Category Archives: Special education

Reveal, A Wareable Band the Records Physiological Responses to Anxiety

Awake Labs, is developing an electronic band that to help children on the Autism Spectrum. Currently an Indiegogo project, wearable measures and tracks anxiety to understand behavior and predict behavior meltdowns. Called Reveal, this project is projected for commercialization in … Continue reading

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Google Docs Voice Typing Command List (expanded)

  Google Docs recently added Voice Typing tool provides a voice recognition tool for word processing within Google Chrome. This is a great new feature in Google Docs that requires no training and little set up. Voice Typing can be turned on … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, AT for Handwriting, Computer Utilities, Education, Google Chrome, Google Docs, Learning Disability, Occupational Therapy, Special education, Spelling, Universal Design for Learning, Voice Recognition, Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

AT and App Support for Executive Function: Middle School Thru Post-Secondary

I had the opportunity to listen to Diana Petschauer and Stacy Driscoll’s webinar on AT and Apps Support Executive Function recently as hosted by the CTD. An excellent webinar presented by two outstanding AT gurus, these specialists shared their listing of tools … Continue reading

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Google Docs Voice Typing Tool

Did you know that a new Voice Typing tool is available in Google Docs (since September 2015) providing speech recognition as a option when using Google Chrome Browser? I may be the only one who was not aware of this new tool, … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Adults, Adults with LD, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, AT for Handwriting, Google Chrome, Google Docs, Learning Disability, Mobility Impairment, Occupational Therapy, Physical Disability Tool, Special education, Special Needs, Universal Design for Learning, Voice Recognition | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

WVU OT Students App Recommendations

Thank you to Dr. Anne Cronin, OT Professor at WVU and the 2016 OT Graduating Class for their app recommendations! I appreciate their share of the recommended OT apps as listed below by category: Wrist Movement Apps Gyrosynth (iOS 2.99) – GyroSynth is a … Continue reading

Posted in Activities of Daily Living, Apps for OT's, Apps for PT's, Apps for Special Needs, Fine Motor Development, Finger Isolation, Movement, Movement Apps, Occupational Therapy, Special education | Leave a comment

ModMath 2.0 for Dysgraphia Available

What are the numbers, or are they letters? Is the math correct? Teachers get really good at deciphering writing and math problems like those seen above after becoming familiar with specific students number or letter formations, but it is not easy at … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, AT for Handwriting, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Free apps, Handwriting, iOS, iPad, Learning Disability, Math, Occupational Therapy, Special education, Writing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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