Category Archives: Visual Supports

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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It’s April – National OT Month!

 It’s April and time to celebrate National Occupational Therapy Month! To celebrate Occupational Therapy Month, here is a curated list of free or reduced apps that might be a worth considering for your OT mTool Kit (taking advantage of the apps … Continue reading

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iPad Masterclass: Using iPads to support people with Autism

Spectronics’ post ” iPad Masterclass: Using iPads to support people with Autism provides resources for the iPad as well as application and apps for individuals with Autism. Information is provided in the following categories (these categories are Evidenced Based Practices for ASD as … Continue reading

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Time + Touch Timer app

Time+ Touch HD app, by SixAxis is currently free today only (10-26-2013; regularly 1.99). Set the time up to 11 hr. 59 minutes and allow it to run in the background when using other apps. Provides visualization for hours (blue), minutes … 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

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Ten great visual support apps

Ten Great Visual Support Apps Scooped from smallbutkindamighty.com   If your kids are having a tough time with Back to School, consider helping them along with visual supports. Why do I like visual aids? Here’s why: My kids can’t always process what … Continue reading

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