Category Archives: Pre-writing

What’s the Write App?

I was excited to be invited to participate in the Appy Hour at AOTA’s 95th Annual Convention in Nashville Tennessee. So I am enjoying the convention, the speakers and the vendors hall – I can’t believe the all the vendors present! Amazing! Our Appy … Continue reading

Posted in Accessories, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, AT for Handwriting, Dysgraphia, Early Childhood, Handwriting, iPad, Occupational Therapy, Pre-writing, Third Party Keyboards, Word Prediction, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly

Guest blogger Ali Parrish, educator and ed tech consultant, provides three strategies, low-tech and high-tech, for breaking through students’ brain freeze when faced with the dilemma of what to write. Scooped from :, from Working with special needs … Continue reading

Posted in Android, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, Digital Recording, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Learning Disability, Note Taking, Note Taking App, Occupational Therapy, Pre-writing, Special education, Voice Recorder, Word Prediction, Writing | Leave a comment

More Styluses for Big and Little Hands

As an OT, I like tool options.  Like different qualities of pencils and pens, styluses provide some of those same types of choices on the iPad. We all have our favorites tools, but it is nice to see what else is out there. So, here are just … Continue reading

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My Story Book Maker App – Gone Free

For a limited time, My Story Book Maker  app for iPad (normally 3.99) is free. You may have an abundance of storytelling apps already, however, this free app provides book making for 6-8 year olds with great drawing tools, stamps, voice recording, … Continue reading

Posted in App Reviews, eBook Creating, Elementary School, Emergent Literacy, Free apps, iPad, Pre-writing, Primary Grades, Story Telling | Leave a comment

Kidori Pen Easy App

Looking for a fresh visual motor app? Kidori produces maze, letter and number apps for iPad , that are graded as easy, intermediate and advanced. Only the Easy Mazes App (works on iPad OS 4.0 – iPad 1 and up) … Continue reading

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Apps Gone Free!

Here are a few great apps gone free – for a limited time – appropriate for OT intervention and administration: Notability, an app for iPad/ iPhone is currently free (typically 2.99) for a limited time. This app provides organization of information by … Continue reading

Posted in Apps for OT's, AT for Handwriting, Elementary School, iPad, iPhone, Letter Formation, Occupational Therapy, Pre-writing, Primary Grades, Productivity apps, Visual Figure Ground, Visual Perception | Leave a comment

Dexteria App for Android on Sale

Dexteria app is a familiar app used by OT’s and teachers for visual motor and fine motor skill development is now available for Android. The developer, Binary Labs has reduced it to 2.99 for a limited time in the Google Play Store … Continue reading

Posted in App Reviews, Fine Motor Development, Finger Isolation, iPad, Letter Formation, Occupational Therapy, Pediatrics, Pre-writing, Rehabilitation, School Based Interventions, Summer Programming Suggestions, Visual Motor | Leave a comment