Category Archives: Elementary School

Summer Fun- Paper Critters Lite

Looking for some summer tech & visual motor fun for kids? Paper Critters Lite is the free version (full version is 1.99) of this app which features creating your own digital creature on the iPad, then printing the creation, cutting and assembling … Continue reading

Posted in App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Elementary School, Fine Motor Development, iPad, iPhone, Just for Fun, Leisure apps, Occupational Therapy, Uncategorized, Visual Motor, Visual Perception | 2 Comments

Sentence Builder for Special Needs Children App from Abitalk – Gone Free!

 Here is a weekend deal – Sentence Builder for Special Needs Children app  – regularly 4.99 Gone Free! This app features tools to create sentences with word tiles given pictures and the ability to customize. Suggested for 4-9 years of age. … Continue reading

Posted in Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Early Childhood, Elementary School, Emergent Literacy, iPad, Occupational Therapy, Special education, Writing | Leave a comment

Apps Gone Free! – Today

Here are a couple of apps gone free this weekend, new and familiar, which are suitable for a variety of ages:  Skill Game app (now free, regularly 2.99) for iPhone/iPad and also available for Android. Is a challenging visual motor, … Continue reading

Posted in Adults, Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Customizable app, Elementary School, Fine Motor Development, Free apps, Game, Geriatrics, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Memory, Occupational Therapy, Visual Memory, Visual Motor, Visual Perception | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CoLAR App – Make your coloring creation come alive!

Looking for a bit of magic when coloring with your child or student? Use the free CoLAR app for iPad/iPhone or Android to create your colored worksheet into a virtual reality. Oh, yes and it is free ( additional worksheet images … Continue reading

Posted in Android, Drawing, Early Childhood, Elementary School, Free apps, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Leisure apps, Mobile Device Use, Virtual reality apps, Visual Motor | 2 Comments

Apps Gone Free!

Here are a few great apps gone free – for a limited time – appropriate for OT intervention and administration: Notability, an app for iPad/ iPhone is currently free (typically 2.99) for a limited time. This app provides organization of information by … Continue reading

Posted in Apps for OT's, AT for Handwriting, Elementary School, iPad, iPhone, Letter Formation, Occupational Therapy, Pre-writing, Primary Grades, Productivity apps, Visual Figure Ground, Visual Perception | Leave a comment

OT’s with Apps Manuscript Handwriting App Feature Match

Ever search for an app with specific options or features , then at a later time wonder what the determining factor(s) were of your choice? That has happened way too many times for me. As a result, I got a little … Continue reading

Posted in Apps for OT's, AT for Handwriting, Early Childhood, Elementary School, Handwriting, iPad, Letter Formation, Occupational Therapy, Writing | Leave a comment

New Google Menu Tool – Add-Ons

Working as a OT and AT at a Google School requires searching for supports for struggling readers and writers in Google Chrome. Like other apps and software, change is frequent and exploring what those changes may mean for special needs students is … Continue reading

Posted in Adults with LD, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Elementary School, Free apps, Google, Google Chrome, Google Docs, Graphic Organizer, Language Arts, Learning Disability, Post secondary, Productivity apps, Writing | 2 Comments

Skill Game – Gone Free Today

I don’t often recommend Game Center apps, but the Skill Game is a favorite of mine for the visual motor, spatial reasoning and motor planning required. Compatible with iPhone/iPad (iOS 5 or later), this is best suited to upper elementary level students … Continue reading

Posted in Adults, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Drawing, Elementary School, High School, iPad, iPhone, Leisure apps, Visual Motor, Visual Perception | Leave a comment

Community Sidekick App from Ablelink Technologies on Sale

Community Sidekick App developed by AbleLink Technologies is a tracking system that monitors location of individuals in the community. Regularly 19.99, it is currently (2-7-2014) on sale for .99  for a limited time. Compatible with iPhone, iPod (requires Wi-Fi) and iPad, this … Continue reading

Posted in Activities of Daily Living, Adults, App Reviews, Apps for Special Needs, Elementary School, iADL's, Letter Formation, Middle School, Mobile Device Use, Occupational Therapy, Self Care | Leave a comment

Breathe, Think, Do App by Sesame Street

Breathe, Think, Do app (iPhone/iPad; Android; free) developed by Sesame Street, is geared to children ages 2-5 years using a Breathe, Think, Do strategy to promote problem solving and emotional coping skills. Just one of the tools of the Little Children, Big … Continue reading

Posted in Activities of Daily Living, Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Early Childhood, Elementary School, iPad, iPhone, Self-regulation, Social Skills, Therapist/Teacher Tools | 2 Comments