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.

Typing on the iPad Pro 12.9 with SuperKeys App – Access for Individuals with Mobility Impairment 

The iPad Pro’s large 12.9″ now provides additional accessibility for individuals with motor and visual impairments previously a struggle for those who may have difficulty with multiple finger touch or using assistive touch features. A recent client, presenting speech, motor … Continue reading

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iPad Pro 1 & 2 Cases for 12.9″

While the newest iPad Pro 2 has just become available on the market this June (2017), only recent experience with the 12.9″ tablet has required searching for accessories and application of its features for individuals with a multiple disabilities. The … Continue reading

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Visual Tracking / Motor Coordination Apps for Adults

  A recent email from Kate A. requested suggested app for visual motor reaction time for home programming after use of Dynavision in the clinic. Although, I am not a user of the Dynavision, and using a mobile device, a much smaller … Continue reading

Posted in Adults, Android, Apps for OT's, Fine Motor Development, Home Programming, iPad, Occupational Therapy, Physical Disability Tool, Rehabilitation, Research, Visual Motor | Leave a comment

Word Bank for Google Chrome

Word BankDon Johnston just announced another new product, Word Bank for Google Chrome. A similar support to Co:Writer but without the prediction features, Word Bank easily creates a word cloud or word list on a topic from an electronic document … Continue reading

Posted in Assistive Technology, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Google Chrome, Google Docs, Text to Speech, Traumatic Brain Injury, Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Gazespeaker AAC Software

Reposted from The Assistive Technology Daily. Gazespeaker AAC “Gazespeaker is a free software designed to help people with disabilities to communicate and interact with their environment and the web uniquely with their eyes.”This is a fantastic free suite for eye … Continue reading

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App Search Resource List – 2017

               Updated App Search Resource List                             Searching for the right app can be a timely process.  Many app lists these days are dated, making it hard to sift and winnow for the right app when considering there are thousands of … Continue reading

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Unite for Literacy Resource

Unite for Literacy is a free online picture book resource supporting non-readers of individuals of different cultures. It counteracts book scarcity for non-readers of different languages with this online resource of digital books. A community based organization supported by business who have partnered … Continue reading

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