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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
Present A Choice
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • iPhone
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Proloquo2Go: AAC In Your Pocket
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
ProxTalker App
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Evidence

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.

Quick Talk AAC
  • Communication
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Samba
  • Recreation
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Functional Skills
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • All Ages
Say Some More
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
See Me Talk
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
See.Touch.Learn. FREE
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • Language
  • Math Skills
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
See.Touch.Learn. Pro
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • Language
  • Math Skills
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Sleep Champ by Zansors
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal

A Web-Based Tutorial for Parents of Young Children with Autism: Results from a Pilot Study

Early intervention can significantly improve long-term outcomes for children with autism. Unfortunately, many children do not receive early intervention services due to a critical shortage of trained professionals in this area. To bridge this gap, we evaluated a Web-based parent training tutorial (Enhancing Interactions), based on evidence-based practices and utilizing the Web-based platform to maximize learning. Methods: Twenty-three parents with a child between 18 months and 6 years with an autism spectrum disorder participated.

Social Emotional Exchange (S.E.E.)
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Social Stories
  • Social Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • All Ages
  • Research

The Use and Understnading of Virtual Environments by Adolescents with Autistic Spectrum Disorders

The potential of virtual environments for teaching people with autism has been positively promoted in recent years. The present study aimed to systematically investigate this potential with 12 participants with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs), each individually matched with comparison participants according to either verbal IQ or performance IQ, as well as gender and chronological age. Participants practised using a desktop ?training? virtual environment, before completing a number of tasks in a virtual caf

Speak for Yourself AAC
  • Communication
  • Android
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
SpeakAll!
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • All Ages
Speech Magnet Text to Speech
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal