Category Archives: Special Needs

Pictello meets Tar Heel Reader

Ever heard of Tar Heel Reader? It’s a wonderful collection of free books on a wide range of topics, founded by the Center for Literacy and Disability Studies. From now on, you can import and enhance Tar Heel Reader stories … Continue reading

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Apps for Employment for Persons with Disabilities

The 2015 Rehabilitation and Transition Conference was held this past week in Green Bay, Wisconsin. As an employee of Adaptive Technology Resources, I manned our booth in the  Exhibit Hall. It is always interesting to meet DVR Counselors and consumers … Continue reading

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iDo Hygiene App

iDo Hygiene is a new app providing instruction, video and games to learn personal hygiene. Included is an option to create your own images in the 12 hygiene areas. Created by the Center for Educational Technology for individuals with cognitive … Continue reading

Posted in Activities of Daily Living, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Apps for Special Needs, Cognitive Impairment, Developmental Delay, iADL's, iPad, Life Skills, Occupational Therapy, Pediatrics, Self Care, Special education, Special Needs, Visual Communication | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

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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

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