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.

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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Perkin’s E-Learning – Choosing the Appropriate Video Magnifier

In the school system, selection of video magnifiers are typically reserved to the Teachers of the Visually Impaired. Their expertise on the needs of the student,  core curriculum and expanded core curriculum tasks make them best suited to select the AT … Continue reading

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End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer — Ask a Tech Teacher

Great maintenance tips for the end of the year! Add to you end of the year resolutions! This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget to Back Up!! How to Back Up Apps and Files (and a Little about a Flash Drive for iPad) — Tech it Issie

Tech it Issie provides great “How to” instructions for backing up apps and files on your iPad. Read on for their helpful instructions… Many people have come to us with questions following accidental erasure of communication boards from their iPad … Continue reading

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Seeing AI App – Update Offers New Recognition Tools

The Seeing AI iOS app (free) developed by Microsoft brought a variety of object recognition tools to mobile devices. The first version offered text and object recognition via text to speech. Although not perfect, the Seeing AI app provides remarkable accuracy … Continue reading

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