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.

SafeTracks GPS – Personal GPS Tracking Devices — The Assistive Technology Daily

  TRiLOC GPS Monitoring Safetracks offers a reliable GPS Personal Monitoring Device which is ideal for communicating and locating those with living with Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Autism, those suffering from PTSD, Lone Workers and other high-risk applications. Key Features: SOS button Fall … Continue reading

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CDC Milestone Tracker App and Developmental Milestone Resources for Parents

The Center for Disease Control collects and provides statistic on many health and medical conditions. Over the past year or more, professional information I have read consistently cited an increase in the incidence of developmental disabilities. In a recent CDC … Continue reading

Posted in Android, Apps for OT's, Apps for PT's, Developmental Delay, Early Childhood, Education, iOS, Pediatrics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

OrCam My Reader and My Eyes for Text, Facial and Product Recognition

  Advances in optical character recognition (OCR),  object recognition, artificial intelligence and computer vision has resulted in remarkable, new products to aid individuals with visual impairments. One such new device, the OrCam, provides a variety of features allowing OCR and … Continue reading

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Top 75 Occupational Therapy Blogs and Websites on the Planet

  Looking for the best OT blogs and resources on the web or planet? Feedspot.com’s recent polling of the Top 75 Occupational Therapy Blogs and Websites , as of November 19, 2017 shares the best blog and website resources occupational therapists! As … Continue reading

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Object Recognition Apps – What Apps Might Work for Individuals with Learning or Intellectual Disabilities?

  The science of object recognition  continues to evolve combining the science of artificial intelligence, computer vision and cloud based networks providing  greater recognition accuracy of objects and entities. Application of this science to apps have also become increasingly available on mobile devices for consumers with … Continue reading

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Hot Virtual Keyboard – Virtual On-Screen Keyboard for Windows-Based Devices — The Assistive Technology Daily

Virtual on-screen keyboard for any taste Replace Windows On-Screen Keyboard with Hot Virtual Keyboard and start typing like a pro in just minutes! Hot Virtual Keyboard packs a number of advanced features to make on-screen typing faster, easier and more … Continue reading

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Live Caption — The Assistive Technology Daily

Live Caption Live Caption Using voice recognition software, you can connect with the world again. Stay in the conversation with Live Caption. Need help understanding the waiter at your favorite restaurant? When you download this app, they can speak directly … Continue reading

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