OT’s with Apps: Apps and Applications for Your School Based OT mTool Kit

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Interested in learning about iPad apps, application of apps and some tips and tricks for your school based OT mTool Kit?

Join us this summer for a 2 day app-extravaganza of ideas and apps you’ll use at school!


August 7-8th 2013

9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.


Certificate for 12 Hours


Adaptive Technology Resources

1350 14th Avenue

Suite 3

Grafton, WI 53024

Presenters: Carol Leynse Harpold, MS AdEd, OTR/L, ATP and Erin Higgins, COTA


$250.00 per person

(includes 2-day course and lunch each day)



Save $20 by Registering before June 10th


Mobile devices have the potential of supporting school based OT practitioners with intervention activities and documentation tools due to its ease of use, portability, wide selection of apps, multimedia and administrative tools. The iPad in particular is a popular mobile device used in schools that has been proposed to increase engagement, access and efficiency, however, identifying appropriate apps for student or professional use can be overwhelming and time consuming.

This presentation will focus on iPad apps and applications for the school based OT Practitioner. Apps and application in the areas of fine motor/visual motor, visual perception, handwriting, sensory processing, self-regulation and self-care will be reviewed and demonstrated as they relate to school based practice and home programming. Apps and iPad features supporting assessment, documentation and administrative tasks for the OT practitioner will also be reviewed. Access and production of curriculum tasks for reading, writing and math as it relates to OT intervention and inclusion of preschool to high school students will also be addressed.

Learning objectives: Participants will be able to:

1. Identify iPad apps that can support occupational performance of school aged students in the areas of activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, education, rest/sleep (regulation), play and leisure.

2. Identify and apply iPad accessibility features that support successful iPad use for students with special needs.

3. Identify apps and features of the iPad that support evidence based practices and can improve functional life skill acquisition.

4. Apply device features and apps that can increase efficiency with administrative tasks required of the school based OT.

Come and learn about apps successfully used by school based OT’s. Bring your own apps and experiences with integrating mobile devices into school based practice and share with others. This presentation requires the participant to bring an iPad 2, 3 or 4, iPad Mini basic iPad navigation skills, and an active iTunes account, user name and password.

Questions? Email for more information : OTswithapps@gmail.com

Hope to see you there!

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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2 Responses to OT’s with Apps: Apps and Applications for Your School Based OT mTool Kit

  1. Lisa M says:

    Is there a possibility of you offering this as a live stream or purchase as a video? This is such a great topic but for many in the educational setting it’s impossible to go out of state for something like this. I would be very interested in either option and might be able to get more of the staff work with to participate if those were avaliable.

    • Lisa, That is great idea, and we certainly are considering those options. I would be happy to let you know as this evolves and if/when we could make that possible!

      Thank you for your comment and say tuned as we explore those opportunities!

      Thank you again for visiting!

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