Category Archives: School Based Interventions

GoNoodle & Sworkit – Teacher tools from Free Technology for Teachers

As the start of school is just around the corner, Free Technology for Teachers provides a reminder about the great, free GoNoodle service available to teachers as well Sworkit Kids  app (Android App) providing brain breaks in the classroom. Check … Continue reading

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Handwriting Without Tears Research Review Articles

The Wet Dry Try App, provides explicit instruction for letter formation based on the Handwriting Without Tears (HWT) curriculum. Below is a link to research review articles  related to the  HWT curriculum : Handwriting Without Tears Reference Review Additional supporting research articles: Case-Smith, … Continue reading

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National Occupational Therapy Month – Share Your Favorite OT Resources

April is National Occupational Therapy Month! As OT’s I think we have a lot to celebrate. Growth in jobs continues to expand and as an OT we have many venues that we can specialize in – and all so interesting, in my … Continue reading

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Brain Works Apps Reduced

Brain Works app, for iPhone and iPad is at a reduced price 4.99 (originally 8.99). Created by Occupational Therapist, Gwen Wild of Sensational Brain.com,  the app  supports users with sensory modulation challenges by providing a selection of sensory diets following choice of environment … Continue reading

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Keeble App from AssistiveWare – Another 3rd Party Keyboard Option!

The option of iOS 8 predictive keyboard and 3rd Party Keyboard apps provides additional support to writers with larger keys, more customization and word prediction integrated into the standard iOS 8 keyboard.  This brings another level of support to struggling writers … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, AT for Handwriting, Customizable app, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Emergent Literacy, iPad, Mobility Impairment, Occupational Therapy, School Based Interventions, Text to Speech, Word Prediction, Writing | 8 Comments

SuperKeys App from Crick – Another Assistive 3rd Party Keyboard

With the added feature of iOS 8 comes the possibility of using 3rd party keyboards on the iPad. Android had an up on iPads previously with the ability to purchase and use an assistive keyboard. The iPad has stepped up … Continue reading

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WordToob App

Do you ever stumble upon an app and think ” that is really cool” but the light bulb just doesn’t go on for application of it (or may be you don’t have an immediate application) ?? WordToob app (iPad; 19.99 for … Continue reading

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