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Best Special Needs Apps for Android

The Android apps listed here can help kids with a range of special needs and learning difficulties. From fine motor control to empathy and emotional awareness, kids can build essential skills for success both in and out of school.

Starfall ABCs Publisher: Starfall Education
ABCs and phonics integrate with fun images, animations, and activities
Grades Pre-K-K
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire
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Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame Publisher: Sesame Street
Sesame Street winner teaches kids how to keep calm and carry on
Grades Pre-K-1
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Dexteria - Fine Motor Skill Development Publisher: BinaryLabs
Hand and finger exercises help kids develop fine motor skills in fun ways
Grades K-1
Type App
Price $3.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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FTVS HD - First Then Visual Schedule HD Publisher: Good Karma Applications, Inc
Useful multisensory tool teaches self-direction and follow-through
Grades Pre-K-12
Type App
Price $21.99
Platforms iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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TapToTalk Publisher: Assistyx LLC
Unique way for kids with limited verbal skills to express themselves
Grades K-12
Type App
Price Free
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
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Time Timer Publisher: Time Timer LLC
Easily conceptualize, manage, and visualize time
Grades 1-12
Type App
Price $2.99-$4.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Middle School Confidential 1: Be Confident in Who You Are Publisher: Electric Eggplant
Must-read graphic novel teaches relatable tween lessons
Grades 5-8
Type App
Price $2.99
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Nook HD
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Audionote - Notepad and Voice Recorder Publisher: Luminant Software
All-in-one note-taking system may be complex for young students
Grades 7-12
Type App
Price Free to Try, Paid
Platforms Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, Apps for Windows, Mac Apps, Fire phone
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