Happy Holidays! 🎊 As 2017 comes to a close we thought we would take a look back at some of our most popular app reviews from 2017. This list includes our most accessed app reviews from the past year.

Choiceworks App

#1 Choiceworks (iOS – $6.99)

Choiceworks is an app for helping children complete daily routines and tasks, understanding and controlling feelings and to improve their patience. Caregivers, teachers, and therapists use this app with students diagnosed with autism (verbal and non-verbal), ADD, and other learning disabilities to keep them on task and motivated.

Avaz - Help Kids With Autism Speak | Free AAC App For Autism App

#2 Avaz Lite – AAC App for Autism (iOS – Free)

Avaz Lite is an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) app that provides a voice for children with Autism and other complex communication needs. Avaz is a full-featured AAC app PLUS a training layer for caregivers. The Lite version gives the user a 7-day free trial to use the app and access to its 15,000 symbols. This free trial may help a therapist, teacher or parent see if it meets a particular child’s needs before having to purchase the entire app.

Voice Dream Reader App

#3 Voice Dream Reader (iOS – $14.99, Android – $9.99)

Voice Dream reads aloud text that can be pulled from pdfs, web browsers, word docs, power point, HTML, Dropbox and many more. A powerful resource for anyone struggling with reading or hoping to reinforce reading. The app is designed for all audiences and is extremely user friendly.

#4 I Can Have Conversations With You!™ (iOS – $9.99)

I Can Have Conversations With You! is designed to help children with conversation and social skills. The app provides a unique solution to parents who want to empower their child to initiate, understand, and participate in conversations. An easy-to-follow, self-explanatory program engages the learner’s interest within a fun, supportive environment so that learning to communicate is naturally reinforcing.


#5 StepByStep Sequencing for Kids and Adults Freemium (iOS – Free)

StepByStep is a therapeutic and educational tool which helps assess and improve the sequencing skills of every day tasks for kids and adults with impaired or developing cognition. StepByStep uses fun and clearly-illustrated sequences of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs), and Transfers. The app was designed by an occupational therapist and is appropriate for users of all ages with impaired or developing cognitive skills.

visual-schedule-planner app

#6 Visual Schedule Planner (iOS – $14.99)

Visual Schedule Planner is a completely customizable visual schedule iPad app that is designed to give an individual an audio/visual representation of the “events in their day”. In addition, events that require more support can be linked to an “activity schedule” or “video clip” to help model the task even further. Visual Planner is perfect for home, school, work or community environment. The app is designed for individuals who may benefit from visual support to ease transitions, anxiety, or who simply need a way to visually represent their day.

DayCape App

#7 DayCape (iOS – Free)

DayCape is an app that allows therapists, teachers, parents, and even the child themselves to set up visual schedules. Benefiting grades pre-k through 5th, this app is an excellent way to help children with a variety of disabilities to manage their day. The app allows a user to set up activities for for the child using pre-set pictures, or by uploading personalized images. Once the activities are set up, notifications show up on the child’s device to remind them of the activities they have been assigned.

Birdhouse for Special Needs App

#8 Birdhouse – for Special Needs (iOS – Free, Android – Free)

Birdhouse for Special Needs helps parents and caregivers organize and coordinate important health information regarding their child’s disability. Parents raising children with autism designed this easy to use web and iPhone/Android app. The simple to use app helps users keep data about ongoing care in one simple timeline. They can then analyze the data to discover patterns and develop a care plan.

proloquo2go app

#9  Proloquo2Go (iOS – $249.99)

Proloquo2Go is a symbol-based communication app that gives a voice to those who cannot speak. Over 175,000 people already use this AAC app as a powerful tool for expressing themselves and increasing their communication skills and language development. Its innovative features let users, parents, teachers and therapists quickly personalize the app. Proloquo2Go is an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) app used by people with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other diagnoses. It is available in English, Spanish, French, and Dutch for iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and Apple Watch.

WebMD App

#10 WebMd for iPad (iOS – Free, Android – Free)

Long known for its online presence as a medical information resource that is centered around symptoms, WebMD for iPad has taken it’s database and search function into the mobile device technology market with it’s WebMD for iPad app. The portability and instant access to the vast amount of medical information contained within WebMD is the highlight of this app.


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