The technology today made augmentative alternative communication or AAC devices a thing of the past. There are now a lot of apps that are specially designed for use with autistic kids. These apps aide in communicating with them and can be now easily be accessed using a smartphone and is now widely used by parents, caregivers, SPED teachers, pathologists and other professionals in autistic care.
Apps have truly helped such children with special needs. Here are some of the most helpful apps that every autistic kid has benefited from.
iConverse is an AAC app that is very simple to use yet very useful. It was specifically designed for autistic children that are having difficulty expressing themselves through verbal means by providing them with some ways on how to express themselves.
As you launch the app, you will be presented with six tiles that represent the basic needs such as thirst, sleep and hunger. All they have to do is to tap the tile that represents their current need.
This app isn’t specifically an AAC app but it can also help autistic kids by teaching them how to know emotions exhibited by him or the people around him. This app is very helpful to autistic kids especially that they are finding a hard time recognizing emotional cues from the people around him.
This app aims to cross the communication gap between an autistic kid and his parent, caregiver or friend. It allows the kid to express himself by choosing an order images that can spell out their needs. It also helps the kid communicate verbally by encouraging him to speak out the whole sentence.
Children with special needs such as autism requires our thorough nurturing and care. And with the help of these apps, autistic children can now express what they feel with ease and confidence.