Category Archives: Special education

Technology for Sound Sensitivity – Follow- up Success Story!

An earlier post Technology for Sound Sensitivity dated February 2, 2019 shared a case study of a student with auditory overload when in noisy environments. A variety of noise reduction options were researched and presented. While the Vibes noise cancelling ear … Continue reading

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Technology for Sound Sensitivity

Sensitivity to sound, often referred to as auditory defensiveness or hyperacusis, can be a socially isolating condition hindering social participation for many of our clients or students. The Friendship Circle identifies different types of noise sensitivities as described in the … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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