OT’s with Apps is a resource to educational and medical occupational therapists, parents and clients on iPod, iPhone and iPad apps believed to be suited for occupational therapy intervention and services whether working with adults or children.
Mobile devices are a relatively new tool to us personally as well as therapeutically. As mobile technology evolves in many forms, they become another potential tool in our bag of tricks. As any other tool, they are never to be the object of therapy but a tool for the art of therapy that leads our clients down the road to increase or regain function whether for habilitation or rehabilitation. As mobile devices emerge in many sizes and for many purposes they can be powerful tools that can reduce barriers for our clients and provide professional resources at our fingertips!
As a OT of many years, mobile devices required me to think about a new set of tools – the devices, apps and accessories needed for my “OT iTool (or eTool) Kit” as options to meet the needs of children, students and adults in this new era. My goal for this blog is to offer new tools, apps, equipment and resources that support use of mobile devices and provide a springboard for sharing ideas between OT and others working with individuals with special needs. Many great minds are powerful!