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Handwriting & Fine Motor
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Stretch Break for KidsThis app will remind users to take periodic stretch breaks while using the computer. Includes animated tutorials of how to properly perform the stretches.

iPhone - Free

Sight Words 

Help children learn to read with a list of 315 words categorized by appropriate age groups. Instantly recognizing sight words is an important skill for young readers.

iPhone - Free Android - Free

Color ID

Color Identifier uses the camera on your phone to speak the names of colors. 

iPhone - Free Android - Free

First Aid by American Red Cross 

Be prepared for accidents with this app that has expert advice for everyday emergencies.

iPhone - Free   Android - Free


Turn everyday phrases and names into a song. Have children sing along to words or phrases while talking and practicing words. 

iPhone - Free   Android - Free


Blow bubbles by dragging your finger and then tap to pop them. 

 Android - Free

The Amazing Spider-Man 

This augmented reality app allows children to discover Spider-Man in the world around them with interactive animations.

iPhone - Free Android - Free

FSS Online 

An assessment and curriculum app that helps users with independent living skills such as transportation, safety, health, literacy, and more.

iPhone - Free


 Helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, and record voice reminders. 

iPhone - Free Android - Free

Relax Melodies 

Personalized relaxation and sleep assistance app has more than 40 high quality sounds to provide white noise or background noise to assist with falling asleep. 

iPhone - Free  Android - Free


Get a metronome on your device.

iPhone - Free   Android - Free


Allows students to keep track of their homework, classes, projects, and tests. 

iPhone - Free   Android - Free


 Make your own cartoons and stories through imaginative play with this app that allows kids to draw, animate, and share their own cartoons. - See more at: 

iPhone - Free 

Star Walk & Google Sky Map 

Turn your smart phone or tablet into a window on the night sky. Find out constellations and satellites by pointing your phone at stars. - See more at: 

iPhone - $2.99  Android - Free

Ease App

 Uses random bursts of sound to stimulate, challenge, and promote sensory processing. Contains 60 minutes of optimized music. - See more at: 

iPhone - Lite version, $0.99

iPhone - Personal version, $39.99 iPhone - Pro version, $99.99

Math Magic 

Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with visual supports, solution choices, reinforcers, and rewards (star system). 

iPhone - $0.99

Easy Kid Timer 

Visual timer to help kids visualize the passage of time. Customize the timer with your own pictures and description of tasks. 

 Android - $1.00

iDress for Weather 

 Provides images of clothing and weather conditions daily. Clearly displays the daily temperature (daily highs and lows). Ability to customize the closet using personalized images or photos. 

iPhone - $1.99

Time Timers 

Little clocks demonstrate the passage of time in three different sizes. Have an optional audio signal at completion.

iPhone - $1.99

Shelby's Quest 

Children can learn fine motor and visual perceptual skills using this app developed by an occupational therapist. Follow Shelby the dog on her quest through the Pacific Northwest. 

iPhone - $4.99

Math Board 

Use this app to teach addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Customizable options make this app fun for elementary school children. 

iPhone - $4.99


 Note taking application and to-do manager.

iPhone - $4.99

SymTrend ADL Quickly record information about ADLs and track a child's progress. Once the ADL is mastered, move on to the next. 

iPhone - $10.99

Brain Works 

This app will remind parents and teachers to take sensory breaks with their children and has more than 130 sensory activities. 

iPhone - $11.99


Create personalized social stories using photos, texts, and audio messages.

iPhone - $13.99


An electronic diary that allows you to track symptoms, discover what is triggering problems, and determine whether treatments are working for depression, cancer, women's health, chronic pain, ADHD, or autism. 

iPhone - Free for 14 days. 

iPhone - $10 for 6 months



Annoying Sounds 

Sounds divided into categories of high frequency, alarms, animals, eating, emergency, human, office, phone, random, and wake up.

iPhone - Free Android - Free

Balloon Pop 

Pop balloons by shaking the device up and down. Could help avoiders acclimate to the sound. 

iPhone - Free


Displays the current, maximum, and minimum values in decibels 

Android - Free

Sounds Annoying 

Change the pitch, volume, and filter using slider buttons. Customize the sounds if you buy the app for $0.99. Record a certain sound and use it for controlled exposure. 

iPhone - Free


Ideal for teachers needing to limit noise in the class room. Records decibels and displays volume levels in numbers.

iPhone - Free

Video Scheduler 

Use photos and videos to create a schedule. Set up multiple users—perfect for multiple children on your workload. Take a picture, add an audio comment, or take a video to create a list of steps for schedules. 

iPhone - $12.99


Prompting app providing picture schedules, visual countdown clocks, and other choice prompts. Replace old handmade schedule boards. 

iPhone - $49.99

Off We Go 

Prepares children for everyday experiences while improving language and social skills. Each book tells the story of a particular event or everyday activity in a sequence of 12 steps.

iPhone - $3.99 for each story


Art of Glow 

Draw with glow painting, fireworks, twinkle stars, and more. 

Android - Free


Turn your phone into a fireworks display. Choose your background and with a tap of the finger launch fireworks. 

 Android - Free

Fruit Ninja 

Use your fingers to swipe and tap fruit pieces. Zen mode allows for a more relaxed pace while arcade mode is played at a more frenzied pace. 

iPhone - Free 

Android - Free 

iPhone - $0.99 

Android - $1.26


 A multisensory experience that combines music (from your itunes account) with fireworks on a black background. 

iPhone - $0.99 


Free personalized radio app. Start with the name of a favorite song and Pandora creates a customized radio station with similar music. Thumb up and down songs to further customize your radio stations. Quick and simple way to have background music. 

iPhone - Free Android - Free

Glow Tunes 

Combines glow graphics with music to create a multisensory experience. 

iPhone - $0.99 

Line Art 

Provides touch and visual stimulation with interactive visual art created by thousands of particles that move when you touch. Colors and patterns change as you move your finger. 

iPhone - $1.99 

Letter School 

Make handwriting easier. Choose different fonts and listen to sounds and view graphics and animations. 

iPhone - $2.99 


Up to four players can play a variety of instruments on one device. 

iPhone - $2.99 

Kids ABC Letters 

Help kids master their ABCs with this app. Name, form, recognize, and identify letters. 

Android - $3.99 

Photo Table 

Flick, swipe, tap, zoom, rotate, and drag your photos on a virtual table. Add music for a rich sensory experience.

iPhone - $6.99 


Glow Coloring 

Drawing app that uses brightly colored paint. 

iPhone - Free

Doodle Toy for Kids 

Teach kids to draw and paint with brightly colored paint. Use mirror mode for easy drawing. 

Android - Free

Magnetic Board Lite

Drag brightly colored magnetic letters onto a dark background. Save the pictures to your device. 

iPhone - Free

Kidoodle: Pirate 

Digital coloring book of a pirate story. Personalize the pages by adding your own illustrations. The drawing comes alive when finished, with moving objects, dancing pirates, and swimming fish. 

iPhone - $2.99 Android - $2.99


Free app for downloading books. Make the text larger, choose the right font. Keep track of characters in a story by highlighting the text and annotating the book. Some children's books in the iBookstore have a read-aloud feature. 

Phone - Free


Free app for downloading e-books from Amazon. Change the text size, adjust the brightness of the screen, highlight text, and take notes. Look up words in the dictionary. 

iPhone - Free

Android - Free


Studydroid Flashcard 

FreeCreate flash cards online or on your phone and sync them 

Android - Free


 Create flash cards that look like standard index cards. 

iPhone - Free

QuickTodo Lite 

Simple and clean design to create to do lists that won't distract sensors. Provides boxes to check when task is completed.

iPhone - Free

Taskos To Do List 

Simple and intuitive to do list for android. Add tasks by typing or speaking to your mobile device. 

Android - Free

Gaze HD—Lite 

Nine video scenes to gaze upon. Block out other visual distractions. Shuffle through scenes and play the optional natural sounds to make the scene more realistic. 

iPhone - Free

White Noise Lite 

Plays ambient noise to block out distractions. Free version has 10 sounds including rain, chimes, a fan, and more. 

iPhone - Free Android - Free

White Noise Recorder 

Record your preferred sounds. Take 10- to 30-second recordings and play it as a continuous loop. 

iPhone - $0.99 


This app provides a visual representation of increments of time. A visual guide helps an individual remain on task or focused for a specific duration of time. 

iPhone - $0.99 


Brighter and Bigger 

People with low vision can use this app to turn their device into a magnification device that will make reading material bigger, brighter, and higher contrast.

iPhone - Free

AAC Talking Tabs 

This app allows people with severe disabilities, limited movement, and challenged dexterity to communicate through their phone or tablet. 

 Android - Free

Say Hi! AAC 

This app allows people with severe disabilities, limited movement, and challenged dexterity to communicate through their phone or tablet without ever touching the screen.

iPhone - Free

My Choice Board 

Provides a visual display of choices for children with limited communication skills to be able to express their own needs and wants. 

iPhone - $9.99

Quick Talk AAC 

Giving a voice to those who can't speak, this app has a library of 11,000 images and symbols that represent many needs and wants. A simple two button design allows for easy selection of phrases.

 Android - $14.99


Help children complete daily routines and understand and control their feelings with three boards (schedule, waiting, and feeling). The app helps make task completion easier, teaches waiting skills, and helps children cope with being upset. 

iPhone - $14.99


The app combines the functionality of a notepad with word prediction, a customizable keyboard, and text-to-speech tools. Advanced-level writing tools for children with special needs.

iPhone - $19.99

Functional Planning System 

Plan out your client's day with this video prompting tool. Schedule activities, create step-by-step videos, and create alarms to remind clients of tasks. 

iPhone - $19.99

Functional Communication System 

Customize this video-based communication tool with real images, audio, and video to reflect your client's world. 

iPhone - $49.99


Turn your phone into a magnifying glass with a flashlight. Read tiny print, show a negative image, and take a picture. 

  Android - $1.99


High Score House Kids 

An online game that helps parents and practitioners motivate children to complete tasks or other behaviors to reach real-life rewards.

iPhone - Free

Behavior Status 

Record the daily behavior of your child or an entire classroom. Easily record behavior using a simple green, yellow, and red stoplight. 

iPhone - $0.99  Android - Free

Teachers Class Behavior 

Record behaviors with a list of multiple children. Tap to record default behaviors or edit and add your own. Can be used to multiple classes. Review behaviors in a daily log. 

  Android - Free

ABC Data 

Data collection tool for counting behavior by simple tallies or percentages, recording the session duration, and e-mailing the data. 

iPhone - $4.99


Behavioral management reward system. Allows you to post a picture of a reward and give stars for behaviors that will win the reward. 

iPhone - $4.99

No More Meltdowns 

 This app provides the tools to help parents prepare their child for meltdowns and deal with out-of-control behavior. 

iPhone - $10.99

Handwriting & Fine Motor

Baby's Musical Hands

A simple cause and effect app, the 15 brightly colored squares provide audio and visual feedback when touched.

iPhone - $0.99  Android - $0.99 

Color and Draw for Kids 

Coloring book for children with 50 drawings in several categories such as professions and landscapes. 

Android - $0.99 

Android - $1.99 for tablets 


 \Practice letter formation by tapping, tracing, and writing. Learn the alphabet by playing games.

iPhone - $2.99


A fun and smart drawing and coloring app for children. Choose from 40 templates in several categories such as numbers and professions. 

iPhone - $2.99


Teaches handwriting and correct letter formation while children play a fun and educational game. 

iPhone - $2.99

Write My Name by Injini 

 This app is a fun way for children to practice writing letters, words, names, and phrases. Children 4 to 6 can learn several writing skills such as writing their name.

iPhone - $3.99

Handwriting without Tears: Wet-Dry-Try 

Using a visual chalkboard, children can learn and practice letter formation habits for writing capital letters and numbers. 

iPhone - $4.99   Android - $4.99


Therapeutic hand exercises that improve fine motor skills and handwriting readiness. App created by an occupational therapist. 

iPhone - $4.99 


Play musical instruments on your device. Individuals with limited motor control can play chords on a guitar or play a piano. Record the music you create. 

iPhone - $4.99 

Ready to Print 

Created by an occupational therapist, this app helps teach pre-writing skills to build a strong foundation for beginning printers. 

iPhone - $9.99 


Writing is made easier with this app that uses a word prediction engine and spelling error model. Great for individuals with dyslexia. Synthetic voices allow you to inspect the predicted word before selecting. 

iPad - $14.99


Accurately measure your client's ability to recognize left and right body parts and movement. Train left right discrimination with a series of images. 

iPhone - $8.99 

Ready to Print 

 Help beginning printers progress through pre-writing skills in a specific order to master the skills needed for correct printing patterns. 

iPhone - $9.99