Birdhouse - for Special Needs

App score: 56/100 About the Orcha review

As featured on Parents.

Birdhouse - for Special Needs app logo image

Platform: Android

Cost: In App Purchases

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Condition(s) this app helps

  • Cystic Fibrosis


As featured on, HuffingtonPost, Generation Rescue, Smart Apps for Special Needs, Autism Speaks, Friendship Circle, Detroit Metro Parent, The Autism Show Podcast, and more! Rated Top 10 Special Needs apps by Friendship Circle and Top 5 Organizational Apps for Special Needs Parents by Smart Apps for Special Needs.---Organize your care, doctor information, therapies, schedules, behavior notes, interventions, etc, and figure out how to improve your care. Have this information at your fingertips any time you need it, and share this information with anyone who needs it. Regain some control and sanity and watch how your care and outcomes improve and everyone's life is better.USE BIRDHOUSE TO:-Keep a daily behavioral journal-Track new diets (gluten free, casein free, GAPS, etc)-Share info with your spouse, caregiver, a grandparent, teacher(s) and/or therapist(s)-Manage alternative diets and eating habits-Track your child's sleep cycles-Identify what causes meltdowns-Organize medications and supplements-Record notes from therapy sessions-Account for poop & dietary infractions-Stay in control of your child's progress---Managing developmental delays, learning disabilities, behavioral challenges, or something similar??Take back control with Birdhouse. Birdhouse is a super helpful, easy-to-use website and app designed for parents raising children with special needs.Easily keep track of meds, therapies, behaviors, sleeping habits, poop, meltdowns, eating & diets, or anything about your child's life that you want to keep a record of, so you can figure out what's working and what needs to be changed, and have access to anything whenever you need it.For thousands of parents around the world, Birdhouse for Special Needs is among the most valuable resources in their arsenal, keeping them organized and in control."I've recommended you to a zillion peeps!" -Linda Q., Supermom---People have used this for all of the following things, and more, to great success;ADD/ADHD, SPD (sensory processing disorder), FAS, PANDAS, Anxiety, Williams Syndrome, Rhett Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, Fragile X, Bipolar, PDD-NOS, Epilepsy, etcCheck out for a full rundown of features, and testimonials from parents, teachers, and specialists who've used Birdhouse.Feel free to email us at [email protected] with any questions-- there's an actual human being who monitors this email address every single day![Did you see our other app, Birdhouse for Autism, and are unsure about which one to download? You can choose whichever seems best for you - the app will adapt to your needs as you begin to use it; choosing the wrong one will not make a difference in what you are able to use. We list them separately to make sure people are finding the help they are looking for. Contact us if you have any questions]

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App score: 56/100

More details

Reviewed on: 2 February 2018 (Independently reviewed for us by ORCHA)

  • "Health Tracking
  • "Health Tracking
  • Data Sharing
  • Goal Setting and Gamification
  • Carer Support
Data Collection

The data collected about you is capable of identifying that it relates to you

The type of data that it collects is classified as sensitive data.

(Identifiable and Sensitive) - Because of the type of data that this App collects it is particularly important that the App takes the security and privacy of that data seriously and only enables others to see or share this information if you have expressly consented to this.

Data Use

The App does state that it won't share your data in any way with other people without your consent.

The App does allow you to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.

Data Security

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App doesn't encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.

Professional Assurance

It wasn't clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It wasn't clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.


It wasn't clear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.


The App does provide customisable features.

End User Capacity

The App does provide support for users with poor sight.

The App doesn't provide support for users with hearing difficulties.


The App doesn't appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.


The App isn't entirely free to use.

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