Category Archives: Game

EyeMine Is A Free Software That Lets People Play Minecraft With Their Eyes — Assistive Technology Blog

EyeMine software offer individuals with mobility impairment access to Minecraft hands free. Read Venkat’s review on this new access method for playing Minecraft! There are many young people and children who love to play Minecraft. However, some, because of their … Continue reading

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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

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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

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

Skill Training App – Visual Motor Fun!

Looking for a fun and challenging visual motor activity app for your students or adult patients? Check out Skill Training app (look out you might be hooked…)! Skill Training app for iPhone and iPad (2.99) is a visual motor/spatial reasoning app … Continue reading

Posted in Adults, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Drawing, Elementary School, Game, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Middle School, Occupational Therapy, Pediatrics, Puzzles, Rehabilitation, School Based Interventions, Uncategorized, Visual Memory, Visual Perception | 3 Comments

‘Appy’ Halloween

Apps for Halloween! Halloween Card Creator (iPhone/iPad; free) -Make a spooky greeting card and email it to a friend or family member with this app. Use it for a seasonal writing activity. The Very Hungry Pumpkin app (iPhone/iPad; free) Be a … Continue reading

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Cut the Buttons App

Cut the Buttons is a free app (but with in app purchases) for iPhone and iPad that actually resembles a fine motor task. Promoting use of the iPad as a fine motor tool stretches my professional sense of what fine motor involves … Continue reading

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Summer Road Trip Apps – Gone Free (and other road trip games)!

What to do with the kids in the car on a road trip? Have a summer road trip coming up? There are many fun road trip activities to engage a whole family when riding in the car. Here are some … Continue reading

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Apps List by Occupational Performance

Apps Listed By Areas of Occupational Performance  I recently had an opportunity to write an article for AOTA’s Technology Special Interest Section Quarterly “What’s in Your Occupational Therapy Mobile Tool Kit?” published this June 2013. Limitations of the length of the article … Continue reading

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Find the Perfect App

Special Needs Apps Review App search engines for individuals with special needs are fortunately becoming more prevalent, aiding in the search for “just the right app” for your mTool Kit. I recently stumbled upon the Special Needs App Review search engine, a … Continue reading

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