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Autism Apps

Do you have a favorite autism app you'd like to add to this list? Please email a brief description of the app, including the platform, cost, age group, price, any related research, and a link to FSDB@AutismSpeaks.org and we would be happy to share your recommendation with the Autism Speaks community!

Apps are listed in alphabetical order. You can sort apps by rating by clicking the "Rating" link above that column. You can rate apps by first clicking on the app name to visit the app detail page. Then, below the description of the app, click on the number of stars for your rating of the app.

Apps now have a research rating:

 Anecdotal = No specific or related scientific studies for this type of app.  

 Research = There are some related scientific studies, but no direct research support for this type of app or technology.

 Evidence = There is solid or specific scientific evidence that this type of app or technology is helpful.

Namesort icon Category Platform Age Supporting Research Rating
FreeSpeech
  • Accessibility
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
GloRead
  • Social Skills
  • Language
  • Android
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
GoTalk Now iPad App from Attainment Company
  • Accessibility
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
How Do You Feel
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Windows Phone
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
i Create… Social Skills Stories
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Educational
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
ICME: Inner Contextual Mindful Emotions
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
iControlPlayer for Youtube
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • iPad
  • All Ages
IF... The Emotional IQ Game
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
iHowTo-Book
  • Social Skills
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Image It - Breaking the Language Barrier
  • Communication
  • Language
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
image2talk
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
innerVoice
  • Accessibility
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • Educational
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
inPromptu
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
LAMP Words For Life
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Research

Brief report: vocabulary acquisition for children with autism: teacher or computer instruction.

This study examined the impact of computers on the vocabulary acquisition of young children with autism. Children's attention, motivation, and learning of words was compared in a behavioral program and an educational software program. The educational software program was designed to parallel the behavioral program, but it added perceptually salient qualities such as interesting sounds and object movement. Children with autism were more attentive, more motivated, and learned more vocabulary in the computer than in the behavioral program.

Language Builder from Stages
  • Language
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal