Category Archives: Fine Motor Development

Handwriting for Heroes – Learn to Write with Your Non-dominant Hand

Loosing hand dominancy after injury or a medical condition is a daunting task after years of developing manipulative skills of one’s preferred hand. A recent assessment of a vocational rehabilitation client in her late twenties who sustained a spinal stroke … Continue reading

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Visual Tracking / Motor Coordination Apps for Adults

  A recent email from Kate A. requested suggested app for visual motor reaction time for home programming after use of Dynavision in the clinic. Although, I am not a user of the Dynavision, and using a mobile device, a much smaller … Continue reading

Posted in Adults, Android, Apps for OT's, Fine Motor Development, Home Programming, iPad, Occupational Therapy, Physical Disability Tool, Rehabilitation, Research, Visual Motor | Leave a comment

WVU OT Students App Recommendations

Thank you to Dr. Anne Cronin, OT Professor at WVU and the 2016 OT Graduating Class for their app recommendations! I appreciate their share of the recommended OT apps as listed below by category: Wrist Movement Apps Gyrosynth (iOS 2.99) – GyroSynth is a … Continue reading

Posted in Activities of Daily Living, Apps for OT's, Apps for PT's, Apps for Special Needs, Fine Motor Development, Finger Isolation, Movement, Movement Apps, Occupational Therapy, Special education | Leave a comment

Osmo Game System – A Manipulative Gaming System for the iPad!

In July, 2014 a blog post featured the  development of the Osmo Game System using tangible tangram pieces and letter tiles that interact with apps on the iPad. The Osmo Game System is available for iPad 2 and newer and the iPad Mini. With … Continue reading

Posted in Apps for OT's, Fine Motor Development, Game, iPad, iPod/iPad Accessory, Puzzles, Visual Motor, Visual Perception | Leave a comment

Dexteria Dots 2 – Fine Motor Skills and Math Concepts

Dexteria Dots 2 App Review from Teachers with Apps (As Scooped from: Dexteria Dots 2 – Fine Motor Skills and Math Concepts ) Binary Labs is known for quality educational apps, and Dexteria Dots 2 readily joins the ranks with exceptional content … Continue reading

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Osmo – A Interactive Educational Tool for the iPad

I can’t believe that I have not posted about the Osmo Game system – a truly interactive device for the iPad. The Osmo Game system was demonstrated by Lisa Reas, Professional Development Extraordinaire  at an edcampMKE this past May.  I was … Continue reading

Posted in Accessories, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Drawing, Education, Fine Motor Development, Game, iOS, iPad, Virtual reality apps, Visual Perception | 2 Comments

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