Category Archives: Apps for Special Needs

iPad Apps for Improving Vision

Originally posted on The VisionHelp Blog:
Not sure of the origin of this iPad app compilation for vision therapy, but plucked it off the VT-OD list serve via Dr. James Henning.  It is well organized, and hopefully you can make…

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Top Back to School Apps for Dyslexia 2016 — Dyslexia | Dyslexic Advantage

It’s Back to School – Check out Dyslexic Advantage’s Top Dyslexia Apps 2016 for kids, college, tutors, and grownups. A shout-out thanks to one of our supporters, Winsor Learning for their simple to use Orton-Gillingham system. They make free reviews … Continue reading

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Duck Duck Moose Apps Gone Free!

With the partnership of Khan Academy and Duck Duck Moose, Duck Duck Moose,  Inc. is offering their 21 apps for free –  iOS and Android! If you work with young children and elementary aged students, Duck Duck Moose offers quality educational … 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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Reveal, A Wareable Band the Records Physiological Responses to Anxiety

Awake Labs, is developing an electronic band that to help children on the Autism Spectrum. Currently an Indiegogo project, wearable measures and tracks anxiety to understand behavior and predict behavior meltdowns. Called Reveal, this project is projected for commercialization in … Continue reading

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Converting Hard Copy Text to Digital Format

I can’t tell you how often I talk with clients about methods of converting hard copy text/papers to digital format for purposes of accessing information using text to speech, completing forms or for organizational reasons. Whatever the reason there are … Continue reading

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Tar Heel Gameplay – accessible video games! — Jane Farrall Consulting

I’m very excited to say that there is a new option in the Tar Heel family – Tar Heel Gameplay! Tar Heel Gameplay lets you create a timed switch version of most videos. You can link to a video on … Continue reading

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Note Taking Tools & Feature Matrix

Taking Tools for Students Note taking is a subject frequently addressed during AT assessment of students. Along with peer note taking accommodations, as eligible through a college’s students with disability center, or special education department there are many electronic tools available … Continue reading

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Tech Toolbox™

Thanks to the The Assistive Technology Daily blog for offers the latest tech resources for individuals with disability. One of their recent posts features The Arc’s Tech Toolbox™ , an online resource to find, share, rate and review technology for … Continue reading

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Proloquo2Go and Proloquo4 Text – 50% off

For OT’s who are involved with assistive technology service, two popular AAC apps from AssistiveWare, Proloquo2Go and Proloquo4Text are on sale for Autism Acceptance Month (limited time – April 2, 3, 4, 2016) at 50% off, a significant savings! Proloquo2Go app (iPad, … Continue reading

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