WVU OT Students App Recommendations

Western Virginia University

Thank you to Dr. Anne Cronin, OT Professor at WVU and the 2016 OT Graduating Class for their app recommendations!

I appreciate their share of the recommended OT apps as listed below by category:

Wrist Movement Apps

Gyrosynth iconGyrosynth (iOS 2.99) – GyroSynth is a gesture driven music synthesizer, which takes full advantage of the gyroscope. You can play and modulate the sound by moving your hand through the air.

Labyrinth 2 iconLabyrinth 2 HD ( iOS iPad; 7.99) – The sequel to the original labyrinth game is available for your iPad, now with new levels for the iPad.


Quell app iconQuell (iOS; iPhone/iPad; 1.99) Quell is a game of logic .


Singing finger iconSinging Fingers (iOS; iPhone/iPad; .99) Singing Fingers lets you finger paint with sound. Just touch the screen while you make a sound, and colorful paint appears. Touch the paint to play back the sound .

Glyder 2 app – No longer available (?).

Rhythm Apps

Ticktock metronome icon androidTickTock  (Android; free) – Tick Tock Metronome is a simple metronome app.


Dancepad icon iosDancePad (iPad; free) –  Finger dancing game for the iPad.


Bongo Toucha iconBongo Touch – (iPhone/iPad; 1.99) – Bongo Touch is a challenging music rhythm game base on finger bongo drum style.


Babies Musical Hands icon iosBabies Musical Hands – ( iPad ; .99) (Android; .99) – A musical toy for babies and toddlers for Android  and iOS tablets and phones. On tablets, it features 15 brightly colored squares that your baby can touch. Red squares make drum sounds, yellow squares play piano notes, and blue squares play guitar notes. On phones, there are 10 squares to touch.

Large Motor/Physical Activity Apps

Jump jump froggy icon iosJump Jump Froggy – (iPhone/iPad; free) – A physical fitness and fundamental mathematical concept app encouraging  exercise and movement to make Flip the Frog and his colorful friends move.

fitquest lite ios iconFitQuest Lite – (iPhone/iPad; free) – FitQuest is an exercise adventure that is fun to play and good for your health. Powered by your own natural movements, jogging in place, hopping and ducking will get baby squirrel safely to the tree house.

NFL Play 60 iconNFL Play 60 – (iPhone/iPad; free) Created by the American Heart Association. You run, jump, and turn WHILE HOLDING YOUR DEVICE and your character does the same. You move and your character moves on screen

Other Notable Apps

Toca boca     All “Toca Boca” Games


Quest icon iosQuest – (iPhone/iPad; 1.99) QUEST is an interesting task management app with to do list with a game twist.


Puppet Pals icon iosPuppet Pals – (iPad; free) – Create your own unique shows with animation and audio. Pick out your actors and backdrops, drag them on to the stage, and tap record. Your movements and audio will be recorded in real time for playback later.

Quiver 3D coloring icon iosQuiver 3 D Coloring – (iPhone/iPad; free) The Quiver App combines physical coloring from “back in the day” with state of the art augmented reality technology to bring you and your children an extraordinarily magical experience.

Cookie doodle icon iosCookie Doodle – (iPhone/iPad; .99) Cookie Doodle is an app for iPhone and iPad which allows kids to recreate the cookie making process in a fun, innovative way.

Pot smash icon iosPot Smash – ( iPhone/iPad ; free) Challenge your brain while your fingers do the smashing. Combine thinking skills with quick reactions to smash every pot in sight.

Tap the Frog icon iosTap the Frog – (iPhone/iPad ; 1.99) – 21 different games within the app.


Dress up Professions icon iosDress Up Professions (iPad; free) (Android; free) – Professions, is an educational game crafted by PlayToddlers, in which the smallest of the house may have fun dressing adorable, providing children with different uniforms of professions, and after doing so, coloring them.

I Get cooking icon iosI Get Cooking – (iPhone/iPad; 4.99)  i Get… Cooking Vocabulary and Create Recipe Photo Sequence Books is an application providing photo books for

Thanks and best wishes to the 45  OT students of the 2016 WVU Graduating Class!

More for your OT eTool 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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