Category Archives: Augmentative Communication

Text to Speech Apps for OT’s with Mobile Devices

OT’s work in many different settings and the tools we use continue to be more mobile in nature. When speaking of use of mobile device use of OT’s, a poll in 2014 by AOTA¹ found more than half of the OT practitioners surveyed use … Continue reading

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Apps Gone Free !

Here are a few more apps gone free (not sure for how long) that might be useful in your OT mTool Kit. I have not had an opportunity to try them out but they look worthy, plus they are FREE… urTalker Lite … Continue reading

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iPod Touch Cases for Work Environments

iPod Touch for Visual Communication at Work Recent evaluations of individuals with disabilities transitioning to employment situations have resulted in recommendations for an iPod Touch. Used for a variety of communication needs, the iPod Touch’s low profile, portability, apps and multimedia tools provides the … Continue reading

Posted in Accessories, Assistive Technology, Augmentative Communication, iPod, iPod/iPad Accessory, Rehabilitation, Transition, Traumatic Brain Injury, Vocation | 9 Comments

WordToob App

Do you ever stumble upon an app and think ” that is really cool” but the light bulb just doesn’t go on for application of it (or may be you don’t have an immediate application) ?? WordToob app (iPad; 19.99 for … Continue reading

Posted in App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Assistive Technology, Augmentative Communication, Autism, Choice Making app, Communicaton, Customizable app, Education, iOS, iPad, Occupational Therapy, School Based Interventions, Self Care, Special Education Teacher, Special Needs, Story Telling, Therapist/Teacher Tools, Video Modeling | Leave a comment

Getting a Grip on the iPad Mini for Little Hands

One of the preschool students at school has an iPad Mini dedicated for his communication. Using a dedicated device differentiates it as a specific tool for communicating as opposed to devices that may be used for multiple activities (e.g. a educational activity, self-regulation … Continue reading

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AAC Ferret App – A Way to Sift and Winnow for an AAC App

As a huge fan of the folks at Spectronics, I felt compelled to share this app with those supporting individuals with special needs. As an OT and AT Practioner, finding the right tool for the client, environment and task is … Continue reading

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iAutism – Apps Discounted or Free for World Autism Awareness Day

Francesc Sistach at iAutism provides an outstanding categorized list of iOS apps discounted or free in observance of World Autism Awareness Day. Included in her list is a description and information on how long the price reduction is available. Many … Continue reading

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