Category Archives: Sensory Apps for ASD

Apps for Mental Health

One of the many areas that Occupational Therapists work in is mental health.  This is not a specialty area of mine, however mental health issues definitely are areas we all address from time to time, whether in the school system, … Continue reading

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A Spectrum of Apps for Students on the Autism Spectrum – January 2012

There are many lists of apps available including those for special needs and ASD. While looking on the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) for resources and references for a recent evaluation, I found their January 2012 PDF listing on “A … Continue reading

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Visual Timer Apps

With my iPad a part of my tool kit on a daily basis, one of the necessities on my iPad is a visual timer. There are a number of choices currently available, but here are a few favorite visual timers: Kiddie Countdown Timer – … Continue reading

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Sosh App for Individuals with Aspergers

Have you seen the Sosh app? If you work with high functioning individuals with Aspergers you’ll want to check it out! Developed by Dr. Mark Bowers, the Sosh app is based on the Sosh framework which focuses on 5R’s of social skills development: … Continue reading

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Autism Apps App

Autism App, by TouchAutism was a great free find this week. It is an app that reviews apps that will support individuals with Autism. Although it is listed for Autism, the apps reviewed can benefit individuals with other special needs and … Continue reading

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Sensory Apps

As an OT working in the school system, dealing with sensory processing challenges requires a constant search for options to help students regulate their sensory systems. Although it seems odd to include techology devices instead of hands on tasks, use of an … Continue reading

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