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Connection in the Time of Social Distancing Part 2: Video Calling Apps for Smartphones and Tablets — ND Assistive

Video Calling Apps for Smartphones and Tablets Part 2 – from ND Assistive Technology According to statista.com 59% and 49% of adults age 65-69 and 70-74 respectively own a smartphone. As the ownership of smartphones in older adults above age … Continue reading

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OT iTool Kit App List – Updated

What’s in your iTool Kit? Can’t find an app? Checkout this updated, categorized listing of app geared to OT’s, special education, individuals with LD, ADHD, students, teacher or parents. It has a brief description of the apps which hopefully will make it a … Continue reading

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Art Maker App

Art Maker App is free  for a short time featuring a story making tools for young learners aged 2-6 years. Compatible only with the iPad, this  app provides several different backgrounds and a scrolling pallet of objects (animals, buildings, plants, etc.) to insert … Continue reading

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QR Codes as Assistive Technology

Are you familiar with these funny looking black and white QR  (Quick Response) codes? You see them everywhere,  supplying links and information regarding information and  instructions on products or events. QR codes provide information that can be scanned multi-directionally by a mobile device with a camera. … Continue reading

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Text to Speech Apps – Supports for Students with LD # 3

Text to speech tools provide access to print to struggling readers to support decoding, vocabulary and comprehension skills. For many years as an OT and ATP having software that provides text to speech capabilities was a staple on my computer for students or … Continue reading

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Spell A Word App

A post a couple of days ago briefly reviewed RJ Cooper’s Point to Pictures app currently availlable  for free. As a developer of software and hardware for individuals with special needs, RJ has developed software Spell A Word  for the Mac and PC … Continue reading

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Dictionary Apps – Supports for Students with LD – #1

This is a first is a series of reviews of apps useful to individuals with learning disabilities. As our school has just issued some iPad to our LD teachers the search has begun for apps that would support students at … Continue reading

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Story Telling Apps for the iPod and iPad

Interested in making e-books for your students? Do you have photos of students, events or images pertaining to curricular science, social studies content that could be included in a book for your special needs student? Digital story telling/e-book creating apps are a wonderful … Continue reading

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Kiddie Countdown Activity Timer App

Looking for a visual timer for young children? A colleague I work with (thank you Gail for this great find!) found this great free visual timer – Kiddie Countdown Activity Timer Free  – for the  young students she works with. … Continue reading

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More Apps for Developing Fine Motor Skills

Previously I listed a few apps that specifically work on developing fine motor skills in general or apps that also help develop skills to work on the iPod or iPad for students. Here are a few motor to add to … Continue reading

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