Top Pick

Great Special Ed Apps and Sites

Whlle most of these weren't designed specifically for kids with special needs or learning differences, they've been recommended by educators and experts who work with these populations. Check them out. You might find them helpful for any student who needs more support.

1.
Go Go Games Publisher: Go Go Games Studios
Encouraging, carefully crafted games help kids notice details fast
Grades Grades Pre-K-K
Type App
Price $1.99
Platforms iPad
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
2.
Peek-a-Zoo by Duck Duck Moose Publisher: Duck Duck Moose
Cute, vibrant app helps kids learn social-emotional cues and vocab
Grades Grades Pre-K-K
Type App
Price $.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Learning Rating 3
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
3.
Kid in Story Book Maker Publisher: Locomotive Labs
Easy-to-make personalized stories can help boost social skills
Grades Grades Pre-K-1
Type App
Price $6.99
Platforms iPad
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
4.
Speech with Milo: Sequencing Publisher: Doonan Speech Therapy
Cute mouse helps kids learn first, next, last with relatable themes
Grades Grades Pre-K-1
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Learning Rating 3
Teacher Rating 4
5.
Montessori Numbers - Math Activities for Kids Publisher: L'Escapadou
Good, interactive math practice with beautiful design and cool animations
Grades Grades Pre-K-2
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms iPad
Learning Rating 3
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
6.
Starfall.com URL: http://www.starfall.com/
Well-designed literacy site with great activities for new readers
Grades Grades Pre-K-2
Type Website
Price Free
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
7.
Articulation Station Publisher: Little Bee Speech
Pricey but definitely worth it for kids struggling with pronunciation
Grades Grades K-2
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
8.
Playful Minds: Math (5-8 years old) Publisher: Gameloft
Travel to a tropical island where math games rule
Grades Grades K-2
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
9.
Phonics Genius Publisher: Innovative Mobile Apps
Quality flashcard-style phonics app missing some basics
Grades Grades K-5
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
10.
Toontastic Publisher: Launchpad Toys
Writer, actor, director: Kids play all parts in riveting storytelling tool
Grades Grades K-5
Type App
Price Free - $19.99
Platforms iPad
Learning Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
11.
FTVS HD - First Then Visual Schedule HD Publisher: Good Karma Applications, Inc
Powerful multisensory tool teaches self-direction and follow-through
Grades Grades K-7
Type App
Price $9.99 - $14.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire
Learning Rating 5
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
12.
Proloquo2Go Publisher: AssistiveWare
Brilliant tool helps kids with speech difficulties communicate
Grades Grades K-12
Type App
Price $219.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Learning Rating 5
Teacher Rating 5
13.
Numbers League Publisher: Bent Castle Software, LLC
Beat bad guys with math in super-fun, super-powerful practice app
Grades Grades 1-4
Type App
Price $3.99
Platforms iPad
Learning Rating 5
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
14.
CAST UDL Book Builder URL: http://bookbuilder.cast.org/
Sensitively designed so any student can write and share books
Grades Grades 1-5
Type Website
Price Free
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
15.
Time Timer Publisher: Time Timer LLC
Easily conceptualize, manage, and visualize time
Grades Grades 1-12
Type App
Price $1.99 - $4.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
16.
News-2-You Publisher: AssistiveWare
Draw kids into weekly news with powerful symbols and voice narration
Grades Grades 2-6
Type App
Price Free (in - app purchases)
Platforms iPad
Learning Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
17.
DragonBox Algebra 5+ Publisher: WeWantToKnow AS
Mesmerizing step-by-step puzzler sets the foundation for algebra
Grades Grades 4-8
Type App
Price $5.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire
Learning Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
18.
Remember The Milk Publisher: Remember The Milk
Juggle tasks easily with simple organizing app
Grades Grades 8-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire
Learning Rating 3
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated