Document Type


Conference Title

Oklahoma Research Day 2017

City and State

Enid, OK

Conference Date

March 3, 2017

Publication Date



This research focuses on the development of an application to aide non-verbal autistic students.

The purpose of this study is to determine the unique aspects of developing software, as well as the similarities and differences compared to the traditional development process, for students with special needs, as well as laying the groundwork for an Open Distribution program under SWOSU for future developers.

The special needs community can be a very niche market depending on the type and severity of the condition, and is often overlooked by software application developers.

This study follows the development of an Android based communication application for a low cost tablet; this product is a work in progress.