Category Archives: Cause and Effect apps

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

Posted in Accessibility, Accessories, Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, Cause and Effect apps, iPad, iPhone, OCR, Organization, Reading, Scanning, Text to Speech | 4 Comments

Doodling for Relaxation with Kaleidoscope Doodle Apps

Finally, Don’t Forget Art! Activities that relax come in many forms and are individual for everyone.  I have students who doodle or draw for relaxation at school, as long as it does not distract from learning – or occlude all … Continue reading

Posted in Adults, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Cause and Effect apps, Drawing, iPad, iPhone, Mental Health, Occupational Therapy, Rest and Sleep, Sensory Apps, Special education | 2 Comments

Apps Gone Free for Your OT or Teaching mTool Kit

iOSnoops is one of my resources for finding free, sale or new apps. This mornings finds on iOSnoop include a couple of apps gone free that might be worth perusing or even cleaning off a few other apps to make room … Continue reading

Posted in Activities of Daily Living, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Cause and Effect apps, Drawing, Early Childhood, Elementary School, Emergent Literacy, Free apps, iPad, iPhone, iPod, School Based Interventions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Play Your Musical Drawing – Hands Free with Color Band App

Color Band App, for iPad (free with in-app purchases) provides an interesting twist of technology to drawing with music. It Combine a drawing with crayons and music with the ability to play the music with your fingers as well as hands free … Continue reading

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4th of July Apps

Looking for 4th of July apps for a road trip, seasonal fireworks celebration without overload, a seasonal social story, or just for fun? Here are a few free or low cost apps with a US Independence Day theme: Real Fireworks Art Show HD (iPad; free)  – … Continue reading

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OT’s with Apps mTool Kit App List

OT’s with Apps mTool Kit App List Updated 6-2-2013 (click on above link for Word doc app list) It’s been a while since the OT’s with Apps mTool Kit list has been updated. Please find this new list at the … Continue reading

Posted in Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Cause and Effect apps, Elementary School, Emotions, Fine Motor Development, Free apps, Game Apps for Special Needs, Geriatrics, Handwriting, Holiday and Special Events, iADL's, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Organization, Self Care, Self-regulation, Sensory Apps, Social Skills, Spelling, Story Telling, Text to Speech, Visual Communication, Visual Memory, Visual Motor, Visual Perception, Voice Recognition, Word Prediction, Word Work, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Memory Apps for Dementia

Memory Apps for Dementia Alive! a charity project initiated in 2010 for residential care homes in UK researched methods of improving the quality of live of the residents through activities. One of the methods of activities utilized iPads with individuals with … Continue reading

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