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Category: Word retention and learning
Compatibility: iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Maker: PeaPod Labs
Price: £1.49ABC Wildlife uses visual prompts to help children learn different letters and words through an animal theme. The app currently includes over 80 individual words and hundreds of photos and videos. The aim of the application is to teach letter and word recognition, and is suitable for younger children.When I tested the app I found it very easy to navigate and believe the images the developers have used would be very engaging for a younger audience.
Click here to view the demo.
Category: Social skills
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Price: $2.99The Eye contact Zoo game, designed for children affected by Autism and Asperger's Syndrome, rewards children for quickly focusing in on a person's eyes. Through repeated practice it can help children learn to make eye contact by habit, and cope more readily with real-life situations.
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.
Maker: Ted Conley
TapSpeak is a tool to help disabled children learn to communicate. It is an application that allows users to create an unlimited number of sequences so children with language or speaking difficulties are able to gain a 'voice'.
Children with cerebral palsy, autism, cortical vision impairment (CVI), paediatric stroke, or any disability that impairs their ability to communicate can make use of this app.
When setting up sequences users can choose the length, symbols, colours, upload photographs and alter phrase recordings.
Click here for a YouTube 'Mommy review' and walkthrough.