Barn Door Four: Home Edition App Review

Barn Door Four: Home Edition includes a wealth of economically priced, well-designed exercises (29 in all) targeting fine motor skills, visual performance, communication, and sequencing designed to support children with autism and other developmental delays.  Parents will appreciate the ability to engage their child with a large collection of activities, create customized lesson plans, and to generate a wide range of reports (full version only).

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ConversationBuilder Teen App Review

ConversationBuilder Teen is an excellent resource for teenage children who need support developing flowing, natural conversational skills with their peers. Full of a wide variety of common situations and conversational settings (over 300 in all) in 8 main categories, the app provides constructive guidance, practice opportunities, and positive modeling as children learn the unspoken rules of normal conversation in our culture.

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Emotions, Feelings & Colors App Review

Emotions, Feelings and Colors ! helps to develop positive social skills and awareness of the feelings of others along with a coloring activity that helps children practice virtual color mixing and matching skills. With rich parental tracking features, animated examples, and fun rewards for children – this app is at home both with preschoolers and special needs children.

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Learn With WordFriends App Review

Learn With WordFriends provides a unique, context-rich way to learn about word and letter awareness, early vocabulary and spelling through the construction of the word friend animals and objects out of the letters that spell their names.

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i Learn With Boing: Ocean Adventures! App Review

i Learn With Boing: Ocean Adventures! is an excellent addition to the integrated i Learn With series of early educational apps. With three educational mini-games related to early language development skills (vocabulary, listening comprehension, and sentence formation as well as skills like categorization and spatial awareness), this high-quality app with virtual rewards and tracking for parents has been a winner here at our house.

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TenseBuilder App Review

TenseBuilder combines the fun, engaging properties of cartoon videos and voice recording with a serious, tool-based approach to the customized learning and practice of verb tenses. Whether used for language development with a special needs child or for grammar practice in the elementary grades – TenseBuilder is naturally engaging and a powerful tool in the hands of an educator who can make the most use of the many customization options.

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Spell Trekking App Review

My daughter (9) isn’t a natural speller, and she counts this as amongst her top 5 favorite apps – she ASKS to use it throughout the day and absolutely loves it. The gentle, positive approach and fun space theme have really captured her, and I am intrigued by the unique guided copywork-style approach to spelling. We’re going to keep working with this app and see how my daughter’s work with it translates into spelling and writing confidence. Even though this first version of Spell Trekking is a bit rough around the edges, I highly recommend you check it out for free and see if this approach would work for your child.

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Chalk Walk App Review

Chalk Walk is a captivating and incredibly motivating way to practice the fine motor skills so necessary for successful printing and handwriting. It's colorful, playful map-like journey naturally engages children's desire for completion and moves them along in their pincer grip development painlessly, making it easy for parents to reinforce the hand position needed for holding a pencil.

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Noodle Words – Action Set 1 App Review

Noodle Words is the most fun I’ve ever had exploring words with my children. We sat down together and laughed, and tapped, and giggled – the words and bugs not only intrinsically demonstrate the meaning of each word, but they also have an awful lot of fun doing so! I hope new word sets are coming soon.

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WURM Junior App Review

WURM Junior is a simple, well-designed app with a wealth of colors and shapes that children can use to enjoy multi-touch, kaleidoscopic drawing. This soothing, visually stimulating experience makes a great exploration environment that can be used as a reward, transition tool, doodle board, or creative teaching aid.

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Tell Me About It! App Review

Tell Me About It! is an ideal blend of professional quality therapy tool and child-friendly, motivational rewards for children with language delays and Autism spectrum disorders. The powerful combination of a research-based teaching approach with a wealth of reporting tools and options paired with the colorful token-based reward system that keeps children engaged, make this app a winner.

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Articulation Station Pro App Review

If you have a child who needs help with their pronunciation, Articulation Station is an excellent articulation practice app! Incredibly full functioned, easy to use, comprehensive, and professionally designed – this is our go-to articulation app. It is WELL worth your time to take the free version of this app through its paces – whether you buy individual modules or the full Pro version, I strongly feel this app is a great investment.

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Speech With Milo: Adjectives App Review

Speech With Milo: Adjectives includes even more words (55 in total) to experience through the high-energy animated demonstrations of Milo and his friends. Whether Milo is put into action providing visual grammar demonstrations, fostering language development with special needs children, or as an animated storybook, I’m confident that Milo will be a hit at your house too.

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Oolly App – App Review

Oolly’s winning combination of pre-writing motor skill practice, sorting and categorization thinking skills are presented in an adorable, engaging educational game. I’ve never seen such a fun way of developing and strengthening the pincer grip – Oolly both encourages the correct grip and keeps children coming back for more! Irresistibly fun.

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