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.
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!