Social Work Apps
Mobile, Web-Based, or Computer Apps that can be used by social workers and other mental health, human services, and social care professionals, or that can be used by their clients. Caveats: We haven't tried most of these, so we can't say for sure what their value might be, and very little research has been done on the effectiveness of most of the apps out there. Maintained by @Dorlee M, as well as me (@njsmyth)
List of Apps for Working with Children Who are Hearing Impaired
The Voice Meter < provides a visual rating of vocal volume to practice speaking at more appropriate levels. Simply hold the device near your mouth and speak at your normal volume to learn how loudly you speak and adjust your speech accordingly. Voice Meter will reflect if the speech volume is Too Soft, Too Loud, or Just Right.
Dyslexia Toolbox < free app allowsyou to transform text into a more readable format, for dyslexics - whether that's a bigger font, a different typeface or a different background color. It works for emails and text messages, and you can reply in your chosen style and then turn it back into the traditional black-and-white before hitting send.
Word Lens: An App for Bilingual Social Work Practice < The app uses the iPhone’s camera to immediately translate text in an image to the chosen language... The practical use for this translation software is to point your phone at text to translate it to your language of need English so that you understand what the sign, message, or text is saying – or at least you get the gist.
Apps That Aid Positive Disciplining < Parenting Tool Cards, contains a collection of 52 cards, reminding you of what you can do to calmly but firmly assert yourself and connect with your children; Tantrums 911 < w/suggestions, including videos, for steps on how to deal with different difficult situations without necessarily raising your voice
Personal Zen Scientifically Reduces Anxiety in 25 Minutes < Psychology professors have made a new game/app, Personal Zen, to reduce anxiety in stressed individuals [research published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science]
Could a recovery app help you beat an eating disorder? < "the time in between session that poses the biggest challenges... mobile apps... are helping these individuals stay on track... some of the most popular... Take Control, Recovery Record, and Rise Up + Recover..."
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Smartphone Applications Review
Breathe, Think, Do App < free app that helps teach children self regulation, deep breathing and motor planning. There are 5 different scenarios that include showing a monster getting frustrated with completing a skill. The child has to tap, pop bubbles and more to help the monster calm down and think of a plan.
Innovative Resource for Victims of Human Trafficking & Domestic Violence < app helps connect victims with a place to stay when they leave the abusive situation
KidsDoc - from the American Academy of Pediatrics < What should a parent do if their child develops a fever, cough, vomiting, rash, sore throat or head injury? When can a child return to school or child care after an illness? The care guides help parents make smart decisions on what level of care (if any) is needed and how to provide speedy symptom relief for minor illnesses or injuries that parents can manage on their own.
AbleRoad < [web-based platform] technological tool...inform people with disabilities about accessible places …. across the globe…reviewers rate venues based on wheelchair/mobility accessibility, and ease of access…with varying degrees of visual, hearing and cognitive impairments...
Art Therapy < app is composed of free drawing, Mandala, and kinetic family drawing services...If a user inputs free drawing, Mandala or kinetic family drawing along with the personal information to the app, the system provides the result of analysis on the drawing as well as psychological and disability status in the output stage.