ArtikPix 2.2 adds landscape mode

ArtikPix and ArtikPix – Full version 2.2 were updated prior to the holidays. The major new feature is landscape mode for iPad, which was heavily requested by users. Version 2.2 also adds a feature to the matching activity that involves pressing the Done button after all matches have been made. Users had also requested this feature for enabling more practice at the end of matching, particularly when the configurable option of Hide Matched Cards is turned OFF. If you like these new features in ArtikPix and ArtikPix – Full 2.2, please rate and review the app on iTunes.

On behalf of Eric Sailers and RinnApps, thank you to all ArtikPix users. We appreciate receiving feedback to make ArtikPix a leading speech articulation app. We’re looking forward to working more with users in 2012. Happy Holidays!

NY Times article regarding apps for autism

Yesterday, the New York Times ran an article about the iPad and apps for autism. I was proud to see that my blog,, was mentioned in the company of other great websites. It’s an honor to know that people look at my blog and resources to learn about apps for autism and special needs.

Homework sheets for ArtikPix

Amanda Backof, Speech-Language Pathologist who runs, has created homework sheets for ArtikPix. The sheets can be downloaded on her website at I also thought I would provide the download links here to the homework sheets:

Initial/Medial/Final P
Initial/Medial/Final B
Initial/Medial/Final F
Initial/Medial/Final K
Initial/Medial/Final G
Initial/Medial/Final S
Initial/Medial/Final Z

The downloadable documents are available as of 11.17.11. Check Amanda’s website in the future for updates. She is planning to add more homework sheets.

Terms of use stated by Amanda: Thanks to Symbolstix for allowing us to make these available for personal use [not for re-sale] under the terms of our subscription.

iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Apps for (Special) Education

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The embedded document is a list of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps for education and special education. Each app in the list includes an iTunes link and short description of the app by me and/or the other authors, Jennifer Marden and Mark Coppin.

The app descriptions provide some information regarding iPhone, iPad and iPod touch compatibility. To adequately determine device compatibility, carefully read the app’s description and requirements on the App Store.