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iPad apps for ASD - recommendations?

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wildwood Tue 20-Nov-12 13:03:04

Does anyone have a recommendation for ipad apps? My DS is 4 with ASD, quite verbal (compared to his ASD classmates), poor fine motor skills, poor co-ordination and concentration. I'm looking for apps to help him move from basic phonic alphabet understanding to reading, things to encourage using longer sentences, improving fine motor skills and anything else which may be useful. Recommendations gratefully received.

theDudesmummy Tue 20-Nov-12 16:15:01

Go to Autism Apps on iTunes and have a look there, there are loads and loads.
Some my DS enjoys are:
Baby TV apps
Duck Duck Moose apps
Bubble popping

theDudesmummy Tue 20-Nov-12 16:15:46

There are some storytelling ones like Busy bear and others which are good

Dulida Tue 20-Nov-12 19:45:46

My DS is also 4yo with ASD. His favourite apps are:

Dexteria (to help with fine motor skills, pincer grip etc)
Pop balloons (for hand-eye co-ordination)
MusicSparkles and PaintSparkles (hand-eye co-ordination)

And our personal favourite is Hairy Letters. It was recommended by DS's school teacher for learning phonics. After less than a month DS can now recognise several letters, draw all of them on the iPad and make all the sounds. He could do none of this before his teacher introduced us to this app so we love it.

If you search 'autism' on the app store, thousands of apps come up for many different things, many of which are free and definitely worth a go. We tried loads before we found ones that work for us.

Hope that helps. Good luck!

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