Children and teens with autism or Aspergers benefit greatly from tools that help them keep track of their daily schedules. Parents can also find apps useful for maintaining accurate medical and school records. In this collection, you'll find tools for any child who needs help completing tasks independently at home, school, or in the community. Many of the apps in this collection are picture-based to accommodate all learners. For more quality apps, browse our full library of literacy apps.
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Birdhouse for Autism
Birdhouse for Autism helps you organize the most important information about your child. Use Birdhouse to keep a secure record of medications, supplements, therapies and therapists, as well as track your child's daily behaviors and activities so you can discover what's working and what needs to be changed. Birdhouse enables parents and caregivers caring for individuals of any age to track items like wake and sleep times, which medications and therapies the child receives each day, moods, meltdowns, poop, and more. Everything is simple, searchable and easy to find.
I Get... My Schedules at School Social Skills Stories
This app offers a photo social skill story for children who need support in understanding the sequence of their school day. Forty-two icons with real picture images are used to illustrate the sequence of events with the ability to customize each page by importing photos, changing titles, adding text and audio. Additional custom pages can be added to the sequence of events.
Create pictures, flashcards, storyboards, routines, and visual schedules. Record custom audio in any language. Converts words with text to speech. Utilize as audio visual prompting tool or AAC device.
This for That: Visual Schedules
Help your child perform daily routines independently with This for That: Visual Schedules! Easily create your own custom visual schedules that break tasks down into simple steps and use visual cues to help the child succeed! Include a picture of the reward the child is working toward to motivate him or her to complete the task! This for That was designed for children with autism spectrum disorder and is a useful tool for any child who needs help completing tasks independently at home, school, or in the community.