This app was designed for students to practice their social skills and pragmatic language skills across varying situations. It helps students build their social skills such as learning how to initiate a conversation and resolve conflict(s).
These apps can be used for elementary and middle school students to help teach them different social skills. These apps are designed to target a range of essential social skills and include lesson plans for educators to use.
This app allows users to create comics using their own photos or online and add speech balloons, photo filters, comic lettering, templates, shapes, shadows and effects. This can be used to make comic strip conversations and/or social autopsies.
This app teaches students the boundaries of touch. It uses photos of people in the student’s life. The student sorts these photos into groups. Each group has a specific relationship (e.g. family and friends) and a specific kind of touch (hugs and kisses) designated to it.
This app can be used to play charades and help build social interactions skills. The game includes choosing a category, putting a phone/tablet to your forehead, and having others try to explain to you the words (or phrases) that appear on the phone/tablet screen. It can strengthen turn taking skills, helps foster perspective taking skills (realizing the person holding the phone/tablet cannot see the answer), communication skills, and more!
This app can be used to send notices about assignments, last-minute updates about trips or sports games, and provide timely information about school closures and other emergency events. A free service for student classrooms is available, while schools and districts can pay for an institution-wide plan that includes more features.
A mind map is a diagram that displays information visually. The subject of a mind map is always located in the center of the map. Extending out from the center are related ideas and keywords. This app allows students to create such mind maps digitally to help organize and structure their assignments and work.
This app helps students focus on what matters most and have access to information when they need it. Students can input typed notes or scan handwritten notes. They can create “notebooks” for different subjects or activities. Notes can be organized and shared with others, as well as synced across other devices.
This app includes the ability to create visual schedules, notes, as well as to-do lists. Users can use text, photos or speech-to-text options. Notes can be labeled and color coded. You can share or edit documents as well as set reminders for schedules, notes and to-do lists created.
This is a time tracker that can be used in combination with the “Get Ready, Do, Done” system created by Sarah Ward. It is an instructional timer app specifically designed for supporting students’ executive function skill development. Users create time markers for getting ready to work, checking in during work and for when the work is planned to end. There are tones that sound when the time reaches each marker. This app also allows users to go back and assess how they spent their time upon completion of a task.
This app was developed by Occupational Therapists (OTs). This app includes several sensory activities for students to engage in to help up- or down- regulate. Users can add individualized activities to the app. The app includes visuals of the sensory activities and an optional visual timer can be used to provide structure and an endpoint for the sensory activities.
This app includes dance videos, yoga exercises, and mindfulness activities for students. There are a variety of options to support students with changing their energy levels, whether they’re wanting to to increase or decrease them.
This app can be used to help students monitor the noise level in different settings. It monitors noise levels and lets students know if noise levels have reached an unacceptable level. Students can select different background themes as well as collect points for keeping the noise level within an acceptable range.