iPhone Life Magazine - - Education Multiple Disabilities -

See.Touch.Learn. (Free) Teach­ers can adopt th­ese pic­ture-based flash­cards to ac­com­mo­date stu­dents with a va­ri­ety of dis­abil­i­ties. See.Touch.Learn. comes with a free set of images and lessons cre­ated by a cer­ti­fied as­sis­tant be­hav­ior an­a­lyst, but it also of­fers you the op­tion to cre­ate your own decks or pur­chase ad­di­tional decks in­ex­pen­sively. Shape Builder ($0.99) This is my stu­dents’ fa­vorite app! Shape Builder is a puz­zle game that of­fers over a hun­dred sim­ple jig­saw puzzles made up of 5-10 pieces that kids po­si­tion to cre­ate ob­jects. Not only can this app help calm stu­dents down, but it also trains them to iden­tify let­ters and ob­jects, de­velop fine mo­tor con­trol, tran­si­tion to new ac­tiv­i­ties, and even prac­tice mak­ing sounds. Talk­ing Tom Cat (Free) Kids tend to let their guard down and talk more when they’re hav­ing fun. This app, fea­tur­ing a cat named Talk­ing Tom who re­peats the words spo­ken to him through the iDe­vice’s mi­cro­phone, is not only charm­ing and en­ter­tain­ing, but he also helps kids prac­tice flu­ency, tone, and con­ver­sa­tional skills. Do you have other tips about ac­ces­si­bil­ity set­tings or app rec­om­men­da­tions for those with spe­cial needs? Tweet them to me at @Bec­ca­Lud­lum and I’ll add them to a roundup for and credit you!

Becca Lud­lum is a blog­ger and free­lance writer. She is the go-to gal in her cir­cles for ev­ery­thing iPhone and loves find­ing new apps, tips, and tricks to share. Becca lives in the mid­dle of the Ari­zona desert with her hus­band and two boys, and can’t imagi

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