Category Archives: iPad

iPad Apps for Improving Vision

Originally posted on The VisionHelp Blog:
Not sure of the origin of this iPad app compilation for vision therapy, but plucked it off the VT-OD list serve via Dr. James Henning.  It is well organized, and hopefully you can make…

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Top Back to School Apps for Dyslexia 2016 — Dyslexia | Dyslexic Advantage

It’s Back to School – Check out Dyslexic Advantage’s Top Dyslexia Apps 2016 for kids, college, tutors, and grownups. A shout-out thanks to one of our supporters, Winsor Learning for their simple to use Orton-Gillingham system. They make free reviews … Continue reading

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Duck Duck Moose Apps Gone Free!

With the partnership of Khan Academy and Duck Duck Moose, Duck Duck Moose,  Inc. is offering their 21 apps for free –  iOS and Android! If you work with young children and elementary aged students, Duck Duck Moose offers quality educational … Continue reading

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Back to School Apps – What’s in Your OT eTool Kit?

Wow, summer is almost over and it is back to school time! Are you thinking about the tools you need as you head back to school? As I head back to school, expecting a caseload of young learners, I consider … Continue reading

Posted in Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, Elementary School, iPad, iPhone, Occupational Therapy, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

What Styluses are Available for Mobile Devices Presently?

 What styluses are available these day? Questions about styluses are often posted. Styluses have come and gone  with some reappearing after reorganization of some of the vendors. Here is a review of some favorite styluses for big and little fingers … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Accessories, Android, Assistive Technology, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mobility Impairment, Occupational Therapy, Physical Disability Tool, Stylus | 1 Comment

Converting Hard Copy Text to Digital Format

I can’t tell you how often I talk with clients about methods of converting hard copy text/papers to digital format for purposes of accessing information using text to speech, completing forms or for organizational reasons. Whatever the reason there are … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Accessories, Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, Cause and Effect apps, iPad, iPhone, OCR, Organization, Reading, Scanning, Text to Speech | 4 Comments

Flip Writer AAC – Available Again and Free!

Flip Writer AAC app   is a communication tool for individuals with hearing and speech disorder who benefit from text based information for the iPhone and iPad.  The app also features  high quality text to speech, providing a voice to those with a speech … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Activities of Daily Living, Apps for OT's, Apps for PT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, Augmentative Communication, Communicaton, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Occupational Therapy, Text to Speech, Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

AT and App Support for Executive Function: Middle School Thru Post-Secondary

I had the opportunity to listen to Diana Petschauer and Stacy Driscoll’s webinar on AT and Apps Support Executive Function recently as hosted by the CTD. An excellent webinar presented by two outstanding AT gurus, these specialists shared their listing of tools … Continue reading

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iPad Air 2 Cases with Keyboards for Note Taking

Using the iPad’s for word processing, note taking or communicating increases dramatically with use of a keyboard. When evaluating the AT needs of students who are in secondary or post secondary and using an iPad, the need for a keyboard for … Continue reading

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Toca Boca Apps Gone Free

More Apps ? With so many apps available and a device loaded with apps it is hard at times to consider more – I resemble that! However, if you work with young children, apps like those created by Toca Boca may be … Continue reading

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