Category Archives: Special Needs

OT’s with Apps Stylus List

What’s Your Favorite Stylus? Looking for a styluses for a child, mature user, an adaptive stylus, mouth or head stylus? Check out this new curated OT’s with Apps Stylus List, with a dozens of preferred styluses for almost everybody (no … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Accessories, Android, Assistive Technology, iPad, Mobility Impairment, Occupational Therapy, Pediatrics, Special education, Special Needs, Stylus, Therapist/Teacher Tools | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Great Apps from Generous Developers!

A huge thank you to the following app developers for supplying promo codes to OT and PT’s at a recent OT’s with Apps Workshop: Claro Software for providing ClaroPDF apps (2.99) to participants. ClaroPDF (IOS) is an annotation app with text to speech … Continue reading

Posted in Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for PT's, Apps for Special Needs, Dysgraphia, Education, Handwriting, iOS, iPad, Letter Formation, Special Needs, Therapist/Teacher Tools, Third Party Keyboards | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in App Rubric, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Customizable app, Emotions, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Occupational Therapy, Pediatrics, School Based Interventions, Self Care, Self-regulation, Sensory Apps, Sensory Apps for ASD, Special education, Special Needs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, iPad, iPhone, iPod, School Based Interventions, Special education, Special Education Teacher, Special Needs, Therapist/Teacher Tools, Word Prediction, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Forgot to Remember…

I had the opportunity to journey and present at the 2014 AT Across the Lifespan Conference, in Wisconsin Dells this past week. As an ATR staff member , I presented on the topic, “I Forgot to Remember…” ,  providing an basic overview of low to … Continue reading

Posted in Activities of Daily Living, Adults, Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Assistive Technology, Elementary School, iPad, iPad Management, iPhone, iPod, Mobile Device Use, Occupational Therapy, Organization, Special education, Special Education Teacher, Special Needs, Therapist/Teacher Tools | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Assistive Technology, Augmentative Communication, Autism, Choice Making app, Communicaton, Customizable app, Education, iOS, iPad, Occupational Therapy, School Based Interventions, Self Care, Special Education Teacher, Special Needs, Story Telling, Therapist/Teacher Tools, Video Modeling | Leave a comment

Using a Big Blue Keyboard and Word Prediction on an iPad

RJ Cooper’s Keyboard-Tablet Combo Stand and Big Blue Keyboard A big Thank-You to RJ Cooper for lending me a Tooth Keyboard and Tablet Stand Combo and Big Blue Keyboard to demonstrate input equipment for the iPad at an upcoming OT’s … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Accessories, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, iPad, iPod/iPad Accessory, Keyboard, Mobile Device Use, Mobility Impairment, Occupational Therapy, Special Needs, Text to Speech, Word Prediction, Writing | Leave a comment

KanPlan App

Familiar with KanPlan app? Are you in need of a text based visual support for students or clients needing structured task lists without images and benefit from an interactive format? KanPlan app might just be the app to use. I first learned about KanPlan app last spring. … Continue reading

Posted in Adults with LD, Android, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Customizable app, High School, iADL's, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Life Skills, Middle School, Mobile Device Use, Occupational Therapy, Organization, School Based Interventions, Special education, Special Needs | Leave a comment

RAM Mount iPad Stand

RAM mounts come in many designs for mobile devices. Primarily created for vehicles, RAM mount components allow them to be configured in many ways. I was interested in exploring stable iPad stands, so trialing a RAM mount seemed like a cost-effective and good choice given the … Continue reading

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Waitstrip App – Visual Timer

Looking for a different type of visual support for task completion?  Waitstrip app presents a visual completion in a linear (horizontal) completion method as opposed to the more typically used count down clock timer.  This provides another visual choice of marking task completion that is not timed. Compatible with iPad,  (.99) … Continue reading

Posted in Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Autism, Developmental Delay, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Occupational Therapy, Special education, Special Needs, Visual Supports | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments