Tag Archives: Activities of Daily Living

Our Favorite Apps – Georgia Tech’s Tool’s for Life App Database

Georgia Tech has for years been a resource for assistive technology training and research. They recently developed an online searchable data base of apps focused on “Living, Learning, Working and Playing” called Tools for Life. For those of us who are … Continue reading

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Can’t Find Your Keys? – Here’s the App for That…

CobraTag App (free for iPhone, iPad and Android) An adult client I evaluated with organizational challenges identified one of the main concerns was locating keys. Although this was not the only area of organizational concern, it was one of the most important … Continue reading

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More Customizable Apps

OT’s with Apps Customizable Apps List Judi Sweeney’s customizable apps list is a great resource for apps that can be modified to support the unique needs of individuals with disabilities for work task at school or independent living or work skills. With … Continue reading

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Educational Apps for Sale…

Educational Apps for Sale  (part of Digital StoryTime) has a few great deals on iPad apps previously reviewed but now at reduced prices:       Book Creator for iPad – (Was 4.99 now 1.99 ) This app allows unlimited creation of books … Continue reading

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Visual Schedule will Travel !

Visual Schedule will Travel!  Work tasks integrated into a students day can be part of a students life skill programming.  Using visual strategies may also be a need for many students to facilitate independence with task completion by providing photos, symbols or text in … Continue reading

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Preparing Adolescents and Adults for Life – #3

Here is PAAL part 3 on apps presented by Avi Glick, Director of Preparing Adolescents and Adults for Life (PAAL) while attending the 2012 Closing the Gap Conference in Minnesota last week. This third post shares community life skill apps used with individuals with Autism Spectrum … Continue reading

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Shoe Tying 1 app from Accelerations Educational Software

A big thanks to Karl Smith at Accelerations Educational Software for his generosity in supplying me with the app Shoe Tying 1, allowing review and trial of the app first hand! If you are not familiar with Accelerations Educational Software they are the creator … Continue reading

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Learn to Tie Your Shoelace – Using Apps and Video Resources

Tying shoe laces is one of those functional goals that a OT  (or teacher, parent) works on to increase independence of their student, child or client. Whether using standard laces, adaptive laces, velcro and or instructional methods we are always looking for interventions … Continue reading

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