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This study compares intervention delivered by a therapist to intervention delivered using an iPad for two children with autism. Further, this study evaluates the influence of choice between the conditions. Methods: Time on-task, challenging behaviour, session duration and correct responses were compared across conditions in an alternating treatment design. The effect of choice was evaluated in an ABAB design. Results: The iPad was associated with shorter intervention sessions, more time on-task and less challenging behaviour for one participant.

Talking Mats is an evidence-based tool for helping people with communication difficulties to participate in conversations and communicate effectively about things that matter to them. Traditionally available as a physical mat-and-card based product (Talking Mats Original), it is now also available as an App and web-browser based application.

Talking Mats Taster  - Free

Talking Mats Lite - £5.99

Talking Mats Pro – subscriptions from £10 per month

Category: 
Communication
Educational
Organizer
Platform: 
Android
iPad
Age: 
All Ages
Research Type: 
Evidence
Cost: 
$0.00

(NOTE: This version contains ad's.) Tantrum Tracker Lite was designed to make tracking tantrums and outbursts for children on the autism spectrum, children with ADD or ADHD (or any child with behavior control issues) easy, through a logical work flow and organization of "tantrum" data and visual media. 

Category: 
Behavioral Intervention
Organizer
Platform: 
iPhone
iTouch
Age: 
All Ages
Research Type: 
Evidence
Cost: 
$0.00

Words & Blocks is a learning tool for children that are starting to read. It has a spelling and a matching game for 26 words. For the spelling game, it has audio for letters and words. Left to right spelling is implemented to reinforce proper spelling of words. The matching game is to supplement the child's familiarisation of the words. There is also an option to set hints for beginners and drag action to practice motor skills.

Category: 
Language
Platform: 
iPad
Research Type: 
Evidence
Cost: 
$0.00

Set the stage for reading success with this delightfully interactive educational app. Kids will have a blast learning their ABC's and building vocabulary with the adorable monsters in Endless Alphabet. Each word features an interactive puzzle game with talking letters and a short animation illustrating the definition. Before you know it, your child will be using words like gargantuan and cooperate!

Category: 
Language
Platform: 
iPad
iPhone
Research Type: 
Evidence
Cost: 
$0.00

A series of developmental reading apps that help children ages 3-6 to learn beginning, ending, blending, rhyme and word family sounds. All apps designed with use of visual and auditory senses, making it possible for autistic children to gain from skills presented in each app. The apps help develop fine motor hand and eye coordination skills.
Available for iPad and Nook.

Category: 
Functional Skills
Language
Platform: 
iPhone
Research Type: 
Evidence
Cost: 
$1.99

It is an app designed to help kids read aloud.  It has a playback feature that plays the book and can focus on the word as it is being spoken.  It also allows the user to read and based on their pronunciation, it will provide scores for each word using speech recognition.  Green is good, yellow is okay, red needs improvement.  The user can then tap on their or the example words to see how it was pronounced.

Category: 
Functional Skills
Platform: 
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
Research Type: 
Evidence
Cost: 
$1.99

Alpha Writer is based on the famous Montessori moveable alphabet. Learn to compose and read words, work with phonetics and phonograms, and also practice writing stories, in this dynamic and multifaceted app.

Category: 
Communication
Language
Platform: 
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
Research Type: 
Evidence
Cost: 
$4.99

For people who need more structure and overview in daily activities. Plan detailed activities using clear pictograms and text with drag & drop. Show plans with notifications and speech on a phone, tablet or laptop. Use alarms and text-to-speech to help keep focus on planned activities. Plan recurring days automatically by using templates and week schedules.
*Basic version free, full version EUR 5,95 for private and family use. 

Category: 
Organizer
Platform: 
Android
iPad
Age: 
All Ages
Research Type: 
Evidence
Cost: 
$0.00

Wonkido Visual Organizer is an interactive visual scheduler that integrates schedules, chore charts, points and prizes all into one system, with visual graphics, instructions and much more to help a child stay on task. Also allows you to privately share your child’s schedule with everyone involved in educating and caring for your child.
Available on iTunes for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, but accessible on ANY device connected to the Internet be it android, laptop, desktop or tablet.
$9.99 for Apple device app, but free through website on other platforms.

Category: 
Organizer
Platform: 
iPad
iPhone
iTouch
Research Type: 
Evidence
Cost: 
$9.99