Category Archives: iPhone

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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Project Kids Card App – Free!

The folks at Smart Apps for Special Needs are marvelous curators of app deals and reviews for iOS and Android apps. I am not sure how they do it, but they daily feature apps on sale for students with disabilities. What gets … Continue reading

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Bug Art App – Another Little Bit Studio App – On Sale!

Familiar with the Little Bit Studio Apps, Bugs & Buttons, Bubbles and Buttons, Bugs & Buttons 2, Bugs and Numbers, often favored apps of OT’s? Bug Art app (iPad/iPhone; on sale for 1.99) is their newest app that provides some fun summertime visual … Continue reading

Posted in App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Drawing, Elementary School, Finger Isolation, iPad, iPhone, Just for Fun, Occupational Therapy, Primary Grades, Visual Figure Ground, Visual Motor | Leave a comment

Summer Tip and Trick for Managing Screen Time for iOS

Summer is finally here and that means more free time for kids. How will they spend their time? Playing outdoors doing physical activities? Spending sometimes doing hands-on learning with real things and or friends? Helping by doing some chores? More screen … Continue reading

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Community Lost & Found – Tiles are Shipping!

An earlier blog post presented the SelfStarter project called Tiles, a small chip developed to help locate misplaced items using a smartphone app.  Considering this as a tool for those with organization challenges (where did I put that??), the Tile offers a few advantages … Continue reading

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Summer Fun- Paper Critters Lite

Looking for some summer tech & visual motor fun for kids? Paper Critters Lite is the free version (full version is 1.99) of this app which features creating your own digital creature on the iPad, then printing the creation, cutting and assembling … Continue reading

Posted in App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Elementary School, Fine Motor Development, iPad, iPhone, Just for Fun, Leisure apps, Occupational Therapy, Uncategorized, Visual Motor, Visual Perception | 2 Comments

Toca Mini – Gone Free

Toca Mini , a relatively new app for iPad and iPhone developed by the folks at Toca Boca is currently free (regularly 2.99). Developed for 6-8 year olds, Toca Mini  app provides a tools to design a creature with facial parts … Continue reading

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Apps Gone Free! – Today

Here are a couple of apps gone free this weekend, new and familiar, which are suitable for a variety of ages:  Skill Game app (now free, regularly 2.99) for iPhone/iPad and also available for Android. Is a challenging visual motor, … Continue reading

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CoLAR App – Make your coloring creation come alive!

Looking for a bit of magic when coloring with your child or student? Use the free CoLAR app for iPad/iPhone or Android to create your colored worksheet into a virtual reality. Oh, yes and it is free ( additional worksheet images … Continue reading

Posted in Android, Drawing, Early Childhood, Elementary School, Free apps, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Leisure apps, Mobile Device Use, Virtual reality apps, Visual Motor | 2 Comments

Voice Dream Reader Updated and on Sale

Voice Dream Reader app’s newest upgrade features support for images in PDF files and also more high quality text to speech voices. Voice Dream Reader has been a great bargain with its many features and improvements. Typically 9.99, it is now reduced to … Continue reading

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