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50 Special Needs Tools

Posted by on August 8, 2014

rainbow-84829_640So much available to differentiate for every student’s special need. Here are 50 apps and websites:


  1. Chrome apps--download to the Chrome browser to assist with special needs students
  3. Disabilities—Google
  4. Disabilities—Google
  5. Disabilities—Macs
  6. Disabilities—Microsoft


  1. Autism browser—Zac Browser


  1. Just my type–for keyboarding–free download


  1. ABC Phonics Word Families
  2. abc PocketPhonics
  3. Read & Write
  4. Read 2 Me
  5. Read2Go
  6. Reading Trainer
  7. Reading with Daisy
  8. See Read Say
  9. Find the Letters HD
  10. Odiogo—read blog posts to students


  1. Dragon Dictation
  2. Sound Literacy
  3. Soundnote
  4. Speak It!
  5. Tap to Talk
  6. Text 2 Speech
  7. Text to audio


  1. Stories2Learn
  2. Story Builder
  3. Storyrobe


  1. AlphaWriter
  2. AppWriter
  3. iSpell Word
  4. iWrite Words
  5. Sentence Builder
  6. WordSort


  1. Blio
  2. Flashcards for iPad
  3. Free OCR
  4. Idea Sketch
  5. IPad Apps for Special Needs
  6. Jumbline
  7. Merriam-Webster Dictionary
  8. News2You—symbol-supported news
  9. Open OCR
  10. Prizmo
  11. Special Needs websites—long list
  12. Spelling Bee Challenge
  13. Yakitome

My #1 Go-go site: Carol Leynse Harpold at OTs with Apps and Technology


2 Responses to 50 Special Needs Tools

  1. ian

    The current best text to speech software is Text Speaker. It has customizable pronunciation, reads anything on your screen, and it even has talking reminders. It is great for learning languages as it highlights the words as they are being read. The bundled voices are well priced and sound very human. Voices are available in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, and more. Easily converts blogs, email, e-books, and more to MP3 or for listening instantly.

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