Category Archives: Formative Assessment

Wet Dry Try Suite App

Handwriting Without Tears® is a handwriting program used by therapists and teachers providing a multisensory approach to learning letter formation for preschool and elementary aged students. The complete program components include many hands on tools making it a concrete, perceptual and developmental approach to learning … Continue reading

Posted in Accessories, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, AT for Handwriting, Data Collection, Formative Assessment, Handwriting, iPad, Letter Formation, Mobile Device Use, Occupational Therapy, Stylus, Writing | 2 Comments

iOT Session App

iOT Session is a new iPad app (2.99) developed by Dr. Frederick Covington OTD. It addresses fine motor/dexterity, visual perceptual, visual scanning, visual tracking and handwriting/letter formation skills. Tasks are measured, timed or scored with data  saved for each user for comparison … Continue reading

Posted in Apps for OT's, Assessment, Fine Motor Development, Finger Isolation, Formative Assessment, iPad, Letter Formation, Occupational Therapy, Pediatrics, Primary Grades, School Based Interventions, Visual Perception | 4 Comments

iPad/iPod Touch Assessment Checklist by Autism Specialist, Kate McGinnity

Looking for a tool or checklist to sort out how to consider if an iPad, iPod (or other mobile device) is appropriate for your child, student or client with Autism? I recently had the opportunity of attending a Wisconsin DPI Autsim … Continue reading

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iPad and iPod Accessories and Settings for Access and Aging in Place

Integration of the iPad and iPod Touch devices for students as well as staff continues to increase in the school I work at with steady questions of how apps work, what apps to use and access methods. Questions arise about student … Continue reading

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Evaluation Rubric for iPad and iPad Apps

How do you evaluate apps you are considering purchasing or downloading? Will you need to justify the types of “educational” apps you use with your students or clients? There are many reasons for having different kinds of apps on your … Continue reading

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Data Collection App

Assessment has been a part of my job whether working with students or adults, gathering information about student/client abilities to determine what skills require intervention. Working as an Occupational Therapist one on one with students, we are able to determine what steps and skills are … Continue reading

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