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Language and Communication

Children and teens with autism or Aspergers often struggle with spoken language and communication. In this collection, you'll find tools that support both auditory and visual learners, with apps that promote communication through simple pictures, picture-based stories, and text-to-speech. For more quality apps, browse our full library of literacy apps.

Quotable Quotes: The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go. -- Dr. Seuss

ABA Flashcards

Price: $0.99
Grade level: Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 4th and above
Skill: Language and Communication
Device: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Flashcards that promote learning and language building. Clear audio and text for auditory and visual learners.

ExpressiveBuilder

Price: $9.99
Skill: Language and Communication
Device: iPad

Expressive Builder is designed to help children accomplish the following educational goals: 1) Improve sentence ideation ; 2) Improve sentence formation; and 3) Improve receptive and expressive language. Extensive use of audio clips promotes improved auditory processing for special needs children with autism spectrum disorders or sensory processing disorders. Auditory playback of child's voice offers reinforcement for language development.

Grace Picture Exchange for Non-Verbal People

Price: $29.99
Grade level: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 4th and above
Skill: Language and Communication
Device: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

A simple picture exchange system developed by and for non-verbal people allowing the user to communicate their needs by building sentences from relevant images.

i Get... My Schedules at School Social Skills Stories

Price: $4.99
Grade level: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 4th and above
Skill: Language and Communication, Routines, Schedules, and Organization, Social Skills
Device: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

I Get… My School Schedules is a fully customizable application offering the ability to edit and create social skill stories for individuals that need support in understanding the sequence of their school day.

iCommunicate

Price: $49.99
Grade level: Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 4th and above
Skill: Language and Communication, Routines, Schedules, and Organization
Device: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Create pictures, flashcards, storyboards, routines, and visual schedules. Record custom audio in any language. Converts words with text to speech. Utilize as audio visual prompting tool or AAC device.

iPrompts

Price: $9.99-49.99
Skill: Language and Communication, Social Skills
Device: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Create & modify visual schedules, countdown timer with a picture to aid. Each app purchase gives 10% to Autism Speaks.

Learn with Rufus: Feelings and Emotions

Price: $4.99
Grade level: Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 4th and above
Skill: Language and Communication, Social Skills
Device: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Learn with Rufus: Feelings and Emotions aims to help children learn the facial expressions that correspond to happy, sad, angry, afraid, surprised, and disgusted. The game is highly customizable to meet the needs of children with varying skills, ability levels, and learning styles.

Pictello

Price: $18.99
Grade level: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 4th and above
Skill: Language and Communication, Multimedia Composition, Print awareness, Writing
Device: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Pictello allows the user to create "talking" books with pictures — students can make their own story that is personal to them.

Proloquo2Go: AAC In Your Pocket

Price: $249.00
Grade level: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 4th and above
Skill: Language and Communication
Device: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Full-featured communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking. It brings natural sounding text-to-speech voices, up-to-date symbols, automatic conjugations, vocabulary of over 7000 items, and extreme ease of use.

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