Category Archives: iPod

Battery Drain and Mobile Devices

How dependent we have become on the use of mobile devices for communication, use of apps for organization, navigation with GPS, taking photography/videos – just to name a few. And – all those functions being dependent on battery life of the device being used, … Continue reading

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Keyboard Accessibility for Individuals with Motor Impairment for Computers and Mobile Devices

Among the updates in the new iOS 9 operating system, offered late October 2015, are additional features for touch accommodations. These setting are wonderful additions to students with motor impairments but also highly relevant when working with adults with motor … Continue reading

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Text to Speech Apps for OT’s with Mobile Devices

OT’s work in many different settings and the tools we use continue to be more mobile in nature. When speaking of use of mobile device use of OT’s, a poll in 2014 by AOTA¹ found more than half of the OT practitioners surveyed use … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Activities of Daily Living, Android, Apps for OT's, Apps for PT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, Augmentative Communication, Communicaton, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Occupational Therapy, Physical Disability Tool, Rehabilitation, Text to Speech, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

It Hurts! Pain Management Apps for Children

An inquiry from a visitor about apps for pain management for children was posted so the search began. Although not exhaustive, her is an app and resource list of specific apps for pain management for kids and other relaxation apps found from the search: There are … Continue reading

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Styluses, Cases, Keyboard and Mounts – Oh My! Favorite Accessories for Mobile Devices

Oh My ! So many choices. Mobile device equipment can include access devices, cases, and mounts along with direct access methods such as styluses , head pointers and switches. There are many to choose from and the best, well that … Continue reading

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Apps Gone Free !

Here are a few more apps gone free (not sure for how long) that might be useful in your OT mTool Kit. I have not had an opportunity to try them out but they look worthy, plus they are FREE… urTalker Lite … Continue reading

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Autism Month Free Apps

Autism Awareness Month always brings a host of free apps in addition to other apps gone free! Here are a few apps gone free on 4/3/2015 that you might want to consider for your teaching, parent or OT mTool Kit: This for … Continue reading

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