Category Archives: Rehabilitation

Text to Speech Apps for OT’s with Mobile Devices

OT’s work in many different settings and the tools we use continue to be more mobile in nature. When speaking of use of mobile device use of OT’s, a poll in 2014 by AOTA¹ found more than half of the OT practitioners surveyed use … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Activities of Daily Living, Android, Apps for OT's, Apps for PT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, Augmentative Communication, Communicaton, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Occupational Therapy, Physical Disability Tool, Rehabilitation, Text to Speech, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MusicGlove Helps Stroke Patients Use Their Hands Again – The Assistive Technology Daily

Friedman hopes to change that with MusicGlove, a wearable computing device designed to help patients improve their fine motor skills. The glove is outfitted with tiny sensors that track the user’s hand movements. Patients use it to play a Guitar … Continue reading

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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

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Caduceus with a SALT Tip – a Highly Adaptable Stylus

I was very excited to receive my order of the SALT stylus tip, a new interchangeable tip for the Caduceus Stylus , made by iFaraday.  The Caduceus Stylus is an appealing stylus featuring a bendable shaft and very light making it well … Continue reading

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Lanskin Lanyard Skin Case for iPod Touch 5th Gen

Recent assessment of a client with memory challenges resulted in needing a tool with numerous vocal reminders and a method to keep the tool with them through part of their daily schedule. An iPod Touch was recommended with use of Aida Reminder app, which … Continue reading

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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

iPod Touch Cases for Work Environments

iPod Touch for Visual Communication at Work Recent evaluations of individuals with disabilities transitioning to employment situations have resulted in recommendations for an iPod Touch. Used for a variety of communication needs, the iPod Touch’s low profile, portability, apps and multimedia tools provides the … Continue reading

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