Category Archives: AT for Handwriting

Styluses for Therapists and Teachers

Handwriting notes on the iPad is something I typically avoid due to the lack of fluency, accuracy and the large size writing it produces. With most fine tipped styluses costing more than $ 50, I decided I could live without trying out the … Continue reading

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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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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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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades – NYTimes.com

“What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades?” Scooped from: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/science/whats-lost-as-handwriting-fades.html?_r=2&referrer ; Maria Konnikova, contributing author for the New York Times online,  posts her article, “Whats Lost as Handwriting Fades” addressing the changes occurring in education with handwriting instruction. Her article reviews  research  which supports … Continue reading

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Cursive Writing Wizard App – Gone Free!

Familiar with the popular Writing Wizard app? It’s cursive counterpart – Cursive Writing Wizard app has just gone Free (for how long – it’s always a mystery)! Cursive Writing Wizard app (typically 3.99) for iPhone and iPad provides the same fun … Continue reading

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Learn to Write with Mr. Pencil by Leap Frog

Learn to Write with Mr Pencil stylus and app created by Leap Frog is an emergent writing app featuring tracing lines, shapes and letters using the Leap Frog stylus for ages 3-6 years. The Mr. Pencil stylus is available online … Continue reading

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Apps Gone Free!

Here are a few great apps gone free – for a limited time – appropriate for OT intervention and administration: Notability, an app for iPad/ iPhone is currently free (typically 2.99) for a limited time. This app provides organization of information by … Continue reading

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OT’s with Apps Manuscript Handwriting App Feature Match

Ever search for an app with specific options or features , then at a later time wonder what the determining factor(s) were of your choice? That has happened way too many times for me. As a result, I got a little … Continue reading

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8 Great Handwriting Apps for OTs | CMS Direct Hire

As Scooped from CMS Direct Hire   8 Great Handwriting Apps for OT’s We at CMS Direct Hire would like to share with you 8 great Occupational Therapy apps for improving your patients’ handwriting skills! Carol Leynse Harpold‘s insight: CMS Direct Hire shares … Continue reading

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