Now here we are with an article about the best free apps for special education teachers. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about this topic. Teaching children with complex needs is not easy but a very rewarding task – we all know that. I have always respected these teachers.
They may suffer from physical disabilities, sensory impairments, learning difficulties, speech and language issues, autism, mental health problems, or a combination of these. Each individual needs an understanding educator that knows how to overcome any difficulties the task at hand presents in order to properly help. Therefore these teachers need to be able to use special equipment and facilities, special skills that will enable them to communicate with each and every student, such as knowing Braille, and more.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three apps from their list for now.
The first one is ABA Flash Cards Games – Emotions. Created for iPhone and iPad users, it is a great app to have around, even if your child doesn’t have a learning disability. The app provides users with over 500 flash cards that will help children read human emotions. This can help them not only understand how others are feeling, but also to express how they themselves are feeling at a particular moment. Not only does the app provide a simple user interface that makes it easy to interact, but you can also add your own photos to express various feelings and reactions. It also allows users to record their own voices, which makes the tool that much more interesting. It costs $0.99. The second one is Time Turner. This app can be useful to anyone, but given how students with special needs often have difficulties with the concept of time, it will the most handy for them. For any task you set upon, the Time Turner provides a visual to represent the time left so that it can easily be recognized without needing numbers, or really understanding how the clock works, making it ideal for smaller kids too. In order to set it, you simply have to touch and drag the lines. There are also plenty of customization options, as well as horizontal and vertical display.
The app costs $2.99 and requires iOS 8 and up to work.
For any further interesting information read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 best free apps for special education teachers