Category Archives: Early Childhood

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

Posted in Accessibility, Apps for OT's, Apps for PT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, Augmentative Communication, Early Childhood, Free apps, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Memory, Third Party Keyboards | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

My Story App Gone Free!

My Story App (iPhone/iPad; regularly 4.99) has gone free today (3/27/2015). This storytelling, book app provides many tools for creating books, writing projects, sensory or social stories for young students. Here are some of the features of the app: * … Continue reading

Posted in Apps for Special Needs, Early Childhood, eBook Creating, Elementary School, Emergent Literacy, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Story Telling, Writing | Leave a comment

Step-By-Step App from SOAR

  StepByStep app   for iPad, (free, in-app purchase for additional sequences) is a OT created app requiring sequencing clip art pictures of steps of activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living for children and adults. Steps of activities of daily living are … Continue reading

Posted in Activities of Daily Living, Adults, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Early Childhood, iADL's, iPad | 2 Comments

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

Posted in App Reviews, Apps for OT's, AT for Handwriting, Autism, Early Childhood, Elementary School, Handwriting, iPad, Primary Grades | Leave a comment

Late on sending your seasons greetings cards? Create an E-Card in minutes!

If you are like me, time has gotten away from me and those season greetings to friends and family are still waiting to be sent out. With two days to go I am attempting to be at least somewhat thoughtful, … Continue reading

Posted in Android, App Reviews, Customizable app, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Early Childhood, Elementary School, Free apps, Handwriting, High School, Holiday and Special Events, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Keyboard, Middle School, Mobile Device Use, Occupational Therapy, Primary Grades, Spelling, Therapist/Teacher Tools, Word Prediction, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Android Apps Gone Free!

Just to be fair, here are a few free Android app with a holiday flare worth checking out: Kids Christmas Connect the Dots Puzzle (free) for Android devices. Basic connect the dots with a Christmas theme.   Christmas Holiday Puzzle … Continue reading

Posted in Android, Apps for OT's, Early Childhood, Free apps, Occupational Therapy, Primary Grades, Visual Memory, Visual Motor, Visual Perception | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

iOS Apps Gone Free for your OT mTool Kit!

Here are a couple of apps gone free (on 12/13/2014) that might support visual perceptual intervention for younger students: Shapes Memory Match (iPhone/iPad, originally 3.99) is currently free. The app provides preschool activities of shape identification and recognition in a memory … Continue reading

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Toca Robot Lab App Gone Free

After three or more years of curating apps, considering trialing an app, much less downloading has to have a definite function or created by trusted developers. Toca Boca apps are well developed and provide great features and fun.  Toca Robot … Continue reading

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Brain Break Resources for the Classroom and in Therapy

Brain Breaks Research on the benefits of exercise on learning have long been established (Jensen, 2003; Medina, 2008). Brain breaks are just one form of those used in classrooms. Brain breaks have implications for students with special needs such as … Continue reading

Posted in Android, Clinic Based Interventions, Early Childhood, Education, Elementary School, Emotions, Focused attention, iPad, iPhone, Mental Health, Middle School, Mobile Device Use, Movement, Movement Apps, Occupational Therapy, Primary Grades, Research, School Based Interventions, Self-regulation, Special education, Special Education Teacher, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Mazes Activities – Magnetic Maze Boards or an App?

Maze activities have been a fun visual motor, fine motor coordination and spatial reasoning task for students. I especially enjoyed (and so did the kids!) the magnetic maze activities we used with students on 1:1 or as provided in play centers … Continue reading

Posted in Apps for OT's, Bilateral Control, Early Childhood, Elementary School, Free apps, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Occupational Therapy, Primary Grades, Visual Motor | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments