Category Archives: iPhone

Maze Activity App Suggestions – From the Voice(s) of Experience

Thanks to comments from a recent post entitled “Mazes Activities – Magnetic Maze Boards or an App?“, I received some good suggestions of apps with bilateral, maze activities embedded with academic tasks. HT (hat tip) to Dana C. and Michelle P. who suggested … Continue reading

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Brain Break Resources for the Classroom and in Therapy

Brain Breaks Research on the benefits of exercise on learning have long been established (Jensen, 2003; Medina, 2008). Brain breaks are just one form of those used in classrooms. Brain breaks have implications for students with special needs such as … Continue reading

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Cursive Writing Wizard App – Gone Free!

Familiar with the popular Writing Wizard app? It’s cursive counterpart – Cursive Writing Wizard app has just gone Free (for how long – it’s always a mystery)! Cursive Writing Wizard app (typically 3.99) for iPhone and iPad provides the same fun … Continue reading

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Mazes Activities – Magnetic Maze Boards or an App?

Maze activities have been a fun visual motor, fine motor coordination and spatial reasoning task for students. I especially enjoyed (and so did the kids!) the magnetic maze activities we used with students on 1:1 or as provided in play centers … Continue reading

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Back to School for Therapists: Managing Paper Schedules – Tips and Tricks

Back to School Tips and Tricks –  Managing Paper Schedules It’s back to school time for students as well as teachers and specialists. As I think about those days and what it takes to get the school year and schedules … Continue reading

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App Gone Free – Spiffy Photo Editor

Spiffy Photo Editor app (iPhone/iPad; .99), a photo editing app is currently free. Although not a huge savings, if you are in need of an app to do some photo editing if creating or modifying a book or story for … Continue reading

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Visual Perceptual Apps for Preschool and Primary Students

The iPad is a great tool for providing supplementary visual perceptual and visual motor therapy or home programming activities. Features of the iPad can allow verbal feedback on performance, language reinforcement and options of graded activity levels to the user depending … Continue reading

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