Deciding on suitable apps — help me choose
A study by Boyd et al. looked into the contexts in which learning via apps might be beneficial for children with autism spectrum disorder and the design features for apps to promote learning. They identified 5 evaluation criteria to guide teachers and caregivers in evaluating iPad apps for helping to improve improve a child’s communication skills. These criteria are:
- the ability to customize the app
- the motor skills the student needs to operate the system
- the resources and time needed for the intervention
- the research or evidence-based practices behind the app
- the cost of using the specific device and app.
As there are so many apps for children with autism spectrum disorder, we have not been able to review all those available. We have instead identified independent organisations that have reviewed these apps. The following are lists of apps recommended by independent organisations.
|List of apps
|Brisbane Early Stages (B.E.S.T) Autism Therapy
|The Learning App Guide to Autism and Education
|Bridging the gap between technology and people with disabilities
|Technology and Autism
|Autism Association of Western Australia
|Common Sense Education (United States)
|Apps for children with autism and Asperger's(external link)
|Center on Technology and Disability
|AT support for autism - app matrix(external link)
Disclaimer: Healthify’s app library is a free consumer service to help you decide whether a health app would be suitable for you. Our review process is independent. We have no relationship with the app developers or companies and no responsibility for the service they provide. This means that if you have an issue with one of the apps we have reviewed, you will need to contact the app developer or company directly.