SOCIAL SKILLS APPS
PRICE
(As of 8/6/12)
HOW YOU CAN USE THIS APP
Hidden Curriculum for Kids
$1.99
Recommended Best Buy-Some of us learn hidden social rules almost automatically through real life situations we encounter. For others, those hidden social rules need to be explicitly taught. This app teaches specific hidden social rules and reduces confusion and anxiety for those students on the autism spectrum.
Social Skills Sampler HD
Free
This app takes classroom learning out into the community. Included in the program are the topics of meeting/greeting people, taking responsibility, being polite and courteous, joining others in groups, apologizing/excusing self, following directions and handling criticism.
ConversationBuilder
$9.99
Recommended Best Buy- This app is designed to help elementary students learn multi-exchange conversation skills with their peers.
Stories2Learn
$13.99
Recommended Best Buy- This app allows an educator or parent to make customizable social stories using pictures, text and audio. Pictures can be taken of the student and infused into the social story. Audio prompts can also be incorporated into the social stories for those students who are non-readers. Awesome app!
Conversation Coach Lite
$1.99
This app allows a student to learn the back and forth exchange/flow of a normal conversation.
The Grouchies
Free
This app shows students easy, simple and fun ways to turn around their grouchy moods. By using this app, students will be able to learn how their mood and negativity can affect the people around them.
Social Skills Builder
Free
SSB incorporates interactive videos to teach students about social thinking and behavior that are vital to everyday living. Students continue to build skills within the areas of problem solving, friendship/life skills, critical thinking, emotions and consequences while using this app. The videos are real life scenarios that work as great models for students.
What If? The Conversation Starter
Free
This app is a simple game of asking "what if" questions. Best for middle and high school aged students.
Creative Geniu On-the-Go!
$0.99
This app engages students in imaginative thinking and learning activities. This app includes three categories: 1. What Ifs? - prompts the player to describe how the impossible may be possible
 2. Imagine That! - mind-stretching challenges 
 and 3. Wack-tivities - silly and fun activities
Hidden Curriculum for Adolescents
$1.99
Recommended Best Buy-Some of us learn hidden social rules almost automatically through real life situations we encounter. For others, those hidden social rules need to be explicitly taught. This app teaches specific hidden social rules and reduces confusion and anxiety for those students on the autism spectrum.
Social Navigator
$49.99
This app addresses social situations at home, school, and in the community. It also helps to guide social information processing and provides helpful reminders as to how to solve a social problem.
i See-quence (Series of social stories. Each social story is about one particular event.)
Prices vary
These apps are photo social story applications that help students understand social situations that they may have difficulty with. These apps include a sequence of photos but an educator or parent may also import personal photos to make the story more personable. Text and audio may also be infused into each social story. Some categories of the social stories are: going to the beach, going to a birthday party, going to the grocery store, etc.
Staying Safe and Safer Strangers - A Stranger Danger Social Story for Autism, Down Syndrome & Other Special Needs
$2.99
Social stories about staying safe around strangers and what to do if lost.
Using My Words to Ask For What I Want Social Story
$2.99
A social story about encouraging a student to use words in requesting objects, attention or information from others.
Manners Social Story and Speech Tool
$2.99
A social story about using polite manners.
Potty Training Social Story – Autism, Down Syndrome & Special Needs
$3.99
A social story about potty training.
Step By Step Playing With Friends With The Wonkidos
$5.99
Video showing steps to initiate conversation/play with a peer; game that asks questions about how to initiate conversations/play with peers.
Middle School Confidential – Real Friends Vs. The Other Kind
$2.99
Graphic novel with 38 pages of stories that deal with the boyfriend/girlfriend zone, self-- confidence, communication
problems, out of control emotions, conflict resolution, friendship issues, and peer approval addiction
Tell a Story with Tommy: Consequences
$6.99
Social stories that involve consequences of various actions within social situations; the option of saying “I’m sorry” is built in; good choices are paired with green smiley faces and poor choices with red sad faces to provide visual cues; 14 question quiz related to the social situation presented in the story
Conversation Cards Kids
$2.99
100+ cards with questions to start conversations; geared towards children
101 Conversation Starters
Free
Conversation starters on cards; click “previous” or “next” to move between the cards
Conversation Starters – iTopics
$0.99
400+ questions to start conversations in different categories
TABLETOPICS
$2.99
Conversation starters on flashcards; different categories of topics
Quizzler Family
$0.99
Conversation starters/questions that are family appropriate; shake to get to the next question
Body Talk
$1.99
Body language reference guide
Anger Thermometer
$1.99
Helps children identify how they are feelings, understand the signs of becoming angry, and use coping strategies to reduce anger; uses a thermometer with green, yellow, and red to show different levels of anger/feeling (green– calm, yellow– annoyed, red– angry)
That’s How I Feel
$2.99
12 different emotions on a grid; color coordinated
Smurks
Free
Facial expressions on orange backgrounds to help children recognize the associated emotions