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Special Education Apps

How specific apps can help address special education needs.

The video is simple, but powerful. In just four minutes it shows how Dennis Lamme Jr., a first-grade special education student in Pittsburgh, uses the iPad to learn letters and numbers. His mother says the tablet keeps him from being frustrated; his teacher verifies the tool allows him to stay on task for long stretches of time. Although this scenario is far from typical, it is gaining popularity across the country as more schools and parents are learning how to harness the power of tablets for special education students.

Accessibility Apps

iComm Free
A picture and voice communication aid that can be customized with your own photos.

iCommunicate $29.99
Work on language comprehension using pictures, flash cards, and storyboards. You can also record custom audio in any language.

iConverse $9.99
This augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) application allows students who can't verbally communicate to tell adults their basic wants and needs.

Stories2Learn $13.99
Created by educators, this app allows users to make personalized stories to help teach social skills and literacy.

Look in My Eyes 1 Restaurant $2.99
Teach children to make eye contact with play and rewards.

Angry Octopus $7.99
The title character in this story learns how to control his anger through deep breathing and muscle relaxation.

Behavior Tracker Pro $29.99
Administrators, teachers, and parents can track and graph behaviors with this tool.

Sentence Builder $3.99
This helps elementary-age children create grammatically correct sentences, using
pictures and audio clips.

Special Education Collection
Twenty-four pages of apps covering different areas, from reading, writing, and math to accessibility and organization.

Autism and Asperger's Syndrome
This compilation includes interactive books and behavioral apps, as well as some advice for adults. With plenty of comments from users and a list of Android apps.

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    Turning Crisis Into Opportunity: Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Mainstream Classroom

    Turning Crisis Into Opportunity: Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Mainstream Classroom

    This chapter details what can happen when circumstances deviate too far out of the comfort zones of students on the spectrum. Sensory systems overload and the anxiety that always simmers within erupts. Inside the student flares a sudden chaos of confusion, inadequacy, and panic. Outside we see a breakdown of coping skills and a loss of control. This chapter also explores what is really being communicated by intense behavior. You will learn how to restore equilibrium with confidence and competence, how to find and address the true antecedents of behaviors, and how to help students develop more adaptive means of coping and communicating.

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    Socialization and Self-Esteem: Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Mainstream Classroom

    Socialization and Self-Esteem: Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Mainstream Classroom

    Explains how students on the spectrum struggle to read and interpret the feelings and intentions of others. Their need for sameness makes adapting to the unpredictable dynamics of interaction painfully elusive. Meanwhile, your other students may struggle to tolerate the quirks and behaviors of students on the spectrum. This chapter will help you make it work for everyone as you create a classroom community of support and acceptance.

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