Engaging special needs children requires a distinctive skill set, not least among them patience. But modern technology also has plenty to offer in the way of tools that foster communication and motivation. So if you are the parent or teacher of a special-needs child, put your iPhone to good use and download these iPhone apps. They will help both you and the little one make the most of their day.
The free TapToTalk app is designed to allow children who struggle to speak, or otherwise communicate, to express themselves. It includes an album of photos depicting everyday activities, such as an automobile in motion or children playing, and a complementary audio message. For example, if your child needs to use the bathroom, they can tap on the image of a toilet and the app states “I need to go to the bathroom.” Albums can be customized with users’ personal photos.