It’s April – National OT Month!

OT month pic It’s April and time to celebrate National Occupational Therapy Month!

To celebrate Occupational Therapy Month, here is a curated list of free or reduced apps that might be a worth considering for your OT mTool Kit (taking advantage of the apps offered from other current events – for a limited time!):

Timer+ Touch iconTimer+ Touch app (free, regularly 1.99 – reportedly not free in UK ) for iPhone/iPad – Visual timer with hours, minute, second colors. Runs in the background when working with other apps. Great therapy tool.

Choiceworks Calendar iconChoiceworks Calendar for iPad (.99 regularly 4.99) provides visual/ picture schedule and calendar features. Speaks calendar, set timer,  set recurring reminders and more with the visual and audio features.

Choiceworks iconChoiceworks for iPhone/iPad (2.99, regularly 6.99) provides visual schedule tools, timer and view options to support individual needing visual supports.


Bug Games iconBug Games for iPad – (.99 regularly 1.99) provides letter recognition, dot to dot and visual motor activities for preschool to early primary grades.


Busy Shapes iconBusy Shapes – a Game Center game for iPhone/iPad (1.99, regularly 2.99) provides visual discrimination activities for kids and appropriately presented for adults also.

Slide and Spin icon first appsSlide and Spin  for iPhone/iPad (free, regularly .99) from My First Apps. Provides activities to develop turning, sliding, spinning and pushing buttons.


ASD Tools icon ASD Tool for iPhone/iPad (free, regularly 1.99) provides basic visual schedule with steps or first then options, timer and reward system.


More for your OT mTool Kit!






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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5 Responses to It’s April – National OT Month!

  1. Hi Carol,
    Thanks for the huge effort you always put in to helping our kids. Just to let you know, the ‘Timer and Touch’ app is not coming up as free in the UK- it’s priced at £1.49. Usually the offers you alert us to work internationally- like the ASD Tool which is currently free if I access it through your site.
    Thank you for your relentless work- it has made a huge difference to my little girl’s life,


  2. Kristen Lindeman says:

    How do you get the Apps for free? Is there a code I need to put in? If so, when do I do that in the buying process?

    Thanks for great resources.


    Kristen Lindeman, OTR/L Occupational Therapist Wilmer Eye Institute Lions Low Vision Service 410-614-7962 (work) 410-614-1670 (fax)


    • Kristen, Many apps go on sale for free for one or two days only. If they currently are not free, unfortunately the sale past and they are now for pay apps. No promo codes were provided for these apps, only limited time sale.

      Kind Regards,

    • Hi Kristen, On an occasion, I offer promo codes generously supplied by developers. Those codes, can be redeemed only once. These apps were just featured for being apps designed by OT’s, they are not currently on sale or discounted. If you are interested in knowing when they go on sale, check out services like
      Good luck!

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