Category Archives: Traumatic Brain Injury

Word Bank for Google Chrome

Word BankDon Johnston just announced another new product, Word Bank for Google Chrome. A similar support to Co:Writer but without the prediction features, Word Bank easily creates a word cloud or word list on a topic from an electronic document … 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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Lanskin Lanyard Skin Case for iPod Touch 5th Gen

Recent assessment of a client with memory challenges resulted in needing a tool with numerous vocal reminders and a method to keep the tool with them through part of their daily schedule. An iPod Touch was recommended with use of Aida Reminder app, which … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Accessories, Activities of Daily Living, Assistive Technology, iPod, iPod/iPad Accessory, Memory, Occupational Therapy, Organization, Rehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury, Vocation | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

STAC App for Cognitive Assessment

The STAC (Standardized Touchscreen Assessment of Cognition) App for iPad is an automated screening tool designed by Cognitive Innovation’s Simon Carson, OT/L, MBA and Heather Cole, MA CCC- SLP’s for health care professionals. The iPad app provides self-directed instruction of cognitive  tasks, reducing … Continue reading

Posted in Adults, App Reviews, Apps for OT's, Assessment, Cognitive Impairment, Data Collection, Focused attention, High School, iPad, Medical, Mobile Device Use, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation, Therapist/Teacher Tools, Traumatic Brain Injury | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

iPod Touch Cases for Work Environments

iPod Touch for Visual Communication at Work Recent evaluations of individuals with disabilities transitioning to employment situations have resulted in recommendations for an iPod Touch. Used for a variety of communication needs, the iPod Touch’s low profile, portability, apps and multimedia tools provides the … Continue reading

Posted in Accessories, Assistive Technology, Augmentative Communication, iPod, iPod/iPad Accessory, Rehabilitation, Transition, Traumatic Brain Injury, Vocation | 9 Comments

Brain Book and My Bionic Brain

As scooped from  AT Daily The Brain Book ® System and now My Bionic Brain® a customized life manager/day planner specially designed to meet the complex needs of persons with brain injury – both at home and at work. Scooped … Continue reading

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Using Twitter as Assistive Technology

Twitter as AT? A recent post on The Assistive Technology Daily, “Preserving Memories 140 Characters at a Time after Traumatic Brain Injury” describes Thomas Dixon’s use of Twitter as an AT support for his episodic memory loss sustained in a closed head injury while running. Can social media … Continue reading

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