Miss Sue’s Keyboarding Fun – OT-Care

Miss Sue's Keyboarding Fun pic

Are you looking for specialized or customizable keyboard instruction using the iPad for students with physical or cognitive/learning disabilities?

Miss Sue’s Keyboarding Fun© provides several keyboarding app choices with options to customize the sounds, colors, picture supports, word lists and layout within the app. Her apps span training skills from basic keyboard and letter awareness, spelling reinforcement of high frequency words and beginning keyboard awareness and practice. Significant customization of the words, pictures, layout, colors and speech are offered within the apps allowing creation of individual activities for users.

Keyboard Explore iconKeyboard Explore app (iPad; free ) – When a key on the keyboard is pressed, a fun picture is shown and a sound for the letter is spoken.


Type a word iconType A Word  app (full and lite version for iPad; 2.99 ) – Allows creation of spelling words for students to type. Each letter must be matched for successful completion. Full version includes data collection and customizable key colors.

Keyboard fun lite app iconKeyboard Fun app – (iPad; 4.99 ) – Encourages identification of key placement by matching keys to pictures. Keys on each line is displayed. Data collection and key coloring provided in app.

Typing Fun app icon Typing Fun app (iPad; lite/Full 5.99) – Learn keyboard then type out words. Add Dolch or other word lists to customize for a user. Color keyboard to match specialized keyboards. Images of the Typing Fun app customization features:

Typing fun app pic 1  Typing fun pic2

If you are in need of keyboarding apps with customizable features, Miss Sue’s Keyboarding apps provides wonderful options. Computer based software is also available from Miss Sue’s Keyboarding website at OT-Care.com  along with lesson plans and other keyboarding resources for individuals with disabilities.

Miss Sue’s app can customized with colored keys for the iPad using the following wireless keyboards:

Big Bluetooth from RJ Cooper (199. ): Provides additional keyboard options that allow use of function keys.

Big Bluetooth keyboard w tablet stand

Big Blu Kinderboard with Bluetooth (Chester Creek; 72.) :
Big Blu keyboard pic2
Great options for customizing access for individuals with disabilities with these apps and input methods.

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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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