Tag Archives: Android

Battery Drain and Mobile Devices

How dependent we have become on the use of mobile devices for communication, use of apps for organization, navigation with GPS, taking photography/videos – just to name a few. And – all those functions being dependent on battery life of the device being used, … Continue reading

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Toca Live Town App- Gone Free

Toca Boca apps are favorites for their quality content and engagement for teachers and for kids. One of their new Life Series apps, Toca Life: Town has gone free for iOS (regularly 2.99). Available also for  Android (2.99),  Kindle Fire (2.99) and Windows … Continue reading

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Text to Speech Apps for OT’s with Mobile Devices

OT’s work in many different settings and the tools we use continue to be more mobile in nature. When speaking of use of mobile device use of OT’s, a poll in 2014 by AOTA¹ found more than half of the OT practitioners surveyed use … Continue reading

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Styluses, Cases, Keyboard and Mounts – Oh My! Favorite Accessories for Mobile Devices

Oh My ! So many choices. Mobile device equipment can include access devices, cases, and mounts along with direct access methods such as styluses , head pointers and switches. There are many to choose from and the best, well that … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness Month 2015

April is Autism Awareness Month and there are always many initiatives occurring to raise awareness. Along with the initiative amazing resources are available on the topic of Autism. Autism Speaks.org is one organization that provides information on ASD including free Tool … Continue reading

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OT’s with Apps Stylus List

What’s Your Favorite Stylus? Looking for a styluses for a child, mature user, an adaptive stylus, mouth or head stylus? Check out this new curated OT’s with Apps Stylus List, with a dozens of preferred styluses for almost everybody (no … Continue reading

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Styluses for Therapists and Teachers

Handwriting notes on the iPad is something I typically avoid due to the lack of fluency, accuracy and the large size writing it produces. With most fine tipped styluses costing more than $ 50, I decided I could live without trying out the … Continue reading

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