The Benefits of the ChoiceWorks App

The Choiceworks app is an excellent app that can be used for establishing visual schedules for children who struggle with transitions and multi-step tasks. It can also be a great visual tool helping children calm down when they are upset. Users can create an unlimited number of schedules from a large collection of images. The app also allows users to create a visual wait screen and offers the child choices regarding what they can do while they wait. The app is perfect for children who need help adapting to a schedule, managing time or improving patience. It is easy to use and relatively inexpensive. It has been my “go to” app when I worked as an Educational Assistant and I continue to use it as an ECE. Recommended for ages 3+.

Jennifer Johnson, RECE
Carleton Memorial Daycare

Other useful apps for children with special needs:

Proloquo2Go – An app to create choice boards and sentence strips. Features tap images, typed words and Audio. Proloquo2Go is communication app for people who are not yet speaking or need help being understood. The app is customizable and can be utilized to build language skills and grow with the learner’s skills, supporting both beginning and advanced communicators. Apple

Time Timer – The Timer Timer app features a red disk that disappears as the seconds go by. Perfect for teaching waiting skills and increasing predictability in your day, at home, daycare or school. Apple / Google Play

Handwriting Without Tears: Wet-Dry-Try for Capitals, Numbers & Lowercase – Handwriting without tears is a handwriting practice app based on the popular program. With Wet-Dry-Try, children learn and practice correct formation habits for writing letters and numbers making it engaging and fun. Apple

Card Talk is free to download and you can use your own pictures and voice. I use it for Circle time when they do the welcome song a child can click on their picture and it will say their name. Apple / Google Play