Category Archives: Autism

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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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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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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Autism Acceptance Day – April 2, 2016 – Wearing Blue?

National Autism Acceptance Day, April 2, 2016! Today is the 8th annual Autism Acceptance Day, so Light it up Blue with your clothing, lighting or sharing information about autism. Autism has great information including tool kits, research and resources about … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness Month 2015

April is Autism Awareness Month and there are always many initiatives occurring to raise awareness. Along with the initiative amazing resources are available on the topic of Autism. Autism is one organization that provides information on ASD including free Tool … 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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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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