Is there a cure for autism?
View this email in your browser
App Treasure Hunter Newsletter

When it comes to the area of special needs, the iPad has opened the door to a whole new world of educational opportunities and expanded communication.  No longer does an individual "in need" have to struggle with getting the simplest of ideas across.

At App Treasure Hunter, we are building a database of apps for just this purpose.  With additional inspiration from interviews, such as this very endearing episode on 60 Minutes, we knew that this was an area we wanted to support.

Special needs apps can run anywhere from free to hundreds of dollars, depending on how extensive they are.  We have reviewed many that are free, or very reasonably priced.  If you are looking for special needs type apps, we suggest you view our apps in other categories like cognitive skills and apps for the ages 0 – 5.  Many of these are very appropriate for a child needing basic skills.

Our lead reviewer has said on numerous occasions what a difference his autistic cousin's life would have been like, if the current technology was available when he was growing up.  Not to mention the lives of those around him.  We have Steve Jobs and Apple to thank for this!

There is a large amount of controversy relating to the cause of autism.  Here is a viewpoint we felt might be worth mentioning from a health care practitioner: 

Our next article will be on the basics for Algebra.  Below is our featured app of the week called Look In My Eyes: Steam Train.  Please enjoy!

Subscribe to App Treasure Hunter!
Look in My Eyes: Steam Train

This is probably the most in depth, interactive train application on the market and is a MUST BUY for any parent of a young train lover.

FIZZBRAIN is mainly known for its “Look In My Eyes” series of apps for autistic and socially challenged children.

This application originated as part of one of the “Look In My Eyes” applications but has now been made into its own.  It is a fantastic application for children of all types and ages.

Kids love trains and this application brings it, hard core!

Your child will enjoy going on special missions all over the world and conducted his or her very own train.  And I mean EVERY part of the train.  From the coal engine, to the brakes and from the throttle to the whistles, your child will be in control of the whole show.  Even water and steam pressure must be relegated to keep the train safe and operating.


  • Several destinations and missions
  • Control every part of a steam train
  • Two types of whistles
  • Shoo cows off the tracks
  • Adjust signal flags

$2.99 at time of the review

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later

Subscribe to App Treasure Hunter!
Copyright © 2013 App Treasure Hunter, All rights reserved.
unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp