Yes, it can be frustrating for kids with autism to communicate or socialize. Here’s are the best apps:
- Talking Larry: helps improve language skills as they make Talking Larry repeat their words, whistle, and talk
- Prologquo2Go: an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) solution for people who have difficulty speaking or cannot speak at all. Because the program allows users to talk with symbols or typed text, the app speaks in a natural-sounding voice that suits their age and character and is especially helpful for kids with language development delays.
- Injini-Child Development Game Suite: features 10 games and 90 puzzles that were developed based on two years of feedback from parents, early childhood educators, and occupational, speech, and cognitive experts. With its play-based learning style, toddlers and preschoolers will practice fine motor and language skills, visual processing, memory, spatial awareness, and understanding cause and effect.
- TOBY Playpad: uses a dynamic curriculum to create a program of tasks for you and your child to do. Tasks, which were designed by a speech pathologist, clinical psychologist and occupational therapist, increase or decrease in difficulty based on your child’s progress.
- Tiny Fractions: starts out very simply, but offers a visually interactive way to learn fractions.
- Grace: offers non-speaking kids an easy way to communicate independently via pictures
- What’s the Word: shows four pictures and lets users choose the word that describes them all. The app builds vocabulary, and is a simple and fun way for children with autism to engage.
- SpeechTree: another augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) app that uses an interactive learning program to provide beginning and emerging AAC communicators with lots of practice, encouragement, and support.
- TapToTalk: an excellent way to give nonverbal or developmentally delayed children a voice and mode of communication all their own.
- Look At Me: helps kids learn how to better maintain eye contact, uses photos, facial recognition tech, and a series of games to help kids read emotions and communicate with other people.