Seriously, the list of apps goes on and on. The sheer number of options can be overwhelming, so here is a list of a few apps specifically meant to help children with autism.
While the apps are educational in theory, they are also a ton of fun and great for children with autism or are neurotypical. Fun for all!
Faces iMake – Lite $.99: Faces iMake is all about stimulating the right-brain and giving kids a fun and playful educational environment. The app encourages kids to solve problems creatively; to innovate; to see things from a different perspective; to create forms with the most unexpected combination of objects. Faces iMake piques the curiosity and helps develop your child’s mind.
iEarnedThat $1.99: Designed by a Pediatrician and parent, iEarnedThat is an amazingly simple motivational tool to help children develop desirable behaviors by working towards tangible goals. The app rewards the user for good behavior and actions by offering them puzzle pieces to put together. Turn any picture of a desired reward into a 3D interactive jigsaw puzzle of up to 60 pieces! Set the goal and have your child EARN their reward one puzzle piece at a time.
iWriteWords $2.99: Through playing a game, children learn how to write letters correctly. How do you play? Help Mr. Crab collect the numbered balls by dragging him with your finger – and drawing the letter at the same time.
Once all the letters in the word are drawn properly, a cute drawing appears. Slide the letters into the spinning hole and advance to the next level.
Shape Builder $.99: Shape Builder educates & entertains your little one with easy to move shapes that snap into place on top of silhouette puzzles. Each puzzle has 5 to 10 pieces & after positioning all of the pieces, the real image is revealed along with a professional voice recording of the word spoken by Jill Dews, a licensed speech therapist that specializes in early child development. Shape Builder encourages cognitive thinking & fine motor skills plus exposes young minds to new music instruments, animals, produce, objects & the alphabet.
Whizzit 123 $.99: Two games in one! Whizzit 123 is a super-fun counting game that features great music, fun sound effects, lively animations, and cute graphics. Your children will love to count the toys, flowers, blocks, and other items because every touch causes a unique animation and a silly sound effect. They’ll enjoy setting into motion the spinning spirals, growing flowers, bouncing balls, and giggling monkeys while hearing the items counted aloud. Plus, an all-new balloon-popping mini-game challenges your little one to pop a specified number of floating balloons at the carnival.