Claro Software for providing ClaroPDF apps (2.99) to participants. ClaroPDF (IOS) is an annotation app with text to speech options for reading document and fillable text for the user. A huge benefit is an easy workflow method to upload and access Google Drive. Claro Software continues to make improvements while offering their app at a great price. This app is great for students with a learning disability or dysgraphia. For more information on ClaroPDF see previous post (no it is not currently free!).
Assistive Ware for providing promo codes for Keedogo (1.99), Keedogo Plus (4.99) and Keeble ( 14.99) apps. These apps are relatively new, third-party keyboard apps for iOS 8. They offer differing levels of supports for keyboard input for individuals with special needs. Features include, but not limited to ABC and QWERTY keyboards, larger keys, colored keys and dwell, word prediction and switch access in the Keeble apps. These keyboard apps allow great UDL options on the iPad. Assistive Ware has a huge commitment in developing software for individuals with special needs. For more information see prior post, Keeble Third Party Keyboard app.
Artgig.com for offering Marble Math Museum and Marble Math Jr apps. Many of the Marble Math apps provide math games requiring bilateral and eye hand coordination tasks. Used as a reinforce or to work on visual motor, motor planning or bilateral coordination they also provide academic content – just don’t tell the kids! Well developed, appealing and intuitive these can be appropriate for OT’s or PT’s who work with students with mild coordination challenges. For more information on Marble Math and Marble Math Jr. check out this prior review Maze Activity App, From the Voice of Experience.
Essare LLC (Diane Reid, OTR) developers of Ready to Print app for iOS , Amazon Kindle and Android (9.99). Ready to Print app provides pre-writing, letter formation and writing activities that can be customized for each user. Multiple users and data collection are features of this very useful app. Great tool for OT’s and home programming. For more information check out this prior Ready to Print post.
David Raney, PT, for PT Tools (3.99) promo codes to PT’s (and some OT’s). PT Tools app supplies 9 different therapy tools. Not all of the tools were appropriate for pediatric practice, however PT’s found a number of tools appropriate for pediatric use (goniometer, posture cam, gait analysis, metronome). Tools available in the app:
- Posture Cam
- Rep Counter
- Video Gait Analysis
- Heart Rate Monitor
Search for apps appropriate for PT’s resulted in trialing a number of goniometer apps . I found the PT Tools goniometer to be among the easiest to use. Of those goniometer apps provided to the PT’s participating, they also concurred with the PT Tools goniometer’ ease of use.
While there were many other apps and uses of the iPad reviewed, trialed and discussed with participants, providing demo codes allows all participants hands on experience with apps. Again, many thanks for the generosity and continued support by developers in sharing their apps with participants!
Interested in participating or hosting an OT’s with Apps Workshop? Feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org .