Shelby’s Quest App

Shelby’s Quest App for the iPad ($4.99), designed by an occupational therapist,  is a therapy tool specially made for OT’s, teachers and parents that gives the child a fun way to practice fine motor and visual perceptual skills.

Shelby’s Quest guides the child along a journey assisting Shelby the Dog as she helps her forest animal friends overcome their challenges. Set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, students will guide Skip the Salmon upstream to help him find his family, assist Samantha the Squirrel as she collects acorns and help Maurice the Moose find his way home. Each of those activities provides visual motor, visual matching, fine motor and visual motor integration at three levels of skill.

Skip the fish is animated as he swims up the stream. Samantha the squirrel needs help sorting the acorns requiring two fingered pinch to drop them in the correct basket.

Maurice the moose follow pathway of shapes in the woods.

User information is collected for assessment purposes and can be shared by email.

Shelby’s Quest is a fun app with three levels of  skill within the three activities. The animation of Skip the fish as he swims up the stream is an interesting part of the app. A auditory alert is provided when drawing outside of a shape or pathway in the activities to assist the user to stay in the lines.

Shelby’s Quest app was easy to use due to the clear, written instructions are provided on initial screens of the app. The app is easy to navigate and guides the user through the activities. Depending on the age and skill of the user it would be great to have another level of skill available for each of the activities to challenge the skill of users. The data collection feature is a great method of measuring progress for students/users and easily shared via email.

Congratulations to Doodle Therapy Apps for their successful development of Shelby’s Quest app, providing additional tools for OT’s using mobile devices in therapy. For more  information on Shelby’s Quest visit Doodle Therapy Apps.

Another app for your OT iTool Kit!


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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