There are 14 apps in Autism-spectrum disorder


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Behavior Tracker Pro

Behavior Tracker Pro
developed by Marz Consulting Inc/Data Makes the Difference LLC, USA


Trackers

English / German

Cost: £22.99 [approximately €32.49, $35.36]

Allows carers, healthcare professionals, parents, and teachers to track the behaviour patterns of children, and to present them in graph form.

"Available in the Education and Utilities sections in iTunes. Just search for the word Autism or Behavior Tracker Pro. Behavior Tracker Pro is an iPhone/Ipod Touch app that allows Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), behavioral therapists, aides, teachers or parents to track behaviors and graph them. The app was designed to support the behavioral treatment plans for children with autism. However, it can be used to track behavior in any field." Autism Society of Minnesota, USA | http://bit.ly/15A6bgx


Tags: Disability

Chatable

Chatable
developed by Therapy Box


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsImproving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: £79.99 [approximately €101.00, $113.00]
ChatAble enable people to communicate using symbols and graphics.
The main benefits are the great ease of use for people with disabilities (e.g. MS). Clear buttons and simple interface. Excellent for more elderly people as well who can use the well thought out interface to personalise the content. However it would be nice to be able to customise the size of the icons. Walton-le-Dale Primary School in the UK | PatientView entry form, May 2015


Tags: Disability

Companion

Companion
developed by Identifor


RemindersSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free
App designed for teens and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, to help with daily tasks and activities when parents or teachers are not around for support.
“The Identifor Companion app uses a human avatar named Abby to help young adults and adults with autism when parents, teachers, and aides are no longer around to answer questions and help with various needs throughout the day.

The app was developed by Identifor…a website and app designed to help parents and individuals understand their own, or their child’s skills, abilities and interests using games.”
Autism Speaks, a US-based not for profit organisation that aims to advance research into causes and better treatments for autism spectrum disorders and related conditions. | http://bit.ly/2zTN1a4


Tags: Disability  ·  Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Everyday Skills

Everyday Skills
developed by AbleLink Technologies Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: £29.99 [approximately €42.39, $46.51]

Utilises images to teach social skills that can help a person function independently in the community (including how to prepare a meal, take care of pets, travel around, and behave in shops).

"Use this app to find self-directed learning for students with autism and learning disabilities." Disability Network Northern Michigan, USA | Source no longer available


Tags: Disability

Hub of Hope

Hub of Hope
developed by Mashbo, with UK mental health charity Chasing the Stigma


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

App and online tool to help people with mental health needs to access patient groups, charities and other sources of support across the UK

“Hub of Hope believes that no matter what you're going through, you shouldn't have to do it alone. Find services local to you using geolocation technology.

The stigma associated with mental health can make it difficult to talk about, however there are services out there with people who understand and are ready to help….

…Using the Hub of Hope is completely free and confidential. You are not required to provide any personal information or pay for use. It is simply there to say, if you should ever need help, whether for you or somebody you are looking after, we’ll make it easier to find.

The Hub of Hope has already been described as a vital and lifesaving tool by charities and mental health trusts.

In less than a year since its launch, the Hub of Hope has had

  • More than 1200 support groups and charities registered
  • Over 16,500 unique users have accessed the hub
  • More than 68,000 unique page views” 
Chasing the Stigma, the UK mental health charity which created the app and online resource. | http://bit.ly/2NyhRej


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

iMean

iMean
developed by Michael Bergmann, USA; Richie Meade-Miller, USA; Aram Julhakyan, Spain; Meredith Bergmann, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: £3.99 [approximately €5.64, $6.19]

Turns an iPad into a letterboard, with large, easy-to-read keys, and word suggestions to help a person with autism-spectrum disorder communicate thoughts.

"This app has different keyboards, a QWERTY keyboard, ABC and number keyboard." Alabama Ear Institute, USA | http://bit.ly/13ICpXG


Tags: Disability

iPrompts

iPrompts
developed by Handhold Adaptive LLC, USA


RemindersImproving communication

English

Cost: Android: £6.43 [approximately €9.06, $9.71], Apple: £39.99 [approximately €56.36, $62.01]

Utilises illustrations to give instructions or to ask questions, allowing a carer to converse more easily with people who have communicational difficulties.

"iPrompts is a mobile, visual support aid for the iPhone and iPod Touch. This app provides several picture-based prompting tools (no voice output) for caregivers to help individuals transition from one activity to the next, understand upcoming events, make choices, and focus on the task at hand." Autism Society of Illinois (ASI), USA | http://bit.ly/15aRjaN


Tags: Disability

Living Safely

Living Safely
developed by AbleLink Technologies Inc, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: £22.99 [approximately €32.49, $35.36]

Utilises illustrations to teach lessons about personal safety and home safety (such cold weather safety, sport safety, electrical safety, and medicine cabinet safety). Good for people with autism.

"LivingSafely can help students with autism and developmental disabilities practice self-directed learning." Disability Network Northern Michigan, USA | Source no longer available


Tags: Health, Wellness & Care in the Community (HWCC)

Model Me Going Places 2

Model Me Going Places 2
developed by Model Me Kids LLC, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English

Cost: Free

Teaching tool that utilises slideshows and images to illustrate appropriate behaviour in social settings (such as shops or playgrounds).

“Model Me Going Places is a great visual teaching tool for helping your child learn to navigate challenging locations in the community. Each location contains a photo slide show of children modeling appropriate behavior. Locations include: hairdresser, mall, doctor, playground, grocery store, restaurant.” Friendship Circle of Michigan, USA | http://bit.ly/UP5jOy


Tags: Disability

MyTalkTools Mobile

MyTalkTools Mobile
developed by 2nd Half Enterprises LLC, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Chinese / Danish / Dutch / English / French / Hebrew / Italian / Polish / Spanish

Cost: £64.46 [approximately €90.80, $99.99]

Allows a user to communicate through audio files, images, pictures, symbols, and video (one adult female voice) by touching an image, which the app then reads out.

"MyTalkTools Mobile offers augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for learning disabled students." Disability Network Northern Michigan, USA | http://bit.ly/MC1uKH


Tags: Disability

Skill Tracker Pro

Skill Tracker Pro
developed by Marz Consulting Inc/Data Makes the Difference LLC, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesTrackers

English / German

Cost: £22.99 [approximately €32.49, $35.36]

Automates applied behavior-analysis instruction.

"Skill Tracker Pro for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad automates ABA therapy (Applied Behavioral Analysis) instruction for children with Autism. Allows unlimited clients and observers, optional video capture, and charting/export of all data." ADAPT4Autism, USA | http://bit.ly/12L3v1H


Tags: Disability

Talking Mats

App enabling adults and children with communication difficulties to express their views 

“The Talking Mats app can be used as an interactive tool to help a person express their opinions, choices, ideas and preferences. The app is specifically designed for people with communication difficulties to express their ideas on a wide range of topics through a structured discussion format.

…Talking Mats incorporate the use of pictures to facilitate discussions. A person can choose the pictures they would like to have available then sort them under a visual scale (e.g. yes/no/maybe).

…The app provides instructions and has a simple display with pictures that can be moved on the screen.

…The app is motivating in itself to use as a person is able to choose between a range of symbols to communicate their preferences to another person. A person can move symbols on the screen to reflect their thoughts and preferences. The app does not produce any sounds and is designed to use interactively during conversations.

…A person can import their own pictures to the Talking Mat, thereby making it more relevant to their day to day living activities.

The app can provide a visual framework to guide conversations and may be used to:

  • get to know a person better
  • help a person express their preferences and feelings
  • help a person process information and organise their thoughts
  • support a person to understand information about key decisions
  • help with goal setting and planning
  • help a person express their preferences
  • structure and facilitate a conversation.

Many people with Autism are visual learners, therefore presenting information in an interactive, visual form may appeal to many people and support a person to express themselves.”

Autism apps, a website run by the Autism Association of Western Australia, a not-for-profit service provider, research and patient advocacy organisation | http://bit.ly/2QoIpoB


Tags: Disability

Verbal Victor

Verbal Victor
developed by Apps for the Greater Good LLC, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English

Cost: £7.99 [approximately €10.89, $11.99]

Utilises images to help carers, parents, and teachers better understand the needs of children with limited communication skills.

"Verbal Victor is anaugmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app created for people with emerging communication skills and/or developmental delays." Central Coast Children's Foundation (CCCF), USA | http://bit.ly/18Rz4cU (page 38)


Tags: Disability

Voice4u AAC Communication

Voice4u AAC Communication
developed by Spectrum Visions Global Inc, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English / Japanese

Cost: Android: £39.99 [approximately €56.36, $62.01], Apple: £44.99 [approximately €63.42, $69.76]

Utilises simple images (for instance, of an individual eating) to help a person with a communicational difficulty express wants and needs to a carer.

"Voice4u is a revolutionary picture-based augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app that helps individuals express their feelings, thoughts, actions, and the things they need. It is a perfect solution for learning and communication for individuals with autism. Voice4u includes over 150 pre-loaded icons, and lets you create your own icons and categories." Friendship Circle of Michigan, USA | http://bit.ly/16I5Ffu


Tags: Disability

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