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.
Toca Town Publisher: Toca Boca
Kids run the world with perfect mix of fantasy and reality
Grades Pre-K-K
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
2.
Kid in Story Book Maker Publisher: Locomotive Labs
Easy-to-make personalized stories can help boost social skills
Grades Pre-K-1
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
3.
Todo Math: School Edition Publisher: Locomotive Labs
One arithmetic app fulfills the needs of many learners
Grades Pre-K-2
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
4.
Social Stories Publisher: PufferFish Software Inc.
Quick and simple behavior-reinforcement tool for kids with autism
Grades Pre-K-5
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
5.
Bookshare Visit Website: https://www.bookshare.org/
Unique digital library gives access to those with print disabilities
Grades Pre-K-12
Type Website
Price Free, Paid
Graphite Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
6.
My Video Schedule Publisher: Acceptional Possibilities, LLC.
Special-needs scheduler for daily tasks; customizable for kids' use
Grades Pre-K-12
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
7.
Articulation Station Publisher: Little Bee Speech
Pricey but definitely worth it for kids struggling with pronunciation
Grades K-2
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
8.
Touch and Learn - Emotions Publisher: Innovative Mobile Apps
Excited, sad, or angry? This app helps kids identify feelings
Grades K-2
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
9.
Dexteria Dots - Get in Touch with Math Publisher: BinaryLabs, Inc.
Ingenious, intuitive way for kids to learn and practice the basics
Grades K-3
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
10.
LanguageBuilderDeluxe Publisher: Mobile Education Store LLC
Audio, visual prompts help boost kids' communication skills
Grades K-3
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
11.
Social Adventures
Expert-approved activities nurture students' social skills
Grades K-3
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
12.
ConversationBuilder Publisher: Mobile Education Store LLC
Themed scripts help kids practice successful social exchanges
Grades K-6
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
13.
FTVS HD - First Then Visual Schedule HD Publisher: Good Karma Applications, Inc
Powerful multisensory tool teaches self-direction and follow-through
Grades K-7
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
Graphite Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
14.
Goalbook Toolkit Visit Website: https://goalbookapp.com/toolkit-info/
Set tailored targets with pricey but worth-it kit of tools, strategies
Grades Pre-K-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
15.
Proloquo2Go Publisher: AssistiveWare
Brilliant tool helps kids with speech difficulties communicate
Grades K-12
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
16.
Scan and Read Pro Visit Website: http://www.readingmadeez.com/products/scanreadpro.html
Easily scan, read, and study texts regardless of reading level
Grades K-12
Type Website
Price Free to Try, Paid
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
17.
CAST UDL Book Builder Visit Website: http://bookbuilder.cast.org/
Sensitively designed so any student can write and share books
Grades 1-7
Type Website
Price Free
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
18.
Pictello Publisher: AssistiveWare
Fabulous tool can help kids create social stories
Grades 1-5
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
19.
IF... The Emotional IQ Game Publisher: If You Can
Captivating journey cultivates kids' social and emotional skills
Grades 1-7
Type App
Price Free, Free to Try, Paid
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
20.
Stick Pick Publisher: Buzz Garwood
Boost engagement, measure higher-order thinking skills with well-done app
Grades 1-12
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
21.
Time Timer Publisher: Time Timer LLC
Easily conceptualize, manage, and visualize time
Grades 1-12
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
22.
News-2-You Publisher: AssistiveWare
Draw kids into weekly news with powerful symbols and voice narration
Grades 2-6
Type App
Price Free, Free to Try
Platforms iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 5
23.
The Social Express Pro Publisher: The Language Express, Inc.
Fabulous multimedia lessons boost social-awareness skills
Grades 2-8
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad, Apps for Windows
Graphite Rating 5
Teacher Rating 4
24.
Natural Reader Visit Website: http://www.naturalreaders.com/
Natural text-to-speech tool helps kids with reading difficulties
Grades 3-12
Type Website
Price
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 3
25.
Mood Meter - Building Your Emotional Intelligence Publisher: Emotionally Intelligent Schools LLC
Well-designed tool encourages kids to reflect on and manage emotions
Grades 6-12
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated
26.
Adobe Voice Publisher: Adobe
Easy-to-use tool for creating high-quality voice-narrated slideshows
Grades 8-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating 4
27.
ConversationBuilderTeen Publisher: Mobile Education Store LLC
Customizable tool provides valuable practice with social interactions
Grades 8-12
Type App
Price Paid
Platforms iPad
Graphite Rating 4
Teacher Rating Not Yet Rated