Category Archives: Visual Communication

Reminder, Alarm and Voice Reminders, Remind Me App

Research on use of visual schedules and checklists has been found to improve independence in completing work tasks and self-care skills for individuals with autism and cognitive disabilities (Koyama, Wang 2011). Use of visual schedules on PDA have also shown significant benefits … 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

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Looking for App Similar to Waitstrip App?

Waitstrip app for iOS  no  longer is available. A blog comment/question from Emily asked about suggestions for a similar app to Waitstrip. I found few options, but here is what seems to be available currently:  Visual Timer app for iPhone/iPad (2.99) provides a … Continue reading

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OT’s with Apps mTool Kit App List

OT’s with Apps mTool Kit App List Updated 6-2-2013 (click on above link for Word doc app list) It’s been a while since the OT’s with Apps mTool Kit list has been updated. Please find this new list at the … Continue reading

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More Free Friday Apps for May 24, 2013

Visual timer apps are a staple in my mTool kit. Here are a couple that are free today:   Timer + Touch HD (iPad). This app changes orientation on the iPad  (which is annoying when it doesn’t like the one … Continue reading

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OT’s with Apps Workshop: “Apps and Application for Your School Based OT mTool Kit!

Interested in learning about apps related to school based Occupational Therapy intervention and administrative tasks? Join OT’s with App’s for “Apps and Application for Your School Based OT mTool Kit” August 7th & 8th ! Registration Information For more information visit … 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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