Category Archives: Social Skills

Breathe, Think, Do App by Sesame Street

Breathe, Think, Do app (iPhone/iPad; Android; free) developed by Sesame Street, is geared to children ages 2-5 years using a Breathe, Think, Do strategy to promote problem solving and emotional coping skills. Just one of the tools of the Little Children, Big … Continue reading

Posted in Activities of Daily Living, Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Early Childhood, Elementary School, iPad, iPhone, Self-regulation, Social Skills, Therapist/Teacher Tools | 2 Comments

Appy Thanksgiving! – Giving Thanks with ChatterPix Kids App

Appy Thanksgiving! If we look hard enough, I believe it is easy to find things we are grateful for. My gratitude goes to individuals like you who visit, comment and share on this blog and also guest bloggers and colleagues who share … Continue reading

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Tellagami – Create Narrated Animations on Your iPad

As scooped from ipadapps4school.com - Tellagami app Tellagami is a free iPad that elementary school students will enjoy using to create narrated animations. If you have ever used Voki or GoAnimate, Tellagami will feel familiar to you. Tellagami allo… Carol Leynse Harpold‘s insight: … Continue reading

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OT’s with Apps mTool Kit App List

OT’s with Apps mTool Kit App List Updated 6-2-2013 (click on above link for Word doc app list) It’s been a while since the OT’s with Apps mTool Kit list has been updated. Please find this new list at the … Continue reading

Posted in Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Cause and Effect apps, Elementary School, Emotions, Fine Motor Development, Free apps, Game Apps for Special Needs, Geriatrics, Handwriting, Holiday and Special Events, iADL's, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Organization, Self Care, Self-regulation, Sensory Apps, Social Skills, Spelling, Story Telling, Text to Speech, Visual Communication, Visual Memory, Visual Motor, Visual Perception, Voice Recognition, Word Prediction, Word Work, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

OT’s with Apps Workshop: “Apps and Application for Your School Based OT mTool Kit!

Interested in learning about apps related to school based Occupational Therapy intervention and administrative tasks? Join OT’s with App’s for “Apps and Application for Your School Based OT mTool Kit” August 7th & 8th ! Registration Information For more information visit … Continue reading

Posted in Apps for OT's, Continuing Education, Occupational Therapy, Pediatrics, Pre-writing, Primary Grades, Print Disabled, Productivity apps, Rest and Sleep, School Based Interventions, Self Care, Self-regulation, Sensory Apps, Sensory Apps for ASD, Social Skills, Special education, Text to Speech, Video Modeling, Visual Communication, Visual Motor, Visual Perception, Voice Recognition, Word Prediction, Work Flow, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Find the Perfect App

Special Needs Apps Review App search engines for individuals with special needs are fortunately becoming more prevalent, aiding in the search for “just the right app” for your mTool Kit. I recently stumbled upon the Special Needs App Review search engine, a … Continue reading

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Flummox and Friends

Do you work with older (middle/high school and above) individuals with social and emotional challenges? Are you familiar with Flummox and Friends? No this isn’t an app, but an online show described as an offbeat, live-action comedy designed to help kids … Continue reading

Posted in Autism, Emotions, High School, Mental Health, Middle School, Multimedia, Social Skills, Special education, Special Education Teacher | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

i See-Quence app for Valentines Day

Preparing your special needs child or student for Valentine’s Day? i See-quence Valentines Day Social Skills Stories helps users understand the process of Valentine’s Day. Developed by i Get it Apps LLC, it is one of thirteen the i See-quence series of apps … Continue reading

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More Customizable Apps

OT’s with Apps Customizable Apps List Judi Sweeney’s customizable apps list is a great resource for apps that can be modified to support the unique needs of individuals with disabilities for work task at school or independent living or work skills. With … Continue reading

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4th of July Fireworks Apps – (but don’t forget the ear muffs)!

Whether celebrating the 4th of July in the US or planning for an outdoor fireworks show elsewhere, here are a few app that might entertain or forecast a firework event for individuals with special needs. Thanks to Digital Storytime for their review of … Continue reading

Posted in Android, App Rubric, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Cause and Effect apps, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Occupational Therapy, Self-regulation, Sensory Apps, Sensory Apps for ASD, Social Skills, Special Needs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments