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Category: Schedule and organisation
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.
Maker: Handhold Adaptive
Price: $49.99iPrompts is an application for the iPod Touch and iPhone that offers a visual schedule, a countdown timer and a simple choice making utility. It is designed to replace needing to carry physical schedules or boards.The visual schedule does allow for a portable way of using the feature for reference, and this in turn can be used as a public means of demonstrating cues for disabled children.However, when testing the app, I found that the countdown visual could be slightly confusing to younger children – an improvement would be making this element of the app clearer and more user-friendly. There is also no way to ‘lock’ the option menu.
Click here to view the iPrompts tutorial.
Category: Learning, word games
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
Maker: Anusen Inc.
Price: $0.99Word Magic was nominated for Best Educational App in 2009 in the 'Best App Ever' awards, and was also featured in "Apps for kids" by Apple. The app was designed keeping preschooler and kindergarten kids in mind, and is most suitable for children between the ages of 3 and 6 / 7.It is a method for children to have fun with words and complete spelling practice using visual prompts and games. The interface has a very simple design, and children complete games by touching the answer.
Click here to view the app demo.
Category: Phonology, articulation
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later.
Price: $29.99ArtikPix is an articulation-based app with flashcard and matching activities for children with speech delays. ArtikPix contains 21 decks with 40 cards each (913 total cards) for the following sounds:th, f, v, ch, sh, k, g, s, z, l, r, s-blends, r-blends, l-blends, p, b, m, n, t, d, and j.The decks are combined, selected for sound group (e.g., beginning th, er), then practiced through games and activities. The features also include recorded audio and voice recording facilities. After user requests, there is now a new group scoring feature for up to 4 children to complete activities together.
Click here to view a child using the app in a therapy session.