Apps for Learning Disabilities

FOR LEARNING, DEVELOPMENT, and RECREATION

We are compiling and reviewing APPS that will help with success:

Apps to Help you Succeed

Reviewed Education Apps from Scribd


APPS FOR ADHD

Apps for ADHD

Additude Mag Apps

Luminosity

Learning Disability Apps PDF

"My Special Needs Network" App recommendations

N-Back task apps. I usually recommend around 20 minutes per day prior to homework to improve working memory capacity and prime students for the rest of their homework tasks - any of them will do and most are free

 

APPS FOR READING

Reading Rockets has an extensive list of apps for reading. It is a great website for understanding and remediating reading difficulties.

 

APPS FOR MATH

MathBlaster

Math Bingo


APPS FOR THE OLDER STUDENT

http://www.nvcc.edu/faculty-and-staff/disability-resources/technology-tools/

http://www.collegelevelapps.html

http://dss.cua.edu/res/docs/Apps-that-Can-Help-You-Succeed.pdf

http://www.mireconsulting.net gmire@mireconsulting.net

 

 

LEARNING APPS FOUND AT ITUNES

App Name

Price

Add Price

Function/ Impairment

Description

AudioNote

4.99

Free (lite)

Organization; Executive function; Note taking

synchronizes notes and audio, automatically indexes your meetings, lectures, or study sessions; mimics the functionality of the LiveScribe SmartPens; free version allows 10 minutes per note/2 hrs max; paid version allows unlimited recording and emailing notes

Awesome Note

4.99

 

Executive function; Organization

Insert text,  images, maps, and drawings all in the same note; includes a to-do list, in app calendar, customized notes (icons, fonts, themes), passcode protection, email notes, set due dates, repeating tasks, and prioritize tasks; organize notes into folders; syncs with Google Docs/Evernote

Best Kitchen Timer

free

 

Executive function; attention deficit; memory

One timer up to 60 minutes; minute and a second visual indicator shows time is left ; You’ll be notified when your time is up even if you’re using another app or your device is locked. It can also repeat the sound alarm (up to 3 times) at the given interval if it was missed/snoozed.

Brevity

0.99

 

Spelling, writing

Word complete for iPad; do not need to begin typing the word correctly – can type first letter and any other letters in the correct order – will provide a list of selections to choose from; add words  to onboard dictionary

Classes-Schedule/

Classes Lite

1.99

 

free

Executive function, Organization

class scheduler - track schedule, homework & assignments, add notes, color code

Complete Class Organizer

4.99

 

Executive function, Organization

Syncs audio recording with your notes ; also includes a grade calculator, importing of PDFs, Google Docs integration, organizing of class info, backup/restore through iTunes, auto-bullet in notes, in app web browser, date organizer, to do lists, in app calendar and search functionality

Dictionary

free

 

LD, dyslexia

content from dictionary.com and thesaurus.com; works offline

Dropbox

free

 

Organization

online web storage and synchronization service; create a Dropbox account, then upload files. Files will be synchronized on all devices with a Dropbox app. Can also share files with others, even if they do not have a Dropbox account.

Educreations Interactive Whiteboard

free

 

 

recordable whiteboard - create lessons using images, voice and handwriting. Record your lesson while writing on the screen. Must create a free account at educreations.com.

ePresenter/eAudience

0.99

free std app

 

electronic clicker app - ePresenter is the presenter app - create questions, polls & quizzes; audience can access the content either through eAudience (iPhone, iPad users) or any web connected device through the presenter app IP address

EverNote

free

 

Executive function; organization note taking

Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go. Synchronizes with free web account to make everything available on any device

Evernote Peek

free

 

Memory

Turn your notes, audio and image in Evernote into study materials with Evernote Peek. Prepare for a quiz or brush up on a language by simply lifting your iPad’s Smart Cover, or by using our virtual smart cover

GoodNotes

3.99

free

Executive function; Organization; Note taking

Take handwritten notes, sketch diagrams, mark up pdfs, highlight; organize notes into notebooks, save pdfs within notebooks; free version allows only two notebooks

GoodReader

4.99

 

Study skills

handles huge PDF and TXT files, manuals, large books, magazines, rendering 100 mb + ; mark-up PDFs, using typewriter text boxes, sticky notes, lines, arrows, and freehand drawings on top of a PDF file

iAnnotate

9.99

 

Study skills; Reading

intuitive interface and comprehensive, customizable set of features let you annotate, manage, and share pdf  documents;  fully searchable Library -organize, find, and read your documents.

inClass

free

 

Executive function; organization; memory

Keep track of academic schedule, classes, notes, assignments; take notes (audio, video, text); alarms

Inspiration/

InspirationLite

14.99 

free

Organization; Writing

Inspiration mapping software for iPad; Lite version allows 5 maps; paid version allows unlimited maps and access to templates

iThoughtsHD

9.99

 

Organization; task management

Mind mapping, Task lists, Brainstorming, Project planning, Goal setting, Course Notes/Revision will import and export mindmaps to and from many of the most popular desktop mindmap applications

iTranslate

free

voice rec add-in 0.99

Non-native language speakers; ELL

translator - multiple languages; voice recognition add-in for a fee

Learning Ally Audio

19.99

 

Print Disability

Gain instant access to Learning Ally's downloadable DAISY formatted books. Learning Ally membership required

Minutes to Go

0.99

 

executive function; attention deficit; memory

Alarm and countdown timer; pause and resume timers

myHomework

free

1.99

online account

Executive function; Organization

Track your classes, homework, tests, assignments,  time & block based class schedules, beautiful calendar display,  multitasking support; online account lets you sync to other devices, receive homework reminders

NoteAbility

4.99

on sale for 0.99

LD; Organization; Note taking; visual imp

integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing; features synced audio (similar to SmartPen), multiple fonts, colors, styles, and sizes; can include photos, figures, and webpages. The text will automatically wrap around these objects. Can upload a PDF of note to Dropbox

NotetakerHD

4.99

 

Organization; Note taking

Packing a wide array of note-taking options—multiple line thicknesses, colors, fonts, font sizes, finger-drawing input—plus the ability to import and mark up PDFs and insert and crop photos

Outline Coach/

Outline Lite

2.99

free

Executive function; organization; writing

helps you with the process of organizing thoughts to create an outline; paid version allows printing, emailing or uploading to Dropbox

Pearltrees

free

 

Executive function; Organization

collect, organize & share content from the web; Collect web pages and turn them into pearls; organize into pearltrees based on interests, categories

Pocket

free

 

Organization

read and save webpages for offline reading; save articles, video web pages

Popplet

4.99

free (lite)

Organization

an app for the web and iPad, where you can collect, curate and share your ideas, inspirations, and projects; brainstorming, mind mapping, diagrams, flowcharts, portfolio

Prezi Viewer

free

 

 

View and present Prezi presentations

Read2Go

19.99

 

Print disability

browse, search, download, and read books directly from Bookshare using your Bookshare membership, as well as read DAISY books from other sources

Readability

free

 

Organization

read and save webpages for offline reading

Skitch

free

 

 

Get your point across with fewer words using annotation, shapes and sketches, so that your ideas become reality faster.

Socrative Teacher/Student

free

 

 

electronic clicker app - Teacher is the presenter app - create questions, polls & quizzes; audience can access the content either through Student app (iPhone, iPad users) or any web connected device through the presenter app IP address and room #

SoundNote

4.99

 

Executive function; Note taking; Organization; visual imp

Record audio while taking notes. The app will sync your audio up with your notes. The notes can be exported through email into another note taking system like Evernote. Mimics the LiveScribe SmartPen.

Speak it!

1.99

 

LD; Dyslexia; Print disability; visual imp

Copy emails, documents, web pages, PDF files, and more; paste them into Speak it!, and have the text spoken back to you with the highest quality text to speech engine available anywhere. You can even create the same quality audio files of the text to speech which can then be emailed to anyone you like!

Sticky Notes

free

 

Memory; visual imp

Dictate or type notes; drag and drop to organize

Study Blue

free

 

Memory

Make flashcards with text and images. A free StudyBlue.com account is required to use this app; create one after installation.  Creating flashcards on the app requires an Internet connection to function properly. Offline study mode.

TED

free

 

 

access TED talks

Timer+

free

 

executive function; attention deficit; memory

Countdown timer; allows multiple timers to run at once; able to save timers, and pause and resume timer; app does not need to be running for timers to run

Typ-O

4.99

 

Dyslexia; Spelling/writing

A powerful word prediction engine and a sophisticated spelling error model to help you write, even if your spelling isn't perfect. The integrated synthetic voices let you inspect the word predictions before selecting them, and check your text before emailing or pasting it into other applications.