Apps Gone Free!


Here are a few great apps gone free – for a limited time – appropriate for OT intervention and administration:

Notability iconNotability, an app for iPad/ iPhone is currently free (typically 2.99) for a limited time. This app provides organization of information by topic and notes with searchable  information. Options in notes include drawing, importing pictures, PDF files, audio and annotation capabilities. It is a great app to organize files for students and professionals. A great app for organizing workshop information, department notes and research articles and more. topics. Provides workflow to DropBox, Box, Google Drive and iCloud for easy transfer of docs and password protection to secure private information.

Notability pic2

Cursive writing Wizard icon
 Cursive Writing Wizard – a companion app for the popular Writing Wizard for learning manuscript writing  is currently free (typically 2.99). Created for iPhone/iPad, this app provides multiple tools to write, multiple cursive fonts and pre-writing activities. Kids enjoy this app.

Cursive writing Wizard pic 1

Overcolor icon OverColor app for iPad is currently free today. An interesting visual perceptual/ figure ground app requiring users to stack shapes and colors in order to recreate a design. Appropriate for elementary through adults, this app can support practice with shape discrimination, figure ground and pattern recognition progressing from easier to hard. Although I have not used this app, I could see this used with students and adults with perceptual challenges .

Overcolor pic1More for your teacher, or 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.
This entry was posted in Apps for OT's, AT for Handwriting, Elementary School, iPad, iPhone, Letter Formation, Occupational Therapy, Pre-writing, Primary Grades, Productivity apps, Visual Figure Ground, Visual Perception. Bookmark the permalink.

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