Category Archives: App Reviews

TV Teacher: writing abc’s – lower case app

   Occupational Therapist Marnie Danielson co-authored the handwriting instruction The TV Teacher instruction using evidence based practice of video modeling¹ along with movement based understanding of letter formation (Chandler, C. 2014). The TV Teacher ™ DVD based program includes an introduction to upper, … Continue reading

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Looking for App Similar to Waitstrip App?

Waitstrip app for iOS  no  longer is available. A blog comment/question from Emily asked about suggestions for a similar app to Waitstrip. I found few options, but here is what seems to be available currently:  Visual Timer app for iPhone/iPad (2.99) provides a … Continue reading

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STAC App for Cognitive Assessment

The STAC (Standardized Touchscreen Assessment of Cognition) App for iPad is an automated screening tool designed by Cognitive Innovation’s Simon Carson, OT/L, MBA and Heather Cole, MA CCC- SLP’s for health care professionals. The iPad app provides self-directed instruction of cognitive  tasks, reducing … Continue reading

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Late on sending your seasons greetings cards? Create an E-Card in minutes!

If you are like me, time has gotten away from me and those season greetings to friends and family are still waiting to be sent out. With two days to go I am attempting to be at least somewhat thoughtful, … Continue reading

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ViaOptaDaily App from Novartis Pharmaceutical

ViaOptaDaily app, optimized for iPhone (compatible on iPad iOS 6) and Android is a free app created by Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation. As a free app it provides the following six tools for individuals with visual impairment in their daily life: Weather … Continue reading

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Black Friday Weekend Deals

I have a little guilt for not posting Black Friday Deals yesterday, so here’s a few iOS deals available for Black Friday Weekend you might be interested in: Merry Cubes app for iPad is a puzzle app gone free for 4-7 … Continue reading

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Keeble App from AssistiveWare – Another 3rd Party Keyboard Option!

The option of iOS 8 predictive keyboard and 3rd Party Keyboard apps provides additional support to writers with larger keys, more customization and word prediction integrated into the standard iOS 8 keyboard.  This brings another level of support to struggling writers … Continue reading

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I Forgot to Remember…

I had the opportunity to journey and present at the 2014 AT Across the Lifespan Conference, in Wisconsin Dells this past week. As an ATR staff member , I presented on the topic, “I Forgot to Remember…” ,  providing an basic overview of low to … Continue reading

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KNFB Reader App for Individuals with Visual Impairments and Learning Disabilities

Any of you remember the KNFB Reader used on cell phones about 8-10 years ago? Well that type of functionality using a smart phone is back, better than ever for the iPhone. Used by individuals with blindness,  learning or visual … Continue reading

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Mr C goes to school: Soulver- a great math app for students who can’t show their working!

As Scooped from:  http://sinkthenswim.blogspot.com.au/2014/10/soulver-great-math-app-for-students-who.html Steven Cordwell shares another math writing equation option for iOS – the app Soulver. Check out his blog post for more information –  But just a heads up if you are interested in the app – … Continue reading

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