Links to blogs and articles
There are others who have compiled lists of iPhone/iPod touch/iPad applications or have reviewed them. I include here a list of everything I have found to date. It is quite common that reading the comments from readers of articles and blog posts you can come across many interesting sites or read impressions of parents, teachers or therapists who have used certain applications.
- A compilation of applications classified by categories in the newsletter of The Lovaas Institute (www.lovaas.com/meetingpoint-2010-07-article-04.php).
- A very long list (+200) of specific applications, e-books, newsletters and some generic applications that can be useful at http://www.appolicious.com/curated-apps/1142-apps-for-autism?view=list
- A long list of applications of all kinds for people with special needs at http://www.scribd.com/doc/24470331/iPhone-iPad-and-iPod-touch-Apps-for-Special-Education
- Some applications and videos at www.blogher.com/ipad-nearmiracle-my-son-autism
- A list, including comments, of 10 applications at www.gadgetsdna.com/10-revolutionary-ipad-apps-to-help-autistic-children
- Some applications discussed and even some videos at www.bookroomreviews.com/2010/08/16/best-ipad-apps-for-autism-and-aspergers-syndrome
- More than 40 short reviews of applications at http://autismepicenter.net/blog/blog2.php/2010/06/01/autism-apps-that-will-help-you
- A long list of more than 280 applications for special education at http://www.ipodsibilities.com/iPodsibilities/SpEd_Apps.html.
- A short list of applications at http://momswithapps.com/apps-for-special-needs/ and indications about desirable characteristics for aplications at http://momswithapps.com/2010/08/04/characteristics-of-great-apps-for-kids-with-autism/
- A table including 21 applications at http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/blog/new-technologies/2010/07/iphoneipad-apps-for-aac/
- An introductory article which also reviews 12 applications at http://www.callscotland.org.uk/Common-Assets/spaw2/uploads/files/Using-Mainstream-handheld-devices-as-communication-aids.pdf
- A list of more than 50 applications at http://teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogspot.com/2009/06/ipod-touchiphone-app-round-up-for-users.html
- A blog designed to document infants/toddlers with disabilities using an iPad, including some recommended app lists. http://babieswithipads.blogspot.com/
- Another list of 20 apps and interesting website anyway at http://www.theautismeducationsite.com/2010/11/08/20-ipad-apps-for-kids-with-autism/
- Another list of 42 apps at http://mits.cenmi.org/ipodapps.aspx
- Some lists quite extensive and also a very interesting website at http://blog.autismspectrumdirectory.com/2011/01/14/reference-list-of-ipad-ipod-touch-and-iphone-apps-for-the-autism-spectrum/
- More than 100 apps, including many topics at http://http://www.scribd.com/doc/47441495/Jeremy-Brown’s-App-Recommendations-for-Students-with-Autism
By the way, is it really adequate to use devices like the iPad/iPhone/iPod touch for people with autism? I add here some links to blog posts and magazine articles (non academic). After reading them, it is easy to recommend using these iDevices always following instructions from the professional people that takes care of your son or relative with autism.
- A long and very referenced article at SF Weekly at http://www.sfweekly.com/2010-08-11/news/ihelp-for-autism/
- Comments on using the Grace application at http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/smartphone-apps/autism-iphone-breakthrough-from-tantrums-to-appy-days-20100416-sjjl.html
- www.ipodsibilities.com includes many information and data regarding how to use iDevices at school, and specifically for special education.
Also, some academic papers has been published. You can see a list here.