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
BrainControl: Basic Communicator Touch
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Language
  • Windows 8
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
5
BOB Books #1: Reading Magic
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • 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.

5
BoardBuilder
  • Accessibility
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
0
Birdhouse for Autism
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
5
Big Day Lite
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
0
Big Blue Box Farm
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Preschool (2-5)
2.75
Between the Lines Level 2
  • Social Skills
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
0
Between the Lines Level 1
  • Social Skills
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
0
Between the Lines Advanced
  • Social Skills
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
3.333335
Behavior Tracker Pro
  • 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.

0
Bag Game
  • Recreation
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
4.75
Baby Tweets - First Words
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Preschool (2-5)
4
Avaz for Autism
  • Communication
  • Creative Arts
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
3.833335
Avatalker AAC
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
3.6
Avakid: See Me Go Potty
  • Functional Skills
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
4