Category Archives: Life Skills

iDo Hygiene App

iDo Hygiene is a new app providing instruction, video and games to learn personal hygiene. Included is an option to create your own images in the 12 hygiene areas. Created by the Center for Educational Technology for individuals with cognitive … Continue reading

Posted in Activities of Daily Living, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Cognitive Impairment, Developmental Delay, iADL's, iPad, Life Skills, Occupational Therapy, Pediatrics, Self Care, Special education, Special Needs, Visual Communication | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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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iAutism – Apps Discounted or Free for World Autism Awareness Day

Francesc Sistach at iAutism provides an outstanding categorized list of iOS apps discounted or free in observance of World Autism Awareness Day. Included in her list is a description and information on how long the price reduction is available. Many … Continue reading

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Mobile Devices as Cognitive Aids for People with Brain Injuries | RichmondMom.com

As scooped from Richmondmom.com‘s  post Mobile Devices as Cognitive Aids for People with Brain Injuries Carol Leynse Harpold‘s insight: Richmondmom.com writer, Fiona Bessey Bushnell, OT shares information and background about Tony Gentry’s work with cognitive aids for individuals with brain … Continue reading

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KanPlan App

Familiar with KanPlan app? Are you in need of a text based visual support for students or clients needing structured task lists without images and benefit from an interactive format? KanPlan app might just be the app to use. I first learned about KanPlan app last spring. … Continue reading

Posted in Adults with LD, Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Customizable app, High School, iADL's, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Life Skills, Middle School, Mobile Device Use, Occupational Therapy, Organization, School Based Interventions, Special education, Special Needs | Leave a comment

AppoLearning App – Gone Free

Apps and services that provide app reviews are a great source when scouring for the right app. There are several that are my favorite go to apps for reviews – KinderTown app and Autism App providing a rating and overview … Continue reading

Posted in Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assessment, Autism, Early Childhood, Education, Elementary School, Emergent Literacy, Fine Motor Development, Free apps, High School, iPad, Language Arts, Learning Disability, Life Skills, Math, Middle School, Occupational Therapy, Productivity apps, Special education, Vision, Writing | Leave a comment

OT’s with Apps List for Middle School thru Adult Individuals with Disabilities 10-2013

OT iTool Kit App List for MS thru Adults with Disabilities 10-27-13 – (PDF file). A partial list of apps from the complete OT’s with Apps List, this list focuses on apps in the following categories (not limited to) for iOS … Continue reading

Posted in Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Learning Disability, Life Skills, Low Vision/ Blindness, Math, Mental Health, Mobility Impairment, Note Taking App, Occupational Therapy, OCR, Organization, Post secondary, Presentation Tools, Productivity apps, Scanning, Self-regulation, Sensory Apps, Text to Speech, Visual Memory, Word Prediction, Writing | 2 Comments