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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.

Name Category Platform Age Supporting Research Rating
Language Builder from Stages
  • Language
  • iPad
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
EASe Personal Listening Therapy
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
MemoAssist
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
Articulate it!
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
BrainControl: Basic Communicator Touch
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Language
  • Windows 8
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Receptive Labels
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • iPad
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
Chinese Receptive Labels
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • iPad
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
Receptive Colours
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
Expressive
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
SocialCue
  • Social Skills
  • iPad
  • All Ages
Use2talk
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
Injini: Child Development Game Suite
  • Recreation
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
Picture AAC
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Anecdotal
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.

Minimal Pair Pack
  • Language
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal