Category Archives: App Reviews

“On-Demand” Apps for Reading

Many individuals with reading challenges are faced with difficulty reading the information in their environment. Whether text in a technical manual at work, written directions and a handout provided in a class or meeting that may be difficult to read. … Continue reading

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“Assistive Technology in Special Education 3rd Edition” Book by Joan L. Green, SLP

        A big “thanks” to Joan L. Green for her diligence in updating her book, “Assistive Technology in Special Education 3rd Edition” © 2018 and to her donor who offered 1500 copies of her book to professionals working … 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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SayIt! App

                                         SayIt App!                                               Looking for a quick text based AAC app that can speak out loud? SayIt! … Continue reading

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Reminder, Alarm and Voice Reminders, Remind Me App

Research on use of visual schedules and checklists has been found to improve independence in completing work tasks and self-care skills for individuals with autism and cognitive disabilities (Koyama, Wang 2011). Use of visual schedules on PDA have also shown significant benefits … Continue reading

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Accessing Print on the Fly with Mobile Devices and Apps with OCR and Text to Speech

Apps with text to speech are nothing new. Many apps with text to speech are available for mobile devices to access print on the fly for individuals with visual, learning or cognitive disabilities as may be required in a academic , home setting or in the community. … Continue reading

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Back to School Apps – What’s in Your OT eTool Kit?

Wow, summer is almost over and it is back to school time! Are you thinking about the tools you need as you head back to school? As I head back to school, expecting a caseload of young learners, I consider … Continue reading

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