Category Archives: Special Needs

Play Your Musical Drawing – Hands Free with Color Band App

Color Band App, for iPad (free with in-app purchases) provides an interesting twist of technology to drawing with music. It Combine a drawing with crayons and music with the ability to play the music with your fingers as well as hands free … Continue reading

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News-2-You App

Do you subscribe to News-2-You in your special education classroom? Have an iPad? Now you can access the weekly News 2 You Newspaper on your iPad.  AssistiveWare and N2Y new free News 2 You app allows you to access your online subscription … Continue reading

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iGet It… Cooking Vocabulary and Create Recipe Photo Sequence Book App

iGet It Apps has developed a new app, i Get… Cooking Vocabulary and Create Recipe Photo Sequence Books for iPhone and iPad (4.99). iGet Cooking provides not only vocabulary support but also the sequential steps of cooking tasks from identifying equipment … Continue reading

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Voice Dream Reader App

Voice Dream Reader is a robust reading app with text to speech capabilities for PDF, web-based text, Word documents, ePub books both on-line and offline for the iPad and iPhone (9.99). A Voice Dream Reader lite version is available which reads a couple of lines at a … Continue reading

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Let’s Trace App!

Let’s Trace app is a visual motor integration app for the iPad (.99) that presents simple strokes and shape drawing in a developmental progression. Let’s Tracing app provides visual motor practice for 2-5 year olds learning to trace within lines … Continue reading

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Executive Function Planning Apps for the Visual and Auditory Learner

Executive Function Planning Apps Executive functioning is described in many ways, however, in many of our students or clients we work with we see in their difficulty with planning, behavior control/regulation, organization and thinking skills. Lynn Meltzer in her book, Executive … Continue reading

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Putting Tar Heel Reader Books into iBooks – with Speech!

Jane Farrall shares her expertise on “Putting Tar Heel Reader Books into iBooks – with Speech!  In her blog post Jane provides step by step directions on how to import Tar Heel Reader books into iBooks with text to speech … Continue reading

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NEW iReadWrite App!

See on Scoop.it – OT mTool Kit iReadWrite app for iPad makes reading easier and ensures accurate writing as you use your iPad for school, work, or leisure. Carol Leynse Harpold‘s insight: Read & Write now has an app! I’ve heard … Continue reading

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Write for School App

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about WriteForSchool app, a handwriting instruction app gone free. This unknowingly was a  24 hour sale which I found and probably posted at the 23rd hour. I received many emails stating it was no longer … Continue reading

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More Noise Regulation Apps

Review of the TooNoisey app generated a few comments about possible use in classrooms along with additional apps that may help with noise regulation issues. Kim Wiggins shared a few more apps she has used for noise regulation issues: Quiet, Please! for iPhone and … Continue reading

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