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.

Name Category Platform Age Supporting Research Ratingsort icon
Sentence Workout
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal

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
Big Day Lite
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
0
Voice Reminders! VoCal XL
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal

PDA Software Aimed at Improving Workplace Adaptation for People with Cognitive Disabilities

This article presents the objectives, methodology and results of a project aimed at improving personal autonomy and adaptation to the workplace of people with cognitive disabilities. These people may have difficulties to be independent in various areas of life, especially at the workplace. Many of these problems are related to issues such as time control, independence in performing tasks, work habits, interpersonal communication, etc. To promote autonomy in these areas, the tool GTT (Time and Task Manager) has been developed.

0
VolaFriends
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
0
Speak it!
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
0
My Autism Day
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
0
Minimal Pair Pack
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
0
Catalyst
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
0
Everyday Skills- Pocket Edition
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Evidence

Using a personal Digital Assistant to Increase Independent Task Completion by Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

In this study, a personal digital assistant (PDA) with picture, auditory, and video prompts with voice over, was evaluated as a portable self-prompting device for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Using a multiple probe design across three cooking recipes and replicated with three students with ASD, the system was tested for its effectiveness in increasing independent performance across the multiple step tasks. In addition, data were recorded for the number and types of prompts used by the students across time.

0
LanguageBuilder
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
0
The Monster at the End of This Book
  • Recreation
  • 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.

0
therapyConnect
  • Communication
  • Language
  • Math Skills
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
0
Sentence Builder
  • Language
  • Android
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
0
Intro to Math
  • Math Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
0
Easy Questions
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Android
  • Anecdotal
0