Category Archives: Adults with LD

Community Lost & Found – Tiles are Shipping!

An earlier blog post presented the SelfStarter project called Tiles, a small chip developed to help locate misplaced items using a smartphone app.  Considering this as a tool for those with organization challenges (where did I put that??), the Tile offers a few advantages … Continue reading

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Accessible Instructional Materials Tools to Support Reading

The Assistive Technology Daily’s recent post of an article, “Can Audio and or/or Digital Books Improve Your Child’s Learning Outcomes?”,   from the National Center for Learning Disabilities, not only stirred my interest, but also strong feelings about access to print. From … Continue reading

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New Google Menu Tool – Add-Ons

Working as a OT and AT at a Google School requires searching for supports for struggling readers and writers in Google Chrome. Like other apps and software, change is frequent and exploring what those changes may mean for special needs students is … Continue reading

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9 MORE apps to improve organizational skills for LD students

Scooped from: http://www.inov8-ed.com/2013/12/theres-a-special-app-for-that-9-more-apps-to-improve-organizational-skills-for-students-with-learning-disabilities/ Apps to improve organizational skills for students with learning disabilities – but we wanted to add 9 MORE for students with learning disabilities. Carol Leynse Harpold‘s insight: Here is a re-scoop from Kathleen McClaskey’s Scoop it!. The … Continue reading

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KanPlan App

Familiar with KanPlan app? Are you in need of a text based visual support for students or clients needing structured task lists without images and benefit from an interactive format? KanPlan app might just be the app to use. I first learned about KanPlan app last spring. … Continue reading

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Read & Write App for Google Chrome

Read & Write for Google , an extension in the Google Chrome Store, is available with a new look and new features. The Read & Write extension has continued to improve, providing additional features to support struggling readers and writers. Word prediction, translation and … Continue reading

Posted in Adults with LD, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Elementary School, Google, Google Chrome, Google Docs, Learning Disability, Occupational Therapy, Word Prediction | 2 Comments

Claro PDF App – Free for Dyslexia Awareness Week 2013

Annotation apps are many, however finding an app that provide tools for inserting text along with text to speech are few. The developers at Claro Apps provides annotation tools along with text to speech capabilities in their ClaroPDF app for Dyslexia Awareness Week 2013. Currently free (5.99; … Continue reading

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Texthelp Keyboard (Beta) for Android

As an iOS iPhone and iPad/iPod user for the past few years, Android device use and apps are not real familiar to me. I have a Toshiba Thrive I have used but keeping up with apps for one platform much less … Continue reading

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iAnnotate PDF App – On Sale

iAnnotate PDF App, developed by Branchfire, Inc. is currently on sale for 1.99 (not sure how long!),  regularly 9.99. A PDF management app, iAnnotate’s features are numerous and well suited to students in upper elementary through secondary school: Annotate with text … Continue reading

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ER Browser – The Mobile Web Browser for Dyslexia & Visual Stress

ER Browser app for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (.99) provides a web browser with choices of color background, font size and type and simplifies the content on your devices for those with experiencing visual discomfort and difficulties. Created for … Continue reading

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