Word Games Part 1: Word Search from Sarah DeBellis

Sarah DeBellis’s blog, ” On Sarah’s iPad” is one I follow that has great educational apps and practical ideas on use of iDevices. Todays post “Word Games Part 1: Word Search” offers a variety of apps on the topic.

As an OT, I have used word searches for developing visual tracking, figure – ground perception, visual memory and to reinforce spelling skills. Sarah list of  word game apps provides those offering levels of skill (easy to hard) to help target individual student needs. The ABC Word Puzzle for iPad provides picture associated with the printed word, a helpful cue for many students! She also has great practical suggestions on safety management with iDevices.
Enjoy Sarah DeBellis’ post – I did!

Check Sarah’s blog to see if there are any apps suited to your OT or Teacher iTool Kit!

On Sarah's iPad

Playing games with words is not only fun but can help your children (and you) to practice spelling and to develop your vocabulary. Personally, I love word games and always have some on my iPad.  This post is focussing on just one type:  Word Search, a.k.a Find-a-word, Word Seek, Word Find and others. I think we are all familiar with these puzzles: highlight words hidden in a letter grid.  Since all the puzzles work the same way, I’m going to focus on features such as word lists and various options you might find handy.    Forgive me if I don’t mention the game that has Weapons as one of its word lists, along with others that had some dodgy spelling and grammar before you even got to the puzzles.  The ones here are some of the better ones.

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About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

OTR/L with 30 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 15 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary and post secondary students. Experience with adults with disabilities in employment and work transition.
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