Category Archives: Mental Health

Reveal, A Wareable Band the Records Physiological Responses to Anxiety

Awake Labs, is developing an electronic band that to help children on the Autism Spectrum. Currently an Indiegogo project, wearable measures and tracks anxiety to understand behavior and predict behavior meltdowns. Called Reveal, this project is projected for commercialization in … Continue reading

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National Occupational Therapy Month – OT Resources for Mental Health

Thank you to Carol Conway, MS OTR/L, for her comment sharing a favorite OT website Every Moment Counts, developed by Susan Bazyk, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA. Every Moment Counts provides resources for the mental health of children. The website shares her promotion … Continue reading

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Brain Break Resources for the Classroom and in Therapy

Brain Breaks Research on the benefits of exercise on learning have long been established (Jensen, 2003; Medina, 2008). Brain breaks are just one form of those used in classrooms. Brain breaks have implications for students with special needs such as … Continue reading

Posted in Android, Clinic Based Interventions, Early Childhood, Education, Elementary School, Emotions, Focused attention, iPad, iPhone, Mental Health, Middle School, Mobile Device Use, Movement, Movement Apps, Occupational Therapy, Primary Grades, Research, School Based Interventions, Self-regulation, Special education, Special Education Teacher, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Schizophrenia: If a Disease Falls in a No-App World, Does It Exist?

On Candidaabrahamson’ blog, insight on the prevalence of mental health apps is shared with one despairing fact on a diagnosis lacking support from a mobile device tools. Read and enjoy her blog post. Wouldn’t you love to see this experts app list? … Continue reading

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Doodling for Relaxation with Kaleidoscope Doodle Apps

Finally, Don’t Forget Art! Activities that relax come in many forms and are individual for everyone.  I have students who doodle or draw for relaxation at school, as long as it does not distract from learning – or occlude all … Continue reading

Posted in Adults, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Cause and Effect apps, Drawing, iPad, iPhone, Mental Health, Occupational Therapy, Rest and Sleep, Sensory Apps, Special education | 2 Comments

iOT Screener App

The iOT Screener app is a free screening tool for professionals and parents who may have concerns regarding their child or student. Created by Dr. Frederick B. Covington, OTD, the iOT Screener  app requests the user to input answers to general information about the child … Continue reading

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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

The 17 Best Anxiety iPhone & Android Apps of 2013

The 17 Best Anxiety iPhone and Android Apps of 2013 As scooped from on October 26, 2013. Anxiety may be treated with medications, behavior therapies, and relaxation techniques. Consider these apps to help you feel less anxious. Carol Leynse … Continue reading

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Chillax… with an App!

Chillax app – no it’s not your teenage son or daughter telling you to chill out, but an app that can help you do that all by yourself! Listen to varieties of music and sounds in this free and simple app … Continue reading

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Flummox and Friends

Do you work with older (middle/high school and above) individuals with social and emotional challenges? Are you familiar with Flummox and Friends? No this isn’t an app, but an online show described as an offbeat, live-action comedy designed to help kids … Continue reading

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