Application-list

The list below contains iPad applications that have been tested with those with SMA and have a high rate of success.  For an application to be considered, it needs to meet the following criteria:  app must work with simple interaction (touch or swipe) and app that is complex like tilting of the screen or shaking the iPad is much too dofficult.  App must provide some visual or audio feedback.  Application can not involve typing or dragging of object across the screen.  Application must provide some educational content.  All the applications below meet or exceed the criteria.

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Tap Tap Baby
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Simple tap interface. many different scenes to interact with but may be difficult to reach all parts of the screen for the actions

Radio Disney
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More of a listening to enjoying music app then truly interacting

Pocoyo Gamebox
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lots if little mini games some like the driving or throwing apps work well in arm slings. If you child likes Pocoyo, it's well worth the $.99 price

Another Monster at the end of this book
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sequel to a classic book adapted for the iPad. Pages turn with just a tap and encouragement from Elmo. Great App. Well worth the price

It's a small world (Disney)
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less then impressed. Each page has different tapping/dragging requirements which makes is pretty hard to play for a Type-1

 


Full List of Apps


Toca Tea Party
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recommended by a speech therapist. It looks quite fun

Talking Carl HD
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good mimic speech app - seems to work better on the iPad 2.

Talking Tom 2
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updated version. good mimic speech app. Seems to work better on the iPad 2

Talking Gina
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good Giraffe mimic speech app. Seems to work better on the iPad 2

My Playhome
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Quite good. you can interact with nearly everything in the room by touch.

Starfall ABC
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alphabet game but it's unique enough to spend $2.99 on it

Madera and Figaro Save The Day HD
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it's only $.99 and it was recommended by our therapist

Singing Fingers HD
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only draws on the page when there is sound playing into the microphone.

i Learn With the Mighty Jungle
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illustration is beautiful and well written. It's good for $2.99

Pat The Bunny
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Amazing App with so much to do. Worth every penny!!

Smart Kids
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Learning Alphabet, numbers, and colors!

Musical Flash Cards
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There is just something about this app that makes it fun. The pictures are so great. and it's only $.99 for the "loaded" version

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AlphaTots
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Great graphics - so well designed and beautiful. Focus is on the alphabet.

I Like Water
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It's a book format but has real images that can be clicked on. It's free too.

I Like Summer
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It's a book format but has real images that can be clicked on. It's free too

Learn To Talk
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Learn to Talk is an innovative audio flash card application that facilitates language development.

Paint Sparkles
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you have to navagate to the painting part but it's really amazing to paint for our kiddos.

My First Words
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A good flashcard app that you can customize with your own voice.

Preposition Remix
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Prepositions Remix was designed by a Speech Pathologist to help children learn prepositions while playing and having fun.

Touch & Say
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So much fun. get this app and choose the funny voices

Sneezies
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They have a new infinite mode that just came via an update. Now it makes a great app for kids!

Cars 2 Storybook deluxe
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great Disney read to me book. Even the mini-games are playable. It's a solid 5 star.

The Four Seasons
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Kind of a mini story book but easy to operate - good message.

Kitty Words
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Kitty Words is a vocabulary game that can be used to improve both English.

Easy Speak
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Like another popular speaking app, this one is just as good but at only $49.

minimal pairs
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This one looks great as a teaching aid, especially for a type II. at $29 it's not too expensive.

see touch learn
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has a lesson plan and sight words. It's free too which is amazing seeing how well it's done.

Gopher Finding
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Might be a better type II app but if you want to try. See the screen shots first

bugsy pre-K
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Lots to do, learn, and try in this $2.99 app.

Preschool Opposites
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There is some click and drag but it's really a fun at for $99. Best for a strong type II.

all twinkle star
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Simple touch game. stars at the bottom of the screen.

Answers:Yes NO HD
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App that presents two choices to pick from - yes, no or lion-tiger etc. could be useful

That's Silly
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storybook type format lets child choose correct opject from sides of screen. $.99

ReadingGame
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Montessori app to help kids choose right word - more for 5-8 year olds

talkboard
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TalkBoard is a fun, interactive game and communication aid designed for use by Speech and Language Therapists

AlphaBaby
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fun application that supports multiple touches anywhere on the screen.

Baby Peekaboo Learn Opposites
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Great learning app.  Really encourages touching with both hands so best if child is sitting using arm slings

Baby Piano HD
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Great all that allows child to use the bottom half of the screen which is easer for them to reach

Big Box Visual Effects Pro
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Looks great but it's pretty terrible.  avoid

Bongos!
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Must have.  Simple touches on the bongo makes the noise.  Easy and fun.

Elmo Monster Maker HD
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cute all that will require mom or dad to step in a help a bit to select the monster.

Food Fight An Interactive Book
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Beautiful book that supports read-to-me function so no intervention is required save starting the app

Flannel Animals
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Very easy to use app. Sophia Gaynor likes this one.

GeniKids Orchestra
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the character will begin to play their instrument. If you tap that player again, it will stop.

I Hear Ewe Animal Sounds
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Lots of animals but be prepared to hear the same animal sounds over and over again

Interactive Alphabet ABC Flash Cards
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A++ App! Application has a "baby Mode" which is more suited for SMA kinds to play.

Itsy Bitsy Spider HD
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great apps - lots to touch.  Dropping the hats is the best part

find the differences HD
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It really challenges you to look but also requires precise touch and can be time consuming

Let's Count Animals!
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kids are encouraged to learn about numbers and animals through interaction with engaging animations and sound effects!.

PBS Kids video for iPad
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full length PBS episodes as well as fun tidbits from the shows. Not an interactive app but fun for those kids that like to sit back and watch some shows

Peekaboo Barn
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Perfect application.  supports simple touch to advance the animals. little intervention is required once all is started

Peekaboo Forest
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Another great application that supports simple touch.  Little intervention is required once app is started

Peekaboo Wild
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Another great application that supports simple touch.  If you child loves Peekaboo barn, this will be a hit

Pop it
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Very simple app that speaks for itself. Watch out for the brains and eyeballs though.

Princess and the frog
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Great read-to-me application. Disney does it best. Intervention just to get it started

Proloquo2Go
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Expensive and your therapist may be able to get the cost written off as a medical device

Sprout's Good Night Star HD
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Cute little app. It's free, so even if it doesn't work, you're out nothing.

The Going to Bed Book for iPad
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Another great read-to-me application that supports to many neat places to touch.  Some invervention is required.

Toy Story 2
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Read-to-me application.  Disney apps are very easy to use and support advancing pages with a simple touch

Vocal Zoo iPad edition
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The module system provides a clear grid for Joomla modules and a wide diversity of templates for module variations.

Toy Story 3
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Read-to-me application.  Disney apps are very easy to use and support advancing pages with a simple touch

Animal Bubbles HD
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Animals and bubbles - the prefect combo - Being testing

Baby Flash Cards
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Lots of images but there are Next buttons that have to be pressed to advance cards

Boogie Bopper
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Being testing

Bubble ABC
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A little advanced for a 2 year old

Everyday Things Toddlers Vocabulary
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Being testing

Fish School HD
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Being testing

Little Ears Sounds for Toddlers
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Excellent application for children to learn sound/object recognition.  With only three options, the grid is small enough for limited arm movement.

Nursery Rhymes Piano Tunes
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Being testing

Old MacDonald HD
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Being testing

Sound Shaker
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Being testing

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Toddler Brain Quiz
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Great app.  It's a must have to encourage your child to speak the answers.  They may need a little help to swipe to the next question

Toddler Games Photo Touch
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Being testing

Toddlers Picture Book
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Lots of pictures.  To go to the next slide, just swipe the screen.  no next buttons!

Toddlers Seek Find
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Good app but requires touching specfic small targets. It is a cute app though

Touch Stickers Sounds
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Easy to use application. Supports tapping anywhere. App (sound) gets old quickly though

Doodle Buddy for iPad
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This app is really great too. It allows children to draw just like he/she would with any regular utensil.

Nick Jr A - Z
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It's an iPhone App but it's supposed to be quite fun

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preschool Adventure
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We are testing, so far, it sucks

Game Factory HD
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We are testing, description coming soon

Zoo Train
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Requires click and drag which is nearly impossible for a type-1.  There is a train whistle part is is fun and only requires touch.

Hop 2 It HD
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We are testing, description coming soon

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