of images and auditory.
Use this before baking cookies with your students, or for sequencing. Fun!
Fine Motor Skills
Set of therapeutic hand exercises to improve fine motor skills and handwriting readiness in children and adults.