These apps were awarded high ratings on the BridgingApps.org website, which features over 3000 apps for people with special needs.
CoughDrop, an AAC app with a free two-week trial, gives a voice to those who cannot speak vocally for themselves. It is used in collaboration with image boards and can be used with a switch or eye tracking. It can be used across multiple devices and generates reports for caregivers.
Avaz Lite – AAC App for Autism is an augmentative communication app for non-verbal children with autism. The Lite version provides a 7-day free trial for assessment purposes.
Find My Family, Friends, Phone (free) allows you to view your connections on a map, communicate with them, and receive alerts when they arrive at home, school, or work.
ABA Flash Cards & Games – Emotions (0.99) for iPhone and iPad presents over 200 pictures of 13 different emotions and rewards the users for recognizing them.
Birdhouse – for Teachers (offers a free trial) and Autism Tracker Lite (free to use) help caregivers track behaviors and discover triggers in students with autism.
Choiceworks, ($6.99 is an app for iOS devices. While not free, it is highly popular for helping children complete daily routines and tasks, as well as control feelings and improve patience. It has been found helpful for keeping students on-task and motivated.
DayCape, an iOS and Android app, is an interactive photo calendar which lets you help students plan their day. There is a free 30-day trial, and a special rate is provided for schools.