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App of the Week: Helping students with Autism


Robust app combines high-quality lessons with handy quantitative data

Ed. noteApp of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Click here to read the full app review.

What’s It Like? 

Autism Core Skills begins by allowing teachers to set up student profiles with pictures and high-interest items to engage students. Teachers can adjust ability levels of their students and begin with academic or social lessons. In-app games have tutorials and instructions displayed on the bottom of the screen with helpful reminders for both staff and students. After each lesson, a visually appealing reinforcer appears to encourage student interest and motivation.

Price: $9.99

Grades: Pre-K-10

Rating: 4/5

Pros: Tons of content with automated progress reports helps guide instruction.

Cons: Some in-app games can be a bit confusing.

Bottom line: Academic and social lessons are worth the purchase price for the amount of depth and data produced.

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