There are lots of useful apps on the market which can assist with positive learning and encourage new skills. As recommended by our supervisor Zara McCambridge "These apps are a great tool for providing structure, reinforcement and additional learning opportunities for use with young people in academic, social and home settings. The apps are user friendly and can be utilised by therapists and family members with great ease and success." Below we share some of those we find most useful.
Choiceworks: This is a great app for incorporating visual schedules, low use of PECS, a waiting timer and feelings. A diverse tool and great for therapists and parents alike.
My token board: This is an electronic token board that can be modified to include pictures. Saves on making materials and can be repeatedly modified to combat boredom and satiation!
iPrompts: This app is so helpful and can be used easily as students transition between activities and contexts, without relying on verbal or physical prompts. It has a small price tag.
AutisMate: This app is an incredible tool for teaching within specific contexts. Makes great use of visual pictures, schedules, stories and functional communication. The price tag is a little greater but justified but could be a worthy investment.
Days until: Great for counting down number of days until event, e.g. return to school.
Little writer: This is a perfect app for practicing finger writing shapes, numbers, letters, and words, It will likely help with the development of graphomotor skills.
Doodlebuddy: A great app for free-operant and fun doodling.
Agnitus app: This is an amazing app covering a broad area of topics including maths and reading. Most features however are only available through subscription.