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There is a real need for many parents and teachers of struggling learners to have a “ready list” of apps when special learning challenges present themselves. Last December, we posted an article on our blog with our first list of special needs apps. Many of our readers have mentioned their appreciation for this list and continue to use its apps daily. You can still access the first list from that article.

As spring quickly approaches, we thought this would be a good time to offer these parents and teachers (with very little time of their own) a new list or basket of good, general apps for special needs.

We hope you will find this second list to be helpful, too. Please feel free to tell us about other apps not listed in the comment boxes to follow. We’ll be glad to post them, too!

10 Free iPad Apps for Children with Special Needs
---by Jack Kieffer
http://www.autismpluggedin.com/2011/09/10-free-ipad-apps-for-children-with-special-needs.html

iPad Apps for Kids with Special Needs
---by Jackie Kaufenberg
http://blog.easystand.com/2010/05/ipad-apps-for-kids-with-special-n...

iPad Apps and Accessories for Special Needs
-by Eric Sailers (subscription required for download)
http://www.scribd.com/doc/39018411/iPad-Apps-and-Accessories-for-Sp...

Google Doc of iPad Apps for Special Ed
---iPod/iPad APPs for Special Education and Remediation + Feedback
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApbJodHQoJq3dE9xaVZ5TV...

Special Needs Apps
---Created by the developers at Moms With Apps to assist children and families. Apps list is updated periodically.
http://momswithapps.com/apps-for-special-needs/

Other Helpful Resources for Special Needs Families


The M.O.R.G.A.N. Project---Helping families with disabled kids FREE medical supplies & equipment
http://www.themorganproject.org/?gclid=CMCy7f3T7K4CFQpjTAodJk8nJA

SEN Teacher
---Provides cost-free teaching & learning resources for students with special needs and learning disabilities. Many resources here may also be of use to educators of primary and elementary students and homeschooling families.
http://www.senteacher.org/

Do2learn
---Provides thousands pages of social skills and behavioral regulation activities and guidance, learning songs and games, communication cards, academic material, and transition guides for employment and life skills. To make the experience as pleasant and easy as possible, we display no ads nor require that you login to access our website.
http://www.do2learn.com/

For more information:
www.FocusandRead.com Tools for struggling readers of all ages!
www.BrennanInnovators.com Info & support for struggling readers
314-892-3897

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Tags: ADD, ADHD, apps, autism, iPad, learners, needs, resources, special, struggling

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Comment by Joan M. Brennan on July 29, 2012 at 2:18pm

Thank YOU, Helen Wagner, for your good comment---and you are most welcome!  Please stay tuned for an upcoming, new post with more apps for kids (Hint: vocabulary).

Comment by Helen Wagner on July 29, 2012 at 1:44pm
Thankyou for this great listing!
Comment by Joan M. Brennan on June 4, 2012 at 11:55am

Chloe R., 

Many thanks for your comments here.  I appreciate the additional resources you mentioned and will take a look at them immediately!  I am always grateful for new information.  Sharing is what this blog is all about.  Thanks again, Chloe!

Comment by Chloe R. on June 3, 2012 at 11:26pm

Thanks for sharing! I like The Social Skills Express App, Proloquo2go, Myvoice, and Quick Cues.

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