Your search for autism found 27 results


25 Tips to Surviving with Adult AD/HD by Maren Angelotti

25 Tips to Surviving with Adult AD/HD by Maren Angelotti
developed by Six Voices LLC, USA


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English
Cost: Free

For adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) (whether diagnosed or undiagnosed).

“As more phones have apps like these available to be downloaded and carried everywhere, more people will use them. The advantages of this app: it helps in managing the chaotic, and helps with structure and performance, providing reminders and key messages to maintain structure and organisation. The disadvantages of the app: apps with voice-active systems like this one need to have a British voice, rather than an American one, as this often puts our service users off their use, and often sound patronising.” ADD-vance | PatientView survey, July-August 2011


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

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

Body Language - Expressions

Body Language - Expressions
developed by Mazuzu, USA


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsImproving communicationInformation

English
Cost: Free

Allows recognition training of fleeting facial expressions known as ‘micro-expressions’.

“This is a body-language expression quiz. It helps identify facial changes when people are showing emotions.” Group specialising in learning disorders, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2011


Tags: Disability

Charity Miles

Charity Miles
developed by Charity Miles LLC, USA


Self-monitoring

English
Cost: Free

Allows a user to pick a charity (from a provided list), and raise money for it by sponsored cycling, running, or walking.

"Exercise does a body good, but with this app you could put your workout to even better use. Pick one of nearly a dozen charities, click whether you plan to run, walk, or bike, and get moving. The app tracks your distance, and the Charity Miles company enlists sponsors to be able to reward your chosen charity with a donation for your hard work." Diabetes Forecast Magazine, American Diabetes Association (ADA), USA | http://bit.ly/Yq4g8d


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

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)

Confederacion Autismo España [Autism Confederation Spain]

Confederacion Autismo España [Autism Confederation Spain]
developed by No details available


Allows networking with other people like me / Family / FriendsInformation

Spanish
Cost: Free

Provides access to, and allows users to participate in, the social networks of Autismo Espana [Autism Spain].

“In a clear commitment to the use of new technologies, Autismo España presents its app—a new way to interact with the Confederation, completely free, and full of surprises. The menu is created with pictograms, to make navigation intuitive.” Autismo España [Autism Spain] | http://bit.ly/MOgS8b


Tags: Disability

DAF Assistant

DAF Assistant
developed by Artefact LLC, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English
Cost: Android: £3.15 [approximately €4.45, $4.89], Apple: £7.99 [approximately €11.29, $12.39]

Helps people who have a stuttering problem to speak more fluently.

"This app is meant for people who stutter. It uses delayed auditory feedback (DAF) and frequency-shifting auditory feedback (FAF) to help speakers control their speech fluency, pitch and rate – with the goal of improving confidence and speech skills. DAF delays the voice, while FAF changes the pitch. While the app cannot yet be used for phone calls, it can be used with Bluetooth or the Apple earphones with remote and microphone."  Central Coast Children's Foundation (CCCF), USA | http://bit.ly/18Rz4cU


Tags: Disability

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

Grace - Picture Exchange for Non-Verbal People

Grace - Picture Exchange for Non-Verbal People
developed by High Caffeine Content, Ireland


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English
Cost: £22.99 [approximately €33.12, $35.90]

Non-speaking, simple, picture-exchange system that can allow people with autism to express their needs independently.

“Simple to use, and useful for those with autism. But you cannot create own categories. [Editor: Note that the app's latest update may have solved this deficiency.] ” Group specialising in carers, family and friends, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Disability

iAdvocate

iAdvocate
developed by Alan Foley, School of Education, Syracuse University, USA


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English
Cost: Free

Instructs parents on how to liaise with schools and educational facilities, with the aim of ensuring that a child's needs are met.

"iAdvocate can provide immediate and specific responses during a CSE meeting when officials try to deny access to services. For example, during a district meeting when the school states "the academic gap is too large for your child to be educated in a general educational setting", the app gives a specific response, such as "according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), discrepancy in cognitive level cannot be the sole determining factor in placement”." Down Syndrome Association Hudson Valley, USA | http://bit.ly/1bbvasK


Tags: Disability

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)

Locabulary Lite

Locabulary Lite
developed by Red Mountain Labs Inc, USA


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

English
Cost: Free

Utilises the audio output of the phone to speak words, phrases, and sentences, whether for emergencies, everyday activities, pleasure, or teaching.

"Combines location and vocabulary to produce efficient communication for individuals who have difficulty speaking. Locabulary is an alternative to bulky communication devices, with text-to-speech phrases under categories, including: ‘quick phrases’, ‘moods’, ‘assistance’, ‘restaurants’." Vermont Family Network (VFN), USA | Source is no longer available


Tags: Disability

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

Otsimo

Otsimo
developed by Otsimo


Support to deal with symptoms/disabilitiesInformation

English / Turkish
Cost: Free, but with premium pricing for additional content

Educational games developed for people with learning disorders including autism.

“Otsimo child is a platform designed specifically to educate children with autism and learning disorders. It contains dozens of educational games and free basic AAC [Alternative and Augmentative Communication]. Educational games are developed by applying the Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) technique. Otsimo is a bundled platform which contains Otsimo Child and Otsimo Family apps.”

Autism Education Trust, founded by the UK charities the National Autistic Society (NAS), Ambitious about Autism (AaA) and Council for Disabled Children (CDC) | http://bit.ly/2BPLFA8


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

Pictello

Pictello
developed by AssistiveWare


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

Dutch / English / French / German / Spanish / Turkish
Cost: £12.82 [approximately €18.12, $19.99]
Simple method for non-speaking people of all ages to create visual, talking stories.
“Parents need to know that Pictello provides an easy way to create ‘social stories’ from the images and videos in your device’s photo library. Simply decide on a story topic with your child, and choose the ‘Wizard’ or the ‘Expert’ to guide you through the process. Know that your photo books can be shared through iTunes, Dropbox, or Pictello’s universal server. You’ll need to provide an email to join Pictello, but other users can only download your photo books if you give them a code. Kids can learn how to create stories that are relevant to their lives with Pictello. For example, they can express their likes and dislikes, communicate with others, and learn routines. What’s nice is that these stories are, by nature, very specific, and tailored to kids’ lives. If your child is having trouble transitioning back to school, or greeting adults, for instance, Pictello can be useful. In addition to self-expression, kids can learn a bit about the art of storytelling.” Vicki Windman, Common Sense Media—Advocating for Kids, USA | http://bit.ly/1hWXSUD


Tags: Disability

Prizmo

Prizmo
developed by Creaceed SPRL, Belgium


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

Bokmål / Danish / Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Norwegian / Spanish
Cost: £7.99 [approximately €8.90, $12.48]

Scans and recognises text documents, bills, business cards, whiteboards, etc, then allows the text to be shared across computers and with other people through the ‘cloud’.

“Good for reading disabilities. You can take a picture of text, crop it, and use to scan a document, and also use text-to-speech, to hear the text. ” Patient group specialising in learning disorders, Canada | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Disability

Proloquo2Go

Proloquo2Go
developed by AssistiveWare BV, Netherlands


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English / English - American / English - Australian / English - Indian
Cost: £199.99 [approximately €288.13, $312.03]

Alternative communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking.

“Supports communication. Aids memory. Improves safety supports and independence.” Epilepsy Wales, UK | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


Tags: Disability

Shifting Perspectives

Shifting Perspectives
developed by Bright Machine, UK


Information

English
Cost: Free

A collection of the work of 12 photographers who have a connection with Down’s syndrome, and a photographic representation of people with Down’s syndrome.

“The ‘Shifting Perspectives’ photography team continues to break down pre-conceived ideas about people with Down’s syndrome, highlighting the individuality of every person with Down’s syndrome, challenging attitudes and prejudices, and examining alternative representations of both adults and children. The new app showcases all the work produced by the ‘Shifting Perspectives’ team since its inception in 2003. The app makes this important body of work available to an even-wider global audience.” Down's Syndrome Association, UK | http://bit.ly/RDgJGL


Tags: Disability

Special Stories

Special Stories
developed by Special iApps, UK


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

Catalan / Croatian / Dutch / English / Finnish / French / German / Italian / Norwegian / Spanish / Turkish
Cost: £9.99 [approximately €14.10, $15.73]

Supports early learning for children with Down’s syndrome.

“Our ‘See and Learn’ programmes are evidence-based, and make it easy to provide effective support for language learning and speech development during the early years—at home, and in group and therapy sessions. In a survey of people using ‘See and Learn’, 85% reported that their child’s language and reading skills have improved.” Down Syndrome Education (DSE) International, UK | [Link no longer available]


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

Splingo

Splingo
developed by Edugame Technology Ltd, UK


Improving communicationSupport to deal with symptoms/disabilities

English
Cost: £2.29 [approximately €3.30, $3.57]

Interactive game intended to help children learn listening and language skills.

Recommended by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS), UK National Deaf Children | PatientView survey, July-August 2012


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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