Dexteria Jr. app for iPad (2.99) is described on Binary Labs website as “a set of hand and finger exercises that help develop fine motor skills and handwriting readiness. The activities are specially designed for kids age 2-5. New characters, sprite animations, music, and sound effects all add up to a fun and engaging experience for toddlers and preschool-aged children.”
Three skills are the focus of the activities in the app:
- Finger isolation
- Visual motor tracing/erasing
An activity log tracking time on task and performance is included.
Here is a video featuring the new app by Binary Labs:
Thanks to Carol Hesch, OTR for informing me of this new app!
Do you have experience with the app? Share if you have!
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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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I have used this app with some preschoolers and they loved it! I am working on finger isolation with 2 of them, so Squish the Squash was great for that. Also, Pinch the Pepper was great for beginning pinch prehension; the Trace & Erase was a bit more challenging, as the app requires the line drawn to be within the boundaries. I like the picture taking feature after you erase your lines. My OTA and 4 of my teachers also purchased the app and started using it right away. Very nice app for the price!
Thank you Patty for your feedback! A nice addition from Binary Labs!
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