Category Archives: Emotions

Reveal, A Wareable Band the Records Physiological Responses to Anxiety

Awake Labs, is developing an electronic band that to help children on the Autism Spectrum. Currently an Indiegogo project, wearable measures and tracks anxiety to understand behavior and predict behavior meltdowns. Called Reveal, this project is projected for commercialization in … Continue reading

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Brain Works Apps Reduced

Brain Works app, for iPhone and iPad is at a reduced price 4.99 (originally 8.99). Created by Occupational Therapist, Gwen Wild of Sensational Brain.com,  the app  supports users with sensory modulation challenges by providing a selection of sensory diets following choice of environment … 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

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

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Flummox and Friends

Do you work with older (middle/high school and above) individuals with social and emotional challenges? Are you familiar with Flummox and Friends? No this isn’t an app, but an online show described as an offbeat, live-action comedy designed to help kids … Continue reading

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More Noise Regulation Apps

Review of the TooNoisey app generated a few comments about possible use in classrooms along with additional apps that may help with noise regulation issues. Kim Wiggins shared a few more apps she has used for noise regulation issues: Quiet, Please! for iPhone and … Continue reading

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Creating Relaxation Slide Shows on your iPod Touch

Looking for a fast easy way to create a relaxation slide show with favorite pictures and music on your iPhone/iPod without purchasing music or an app? The iPod Touch is a great personal device for students or clients to aid self-regulation. … Continue reading

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Stress Tracker App for iOS (free) and Android

The Stress Tracker app was created by a team of leading clinical psychologists and researchers using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness principles. It provides an all-in-one personal stress management app that tracks, identifies, and helps relieve your daily stress … Continue reading

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Autism 5 Point Scale EPA Available Again in the App Store!!

The Autism 5 Point Scale EPA, developed by the Autism Society of Minnesota in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Human Services, is a handy, simple, free app that featuring a visual 5 point scale and strategies suited for student use.  It seemed to be missing … Continue reading

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A List of Apps for Social Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorders by Jessica Chase, SLP

While researching social skills apps appropriate for individuals with autism, I stumbled upon an extensive app list entitled “A List of Apps for Social Skills and Autism Spectrum Disorders”  compiled by Jessica Chase, MA. CCC-SLP on her website Constantly Speaking. A List of Apps for … Continue reading

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