Children and teens with autism or Aspergers often have difficulty communicating and interacting with others. The apps in this collection can help kids to understand their emotions better, learn how to read facial expressions, practice social exchanges, create personalized stories, and more. For more quality apps, browse our full library of literacy apps.
Many of the reviews we link to are from Common Sense Education, a trusted resource for learning about apps and other edtech tools.
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.
Learn with Rufus: Feelings and Emotions
This app is designed to help children learn the facial expressions that correspond to happy, sad, angry, afraid, surprised, and disgusted. The game is highly customizable to meet the needs of children with varying skills, ability levels, and learning styles.