Category Archives: Education

Unite for Literacy Resource

Unite for Literacy is a free online picture book resource supporting non-readers of individuals of different cultures. It counteracts book scarcity for non-readers of different languages with this online resource of digital books. A community based organization supported by business who have partnered … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Android, Early Childhood, Education, Emergent Literacy, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Reading, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The AT Daily Shares Sparkup Book Reader

As reposted from Assistive Technology Daily…Sparkup Book Reader a new book reading device for emergent readers. Meet SparkUp® The Sparkup Magical Book Reader is a revolutionary device that clips directly on to any picture book and reads it aloud in … Continue reading

Posted in Assistive Technology, Book, Early Childhood, Education, Elementary School, Emergent Literacy, Language Arts, Reading, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Google Docs Voice Typing Command List (expanded)

  Google Docs recently added Voice Typing tool provides a voice recognition tool for word processing within Google Chrome. This is a great new feature in Google Docs that requires no training and little set up. Voice Typing can be turned on … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, AT for Handwriting, Computer Utilities, Education, Google Chrome, Google Docs, Learning Disability, Occupational Therapy, Special education, Spelling, Universal Design for Learning, Voice Recognition, Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Handwriting Without Tears Research Review Articles

The Wet Dry Try App, provides explicit instruction for letter formation based on the Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) curriculum. Below is a link to research review articles  related to the  HWT curriculum : Handwriting Without Tears Reference Review Additional supporting research articles: Case-Smith, … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Elementary School, Handwriting, iPad, Letter Formation, Occupational Therapy, Pediatrics, Primary Grades, School Based Interventions, Special education | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Great Apps from Generous Developers!

A huge thank you to the following app developers for supplying promo codes to OT and PT’s at a recent OT’s with Apps Workshop: Claro Software for providing ClaroPDF apps (2.99) to participants. ClaroPDF (IOS) is an annotation app with text to speech … Continue reading

Posted in Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for PT's, Apps for Special Needs, Dysgraphia, Education, Handwriting, iOS, iPad, Letter Formation, Special Needs, Therapist/Teacher Tools, Third Party Keyboards | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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