Chromebooks for Special Needs Homeschool

Chromebooks for special needs homeschooling

So hopefully you are convinced that Chromebook is an excellent tool for homeschooling. But what if you are homeschooling a child with special needs? There are plenty of wonderful apps for special education.

  • Birdhouse for Autism helps you keep track of your child’s appointments, therapies, meltdowns, sleep and wake times and everything else related to raising a child on the spectrum.
  • Ameba is a sensory app that creates visual stimulation. Anyone who has lived with an Aspie or an Autistic knows why this is necessary.
  • Speech Therapy App helps you to encourage your child to speak by showing them a graphic and giving an audio cue.
  • What’s the Expression is a Chrome extension that teaches autistic kids to recognize facial expressions.
  • EARLYThree is another Chrome extension. This one is an Autism screening tool to help detect autism in the first 3 years.
  • Touch Autism has a variety of apps to help with very practical issues that spectrum kids deal with such as learning how to use proper manners, learning to take turns, and knowing how to behave around strangers.
  • The Zones of Regulation helps kids on the spectrum learn to regulate their own behavior.
  • Reading Friends gives help and motivation to kids who are struggling to learn how to read.

I hope these few apps and extensions will help you as you wrangle the day to day challenges of raising and teaching a special needs child. If you know of more apps that are not listed here, please feel free to contact us to share those. We may be able to compile them to make another future post.