Category Archives: Focused attention

STAC App for Cognitive Assessment

The STAC (Standardized Touchscreen Assessment of Cognition) App for iPad is an automated screening tool designed by Cognitive Innovation’s Simon Carson, OT/L, MBA and Heather Cole, MA CCC- SLP’s for health care professionals. The iPad app provides self-directed instruction of cognitive  tasks, reducing … 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

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Let’s Trace App!

Let’s Trace app is a visual motor integration app for the iPad (.99) that presents simple strokes and shape drawing in a developmental progression. Let’s Tracing app provides visual motor practice for 2-5 year olds learning to trace within lines … Continue reading

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Motion of a Finger App

   Motion of  a Finger app (free) for iPhone/iPad is a visual motor game requiring accuracy and speed while following a series of 15 different pathways that increase in difficulty. The app is a  Game Center app but did not require … Continue reading

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Doodle Dots App

Familiar with PBS Kids Sprouts , providing educational programming for preschoolers? Sprout has online games as well as a number of apps available for free for iPhone or iPad. Spouts Doodle Dots App (free) for iPad is one of their … Continue reading

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Managing Your iDevice for the Young Learner – 101

Children love using the iPod or iPad and with a single touch can explore games and stories and lots of things, sometimes much more than you want them to! The iDevices ease of use can be a two edged sword with … Continue reading

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Apps to Develop Fine Motor Skills

There are many iDevice apps out there to develop fine motor skills  for children. Drawing and music apps that can encourage fine motor development are readily available. Access to some apps on iDevices can require specific, new skills for some students. Although … Continue reading

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