Author Archives: Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

OTR/L with 30 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 15 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary and post secondary students. Experience with adults with disabilities in employment and work transition.

Otter AI – Recording and Transcription Service & App

Note taking is a frequent concern of students transitioning to post secondary education. Keeping pace with lectures delivered at a fast pace, spelling, processing information and writing notes simultaneously are just a few of the barriers for students and professionals. … Continue reading

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KNFB Reader App on Sale

KNFB Reader Sale – $59.99 until July 10, 2018. The KNFB Reader app is one of those staple apps for individuals with low vision or blindness and for some individuals with a learning disability. Its efficient and accurate scanning tool (however … Continue reading

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MiniGuide US: Haptic Feedback Device for the Blind — The Assistive Technology Daily

The Assistive Technology Daily provides a review of a new guide for individuals with visual impairment or deaf/blindness. MiniGuide US,  developed by the American Printing House for the Blind is a haptic feedback tools that uses ultrasound to detect objects … Continue reading

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Cyber Eyez M300 – smart glasses — Technology Options for Special Needs

The wearable technology options continue to expand providing more and more options for individuals with visual impairments. Check out the Cyber Eyez review as reposted from Technology for Special Needs. Smartglasses or smart glasses are wearable computer glasses that provide additional … Continue reading

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iPad Mini Cases with Shoulder Straps

iPad Mini Cases with Straps The recent post  “iPad Cases with Straps for iPad 9.7, iPad Pro and iPad 10.5” identified cases for the iPad 9.7 and 10.5 providing a method for clients to transport the iPad safely and hands … Continue reading

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Survey Says! Assistive Technology Writing Supports for Handwriting and Writing — AT and OT: Assistive Technology for OTs

As an occupational therapist (OT) that has certification in assistive technology (AT) from the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), I compiled a survey in preparation for a national AT conference in 2017. I developed a … Continue reading

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iPad Cases with Straps for iPad 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 and iPad 10.5

Looking for case with a strap for your student or client’s iPad? Past searches for iPad cases with attachable shoulder straps provided limited choices in my experience. A recent search for a cases with strap options for clients using iPad for communication or access to … Continue reading

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