iTrace App

iTrace app icon iTrace app for iPad (3.99) is a new handwriting/letter formation app developed by Elately iTrace .

Features of this app developed for writers ages 3-7 include:

iTrace app pic1

The ability to choose the letter formation style , enroll multiple users, track progress and provide incentives within the app are just a few of the attractive features of this app. Watch this video for more information about other features offered within the iTrace app:

iTrace app teaches the following concepts according to iTunes:

・Upper-case letters
・Lower-case letters
・Their name

Key features:
・600+ different rewards
・50 animated objects
・Supports multiple players
・Saves the entire history of each child’s progress
・Supports multiple methods of writing letters
・Left-handed? No problem!

Other aspects of this app that make it unique is it’s ability to level the task according to the skill of the user. It also provides repeated practice (3 times) in order to provide a motor memory of the letter formation, important for  gaining independence with letter formation. Carolina Nugent at KinderTown provides a great review entitled ” An App That Really Teaches Handwriting – iTrace” discussing the apps many features to considering if this belongs in your OT or teaching mTool Kit.

Thank you to Mrs. Koene, Special Education teacher for suggesting iTrace app!


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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