Category Archives: Elementary School

Back to School Apps – What’s in Your OT eTool Kit?

Wow, summer is almost over and it is back to school time! Are you thinking about the tools you need as you head back to school? As I head back to school, expecting a caseload of young learners, I consider … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Step by Step Drawing App Gone Free (March 27, 2015)!

Free is always fun. Here is another app for young children that is free today (gone free timeline is always a bit of a mystery): Labo Drawing Lesson for iPad (free ) provides step by step lessons on drawing animals, … Continue reading

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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

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SnapType Update & SnapType Pro App

Familiar with SnapType app for iPad and iPhone? If you have students with dysgraphia, you might want to take note of this easy to use, worksheet filling/ annotation app. One of the many annotation apps available, SnapType app is free and created by an … 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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