Category Archives: Leisure apps

Tar Heel Gameplay – accessible video games! — Jane Farrall Consulting

I’m very excited to say that there is a new option in the Tar Heel family – Tar Heel Gameplay! Tar Heel Gameplay lets you create a timed switch version of most videos. You can link to a video on … Continue reading

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Summer Fun- Paper Critters Lite

Looking for some summer tech & visual motor fun for kids? Paper Critters Lite is the free version (full version is 1.99) of this app which features creating your own digital creature on the iPad, then printing the creation, cutting and assembling … Continue reading

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CoLAR App – Make your coloring creation come alive!

Looking for a bit of magic when coloring with your child or student? Use the free CoLAR app for iPad/iPhone or Android to create your colored worksheet into a virtual reality. Oh, yes and it is free ( additional worksheet images … Continue reading

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Technology for Self – Regulation

In an article, Just RELAX!? Using Technology for Self Regulation for Students with Autism (Lewis Stokes, 2014), autism consultant, Susan Lewis Stokes shares technology for self-regulation for students with autism. Self-regulation of emotions is defined as the ability to calm yourself down when … Continue reading

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Just for Fun and for Spring’s Arrival !

In the Midwest, spring is finally here and it is time to have some fun! Here are a few, fun iOS spring apps for kids for something fresh and new in OT, teaching or family mTool Kit: DressUp Easter Eggs – for … Continue reading

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Skill Game – Gone Free Today

I don’t often recommend Game Center apps, but the Skill Game is a favorite of mine for the visual motor, spatial reasoning and motor planning required. Compatible with iPhone/iPad (iOS 5 or later), this is best suited to upper elementary level students … 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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News-2-You App

Do you subscribe to News-2-You in your special education classroom? Have an iPad? Now you can access the weekly News 2 You Newspaper on your iPad.  AssistiveWare and N2Y new free News 2 You app allows you to access your online subscription … Continue reading

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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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