Category Archives: Mobile Device Use

On the Cheap – Adjustable Stand for Your Computer, Keyboard and Mouse

Portable, Adjustable Computer/Keyboard/Mouse Stand Looking for a inexpensive sit to stand solution for positioning a keyboard, laptop or mobile device? I  recently purchased the   Readaeer ® stand,  a portable,  adjustable computer /keyboard and mouse stand as a sit to stand component … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Assistive Technology, Ergonomics, Mobile Device Use, Mobility Impairment, Occupational Therapy | 2 Comments

The Handwriting of the Future… | Your Therapy Source – www.YourTherapySource.com

It turns out that handwriting may be making a big comeback! Years ago handwriting was an integral part of the curriculum in our schools. Sourced through Scoop.it from: yourtherapysource.blogspot.co.uk YourTherapySource.com provides a review of a new Kickstarter development that supports … Continue reading

Posted in Adults with LD, Assistive Technology, AT for Handwriting, Handwriting, Mobile Device Use, Note Taking, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Apps for Employment for Persons with Disabilities

The 2015 Rehabilitation and Transition Conference was held this past week in Green Bay, Wisconsin. As an employee of Adaptive Technology Resources, I manned our booth in the  Exhibit Hall. It is always interesting to meet DVR Counselors and consumers … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Accessories, Activities of Daily Living, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, iOS, iPad, iPad Management, iPhone, Mobile Device Use, Mobility Impairment, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation, Special Needs | Leave a comment

STAC App for Cognitive Assessment

The STAC (Standardized Touchscreen Assessment of Cognition) App for iPad is an automated screening tool designed by Cognitive Innovation’s Simon Carson, OT/L, MBA and Heather Cole, MA CCC- SLP’s for health care professionals. The iPad app provides self-directed instruction of cognitive  tasks, reducing … Continue reading

Posted in Adults, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Assessment, Cognitive Impairment, Data Collection, Focused attention, High School, iPad, Medical, Mobile Device Use, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation, Therapist/Teacher Tools, Traumatic Brain Injury | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Late on sending your seasons greetings cards? Create an E-Card in minutes!

If you are like me, time has gotten away from me and those season greetings to friends and family are still waiting to be sent out. With two days to go I am attempting to be at least somewhat thoughtful, … Continue reading

Posted in Android, App Reviews, Customizable app, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Early Childhood, Elementary School, Free apps, Handwriting, High School, Holiday and Special Events, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Keyboard, Middle School, Mobile Device Use, Occupational Therapy, Primary Grades, Spelling, Therapist/Teacher Tools, Word Prediction, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

KNFB Reader App on Sale

This deal may not be for everyone, but for individuals with low vision or blindness who might have been sitting on the fence with purchasing – it might be the deal maker. The KNFB Reader app is now 25% reduced to … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Adults with LD, Assistive Technology, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Low Vision/ Blindness, Mobile Device Use, OCR, Print Disabled, Reading, Scanning, Special education, Vision | Leave a comment

I Forgot to Remember…

I had the opportunity to journey and present at the 2014 AT Across the Lifespan Conference, in Wisconsin Dells this past week. As an ATR staff member , I presented on the topic, “I Forgot to Remember…” ,  providing an basic overview of low to … Continue reading

Posted in Activities of Daily Living, Adults, Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, Elementary School, iPad, iPad Management, iPhone, iPod, Mobile Device Use, Occupational Therapy, Organization, Special education, Special Education Teacher, Special Needs, Therapist/Teacher Tools | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Using Twitter as Assistive Technology

Twitter as AT? A recent post on The Assistive Technology Daily, “Preserving Memories 140 Characters at a Time after Traumatic Brain Injury” describes Thomas Dixon’s use of Twitter as an AT support for his episodic memory loss sustained in a closed head injury while running. Can social media … Continue reading

Posted in Medical, Memory, Mobile Device Use, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury | 2 Comments

SnapType App for Occupational Therapy – A Tool for Dysgraphic Students

I am always excited to see OT created apps, such as SnapType app geared to OT practice. My admiration goes to those that not only have an idea for an app, but also have the persistence to see it to … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Activity Worksheets on Your iPad, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Dysgraphia, Elementary School, Free apps, Handwriting, iPad, Mobile Device Use, Occupational Therapy, Special education, Writing | 11 Comments