Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Computer Software for Autism

I've generated a list of computer software programs for children and adults with autism. This list is not necessarily complete, so please feel free to leave a comment if you have another program you recommend. Our next blog post will be tips on how to choose a software program for a person with autism, so be sure to follow Positively Autism on Facebook or Twitter to be notified of upcoming posts!

Please note that all prices are in U.S. dollars. The information provided on this website is not a recommendation, referral, or endorsement of any resource and does not replace the advice of medical, legal, or educational professionals. Positively Autism has not validated and is not responsible for any information or services provided by third parties. You are urged to use independent judgment and request references when considering any resource associated with the provision of services related to autism.

Name: Jacob's Lessons
Link: http://www.jacobslessons.com/
Skills: Basic academics and reading
Price: Free

Name: PBS Kids
Link: http://www.pbskids.org/
Skills: various academic
Price: Free

Name: Autism Unlocked
Link: http://www.autismunlocked.com/
Skills: Conversation and communication skills
Price: $30.00 (single user for one year; multi-user accounts available)

Name: Vizzle
Link: http://www.monarchteachtech.com/
Skills: Academic Skills
Price: Various

Name: TeachTown
Link: http://web.teachtown.com/
Skills: Language Development, Adaptive Skills, Social Emotional, Cognitive Skills, Language Arts, and Mathematics.
Price: $300.00 per student (one year license)

Name: Starfall
Link: http://www.starfall.com/
Skills: Academics and Reading
Price: Home membership $35, Teacher membership: $70, Classroom Membership: $150, School Membership: $270

Name: Language Builder Picture Nouns
Link: Available at Amazon
Skills: Language development
Price: $88.99

Name: Mind Reading: The Interactice Guide to Emotions
Link: Available at Amazon
Skills: Social skills
Price: $108.80

Name: You Are A Social Detective! CD
Link: http://www.difflearn.com/product/You_Are_A_Social_Detective/computer_games
Skills: Social skills
Price: $89.95

Name: Small Steps, Big Skills Video Game
Link: http://www.difflearn.com/product/Small_Steps_Big_Skills_Video_Game/computer_games
Skills: Life skills
Price: $89.95

Name: FaceSay
Link: http://www.facesay.com/
Skills: Social skills
Price: Classroom Edition 5 Students on 1 PC: $249 (other levels available)

Name: Picture It and PixWriter
Link: http://www.suncastletech.com/
Skills: Academic and social skills
Price: $125.00 per program

Name: Social Skill Builder
Link: http://www.socialskillbuilder.com/
Skills: Social skills
Price: Each Social Skill Builder CD-ROM costs between $69.99 and $89.99. All five CD-ROMs may be purchased together at a 10% discount.

Name: The Social Express
Link: http://thesocialexpress.com/
Skills: Social skills
Price: $89.99

Name: MouseTrial
Link: http://www.mousetrial.com/
Skills: Vocabulary, concentration, cooperation and literacy
Price: Yearly home license: $29; Yearly classroom license: $39

Name: Laureate Learning Systems
Link: http://www.laureatelearning.com/specials/autpack.html
Skills: Language and communication
Price:  $1,661 and up

5 comments:

  1. Great list! I really want Teach Town for my classroom, but the school didn't approve the extra spending :( My kids love the free version of Starfall, but I'm considering buying the full teacher membership.

    Lisa
    The Lower Elementary Cottage

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  2. I love Starfall as well! I forgot to mention that it has some free sections. I'm also thinking about buying the full membership, since they have so many educational games.

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  3. Love the resources! I'm familiar with starfall and pbs kids. Just found your blog through the liebster awards (Lower Elementary Cottage). I'm a special ed teacher as well and just started following you.

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  4. With so many resources, including all the new apps, it's tough to know where to begin. Unfortunately, studies have been done for only a handful. For social skills, there is an added problem that almost all of the studies, the kids improve on lab measures but not in the real world. This quote from the Social Skills Builder study is typical, "they did not appear to have generalized these skills in a natural setting". The only exception so far is this study.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21287255

    The participants who played FaceSay improved on social interactions with their classmates on the playground.

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