According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in the 2020–2021 school year, 15 percent of all public school students ages 3–21 received special education services, with “the most common category of disability [being] specific learning disabilities (33 percent).”
These 15 percent of students can benefit significantly from the use of apps for students with special needs, namely apps for students with autism as well as apps for students with ADHD. This is because the use of technology in special education can help break the barriers for students with special needs and provide them with access to relevant educational programs that are specifically designed for their unique learning needs. According to an article by eLearning Industry, the technology in these apps for students with special needs “helps provide students with individual learning events, [and] enables reaching higher flexibility and differentiation in educational methodologies.”
This creates increased feelings of autonomy and independence in students with special needs, enabling them to learn more effectively in their own style and at their own pace. It also can reduce the stress and anxiety that may accompany group learning for students with special needs.