Occupational Therapy Apps for Treatment

Updated 5-14-2012

 

General

App Name & Description

Android

Apple

Stories2learn
Create personalized social stories using photos, texts, and audio messages.

 

$13.99
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iDress for Weather
Provides images of clothing and weather conditions daily. Clearly displays the daily temperature (daily highs and lows). Ability to customize the closet using personalized images or photos.

 

$1.99
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Math Magic
Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with visual supports, solution choices, reinforcers, and rewards (star system).

 

$0.99
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myHomework
Allows students to keep track of their homework, classes, projects, and tests.

Free
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Free
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Awesomenote
Note taking application and to-do manager.

 

$4.99
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Evernote
Helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, and record voice reminders.

Free
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Free
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Time Timers
Little clocks demonstrate the passage of time in three different sizes. Have an optional audio signal at completion.

 

$1.99
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Easy Kid Timer
Visual timer to help kids visualize the passage of time. Customize the timer with your own pictures and description of tasks.

$1.00
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Metronome
Get a metronome on your device.

Free
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Free
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Bubbles:
Blow bubbles by dragging your finger and then tap to pop them.

Free
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Ease App
Uses random bursts of sound to stimulate, challenge, and promote sensory processing. Contains 60 minutes of optimized music.

 

Lite version, $0.99
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Personal version, $39.99
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Pro version, $99.99
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Behavior Apps 

App Name & Description

Android

Apple

iReward
Behavioral management reward system. Allows you to post a picture of a reward and give stars for behaviors that will win the reward.

 

$4.99
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Behavior Status
Record the daily behavior of your child or an entire classroom. Easily record behavior using a simple green, yellow, and red stoplight. 

Free
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$0.99
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ABC Data
Data collection tool for counting behavior by simple tallies or percentages, recording the session duration, and e-mailing the data.

 

$4.99
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Teachers Class Behavior
Record behaviors with a list of multiple children. Tap to record default behaviors or edit and add your own. Can be used to multiple classes. Review behaviors in a daily log.

Free
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Sensory Apps: Avoiders 

App Name & Description

Android

Apple

Video Scheduler
Use photos and videos to create a schedule. Set up multiple users—perfect for multiple children on your workload. Take a picture, add an audio comment, or take a video to create a list of steps for schedules.

 

$12.99
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U-Sync Video Scheduler
Picture and video scheduler that can be controlled by multiple users. Show with video how to perform therapy exercises. Remind clients to do therapy exercises.

$19.99
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iPrompts
Prompting app providing picture schedules, visual countdown clocks, and other choice prompts. Replace old handmade schedule boards.

 

$49.99
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Balloon Pop
Pop balloons by shaking the device up and down. Could help avoiders acclimate to the sound.

 

Free
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Off We Go
Prepares children for everyday experiences while improving language and social skills. Each book tells the story of a particular event or everyday activity in a sequence of 12 steps.

 

$3.99 for each story
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Annoying Sounds
Sounds divided into categories of high frequency, alarms, animals, eating, emergency, human, office, phone, random, and wake up.

Free
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Free
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Sounds Annoying
Change the pitch, volume, and filter using slider buttons. Customize the sounds if you buy the app for $0.99. Record a certain sound and use it for controlled exposure.

 

Free
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Pocket Sounds
A collection of everyday sounds. Also contains longer sound clips for listening to while falling asleep, relaxing, or doing homework.

 

Free
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TooLoud
Ideal for teachers needing to limit noise in the class room. Records decibels and displays volume levels in numbers.

 

Free
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deciBel
Displays the current, maximum, and minimum values in decibels.

Free
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Sensory Apps: Sensors

App Name & Description

Android

Apple

Studydroid Flashcard Free
Create flash cards online or on your phone and sync them.

Free
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Flashcards+
Create flash cards that look like standard index cards.

 

Free
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QuickTodo Lite
Simple and clean design to create to do lists that won't distract sensors. Provides boxes to check when task is completed.

 

Free
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Taskos To Do List
Simple and intuitive to do list for android. Add tasks by typing or speaking to your mobile device.

Free
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Gaze HD—Lite
Nine video scenes to gaze upon. Block out other visual distractions. Shuffle through scenes and play the optional natural sounds to make the scene more realistic.

 

Free
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White Noise Lite
Plays ambient noise to block out distractions. Free version has 10 sounds including rain, chimes, a fan, and more.

Free
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Free
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White Noise Recorder
Record your preferred sounds. Take 10- to 30-second recordings and play it as a continuous loop.

 

$0.99
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WaitStrip
This app provides a visual representation of increments of time. A visual guide helps an individual remain on task or focused for a specific duration of time.

 

$0.99
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Sensory Apps: Bystander

App Name & Description

Android

Apple

Glow Coloring
Drawing app that uses brightly colored paint.

 

Free
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Doodle Toy for Kids
Teach kids to draw and paint with brightly colored paint. Use mirror mode for easy drawing.

Free
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Magnetic Board Lite
Drag brightly colored magnetic letters onto a dark background. Save the pictures to your device.

 

Free
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Kidoodle: Pirate
Digital coloring book of a pirate story. Personalize the pages by adding your own illustrations. The drawing comes alive when finished, with moving objects, dancing pirates, and swimming fish.

$2.99
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$2.99
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iBooks
Free app for downloading books. Make the text larger, choose the right font. Keep track of characters in a story by highlighting the text and annotating the book. Some children's books in the iBookstore have a read-aloud feature.

 

Free
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Kindle
Free app for downloading e-books from Amazon. Change the text size, adjust the brightness of the screen, highlight text, and take notes. Look up words in the dictionary.

Free
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Free
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Sensory Apps: Seeking

App Name & Description

Android

Apple

Letter School
Make handwriting easier. Choose different fonts and listen to sounds and view graphics and animations.

 

$2.99
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Kids ABC Letters
Help kids master their ABCs with this app. Name, form, recognize, and identify letters.

$3.99
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Pandora
Free personalized radio app. Start with the name of a favorite song and Pandora creates a customized radio station with similar music. Thumb up and down songs to further customize your radio stations. Quick and simple way to have background music.

Free
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Free
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Photo Table
Flick, swipe, tap, zoom, rotate, and drag your photos on a virtual table. Add music for a rich sensory experience.

 

$6.99
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Line Art
Provides touch and visual stimulation with interactive visual art created by thousands of particles that move when you touch. Colors and patterns change as you move your finger.

 

$1.99
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Art of Glow
Draw with glow painting, fireworks, twinkle stars, and more.

Free
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Fruit Ninja
Use your fingers to swipe and tap fruit pieces. Zen mode allows for a more relaxed pace while arcade mode is played at a more frenzied pace.

Free
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$0.99 version
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Rockmate
Up to four players can play a variety of instruments on one device.

 

$2.99
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Glow Tunes
Combines glow graphics with music to create a multisensory experience.

 

$0.99
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