converts speech to text or e-mails. Nuance Communications, free.
combines flashcards and other activities to help children with speech delays practice making sounds correctly. Expressive Solutions, $29.99.
Articulation Station Pro
allows kids with speech delays to practice making sounds in words, sentences and stories. Little Bee Speech, $49.99.
VAST Autism 1-Core
helps students with autism or other disorders, such as apraxia, learn to speak. SpeakinMotion, $4.99.
First Phrases HD
helps toddlers or children with speech delays learn to put words together into phrases. Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language and Auditory Development, $9.99.
Bob Books #1-Reading Magic HD
is a phonics-based game to help young children learn how to read. Learning Touch, $3.99.
helps students learn good grammar by color-coding the parts of sentences. Mobile Education Tools, $7.99.
has rhyming activities to help build early reading skills. GrasshopperApps.com, free.
Writing and spelling
is a game that uses a list of 255 high-frequency and sight words to help children in kindergarten through third grade develop basic spelling and reading skills. PlaySmart-Kids, $2.99.
helps teach toddlers letter and word recognition. Learning Touch, $4.99.
reinforces correct letter formation and spelling. Gdiplus, $2.99.
Organization and note-taking
is a notepad app that allows users to customize the keyboard. It also has a text-to-speech function. Cheryl Bregman, $19.99.
Audionote Notepad and Voice Recorder
can synchronize typed notes with recorded audio for students who struggle with fine motor skills or organization. Luminant Software, $4.99.
Notability-Take Notes and Annotate PDFs with Dropbox
combines handwriting, typing and voice recording for note-taking. Ginger Labs, 99 cents.
allows users of all ages to create custom communication boards, schedules and activities from a library of more than 11,000 symbols. Smarty Ears, $39.99.
My First AAC
is a communication app for toddlers and preschoolers with delayed speech and language. Injini, $24.99.
includes symbols and a text-to-speech function for students of all ages with speech and language difficulties. AssistiveWare, $189.
helps students of all ages who have trouble speaking with their own voices. Silver Kite, $149.99.
See. Touch. Learn Pro
is a picture-learning system designed for children with autism and other special needs. Brain Parade, $24.99.
helps children practice coming up with ideas and forming sentences. It uses lots of audio clips to help kids work on listening skills, and can play back the child’s own voice to help them develop their language. Mobile Education Tools, $14.99.
is designed to teach children to build coherent paragraphs, using audio clips to improve listening skills. Mobile Education Tools, $7.99.