In only one year the Apple iPad has revolutionized the tech industry. 15 Million iPads have been sold and estimates are that within the next 3 years over 115 million tablets will be shipped. Dozens if not hundreds of applications have been created that enhance the quality of life for individuals with all types of disabilities. This has lead Apple to create a special education section in the App Store.

To try and make sense of all of this we have put together a nine part series on the iPad and useful applications. In part three we discussed seven scheduling & behavioral apps for children with special-needs

This week we bring you:

11 Social Skills & Life Skills Apps in iPad App Store

Stories2Learn iPad AppStories2Learn - MDRStories2Learn
Company: MDR
Category: Social Skills
Price: $13.99
Description: Stories2Learn offers parents and educators the ability to create personalized stories using photos, text, and audio messages. These stories can be used to promote an individual’s literacy, leisure, as well as social skills. With Stories2Learn an educator can quickly create a story that shows various social cues. For example, if an individual is learning a new concept such as turn taking, making improved eye contact, sharing, or other social messages, these concepts can be quickly depicted in a story created by parent or educator within minutes! The creator is able to add their own audio and write dialogue that corresponds to the photos.

Social Skills iPad AppSocial Skills - MDRSocial Skills
Company: MDR
Category: Social Skills
Price: $6.99
Description: Social Skills offers parents and educators the ability to interact with six social narratives designed to help individuals improve their social ability. With Social Skills, the stories contain targeted instruction in the following core areas: Joint Attention; Non-Verbal Communication; Greetings; Structured game play; Turn Taking; Classroom rules; and Imitation. In addition to using the specific content, users can modify the stories by adding different photos, text, as well as audio. The end results allows for the individual to look at a social photo, touch the picture for audio, and continue onto the next page!

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11 Social Skills & Life Skills Apps
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