9 Good Android Apps for Students with Special Needs
Below is a collection of some good Android apps curated specifically for students with special needs. The apps cover different areas including dyslexia, autism, and visual impairment. We have only included apps that have 4+ ratings and that have been updated at least during this year. We invite you to check them out and share with us your your feedback on our Facebook page.
1- LetMeTalk: Free AAC Talker‘A free AAC talker app which supports communication in all areas of life and therefore providing a voice to everyone. LetMeTalk is donation financed. LetMeTalk enables you to line up images in a meaningful way to read this row of images as a sentence. To line up images is known as AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication).’2- Speech Assistant ‘Speech Assistant is a medical AAC app designed for people who are speech impaired. This may be in the case of aphasia, MND/ALS, autism, stroke, vocal cord problems or other speech problems. With the app you can create categories and phrases, which are placed on buttons. With these buttons you can create messages that can be shown or spoken (text-to-speech). It is also possible to type any text using the keyboard.’3- Autism Therapy with MITA‘Mental Imagery Therapy for Autism (MITA) is a unique, early-intervention application for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). MITA includes bright, interactive puzzles designed to help children learn how to mentally integrate multiple features of an object, an ability proven to lead to vast improvements in general learning.’4- Color Blind Pal‘Color Blind Pal helps people who are color blind see the colors around them. It also lets people with normal vision see what it’s like to be color blind.’5- Google Text-to-Speech‘Google Text-to-Speech powers applications to read the text on your screen aloud. For example, it can be used by:• Google Play Books to ‘Read Aloud’ your favourite book• Google Translate to speak translations aloud so that you can hear the pronunciation of a word• TalkBack and accessibility applications for spoken feedback across your device ’6- Montessori ABC Learning‘Montessori preschool and kindergarten education has never been more fun. Based on the proven Montessori learning methodology the new app from Kids Academy helps develop early reading, writing, counting as well as fine motor skills through a set of engaging educational games.’7- Magnify‘Turn your Android phone into a digital magnifying glass with built-in flashlight/torch. It’s great for when you need to read tiny print and for when you just can’t be bothered to put on your glasses or contacts.’8- OCR Instantly Pro‘OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition which is a technology to convert image to text. This apps takes an image and converts it into digitized text which can then be shared to other applications such as Email and SMS, or simply copy paste the text to anywhere you like.’9- JABTalk‘JABtalk is a free speech communication application designed to help non-verbal children and adults communicate.’