Apps Tips

Apps are very useful for visual learners. They are fun, motivating and can be repeated as many times as you like.

There are many things you can do to help with the selection of apps for a person with Down syndrome.

  • Look at lists put out by respected sources, such as;
  • Consider what motivates the person
  • Consider what skill level they are at
  • Use developers support pages to see what the app can do, some even have video tutorials

When you look at an app it should be;

  • fun and interesting
  • positive if the person gets it right
  • self-correcting if the person gets it wrong
  • customizable (able to add photos, sound, words if appropriate)

IPad Apps Recommended By DSWA

The apps lists here are suggestions of apps that parents and teachers have found useful. These lists overlap and there are some programs in more than one list. There are many more out there and they are being developed continuously.

You will need to work out which program is motivating and at the right level for the person you are working with.

If you find an app that you really like then go to the developers website and see if they have any others. The chances are that if you like their approach they will have applied it to other content areas.

Early Learning Apps List in MSword
Early Learning Apps List in PDF

Primary School Apps List in MSword
Primary School Apps List in PDF

High School Apps List in MSword
High School Apps List in PDF