Social Skills

Apps, like Social Stories, are designed to specifically target and improve skills needed for successful social interaction. Research also indicates that older students are more likely to pursue college majors and careers in STEM fields. STEM3 Academy offers students with ASD and other learning challenges a rich STEM-based curriculum to capitalize on their natural strengths in order to build a positive, rewarding learning experience.

Social DetectiveSOCIAL DETECTIVE
Cost: $12.99

Pragmatic social skills practice tool with real-life videos. Through video and a comprehensive, step-by-step process, kids can learn about expected vs. unexpected behaviors in a variety of everyday situations. Because the videos include real kids and the app offers practical tips, users will be able to identify with and apply what they learn.

 

Sequencing and Processing

Many students on the autism spectrum struggle with skills like sequencing, organizing, and prioritizing. This can make managing routines, schedules, and responsibilities stressful. There are apps like Sequencing Tasks: Life Skills that can aid in developing and managing these skills by breaking down tasks into pictures which can be arranged in chronological order.

ChoiceworksCHOICEWORKS
Cost: $9.99

Choiceworks helps children complete daily routines and tasks, understanding and controlling feelings and to improve their patience. Caregivers, teachers, and therapists use this app with students diagnosed with autism (verbal and non-verbal), ADD, and other learning disabilities to keep them on task and motivated. The Choiceworks app is high quality, user-friendly and students trialed enjoyed using it.

Auditory

It is common for those with ASD to have difficulty regulating auditory stimuli. To help with this, there are several Noise Apps like Noise Down or Too Noisy Pro activate when noise levels become too loud or high.

Cumulus HeadphonesCumulus Headphones

As people with autism spectrum disorder frequently have trouble dealing with overstimulated senses, these headphones help to isolate noise. There are three functions: total noise cancellation, isolation of speech, and the playing of music. This can be tremendously helpful in crowded areas, such as stores, airports, or schools.