Since Apple changed the face of technology with the release of the iPad in 2010, we have seen a proliferation of apps designed for touch devices, including iPad and Android platforms, for the special needs community.

Unfortunately, the pace of which these apps have been launched has made finding and choosing suitable apps for parents, providers, educators, and other professionals, a very difficult process.

Our aim is to provide clarity to users looking to make informed decisions through accurate and relevant information. We will do this through:

  • Monthly newsletter
  • Comprehensive, searchable database of apps designed for the special needs market
  • Leadership in creating a standardized classification system to search for apps
  • Interactive forum where app developers can connect with users to meet market needs

The founders of Special Learning Inc., ABA Consulting Services, LLC., Step By Step, Inc. and Apps for Children with Special Needs have come together to fill this vast gap in the market.

Please enjoy a complementary issue of our Touch Technology Newsletter as we start our journey together toward creating order out of chaos.

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Apps, Apps and More Apps...

As of July 2012, there were more than 900 apps for students with disabilities, including autism.

As of December 2012, there were 20,000 apps for mobile devices that teach communication, speech, language, social, motor, academic, behavioral skills and more.

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Apps: Are they affective?

Children are currently one of the most sought after demographics that companies seek to market technology to; nearly half of first-time mobile tech users are not even in kindergarten yet.

In the education setting, there are currently more than 1.5 million tablets being used. The number will increase dramatically as technology becomes more accessible and more affordable.

A new study finds that students using an iPad in the school setting advance more quickly than students who do not use them.

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