Category Archives: Geriatrics

Pictus Kid’s Coloring Book App

Children’s Day (the first Sunday in June) brings some free offers to iTunes store for kids. Pictus – Kids Coloring Book app for iPad is one providing kids of all ages (young and old) coloring activities to occupy them this summer (and all … Continue reading

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Lingvo IDE3S App

See on – TherAppists at Work Lingvo App for Communication Carol Leynse Harpold‘s insight: Lingvo app provides a basic symbol communication system when language becomes a barrier whether due to disability or cultural differences. Free this app may be … Continue reading

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Apps for Memory Loss

Apps for Memory Loss Alzheimers , provided by the Alzheimer Association of Greater Michigan provides a post of iPad apps appropriate for individuals with memory loss entitled “Play a Simple iPad Game (again – this is the second of two posts).  The … Continue reading

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Memory Apps for Dementia

Memory Apps for Dementia Alive! a charity project initiated in 2010 for residential care homes in UK researched methods of improving the quality of live of the residents through activities. One of the methods of activities utilized iPads with individuals with … Continue reading

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Preparing Adolescents and Adults for Life – #3

Here is PAAL part 3 on apps presented by Avi Glick, Director of Preparing Adolescents and Adults for Life (PAAL) while attending the 2012 Closing the Gap Conference in Minnesota last week. This third post shares community life skill apps used with individuals with Autism Spectrum … Continue reading

Posted in Activities of Daily Living, Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Autism, Cognitive Impairment, Community Programs, Geriatrics, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Occupational Therapy, Traumatic Brain Injury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

More Stylus Suggestions for Special Needs ….

Responses from experienced readers provided some more great stylus suggestions: Cosmonaut Stylus Leann T. commented that she loves the Cosmonaut: Wide-Grip Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens.  Here are images of the Cosmonaut:  Information from websites indicates the Cosmonaut is made to feel like … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Accessories, Early Childhood, Geriatrics, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod/iPad Accessory, Mobility Impairment, Occupational Therapy, Physical Disability Tool, Special Needs, Stylus | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments