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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
NeoPaul
  • Communication
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
SuperSpeak by Superplus AS
  • Communication
  • Language
  • iPad
  • Children (6-12)
iAssessNTeach School Series
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • Anecdotal
Let’s Face It! Scrapbook
  • Social Skills
  • iPad
  • All Ages
ChoreMonster
  • Social Skills
  • Functional Skills
  • Math Skills
  • Organizer
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
TapToTalk
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Language
  • Windows 8
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
Skill CHamp
  • Recreation
  • Social Skills
  • Functional Skills
  • Math Skills
  • iPad
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
Patty Shukla Kids Music Vol 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • Functional Skills
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Draw Free for iPad
  • Creative Arts
  • iPad
  • Anecdotal
Able AAC Free
  • Social Skills
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • Communication
  • Functional Skills
  • Language
  • Organizer
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • Anecdotal
ABC, Talk with Me!
  • Social Skills
  • Educational
  • Language
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Preschool (2-5)
  • Children (6-12)
  • Adolescents (13-17)
FAO ObserverTool
  • Behavioral Intervention
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
Meet Heckerty
  • Recreation
  • Social Skills
  • Communication
  • Language
  • Android
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • All Ages
  • 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.

Scoops
  • Recreation
  • iPad
  • iPhone
  • iTouch
  • Anecdotal
iToucan Talk (Autism)
  • Communication
  • Android
  • Anecdotal