Ever search for an app with specific options or features , then at a later time wonder what the determining factor(s) were of your choice?
That has happened way too many times for me. As a result, I got a little smarter and from other* feature match examples, started creating the OT’s with Apps Feature Matches to help recall and help others determine apps for individual needs. Although feature matching is only part of the decision making process, it is a way to help determine the app or a component of the tool selected.
At our OT’s with Apps Workshops, Erin Higgins, COTA/OTS and I review numerous apps and use feature matching as a guide. Just one of the OT’s with Apps feature matches on Manuscript Handwriting help us and others sift and winnow app features.
The Manuscript Handwriting Feature Match is just one of many created with eight different apps reviewed according to 15 different features:
- Device compatibility
- Speaking features
- Best practice features
- Multiple use options
- Data collection available
- Practicing letters in or out of order
- Error feedback
- And more!
Here is a link to our most recent Manuscript Handwriting Feature Match:
I hope this helps when searching for manuscript handwriting apps. For more handwriting app reviews not listed in the feature match, search “Handwriting” or “Letter Formation” in the blog search box or check out the reviews pertaining to Handwriting .
*References to feature match resources or examples:
- Example of a feature match from Proactive Speech : http://proactivespeech.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/quick-feature-matching-checklist-for-ipad-apps/
- Blank feature match templates from Jessica Caron at Boston Children’s Hospital (excellent resources) : http://www.childrenshospital.org/centers-and-services/augmentative-communication-program/research-and-innovation/related-handouts
Hope this helps, it helped us!
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