Apps


App Mapping Database

This is an ongoing project I am working on. There is an online version which is being developed.

If you want to search the database  click on the link below :-

Need an App?

You can download the excel sheet below. It will be updated regularly and will allow you to interrogate the database for apps to meet your need in a variety of ways; sen catagory of need, skills to develop,levels of attainment, etc . If you have any suggestions about the layout and format let me know. Download the database as a PDF or an excel spreadsheet to interrogate:-

apps-mapping-view– 26.9.16 – excel worksheet file ( download, then open excel and open the file from the application)

apps-mapping-view-26.9.16 – pdf document

Why do we need an educational database of apps ? The need to have a  tool that maps apps against SEN skills is key to ensuring we don’t become driven by app developers creating  apps that doesn’t meet the real needs of pupils with SEN. The database shows a progression from one skill onto the next skill which puts some bones to the teaching pedagogy that is  needed .

Online Apps Mapping Database:-

  • shows apps based on descriptions, levels of achievement the skills they are encouraging
  • fits the apps into a progression map showing which app encourages which skill
  • Click on the icon below to add YOUR favourite app to this database:-

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Apps Mapping Database (updated 26.9.16)

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Apps Mapping View
Apps
Cost
Apple iOS
Android
Windows 8
Other
Description
NC Levels
SEN Category
App function
SEN Category
Skill
Follow on Skill
Confetti £free true false false false Creates transient drawing patterns P3-8,L1 CP, ASD, PMLD Attention holding Sensory Attention Holding Cause & Effect
Kaleidoscope Free £free true false false false Painting 1,2 CP, ASD creates patterns with each press Physical Needs Exploratory – Reaching out Attention Holding
Niki Music £0.79 true false false false Create’s a visual music playlist 1,2 CP Music player Physical Needs Creative-Music Decision Making
Niki Music £0.79 true false false false Create’s a visual music playlist 1,2 CP Music player Physical Needs Creative-Music Decision Making
Adobe Sketch £free true false false false Great drawing app 3 Dyslexia, ASD Drawing -Art Cognitive Needs Creative – Art Information Sharing to a specific audience
Letris 4 £free true false false false tetris like word game 2,3 dyslexia, ASD, CP motor patterning for finding words Cognitive Needs Problem solving Communication
Making sequences £3.99 true false false false create your own sequences 3 ASD, Dyspraxia enables user to put a sequence in order using photos Communication Needs Decision Making Organisation
Pixotale free true true false false Online story telling app 3 Dyslexia, ASD Magazine approach Cognitive Needs Free Writing Communication
Monument £2.99 true false false false Visual Puzzle Game 3 ASD Provides visual problem solving opportunities Cognitive Needs Problem solving Decision Making
InstaGrok £free true false false false Visual research app 2-3 Dyslexia, Aspergers, Searches that give ideas visually showing a link to explore other ideaa Cognitive Needs Information sharing Presenting to an audience
Comic Maker £free true false false false Makes a comic – multiple pages 3 Dyslexia, Aspergers, Creates your own comic book Cognitive Needs Free Writing Writing for an audience
Comic Book £free true false false false Makes a comic book with different pages 3 Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD To make a comic strip using your photos Cognitive Needs Free Writing Writing for an audience
Working4 £1.49 true false false false PECS reward system 1,2, Autism, Severe and Complex Star reward system Cognitive Needs Information sharing Communication
Emotions Reader £5.99 true false false false Not an app but a book! 2,3,4 Autism Interactive video incorporates understanding emotions Communication Needs Communication Decision Making
iRewardChart £free true false false false Parent rewarding system 2,3,4 Autism , BSED, ADHD Could be a useful self-monitoring tool Communication Needs Communication Decision Making
Ginger Page £free true true false false Text with spelling help 3 and above Dysleixa Word prediction, spell check,translate, synonyms , definitions Cognitive Needs Writing sentences Communication
Presentation Next £free false false true false Alternative to PowerPoint 3 and above Dyslexia, ASD Presents information in text,audio,video Cognitive Needs Presenting to an audience Information Sharing to a specific audience
TTS £free false false true false Text to speech app 3 and above Dyslexia, Afasia, Speech Problems Communication tool or screen reader of any file you copy and paste into it Communication Needs Communication Information Sharing to a specific audience
My Homework £free false false true false Planner 3 and above Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ASD Plans and prompts homework Cognitive Needs Communication Organisation
GeoGebra £free false false true false Geometry and Algebra tool 3 and above Dyslexia, ASD Geometry and Algebra creation tool Cognitive Needs Communication Problem Solving
Skitch touch £free false false true false Drawing tool linked with Evernote 3 and above Dyslexia , ASD Creates and edits drawings Cognitive Needs Creative – Art Communication
Audio Recorder £free false false true false Records audio input simply 3and above Cognitive Needs
iXplain £free false false true false Interactive whiteboard tools 3 and above Dyslexia , ASD Tools for creating presentations and showcases Cognitive Needs Communication Organisation
M8! £free false false true false Mindmapping 3 Dyslexia, ASD Creates mindmaps of your information Cognitive Needs Organisation Communication
iMath £free false false true false Maths games and skills 2 and above ALL except PMLD,SLD Maths practise Cognitive Needs 1:1 Corespondence Addition & Subtraction
Elecom QR £free false false true false QR Reader 3 and above Dyslexia , ASD Read QR codes Cognitive Needs Communication Information Sharing to a specific audience
Encyclopedia Britannica £free false false true false Encyclopedia 4 and above Dyslexia Finds information Cognitive Needs Information sharing Organisation
Reverb £free true false false false Online magazine 5 Dyslexia Present up to date information visually Cognitive Needs Communication Organisation
Survey Monkey £free true false false false Free online survey tool 3 ASD Collect ideas and evaluations Cognitive Needs Decision Making Information Sharing to a specific audience
Aurasma £free true false false false Creates auras 4 Dyslexia, ASD Makes interactive materials Cognitive Needs Information sharing Presenting to an audience
Pic collage £free true false false false Makes photo collages 2 All Makes lovely photo posters Cognitive Needs Creative – Art Decision Making
Clarospeak £0.69 true false false false Word prediction speaking word processor 3 Dyslexia Recording and writing Cognitive Needs Writing sentences Free Writing
Hopscotch £free true false false false Computer Programming 3 ASD Creates a program you can debug Cognitive Needs Sequencing Problem Solving
Free Books £free false false true false Free classic books to read 4 and above Physical needs Being able to read a book when you can’t hold one yourself Physical Needs Communication Information Sharing to a specific audience
Book Bazaar £free false false true false E-Library 4 and above Physical needs, Cognitive Provides ebooks to read Cognitive Needs Organisation Presenting to an audience
Visual Dictionary & Thesaurus £1.49 true false false false Visual presentation of ideas and words in an expanding diagram 3 and above Dyslexia, ASD Finding out about words Cognitive Needs Problem solving Free Writing
Book Creator £2.99 true false false false makes books 3 and above Dyslexia, ASD, makes books Cognitive Needs Free Writing Writing for an audience
Chrome £free true true true false Browser with microphone input 3 and above Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ASD, Aspergers speech input for searching the web Cognitive Needs Problem solving Organisation
SwiftKey Note £free true true false false word prediction 3 and above Dyslexia, spelling needs tool for recording Cognitive Needs Free Writing Writing sentences
IntoWords £free but will cost £7.99 true false false false text to speech, word prediction, OCR 3 and above Dyslexia, spelling needs tool for recording Cognitive Needs Free Writing Organisation
Braille Reference £0.69 true false false false Reference for learning braille 3 and above Visual Impairment Learning braille Communication Needs AAC Communication
VBWriter £free true false false false Braille user tool – communication 3 Visual Impairement Braille communication aid tool Communication Needs Communication Presenting to an audience
VBlite £free true false false false Braille writing tool 3 Visual Impairment Brialle writer Communication Needs Symbols Writing sentences
Zu3D £6.99 true false false false Stop frame animation NC 1-3 Behavioural & ASD Creativity Cognitive Needs Sequencing Problem Solving
Forgetful £free true false false false Reminder tool 2 and above Dyslexia , organisational needs To provide a means to remember informatiom Cognitive Needs Organisation Information Sharing to a specific audience
Mathpad for handwriting £free true false false false Handwriting equations 4 and above Dyslexia Use as a maths processor Cognitive Needs Problem solving Symbols
Mathpad £free true false false false Equation writer using keyboard 4 and above Dyslexia Input equations from cusom keyboard Cognitive Needs Problem solving Symbols
Co:Writer BE £12.99 true false false false Word prediction tool 3 and above Dyslexia Predicts text Cognitive Needs Writing sentences Free Writing
Petting Zoo £free true false false false Funny cause and effect 1 All SEN catagories To provide fun interaction, good linear animation and movement Cognitive Needs Cause & Effect Experiential – Watch and See
Inspiration £6.99 true false false false MindMapping 3-7 Dyslexia, Dyspraxia Organisation of ideas visually presented Cognitive Needs Organisation Presenting to an audience
Inspiration v9 £49 false false true false Mind Mapping Tool 3-7 Dyslexia, Dyspraxia Improves logical thinking and makes learning visual Cognitive Needs Organisation Information Sharing to a specific audience
Co-Writer 7 £179 false false true false Word predictor app 3-7 Dyslexia Word prediction tool to overcome learning barriers Cognitive Needs Free Writing Writing for an audience
Clicker 6 £150 single user, £49 upgrade from Clicker 5 false false true false Grid selection software Levels 1-4 All needs especially CP as the access is there selecting words for recording via the grid Cognitive Needs Sentence Building Writing sentences
Tellagami £free false false false false Write animated stories for an audience 2-3 Asperger’s, Dyslexia Able to create your own content Cognitive Needs Communication Information Sharing to a specific audience
Google Keep £free true true false true Note taking app 3 Asperger’s , ASD Allows a user to make brief notes which can they be emailed. Communication Needs Writing sentences Writing for an audience
Morfo £free true false false false Lip sync to your voice 1 Autism Spectrum Facial expressions and emotional understanding Communication Needs AAC Communication
123lite £free true false false false Flashcards -counting 1 Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy 1:1correspondence Cognitive Needs 1:1 Corespondence Sequencing
Magnetic ABC £free + £1.99 to buy HD version true false false false Magnetic letters to re-arrange into words 1 Cerebral Palsy Word building Physical Needs Letter Formation Sequencing
Skitch £free true true false false Annotation tool for Evernote 3,4,5 Dyslexia Capture information and make notes on it. Map tool enables annotation of google maps. Cognitive Needs Information sharing Writing for an audience
My Script Calculator £free true true false false Tool for Maths calculation 3,4,5 Dyscalculia Draw your equation and it converts to text and calculates it Cognitive Needs Problem solving Organisation
prezi £free – subscription cost for premium service true false true false presentation tool 3 and above all presentation tool as an alternative to powerpoint Cognitive Needs Communication Presenting to an audience
thnglink £free true false false false hotspots of information 3 and above all provides information in layers Cognitive Needs Writing for a specific audience Presenting to an audience
pinterest £free true true true false Hobbies and Interest 3 and above all provides feeds to visual information Cognitive Needs Experiential – Watch and See Writing for an audience
NearPod £free true false false false Interactive presentation tool 4 ASD Provides opportunities for pupils to respond Cognitive Needs Communication Organisation
Guesspic £free true false false false Guess the picture using an hangman approach L2 ASD Object permnance Cognitive Needs 1:1 Corespondence Matching
Hungry Fish £free true false false false Addition, Subtraction 1 Down’s Syndrome + others Numeracy, esp[cailly number bonds Cognitive Needs 1:1 Corespondence Sequencing
toca boca house £1.99 true false false false 19 games to engage in real life simulation of daily household chores eg ironing, cleaning,etc P6-8 Downs Syndrome Matching activities Cognitive Needs Matching Sequencing
Hi Guess the Pic £free true false false false Object permanence /Puzzle 1 Dyslexia building words Cognitive Needs Matching Sequencing
abc pocket lite £free true false false false handwriting practise 1 Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, SpLd Enables a wide range of writing styles to take place Physical Needs Letter Formation Writing sentences
Bugsy in Maths Kingdom £1.99 true false false false Maths skills 3 all addition & subtractio up to 99 Cognitive Needs 1:1 Corespondence Sequencing
Somantics.org £free true false false false Use of camera for patters. And effects! P8 Autism Provides eye-hand co-ordination activities Communication Needs Cause & Effect Exploratory – Reaching out
Puppet Pals 2 £2.99 true false false false Animation tool 1 Autism Speech & Language, Creativity Communication Needs Sequencing Communication
Rhythm Pad Free £free true false false false Drum machine 1 Cerebral Palsy Enables a child with restricted movemnet and pressure to access a drum machine. Physical Needs Sequencing Creative – Music
Writer £free false true false false word processor L3 Dyslexia text can be inputted using swiftkey or ai keyboard so that it uses word prediction and speech Cognitive Needs Free Writing Organisation
DancePad £free true false false false Fine motor skills but using a dancemat! L1 Downs Syndrome Fun way to develop fine motor control Physical Needs Exploratory – Reaching out Creative – Music
Silk £free true false true false Creates Mandelbrot art that is interactive and grows P7 Any Creates pictures Cognitive Needs Creative – Art Creative – Art
Discovr Apps £1.49 true false false false Visual database that searches the web for information about apps Any All Communication
Jeannie £free false true false false Ticks a lot of boxes as well – another Siri like app but limited L4 Speech/Language Text
Robin £free false true false false One of the best expert voice systems like Siri but for the Andriod L4 Speech/Language Text
CaturaTalk 40 false true false false text to speech, photo capture, ocr, combines a range of tasks into one. Quite complex to use and OCR is not always as accurate as it could be. L4 Dyslexia Text
AI type keyboard £free false true false false wordprediction, keyboard, sound input, very fluid L3 Dyslexia Writing in sentence
Dropbox £free true true true true Free sharing of files between each other L3 Dyspraxia Writing in sentence
Evernote £free true true true true Online storage tool useful for storing pupils work L3 Dyspraxia Writing in sentence
swiftkey 2.99 false true false false intregated word prediction and sound keyboard for android devices L2 Dyslexia Writing in sentence
widgit go lite £free false true false false symbol communicator for use on android devices P3 Autism Communication
see.touch.learn £free true false false false Makes lesson activities to encourage matching P6 Autism Decision Making
Autism Apps £free true false false false Online database of new apps being released that are good for Autism Any therapeutic
Toca Boca Hair Salon 1.99 true false false false Exploratory and decision making app. Highly motivating to young children- also shows real life activities P6 Cognitive Needs Decision Making
Farmyard £free true false false false Pre-set farm images that you can build pictures on a background P5 Cognitive Needs Decision Making
Glow Paint £free true false false false Free drawing using lots of colours, different styles of brushes to use, save your image to the photo library P5 Cognitive Needs Drawing
Meritum Draw £free true false false false Makes subtle patterns like dripping paint. Each touch brings another colour. P4 Autism Drawing
Rainbow Draw £free true false false false Paint in rainbow colours; simple, visually vibrant P6 Cognitive Needs Drawing
Drumset £free true false false false Set of drums that can be played with our fingers. Need a loudspaker attached to play along with someone! L1 Dyspraxia
Elemental £free true false false false Explore the elements of fire,wind,water, air, using symbols that make musical sounds L1 Dyspraxia Music playing
Classic Pooh £free true false false false Subtle tail based on the orginal images – spoken text L3 Moderate Learning Needs Attention Holding
The Snowman £free true false false false Game involving capturing snowflakes L1 ADHD 1:1 Correspondence
Monster2 2.49 true false false false Interactive story with humour would suit a primary age pupil L2 Moderate Learning Needs Cause & effect
Golidlocks 2.99 true false false false Mr Tumble does this problem solving app which is enagaging and a little long for some L2 Downs Syndrome Problem Solving
WriteOn Handwriting 1.99 true false false false More pratice at handwriting similar to WriteOn L1 Cognitive Needs Sentence building
WriteOn 0.69 true false false false Letter formation programme – recommended by an Occupational Therapist L1 Cognitive Needs Text
Hairy Letters 1.99 true false false false From Nessy this uses the humour and format as Nessy learning programme. Letters are given rhymes and animate. Good app for letter formation and writing L1 Cognitive Needs Text
Tap the Frog2 0.69 true false false false Follow-up from Tap the Frog orginal. More reaction game activities L1 Physical Needs Cause & effect
Tap the Frog 0.69 true false false false Reaction game – fast reaction building, eye-finger co-ordination L1 Physical Needs Cause & effect
Dexteria 2.49 true false false false Fine Motor skills, especially pinch and grasp , letter formation L1 Physical Needs Cause & effect
Patterns Game £free true false false false Sequencing game – matching a given visual cue P7 Cognitive Needs Sequencing
Smarty Pants 1.99 true false false false Symbol to action matching. Very easy to use and motivating to learners of all types P8/L1 Moderate Learning Needs Symbols
Talking Tina 0.69 true false false false Encourages vocalisation and cognitive understanding of actions therefore good app for the hearing impaired and cognitive needs P8/L1 Speech/Language Cause & effect
Soundtouch Lite £free true false false false Lite version has less sounds than the full version but is a picture to sound matching game with good cartoon images to real photos as the reward – sound of the animal is the reward P8/L1 Speech/Language Matching
Soundtouch 2.99 true false false false Full version has more sounds but this is a picture to sound matching game with good cartoon images to real photos as the reward – sound of the animal is the reward P8/L1 Speech/Language Matching
Leaves -iblower 0.69 true false false false blank screen which can have leaves touched onto the screen or blown onto the screen- uses the internal mike to allow sounds to produce patterns P7 Cognitive Needs Cause & effect
CutieBounce £free true false false false Smiling faces on large balls move around the screen in complete randomness, suitable app for ASD P7 Autism Cause & effect
TrioBirdsHD £free true false false false More complex activity of sustaining movement to spring and bounce birds on a wire, sound activated and if the wire is held at its most taunt position at the bottom of the screen and let go….see the magic! P6 Physical Needs Cause & effect
Magma £free true false false false Visual tracking shapes across the screen with high contrast for VI needs P5 VI Cause & effect
Electra £free true false false false Shape movement by stroking fingers across the screen to create a pattern P5 VI Cause & effect
iMeba £free true false false false Targetting 9 points around the screen and stroking shapes into the middle. An app to encourage visual tracking P5 VI Cause & effect
SoundBox 0.69 true false false false Similar but with a sound element shapes and colours and movement designed for the visually impaired P5 VI Cause & effect
Light Box 1.99 true false false false Visual impaired shapes and colours to encourage active participation P6 VI Cause & effect
Fluid Toy2 0.69 true false false false Great backing track of music, beautiful attention holding patterns P2/3 VI Attention Holding
Fish FREE! £free true false false false Fish interact when the water is touched. Movement but limited interest in watching mode. Adverts on screen distract a bit as well P2/3 Physical Needs Attention Holding
Uzu £free true false false false One of the best attention holding apps around P2/3 VI Attention Holding
I like fireworks £free true false false false More cause and effect that experiential but sound and movement encourages attention holding P3 Physical Needs Attention Holding
Butterfly £free true false false false Tracking movement across the screen or place butterflies on the screen at the cause and effect level P3 Physical Needs Experiential (Passive Watching)
Koi Pond £free true false false false Experiential – look and see. Can stoke the screen to see movement and hear calming water sounds P3 Physical Needs Experiential (Passive Watching)
Robin £ree false true false false Android version of a Siri like tool. Quite accurate 3 Aspergers Problem Solving
Jeannie £free false true false false Android version of a Siri like tool. Quite accurate 3 Aspergers Problem Solving
Evi £free true false false false iPhone 4 version of Siri but not as accurate 3 Aspergers Problem Solving
Siri £free on iPad3, iPhone4s true false false false Expert speech recognition tool. Useful for VI and for teaching and learning skills. ( see paper on “using expert speech recognition systems”) 3 Aspergers Problem Solving
Kobo £free true true false false Book reading app with a range of online reading material. Adult content but some classics available. Good visual contrast for VI users 3 VI Text
Monster2 2.49 true false false false Great sequencing and decision making tool . Engages and motivates the learner with humour and great interactivity P8/L1 Autism Attention Holding
Golidlocks 2.99 false false false false Video story ideal for sen. With activities that encourage self-help skills through the story you have to tidy up rooms. P6 Downs Syndrome Attention Holding
Paper 53 £free – pay for add-ons true false false false Essential Art package with add-ons. The add-ons are the cost! Not huge but need to make the package really powerful. Great effects that are more fluid that other drawing and painting tools 3 Autism Drawing
Pages 6.99 true false false false Standard Apple product used with most ipads. Good for ease of operation to send via email and organisation of writing. Autocorrect and text to speech useful for SEN 4 Aspergers Writing in sentence
WriteOnline 19.99 true false false false Designed for secondary use of using word banks and topic banks providing technical and english writing support 3 Dyslexia Writing in sentence
Clicker Docs 19.99 true false false false Using grids to write sentences and topic words from Clicker 6 1 Cerebral Palsy Sentence building
iWordQ $24.99 true false false false Wordprocessing, text to speech, word prediction and ability to set definitions to use, abreviations . 2 Dyslexia Sentence building
Clicker Sentences 16.99 true false false false Wordprocessing and word predicion, ability to send wordbar grids from Clicker 6 2 Dyslexia Sentence building
iAWriter 2.99 true false false false Wordprocessing app that has cursor keys on the keyboard 2 Dyspraxia Writing in sentence
Apps Mapping View
Apps 
Cost 
Apple iOS 
Android 
Windows 8 
Other 
Description 
NC Levels 
SEN Category 
App function 
SEN Category 
Skill 
Follow on Skill 
Presentation Next £free false false true false Alternative to PowerPoint 3 and above Dyslexia, ASD Presents information in text,audio,video Cognitive Needs Presenting to an audience Information Sharing to a specific audience
TTS £free false false true false Text to speech app 3 and above Dyslexia, Afasia, Speech Problems Communication tool or screen reader of any file you copy and paste into it Communication Needs Communication Information Sharing to a specific audience
My Homework £free false false true false Planner 3 and above Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ASD Plans and prompts homework Cognitive Needs Communication Organisation
GeoGebra £free false false true false Geometry and Algebra tool 3 and above Dyslexia, ASD Geometry and Algebra creation tool Cognitive Needs Communication Problem Solving
Skitch touch £free false false true false Drawing tool linked with Evernote 3 and above Dyslexia , ASD Creates and edits drawings Cognitive Needs Creative – Art Communication
Audio Recorder £free false false true false Records audio input simply 3and above Cognitive Needs
iXplain £free false false true false Interactive whiteboard tools 3 and above Dyslexia , ASD Tools for creating presentations and showcases Cognitive Needs Communication Organisation
M8! £free false false true false Mindmapping 3 Dyslexia, ASD Creates mindmaps of your information Cognitive Needs Organisation Communication
iMath £free false false true false Maths games and skills 2 and above ALL except PMLD,SLD Maths practise Cognitive Needs 1:1 Corespondence Addition & Subtraction
Elecom QR £free false false true false QR Reader 3 and above Dyslexia , ASD Read QR codes Cognitive Needs Communication Information Sharing to a specific audience
Reverb £free true false false false Online magazine 5 Dyslexia Present up to date information visually Cognitive Needs Communication Organisation
Survey Monkey £free true false false false Free online survey tool 3 ASD Collect ideas and evaluations Cognitive Needs Decision Making Information Sharing to a specific audience
Aurasma £free true false false false Creates auras 4 Dyslexia, ASD Makes interactive materials Cognitive Needs Information sharing Presenting to an audience
Pic collage £free true false false false Makes photo collages 2 All Makes lovely photo posters Cognitive Needs Creative – Art Decision Making
Clarospeak £0.69 true false false false Word prediction speaking word processor 3 Dyslexia Recording and writing Cognitive Needs Writing sentences Free Writing
Hopscotch £free true false false false Computer Programming 3 ASD Creates a program you can debug Cognitive Needs Sequencing Problem Solving
Free Books £free false false true false Free classic books to read 4 and above Physical needs Being able to read a book when you can’t hold one yourself Physical Needs Communication Information Sharing to a specific audience
Book Bazaar £free false false true false E-Library 4 and above Physical needs, Cognitive Provides ebooks to read Cognitive Needs Organisation Presenting to an audience
Visual Dictionary & Thesaurus £1.49 true false false false Visual presentation of ideas and words in an expanding diagram 3 and above Dyslexia, ASD Finding out about words Cognitive Needs Problem solving Free Writing
Book Creator £2.99 true false false false makes books 3 and above Dyslexia, ASD, makes books Cognitive Needs Free Writing Writing for an audience
Chrome £free true true true false Browser with microphone input 3 and above Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ASD, Aspergers speech input for searching the web Cognitive Needs Problem solving Organisation
SwiftKey Note £free true true false false word prediction 3 and above Dyslexia, spelling needs tool for recording Cognitive Needs Free Writing Writing sentences
IntoWords £free but will cost £7.99 true false false false text to speech, word prediction, OCR 3 and above Dyslexia, spelling needs tool for recording Cognitive Needs Free Writing Organisation
Braille Reference £0.69 true false false false Reference for learning braille 3 and above Visual Impairment Learning braille Communication Needs AAC Communication
VBWriter £free true false false false Braille user tool – communication 3 Visual Impairement Braille communication aid tool Communication Needs Communication Presenting to an audience
VBlite £free true false false false Braille writing tool 3 Visual Impairment Brialle writer Communication Needs Symbols Writing sentences
Zu3D £6.99 true false false false Stop frame animation NC 1-3 Behavioural & ASD Creativity Cognitive Needs Sequencing Problem Solving
Forgetful £free true false false false Reminder tool 2 and above Dyslexia , organisational needs To provide a means to remember informatiom Cognitive Needs Organisation Information Sharing to a specific audience
Mathpad for handwriting £free true false false false Handwriting equations 4 and above Dyslexia Use as a maths processor Cognitive Needs Problem solving Symbols
Mathpad £free true false false false Equation writer using keyboard 4 and above Dyslexia Input equations from cusom keyboard Cognitive Needs Problem solving Symbols
Co:Writer BE £12.99 true false false false Word prediction tool 3 and above Dyslexia Predicts text Cognitive Needs Writing sentences Free Writing
Petting Zoo £free true false false false Funny cause and effect 1 All SEN catagories To provide fun interaction, good linear animation and movement Cognitive Needs Cause & Effect Experiential – Watch and See
Inspiration £6.99 true false false false MindMapping 3-7 Dyslexia, Dyspraxia Organisation of ideas visually presented Cognitive Needs Organisation Presenting to an audience
Inspiration v9 £49 false false true false Mind Mapping Tool 3-7 Dyslexia, Dyspraxia Improves logical thinking and makes learning visual Cognitive Needs Organisation Information Sharing to a specific audience
Co-Writer 7 £179 false false true false Word predictor app 3-7 Dyslexia Word prediction tool to overcome learning barriers Cognitive Needs Free Writing Writing for an audience
Clicker 6 £150 single user, £49 upgrade from Clicker 5 false false true false Grid selection software Levels 1-4 All needs especially CP as the access is there selecting words for recording via the grid Cognitive Needs Sentence Building Writing sentences
Tellagami £free false false false false Write animated stories for an audience 2-3 Asperger’s, Dyslexia Able to create your own content Cognitive Needs Communication Information Sharing to a specific audience
Google Keep £free true true false true Note taking app 3 Asperger’s , ASD Allows a user to make brief notes which can they be emailed. Communication Needs Writing sentences Writing for an audience
Morfo £free true false false false Lip sync to your voice 1 Autism Spectrum Facial expressions and emotional understanding Communication Needs AAC Communication
123lite £free true false false false Flashcards -counting 1 Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy 1:1correspondence Cognitive Needs 1:1 Corespondence Sequencing
Magnetic ABC £free + £1.99 to buy HD version true false false false Magnetic letters to re-arrange into words 1 Cerebral Palsy Word building Physical Needs Letter Formation Sequencing
Skitch £free true true false false Annotation tool for Evernote 3,4,5 Dyslexia Capture information and make notes on it. Map tool enables annotation of google maps. Cognitive Needs Information sharing Writing for an audience
My Script Calculator £free true true false false Tool for Maths calculation 3,4,5 Dyscalculia Draw your equation and it converts to text and calculates it Cognitive Needs Problem solving Organisation
prezi £free – subscription cost for premium service true false true false presentation tool 3 and above all presentation tool as an alternative to powerpoint Cognitive Needs Communication Presenting to an audience
thnglink £free true false false false hotspots of information 3 and above all provides information in layers Cognitive Needs Writing for a specific audience Presenting to an audience
pinterest £free true true true false Hobbies and Interest 3 and above all provides feeds to visual information Cognitive Needs Experiential – Watch and See Writing for an audience
NearPod £free true false false false Interactive presentation tool 4 ASD Provides opportunities for pupils to respond Cognitive Needs Communication Organisation
Guesspic £free true false false false Guess the picture using an hangman approach L2 ASD Object permnance Cognitive Needs 1:1 Corespondence Matching
Hungry Fish £free true false false false Addition, Subtraction 1 Down’s Syndrome + others Numeracy, esp[cailly number bonds Cognitive Needs 1:1 Corespondence Sequencing
toca boca house £1.99 true false false false 19 games to engage in real life simulation of daily household chores eg ironing, cleaning,etc P6-8 Downs Syndrome Matching activities Cognitive Needs Matching Sequencing
Hi Guess the Pic £free true false false false Object permanence /Puzzle 1 Dyslexia building words Cognitive Needs Matching Sequencing
abc pocket lite £free true false false false handwriting practise 1 Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, SpLd Enables a wide range of writing styles to take place Physical Needs Letter Formation Writing sentences
Bugsy in Maths Kingdom £1.99 true false false false Maths skills 3 all addition & subtractio up to 99 Cognitive Needs 1:1 Corespondence Sequencing
Somantics.org £free true false false false Use of camera for patters. And effects! P8 Autism Provides eye-hand co-ordination activities Communication Needs Cause & Effect Exploratory – Reaching out
Puppet Pals 2 £2.99 true false false false Animation tool 1 Autism Speech & Language, Creativity Communication Needs Sequencing Communication
Rhythm Pad Free £free true false false false Drum machine 1 Cerebral Palsy Enables a child with restricted movemnet and pressure to access a drum machine. Physical Needs Sequencing Creative – Music
Writer £free false true false false word processor L3 Dyslexia text can be inputted using swiftkey or ai keyboard so that it uses word prediction and speech Cognitive Needs Free Writing Organisation
DancePad £free true false false false Fine motor skills but using a dancemat! L1 Downs Syndrome Fun way to develop fine motor control Physical Needs Exploratory – Reaching out Creative – Music
Silk £free true false true false Creates Mandelbrot art that is interactive and grows P7 Any Creates pictures Cognitive Needs Creative – Art Creative – Art
Discovr Apps £1.49 true false false false Visual database that searches the web for information about apps Any All Communication
Jeannie £free false true false false Ticks a lot of boxes as well – another Siri like app but limited L4 Speech/Language Text
Robin £free false true false false One of the best expert voice systems like Siri but for the Andriod L4 Speech/Language Text
CaturaTalk 40 false true false false text to speech, photo capture, ocr, combines a range of tasks into one. Quite complex to use and OCR is not always as accurate as it could be. L4 Dyslexia Text
AI type keyboard £free false true false false wordprediction, keyboard, sound input, very fluid L3 Dyslexia Writing in sentence
Dropbox £free true true true true Free sharing of files between each other L3 Dyspraxia Writing in sentence
Evernote £free true true true true Online storage tool useful for storing pupils work L3 Dyspraxia Writing in sentence
swiftkey 2.99 false true false false intregated word prediction and sound keyboard for android devices L2 Dyslexia Writing in sentence
widgit go lite £free false true false false symbol communicator for use on android devices P3 Autism Communication
see.touch.learn £free true false false false Makes lesson activities to encourage matching P6 Autism Decision Making
Autism Apps £free true false false false Online database of new apps being released that are good for Autism Any therapeutic
Toca Boca Hair Salon 1.99 true false false false Exploratory and decision making app. Highly motivating to young children- also shows real life activities P6 Cognitive Needs Decision Making
Farmyard £free true false false false Pre-set farm images that you can build pictures on a background P5 Cognitive Needs Decision Making
Glow Paint £free true false false false Free drawing using lots of colours, different styles of brushes to use, save your image to the photo library P5 Cognitive Needs Drawing
Meritum Draw £free true false false false Makes subtle patterns like dripping paint. Each touch brings another colour. P4 Autism Drawing
Rainbow Draw £free true false false false Paint in rainbow colours; simple, visually vibrant P6 Cognitive Needs Drawing
Drumset £free true false false false Set of drums that can be played with our fingers. Need a loudspaker attached to play along with someone! L1 Dyspraxia
Elemental £free true false false false Explore the elements of fire,wind,water, air, using symbols that make musical sounds L1 Dyspraxia Music playing
Classic Pooh £free true false false false Subtle tail based on the orginal images – spoken text L3 Moderate Learning Needs Attention Holding
The Snowman £free true false false false Game involving capturing snowflakes L1 ADHD 1:1 Correspondence
Monster2 2.49 true false false false Interactive story with humour would suit a primary age pupil L2 Moderate Learning Needs Cause & effect
Golidlocks 2.99 true false false false Mr Tumble does this problem solving app which is enagaging and a little long for some L2 Downs Syndrome Problem Solving
WriteOn Handwriting 1.99 true false false false More pratice at handwriting similar to WriteOn L1 Cognitive Needs Sentence building
WriteOn 0.69 true false false false Letter formation programme – recommended by an Occupational Therapist L1 Cognitive Needs Text
Hairy Letters 1.99 true false false false From Nessy this uses the humour and format as Nessy learning programme. Letters are given rhymes and animate. Good app for letter formation and writing L1 Cognitive Needs Text
Tap the Frog2 0.69 true false false false Follow-up from Tap the Frog orginal. More reaction game activities L1 Physical Needs Cause & effect
Tap the Frog 0.69 true false false false Reaction game – fast reaction building, eye-finger co-ordination L1 Physical Needs Cause & effect
Dexteria 2.49 true false false false Fine Motor skills, especially pinch and grasp , letter formation L1 Physical Needs Cause & effect
Patterns Game £free true false false false Sequencing game – matching a given visual cue P7 Cognitive Needs Sequencing
Smarty Pants 1.99 true false false false Symbol to action matching. Very easy to use and motivating to learners of all types P8/L1 Moderate Learning Needs Symbols
Talking Tina 0.69 true false false false Encourages vocalisation and cognitive understanding of actions therefore good app for the hearing impaired and cognitive needs P8/L1 Speech/Language Cause & effect
Soundtouch Lite £free true false false false Lite version has less sounds than the full version but is a picture to sound matching game with good cartoon images to real photos as the reward – sound of the animal is the reward P8/L1 Speech/Language Matching
Soundtouch 2.99 true false false false Full version has more sounds but this is a picture to sound matching game with good cartoon images to real photos as the reward – sound of the animal is the reward P8/L1 Speech/Language Matching
Leaves -iblower 0.69 true false false false blank screen which can have leaves touched onto the screen or blown onto the screen- uses the internal mike to allow sounds to produce patterns P7 Cognitive Needs Cause & effect
CutieBounce £free true false false false Smiling faces on large balls move around the screen in complete randomness, suitable app for ASD P7 Autism Cause & effect
TrioBirdsHD £free true false false false More complex activity of sustaining movement to spring and bounce birds on a wire, sound activated and if the wire is held at its most taunt position at the bottom of the screen and let go….see the magic! P6 Physical Needs Cause & effect
Magma £free true false false false Visual tracking shapes across the screen with high contrast for VI needs P5 VI Cause & effect
Electra £free true false false false Shape movement by stroking fingers across the screen to create a pattern P5 VI Cause & effect
iMeba £free true false false false Targetting 9 points around the screen and stroking shapes into the middle. An app to encourage visual tracking P5 VI Cause & effect
SoundBox 0.69 true false false false Similar but with a sound element shapes and colours and movement designed for the visually impaired P5 VI Cause & effect
Light Box 1.99 true false false false Visual impaired shapes and colours to encourage active participation P6 VI Cause & effect
Fluid Toy2 0.69 true false false false Great backing track of music, beautiful attention holding patterns P2/3 VI Attention Holding
Fish FREE! £free true false false false Fish interact when the water is touched. Movement but limited interest in watching mode. Adverts on screen distract a bit as well P2/3 Physical Needs Attention Holding
Uzu £free true false false false One of the best attention holding apps around P2/3 VI Attention Holding
I like fireworks £free true false false false More cause and effect that experiential but sound and movement encourages attention holding P3 Physical Needs Attention Holding
Butterfly £free true false false false Tracking movement across the screen or place butterflies on the screen at the cause and effect level P3 Physical Needs Experiential (Passive Watching)
Koi Pond £free true false false false Experiential – look and see. Can stoke the screen to see movement and hear calming water sounds P3 Physical Needs Experiential (Passive Watching)
Robin £ree false true false false Android version of a Siri like tool. Quite accurate 3 Aspergers Problem Solving
Jeannie £free false true false false Android version of a Siri like tool. Quite accurate 3 Aspergers Problem Solving
Evi £free true false false false iPhone 4 version of Siri but not as accurate 3 Aspergers Problem Solving
Siri £free on iPad3, iPhone4s true false false false Expert speech recognition tool. Useful for VI and for teaching and learning skills. ( see paper on “using expert speech recognition systems”) 3 Aspergers Problem Solving
Kobo £free true true false false Book reading app with a range of online reading material. Adult content but some classics available. Good visual contrast for VI users 3 VI Text
Monster2 2.49 true false false false Great sequencing and decision making tool . Engages and motivates the learner with humour and great interactivity P8/L1 Autism Attention Holding
Golidlocks 2.99 false false false false Video story ideal for sen. With activities that encourage self-help skills through the story you have to tidy up rooms. P6 Downs Syndrome Attention Holding
Paper 53 £free – pay for add-ons true false false false Essential Art package with add-ons. The add-ons are the cost! Not huge but need to make the package really powerful. Great effects that are more fluid that other drawing and painting tools 3 Autism Drawing
Pages 6.99 true false false false Standard Apple product used with most ipads. Good for ease of operation to send via email and organisation of writing. Autocorrect and text to speech useful for SEN 4 Aspergers Writing in sentence
WriteOnline 19.99 true false false false Designed for secondary use of using word banks and topic banks providing technical and english writing support 3 Dyslexia Writing in sentence
Clicker Docs 19.99 true false false false Using grids to write sentences and topic words from Clicker 6 1 Cerebral Palsy Sentence building
iWordQ $24.99 true false false false Wordprocessing, text to speech, word prediction and ability to set definitions to use, abreviations . 2 Dyslexia Sentence building
Clicker Sentences 16.99 true false false false Wordprocessing and word predicion, ability to send wordbar grids from Clicker 6 2 Dyslexia Sentence building
iAWriter 2.99 true false false false Wordprocessing app that has cursor keys on the keyboard 2 Dyspraxia Writing in sentence
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