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
4 Forms
  • Recreation
  • Math Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
1.6
4 kidcal
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
  • Anecdotal
3.2
4Kid Share
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
  • Anecdotal
3.166665
A BuZoo Story
  • Recreation
  • Social Skills
  • Accessibility
  • Communication
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • Android
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
3.703705
A Present for Milo
  • Recreation
  • iPad
  • Evidence

Do children with autism learn to read more readily by computer assisted instruction or traditional book methods? A pilot study.

The study evaluates the progress of eight children aged 3-5 years with autism attending a specialist teaching unit in their development of reading skills in two conditions: computer instructed learning and book based learning. The authors developed a direct observation schedule to monitor autistic behaviours using computerized techniques. The children were matched by age, severity of autistic symptomatology and number of spoken words. They were initially randomly allocated to the computer or book condition and crossed over at 10 weeks.

0
A Special Phone
  • Accessibility
  • iPhone
  • Anecdotal
0
AAC Speech Buddy
  • Communication
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
3.055555
AAC Speech Communicator
  • Communication
  • Android
  • Anecdotal
0
aacorn
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Research
4.333335
Aaron
  • Communication
  • Windows Phone
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
  • Anecdotal
2.25
ABA Find It!
  • Recreation
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Research

Effectiveness of a multimedia programme and therapist-instructed training for children with autism

The present study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of an interactive multimedia training programme and a conventional therapist-instructed training in improving the learning behaviours of children with autism. A multiple-subject, single case-study time-series research design was adopted in the study. Six children with autism, aged 2 years 4 months to 2 years 10 months, were recruited by convenience sampling. They attended a 12-session training programme on basic concepts (e.g.

4.75
ABA Flashcards
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • 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.

3
ABA Teamwork LS
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Organizer
  • Windows 8
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
0
ABA Therapy Images
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Anecdotal
0
Able AAC Free
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
4.333335