Category Archives: Handwriting

Need a Sensitive Stylus?

Are you in need of a stylus that is sensitive and easy to handle for one of your students or clients? I have searched and purchased a number of styluses with an OT perspective in terms of the needs of users with … Continue reading

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School Writing app – Sarah DeBellis’ review

Originally posted on On Sarah's iPad:
School Writing by Demografix is an App I’ve meant to review for some time.  It has handwriting fonts for Australia, New Zealand, the USA and the UK.  You might be mistaken for thinking it…

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Touch and Write – Gone Free!

Touch and Write  is a letter identification and writing app that provides options for early literacy for young learners. Compatible with iPad and currently free, here is a description of the features of this well rated app: 16 different writing … Continue reading

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123 Color HD: Talking Coloring Book – Just Another Coloring Book App? Take a Closer Look…

 123 Color HD: Talking Coloring Book app has been around for a while however quiet enhanced from its first version!. Available for iPad, iPhone/iPod and currently free (just for today?), this app provides coloring pages for elementary students with fair to … Continue reading

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Write My Name App – New from Project Injini

Thanks to Kathy McNamara who shared this new app by the developers from Project Injini! Write My Name – Available for the iPad (1.99 – introductory price) is described by Injini as supporting children ages 4 through 6 to learn … Continue reading

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Letter School App

Letter School app is another letter/number formation app available for iPhone/iPad (Lite/2.99) that was found by my OT colleague, Erin (nice find Erin!). She rated it as well worth the 2.99 for the choices of handwriting styles of letters (HWT, … Continue reading

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Lakeshore Learning Apps Gone Free!

Lakeshore Learning, a company that sells educational materials, is offering three new iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad apps for free until December 30th. The apps are early literacy skill apps focusing on letter formation, phonics, letter identification, vowel sounds and beginning letter … Continue reading

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Autism Apps App

Autism App, by TouchAutism was a great free find this week. It is an app that reviews apps that will support individuals with Autism. Although it is listed for Autism, the apps reviewed can benefit individuals with other special needs and … Continue reading

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More Apps for Developing Fine Motor Skills

Previously I listed a few apps that specifically work on developing fine motor skills in general or apps that also help develop skills to work on the iPod or iPad for students. Here are a few motor to add to … Continue reading

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Handwriting Apps for OT’s

Some of the first apps I explored with students included apps that support handwriting. It has been a high interest for a while to provided a visual, video model of letter formation for individuals with ASD. Allowing students with Autism among others … Continue reading

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